Fort William and Lochaber

40 Favourite Walks

Keith Fergus

GBP 6.99

With the historic town of Fort William at its heart, Lochaber boasts some of Scotland’s most celebrated mountains and glens, beautiful sea lochs and, on the craggy west coast, dazzling white sandy beaches. Ben Nevis may draw the crowds, but with countless miles of lower-level paths and tracks to explore there is far more than Britain’s highest mountain for walkers to enjoy in the region which lays claim to the title of ‘the Outdoor Capital of the UK’.

This guide features 40 varied walks that take in the very best of Lochaber. From the iconic Glencoe and Glen Nevis to the wild lands of Ardnamurchan and Moidart, there is something for everyone in this diverse selection of routes.

96 pages / 105mm x 148mm / step inside the guide


Fort William and Lochaber

Think of Fort William and Lochaber and mountains will probably spring to mind – lots of them, big ones too, including the biggest of them all, Ben Nevis. The Mamores, Beinn a’ Chrulaiste, Sgorr na Ciche (better known as the Pap of Glencoe) and the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor are just a few of the other peaks that make Lochaber so venerated by hillwalkers and climbers. Yet it offers much more than mountain scenery. The region takes in the wild and spectacular Ardgour and Ardnamurchan Peninsulas, the natural grandeur of Creag Meagaidh, a section of the Great Glen and the magical Rathad an Eilean, the Road to the Isles, which threads its way through the romantic landscape between Fort William and Mallaig.
As it moves around the region, this guidebook takes you on a journey that explores woodland, lochs, waterfalls, canal, moorland and coast, allowing fascinating insights into Lochaber’s history, geology and flora and fauna – as well as some of the finest beaches this side of the Caribbean.
There have been calls for Lochaber to be designated Scotland’s third National Park – in walking across this landscape it would be hard to disagree with this assertion.

Achriabhach Forest Trail, Altnafeadh, Am Bodach, An Torr, Aonach Eagach, Ardgour, Ardgour Peninsula, Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Arisaig, Ariundle Oakwood, Ba Cottage, Ballachulish, Beinn a’ Chrulaiste, Ben Hiant, Ben Nevis, Blackrock Cottage, The Brecklet Trail, The Caledonian Canal, Camusdarach, Camusnagaul, Castle Tioram, Charles Inglis Clark Memorial Hut, Clachaig Inn, Clovullin, Coire Ardair, Commando Memorial, Corpach, Corran, Cow Hill, Creag Meagaidh, The Crofter’s Wood, The Devil’s Staircase, Dun Deardail, Fassfern, Fort William, Gairlochy, Gleann Suileag, Glen Nevis, Glencoe, Glencoe Folk Museum, Glencoe Lochan, Glencoe Village, Glenfinnan, The Great Glen Way, Grey Mare’s Tail, High Bridge, Invergarry, Inverlochy Castle, Killiechonate Woodlands, Kingshouse Hotel, Kinlochleven, Laggan Locks, Loch Achtriochtan, Loch Moidart, Loch Leven, Loch Linnhe, Loch Lochy, Loch nan Ceall, Loch Oich, Loch Shiel, The Lost Valley, Mallaig, Moy Bridge, Neptune’s Staircase, The Pap of Glencoe, The Point of Ardnamurchan, Portuairk, Rathad nan Eilean, The Ring of Steall, The River Nevis, The River Shiel, Signal Rock, Spean Bridge, Steall Gorge, Strontian, The West Highland Way

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