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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.

Loch an Nostarie circuit, Mallaig

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The Ring of Steall, Mamores

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Smirisary village and beach from Glen Uig

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Cow Hill circuit, Fort William

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Loch Ossian circuit from Corrour Station

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River Garry, Invergarry

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Achaderry and Bunroy, Roybridge

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Allt na Calliche Trail, near Invergarry

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Commando Memorial and High Bridge, Spean Bridge

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Sgurr an Utha

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Camas nan Geall

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Silver Sands of Morar

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Carn Dearg (Brunachain), Glen Roy

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Great Glen Way 2: Gairlochy to Laggan Locks

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Binnein Mor and Na Gruagaichean, Mamores

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Sgurr na Ciche, Glendessary

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Luinne Bheinn and Meall Bhuidhe, Inverie, Knoydart

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Parallel Roads of Glen Roy

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Neptune's Staircase and the Canal, Banavie

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Signal Rock and An Torr, Glencoe

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