Fort William is located at the foot of the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis. The surrounding area is very beautiful with mountains and glens, forests, sea lochs and of course – the Caledonian Canal. All these features provide a vast resource of outdoor recreational activity opportunities.
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Enjoy stunning sunsets from Ballachulish pier and circular Peninsular walk. Look out west across to Ardnamurchan; look the other way to see the mouth of the magnifcent Pass of Glencoe. Facinating light and colours ever changing, reflected in the loch with the breathtaking backdrop of mountains.
Five minute ferry to remotest Scotland
Turn right when you leave Springwell and catch the Corran Ferry. Land at Ardgour, doorstep to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and Morvern, most westerly point of mainland Britain - ancient oakwoods, stunning beaches, views to the Western Isles, amazing wildlife. The best of the West at your fingertips.
Otter Family Sighting
Take time to watch the rocks outside the Lodges and you will have the pleasure of seeing our resident Otter Family fishing on the coast! Shhhh... It's a secret so we do not want to scare them away.
Across the sea to Ardnamurchan
Just round the corner from Springwell catch the Corran Ferry to Ardgour and spectacular Morvern. If you keep driving you can reach the Ardnamurchan lighthouse, the most westerly point on mainland Britain. Your car journey takes you through beautiful oakwoods on the shores of Loch Sunart.
Brooding, powerful, full of history and breathtaking in its beauty, Glencoe is a stop that everyone touring Scotland should try to make. For the winter traveller, it also offers fantastic skiing and makes up a spectacular back-drop to those walking the West Highland Way.
Not to be missed.
Onich Shore Lookout
Onich shore is a fascinating SSSI carved out of the ripple effect jagged Dalradian rock outcrops, with permanent barbecue spot and lookout point. See otters, seals, seabirds and possibly a badger, not to mention a great view of the Isle of Mull.
The finest of all mountains, taken on by three-peak climbers, serious climbers with bone-domes and ropes and day trippers who can take a cable car high enough to enjoy a great view.
Truly a must-see wherever you are visiting in Scotland.