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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.

Castle Tioram and the Silver Walk circuit

Walks in Fort William and Lochaber, Fort William and Lochaber, PH33

Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Meall Lighiche

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Beinn na Lap, from Corrour

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Up And Doon Guided Walks

1-4 Nevisbank Apartments, Fort William, PH33 6ES

From £29.00 (per person)*

Sgurr Eilde Mor and Binnein Beag, Mamores

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The Highland Mountain Company

31 Lochy Road, Fort William, PH33 6NW

Book Online 

Ariundle Oakwoods and the old Lead Mines

Walks in Fort William and Lochaber, Fort William and Lochaber, PH33

West Highland Way 7: Kings House to Kinlochleven

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Great Glen Way 1: Fort William to Gairlochy

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West Highland Way 8: Kinlochleven to Fort William

Walks in Fort William and Lochaber, Fort William and Lochaber, PH33

Blackwater Reservoir, Kinlochleven

Walks in Fort William and Lochaber, Fort William and Lochaber, PH33

Great Glen Way 2: Gairlochy to Laggan Locks

Walks in Fort William and Lochaber, Fort William and Lochaber, PH33

Sailean nan Cuileag, Sunart Oakwoods

Walks in Fort William and Lochaber, Fort William and Lochaber, PH33

Inchree Falls, near Onich

Walks in Fort William and Lochaber, Fort William and Lochaber, PH33

Loch Oich circuit, Invergarry

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Gleann Laogh Trail, near Invergarry

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Daingean Trail, Glengarry

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Mallaig circuit

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Loch an Nostarie circuit, Mallaig

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Ben Nevis by the Mountain Track

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