Outdoor activities and thrills!

Fort William is the Outdoor Capital of the UK

Here are just a selection of the outdoor activities to invigorate and sports you can get involved in. There are far too many for us to list here, that is why Fort William and Lochaber are the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

  • Walking – easy or difficult walks, hikes too numerous to list here are available in Lochaber, from going up Ben Nevis to a gentle lochside walk. There are plenty of Munros round here to “bag” as well.
  • Mountain bike riding – the UCI World stages and championships are held here, the area being renowned for its diverse cross country tracks and also downhill tracks to take you down Aonach Mor in minutes, and don’t worry you don’t have to cycle up, the gondolas have bike carriers on them. More information from the Nevis Range website. Also see winter sports.
  • Fishing – sea and fresh water (trout and salmon). Here in Torlundy there is a trout fishery and another a few more miles down the road. In season mackerel are to be caught in Loch Linnhe near Fort William. The River Lochy is a fine salmon river.
  • Horse riding – we have it here at Torlundy and another place near Oban
  • Climbing for the less able – take the enclosed Gondola up Aonach Mor, enjoy short walks to view points and refreshments in the Mountain Cafe along with spectacular views.
  • Climbing for the experienced from rock to ice climbing. There are plenty of guides and instructors for those who need their assistance.
  • ActiveHighs –  adventure and outdoor activities to invigorate with Active Highs are available to book including white water rafting, white water funyakking, river rafting safaris, canyoning, gorge walking, canoe trips, kayak trips, climbing & abseiling and of course mountain biking. Plenty of adrenalin for you, just look at the pictures below.

Pictures from Active Highs ©

Pictures from the Nevis Range ©