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Fort William, Ben Nevis & Lochaber

Fort William, ‘Scotland’s outdoor capital’, sits at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain – but just one peak among many in spectacular Lochaber. Within easy reach are the equally dramatic landscapes of Glencoe, Knoydart and Ardnamurchan.


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Canna looking south to Rum © Copyright David Hayes Wildlife of Lochaber »

The oakwoods of the west are a real speciality, as is the wildlife of the Small Isles, especially Rum and its shearwaters.

Rum from Sanday © Copyright David Hayes The Small Isles »

Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna add their distinctive profiles to the western horizon and are classic ‘get-away-from-it-all’ escape destinations.

Loch Morar © Copyright David Hayes Deepest Loch

Leading far into the hills behind Mallaig is Loch Morar. Over 305m deep, this is Britain’s deepest loch. It is said to have a monster even shyer and less frequently encountered than Nessie.

Highest Mountain »

Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain at 1343m, dominates the town of Fort William. From Achintee, in Glen Nevis, a footpath zigzags its way up the steep slopes to the summit.

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Find out about more local events and things to see and do in the Fort William and Lochaber area. Check out the following websites for more information.