Category Archives: Fort William



Ben Nevis overlooking Loch Linnhe, Fort William, Scotland

The West Highland Way

Walk the West Highland Way At more than 95 miles, or over 150 km, the West Highland Way is Scotland’s leading long-distance hiking route. It starts in Milngavie, some six miles from Glasgow, and takes in the shores of Loch Lomond, passes through Mugdock Country Park and skirts Ben Lomond. It also visits Glen Falloch, […]

Loch Leven, Argyll

Photograph by Ruth Fowler Not to be confused with the freshwater loch in Kinross of the same name, this sea loch on the West Coast of Scotland is 14 km long (just under 9 miles) and stretches from the Ballachulish Bridge at its mouth, past the village of Glencoe on its southern shore, to the […]

Ben Nevis Scotland’s Highest Peak

This photograph of Ben Nevis ( Beinn Neibhis in Gaelic) was taken by Charles Michie. This is a view of the Ben from the north east overlooking the Caledonian Canal.  Fully covered in snow on a sunny day this a spectacular image of a spectacular mountain. The Ben is Britain’s highest mountain at 1344 metres […]

Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan is the spot where Charles Edward Stewart, better known as Bonnie Prince Charlie made landfall in 1745.  Having sailed from France to lay claim to the throne, he raised his standard and rallied the clans to his cause.  After a successful start to his campaign which took his army as far south as Derby, […]

Glencoe Mountains and Attractions

Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland is often considered to be one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in the country.  The glacial valley runs for 10 miles from Rannoch Moor to Ballachulish were it meets Loch Linnhe.  Glencoe village lies at the north west end of the glen.  See also: Glencoe Information Reflections […]

Fort William Cycling

Fort William is nestled in at the foot of Ben Nevis; Scotland and Britain’s highest peak. Naturally, climbers and walkers flock here from the world over.  The area around Fort William is rightly famed for its outdoor pursuits and local road signs proclaim the legend “Lochaber, outdoor capital of the UK”.  In the past fifteen […]