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West highland Way and forest walks for Fort William and Lochaber

Fort William and the surrounding area has an abundance of scenic forest and hill walks. All walks are graded to ability. In depth guides with grading can be obtained from the Fort William  Tourist Office. Tel: 01397 703781

 

Below is a small taster ( ungraded ) of what's available.

1. GLENRIGH FOREST

Gleann Frith - glen of the deer forest

 

 

Wades / 1hr 20mins

Waterfall / 40mins

OS NN 030 633

2. GLEN NEVIS FOREST

Gleann Nibbeis - glen of the venomous one

 

 

 

Achriabhach / 2hrs,

Wishing Stone / 45mins,

Dun Deardail / 3hrs 40 mins.

OS NN 121 737

 

3. LEANACHAN   FOREST

Leanachan - place of meadows.

 

 

Nevis Range / 1hr 30mins,

Trail Quest / 1hr - 6hrs.

OS NN 172 773

 

4. GLENGARRY CALEDONIAN FOREST

Gleann Garaidh - glen of the rough winding river.

 

 

Allt Na Cailliche / 2hrs,

Ciste Dubh / 45mins.

OS NN 284 014

 

5. CLUNES FOREST

Cluanais - medow stance for beasts.

 

 

Caig Falls and Prince Charlie's Cave / 2hrs

OS NN 176 889

 

6. GLENLOY FOREST

Gleann Lavigb - glen of the calf.

 

 

Strone Viewpoint / 1hr,

Glenloy Oakwood / 2hrs.

OS NN 149 821

 

7. KILCAMB WOOD

Coille Campa - camp wood.

 

 

Strontian Village Walk / 1hr.

OS NM 814 615

 

8. ARIUNDALE WOODLAND

Airigb Fbionndail - summer pastures of the white medow.

 

 

Nature Reserve Walk / 2hrs 30mins.

OS NM 826 633

 

9. GLENHURICH FOREST

Gleann Iubbar - glen of the yew trees.

 

 

Loch Shiel Walk / 1hr 30mins.

OS NM 792 688

 

10. ARDERY WOOD

Ard Airigb - high summer pastures.

 

 

Ardery Walk / 30mins and Picnic Site.

OS NM 748 618

 

11. SALEN WOODS

An Sailean - the saltwater inlet.

 

 

 

Salen Oakwood / 1hr,

Lochan na Dunaich / 30mins.

OS NM 692 643

 

 

THE WEST HIGHLAND WAY

 

The West Highland Way is 152km (95 miles) long. The walk links Milngavie to Fort William - from the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city to the foot of its highest mountain, following the shores of its largest freshwater loch.

It is walked by around 50,000 people every year.

For comprehensive information on the West Highland Way visit the official Website.
http://www.west-highland-way.co.uk

 

 

Walking Tours

 

C-N-Do Scotland 
Site: http://www.cndoscotland.com
C-N-Do offers a full selection of guided walking holidays and mountaineering activities throughout Scotland all year round from single day trips to two-week packages for all ages and levels of ability. Transport is provided from Stirling to your starting point so you don't have to worry about a thing. Accommodation ranges from hotels and guest houses to hostels or just a tent!
e-mail info@cndoscotland.com

 

Rob Roy Tours 
Site: http://www.robroytours.com/W-H.html
Our walking tour explores the most scenic regions of the Scottish Highlands. You will discover, on foot, the wide-open spaces of the Highlands and relax in the evenings in small, quality hotels which pride themselves on their personal service and excellent food. The walking part of the trip is based on just two hotels. Our walks take us through the locations of famous films such as Braveheart, Rob Roy and Highlander. To finish off your tour you will be taken south through Scotland to Edinburgh.
e-mail robroytour@aol.com

 

Tran Scotland
Site: http://www.transcotland.com/whw.htm
This is an energetic walking holiday which follows Scotland's most popular long distance trail. It starts just north of Glasgow, and takes you through some of the most dramatic landscapes in the western Highlands. We are now offering 4 versions, which are summarised on our site.
e-mail info@transcotland.com

 

Bespoke Highland Tours 
Site: http://www.scotland-info.co.uk/bht-whw.htm
Bespoke Highland Tours, established for more than 10 years, is an organisation which specialises in self-led individual tours with a strong emphasis on a personalised service for those who wish to discover the delights of the Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
e-mail bespoke.tours@virgin.net

 

Travel Lite Baggage Collection Service
Site: http://www.travel-lite-uk.com
Travel-Lite's van is parked in the lower car park adjacent to the Milngavie obelisk marking the start of the walk. Our vehicle will be there from 0800hrs - 1000hrs daily before starting it's assigned route, dropping and collecting your rucksacks at a number of locations along the route (Milngavie to Fort William), allowing for one item of luggage per person, e.g. rucksack, rucksack with tent/sleeping bag firmly attached, or suitcase. A suitcase is only recommended if you are staying at the depots. Bags en-route may be collected after 1530hrs (Fort William 1630hrs) and returned for collection by 1030hrs the following day. All luggage or baggage is clearly labeled for ease of identification. Booking is recommended, however, it is possible to join our service in Milngavie or any of our depots if you require.
e-mail info@travel-lite-uk.com

 

 

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