Fort William activities
Home to Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain there is plenty to see and do in the Outdoor Capital of the UK
Fort William boasts the highest mountain, the longest canal and the longest tunnel in the U.K
The Caledonian Canal runs from Corpach to Inverness taking in four lochs and incorporates the famous Neptune’s Staircase at Banavie a beautiful sight when lit up at night-time.
For history lovers a visit to the museum dedicated to the Clan Cameron at Achnacarry is a must. The Clan’s support for Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Stewart Cause in the 1745 uprising is legendary and their story can be discovered in the museum. Further information and memorabilia can be found in the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre at the head of Loch Shiel some fifteen miles from Fort William. Consider a visit to the ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle, scene of a bloody battle during the Civil War in the 1640's.
Why not take a trip to Mallaig along the beautiful Road to the Isles and make the twenty minute trip across the sea to Skye. Savour the sights of Armadale, the garden of Skye before crossing back over the beautiful Skye Bridge (scene of a modern day uprising!), to the mainland and make your way back down to Lochaber.
For the fitness freaks amongst us, the list of available activities is long and illustrious. The Nevis Range at Aonach Mor is Britain’s largest and most successful ski-centre. This season has been one of the most successful for many year with magnificent skiing weather right through December to March.
May sees the Six Day Motorbike Trials with June hosting the mountain bike World Cup. Last year’s Mountain Bike World Championships attracted teams from all over the world bringing in an estimated 40,000 visitors to the area.
For those who just want to relax, take a sail on Loch Linnhe with Crannog Cruises and enjoy breath-taking scenery while searching for a sight of the local wildlife.
Spend an afternoon touring the Ben Nevis Distillery and sample a wee drop of “the Dew of Ben Nevis”. Maybe even stock-up and take some away for someone special.