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Fort William and Lochaber contains some of the most scenic and diverse walking country in the whole of the UK, including Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK, the incredibly beautiful Glen Coe with the wilderness of Rannoch Moor and the romantic islands of Mull, Rum and Eigg.

Possible walks range from strenuous and exhilarating scrambles, to stiff climbs to the tops of Munros (peaks over 3000ft), to short but delightful strolls. Not all our hills demand super fitness, nor is age necessarily a deterrent; many people in their 70s and 80s and whole families enjoy regular walks and climbs in the area.

The famous West Highland Way winds its way from Milngavie outside Glasgow, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glen Coe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to sea level to cross the River Leven at Kinlochleven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William.

Special-interest walks are often organised and include hunting for orchids and rare Scottish butterflies, watching eagles and bats and deer rutting and, in the autumn, collecting edible fungi. Others lead to sites of archaeological importance, which are particularly rich in Lochaber.

Signal Rock and An Torr, Glencoe

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Coire Ardair, Creag Meagaidh

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Silver Sands of Morar

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Sgurr na Ciche, Glendessary

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River Lundie, Leannachan Forest

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Brecklet Trail, Ballachulish

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All abilities trail, Creag Meagaidh NNR

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Princes Walk, Kinlochmoidart

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Sailean nan Cuileag, Sunart Oakwoods

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Commando Memorial and High Bridge, Spean Bridge

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Allt na Calliche Trail, near Invergarry

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Inniemore Cleared Village, Morvern

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Loch Ossian circuit from Corrour Station

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Gleann Laogh Trail, near Invergarry

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Loch an Nostarie circuit, Mallaig

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Carn Dearg (Brunachain), Glen Roy

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Blackwater Reservoir, Kinlochleven

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Beinn a'Bheithir

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Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean

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Sanna beaches and Point circuit from Portuairk

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