The Area

Minaig is just over One Mile from centre of Fort William, a pleasant walk alongside Loch Linnhe keep an eye out for Otters, Seals and Porpoises as they are often playing around Loch Linnhe.

West Highland Museum

Located in Cameron Square in Fort William High Street, The West Highland Museum is a Traditional Museum with Highland Crofting displays and is world famous for its Jacobite Collections. Entry is free.

Ben Nevis

In and around Fort William you get spectacular views of Ben Nevis (1344m) highest Mountain in the UK especially from the Mallaig Road. Should you feel energetic there is a path to the summit.

Nevis Range

At Nevis Range the Gondola takes you up Aonach Mor (1221m) a stones throw from Ben Nevis this area is used for Skiing and Snowboarding in the Winter and is famous for its Mountain Bike Tracks. From the top there are wonderful views of the Town, Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil.

Glen Nevis

Close by is Glen Nevis which is very popular with walkers, some of the Film Braveheart with Mel Gibson was filmed here.

Neptune’s Staircase

Four miles from town is Neptune’s Staircase – a series of Lock Gates on the Caledonian Canal (See Map in Hall) It enables Boats and Ships passing through the Canal to be raised or lowered the 30 metre difference between Loch Linnhe and Loch Lochy.

Road to Mallaig & the Isles

For a pleasant outing take the scenic Road to Mallaig and the Isles (45miles) from where you can catch a ferry to the Isle of Skye. Along the way take in the Glenfinnan Monument of Prince Charlie and further along the White Silver Sands of Morar. Day Trips on a Steam Train (Harry Potter Fans Note) are available from Fort William during the Summer Months.