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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.

Lost Valley (Coire Gabhail), Glen Coe

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Singing Sands, near Kentra

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Beinn Bhan from Glen Loy

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Inniemore Cleared Village, Morvern

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Parallel Roads of Glen Roy

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Luinne Bheinn and Meall Bhuidhe, Inverie, Knoydart

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Loch Arkaig and Invermallie

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Aonach Eagach

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Buachaille Etive Mor

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Mallaig circuit

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Achaderry and Bunroy, Roybridge

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Ben Nevis by the Mountain Track

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Daingean Trail, Glengarry

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Cow Hill circuit, Fort William

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Beinn na Lap, from Corrour

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Meall a'Bhuridh and Creise from White Corries

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Beinn a'Bheithir

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Neptune's Staircase and the Canal, Banavie

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Inchree Falls, near Onich

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Bidean nam Bian

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