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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.

Aonach Eagach

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

Mamore Lodge and the Grey Mare's Tail, Kinlochleven

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Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan

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Mallaig circuit

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The Ring of Steall, Mamores

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Castle Tioram and the Silver Walk circuit

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Bidean nam Bian

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Salen Oakwoods

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Carn Dearg (Brunachain), Glen Roy

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Ben Resipol

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Sgurr Mor and Sgurr an Fhuarain, Loch Arkaig

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Great Glen Way 2: Gairlochy to Laggan Locks

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The Highland Mountain Company

31 Lochy Road, Fort William, PH33 6NW

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Gairlochy canal circuit

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The Pap of Glencoe

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Binnein Mor and Na Gruagaichean, Mamores

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Buachaille Etive Mor

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Loch Lundie, from Invergarry

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Inniemore Cleared Village, Morvern

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West Highland Way 7: Kings House to Kinlochleven

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