Walking and Climbing

Fort William is rightly designated the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Fort William itself is at the heart of Lochaber, close to the foot of Ben Nevis, whilst to the south is Glencoe a mecca for hillwalkers and climbers.

There are thousands of square miles of hills, glens, lochs, forests, rivers and spectacular coastline. Whether it’s a gentle family stroll or a more challenging ascent of the many peaks there is something for everyone. Further information is available from Reception.

Snowgoose Mountain Centre, based in Corpach offer courses in mountaineering, hill walking and rock climbing in the summer months and ice climbing in the winter months. For information –

highland-mountain-guides.co.uk

Tel: 01397 772 467

Vertical Descents, near Onich, also offer rock climbing, mountaineering and abseiling. For information –

www.verticaldescents.com

Tel: 01398 747 111

www.walkhighlands.co.uk  offers guided walks to suit all tastes.

Please note that access to the Caledonian Canal from the lodges through the farm is only available after 6.00 p.m.

There is access to the tow path at Gairlochy, just over a mile away. Should you require any further information on local walks please ask at Reception.

Ice Factor, in Kinlochleven, is regularly ranked amongst the world’s top 10 indoor climbing centres. The ice wall has 500 tonnes of real snow and ice to a height of 12m, with grades from beginner to expert making the indoor ice climbing experience a must. There are also facilities for all the family including rock climbing courses, an aerial adventure course, cafe/ bar facilities and a free soft play are for the little ones. For information –

[email protected]

Tel: 01855 831 100