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Great Glen Holidays
Great Glen Holidays is a wonderful place to stay in one of our  comfortable self catering lodges on our working highland farm at Torlundy.  We enjoy a very quiet and relaxing location just outside Fort William as well as being the nearest self catering for Nevis Range skiing and great mountain biking. Including the famous downhill world champion track. Self Catering Lodges There are 6 Scandinavian lodges situated in natural woodland. These 2 bedroomed timber lodges sleeping 4 in one double and one twin bedroom are excellent self catering in Fort William. The spacious living/dining room has colour TV, DVD and is furnished along Scandinavian lines and all have new fully equipped kitchens.  The bedrooms are equipped with continental quilts and linen is provided. Relax on your balcony and watch a variety of birds feeding from the rail. Car parking is beside each chalet and there is a communal launderette for your convenience. Our self catering lodges are on a working farm running along the River Lochy.  We have Highland cows, Hebridean and Cheviot sheep as well as Highland ponies.  We can accommodate other peoples' horses and there are wonderful rides about the farm.  It is also possible to hire one of our very safe ponies. Fly fishing is also available near the lodges and equipment can be hired.  We can provide 2 bikes if required.  All in all a great place for a highland experience. On the farm there are walks beside the River Lochy (3 miles of river bank) or up onto Tomacharich hill with views down Loch Linnhe. If you are a canoeist you are welcome to launch from our bank to do a section of the river. For fly fishermen we have three small lakes that are stocked with rainbow trout. The lakes are a short walk from the lodges, rod hire and fly fishing instruction are available.  There are fantastic mountain biking trails in Leanachan Forrest and all around the farm. Easy access to Fort William on the cycle path.
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The Lime Tree Hotel
The Lime Tree in Fort William is a Small Hotel, Restaurant and high quality Art Gallery offering you unique accommodation in a convenient location in the Highlands of Scotland. Whether you choose to relax at The Lime Tree, enjoy the spectacular mountains and landscape, bag a Munro, tackle world championship mountain bike track at Nevis Range, take the Jacobite steam train on the road to the Isles, or choose to immerse yourself in the Art culture or events at the Lime Tree, this family owned hotel in Fort William will provide the idea base to explore all Lochaber has to offer. Your Scottish Highland holiday in the Outdoor Capital of the UK will always be memorable . This stylish  hotel in Fort William offers fantastic views of Loch Linnhe and the hills beyond, 9 stylish double, twin and family bedrooms, a contemporary restaurant, a fantastic Art Galley hosting National shows, comfy lounges with open fires, map room, bike storage and Wireless broadband. OUR CHEF The Head Chef at the Lime Tree restaurant is Andrew Cook. Having previously worked at the Lime Tree, he then worked a stint at luxury country hotel Kilcamb Lodge in Strontian, before returning to the Lime Tree to take up the role of head chef. The menu focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients made into something special by the skilled team of chefs. Where possible, everything is made in house including breads, preserves, ice creams, and sausages and black pudding at breakfast.   The restaurant is multi award winning - Relish Good Food Guide 'Top Twenty Small Scottish Restaurants', Visit Scotland 'Taste of the Best' award, Michelin and Good Food Guide listed.  REVIEWS 'Rapidly earning a great reputation as destination eating in Fort William. great interiors with contemporary menu, this Restaurant successfully combines with its art gallery and accommodations' Wendy Barrie, The Scottish Good Food Guide 
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Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park
Our award-winning, family friendly caravan and camping park is set in the midst of spectacular Highland scenery at the foot of mighty Ben Nevis. Ideal for cyclists and walkers, Glen Nevis offers captivating paths and tracks that wind up through forests and alongside the River Nevis. This is also the perfect base to access the Nevis Range and mountain Gondola, the Harry Potter Jacobite steam train, the Silver Sands of Morar and Arisag; or just as easily, why not relax on our park and enjoy the fresh mountain air whilst watching others scale the mountain.   We manage a peaceful park with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and pride ourselves in the quality of our infrastructure, facilities and landscaping. Our generous tent and caravan pitches easily leave you plenty of space to find the perfect pitch before heading off to our restaurant and bar to plan the next day's activities over a mouth watering menu of delicious local food and drink. If you prefer to self cater in something more luxurious, book one of our camping pods instead or why not choose from one of our self catering holiday lodges, cottages or top branded static caravans.   Staying with us you get much more than our campsite. We also have our own Highland Estate extending to over 1,000 acres which is home to iconic Scottish wildlife such as red squirrels, pine martens and also the stags a'bellowing in the annual Autumn rut.  We also welcome keen fishermen to book a day's fishing on the River Nevis which threads a scenic course amidst the landscape.  Glen Nevis has lots of interesting walks where you trek through time, both historical from the iron age, vast geological time, and also through locations where certain famous movies have been filmed.... Glen Nevis is a beautiful natural habitat that we are excited for you to discover and share with us soon!      Visit our website (glen-nevis.co.uk) to find out more about our campsite including our SEASONAL OFFERS, and to book your pitch!
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Chase The Wild Goose Hostel Fort William
A very warm welcome to Chase The Wild Goose Hostel. Located just a short distance from Fort William town centre, the hostel is an ideal base for climbing Ben Nevis, visiting the Nevis Range and riding the Jacobite Steam Train (aka Hogwarts Express). This is a fantastic hostel in Fort William, with friendly environment and beautiful surroundings. The hostel is located at Banavie, close to the Caledonian Canal with the Lochy Bar and Moorings Hotel just a stones throw away for meals and refrreshments after a long day on the hill or touring the Scottish Highlands. THE HOSTEL has 46 beds in a mix of double, twin, family and dormitory accommodation, providing for the needs of individuals, families, backpackers and small groups. Theres a small self-catering kitchen should you want to cook your own meals, but you can buy a fantastic 'All-you-can-eat-anytime' continental breakfast for just a few pounds. You can eat it any time, even before you go to bed. Being a little out of town we hope to offer a better nights sleep before your energetic day on the hills than perhaps you might receive in a town centre establishment. OUR GUESTS - The hostel is also a popular stop-over for enthusiasts on the 3-peaks challenge, walkers of the Great Glen Way and West Highland Way and caters for visitors to the Mountain Bike challenges nearby, water sports enthusiasts and can even organise a mountain guide to take you up Ben Nevis. BEN NEVIS - To top all this, the area is renowned for having the best views of Ben Nevis. 'HOGWARTS EXPRESS' - If you are less energetic, visit Neptunes Staircase or ride the famous Jacobite steam train featured in the Harry Potter films, as the 'Hogwarts Express'. Come and experience this amazing place...! Our testimonials show us to be one of the best hostels near Ben Nevis. Please visit our website for more comprehensive information or to book.
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Gairlochy Holiday Lodges
Gairlochy Holiday Lodges are situated near Spean Bridge at the south end of the Great Glen, on the B8004 between the Commando Memorial on the A82 and the Caledonian Canal. The canal is ten minutes walk and this is where you can join the Great Glen Mountain Bike Trail or the Great Glen Way. We are about 20 minutes from Fort William. Our pine lined chalets are well equipped with washing machine, fridge, full cooker, micro-wave, TV and shower. Each has two bedrooms upstairs, a double, and a twin, with linen provided. All are centrally heated with a focal point fire in the lounge area. Prices quoted are inclusive of all heating and hot water costs. Parking is available beside each chalet. Our caravan holiday homes are two bedroomed and have toilet/shower facilities, full cooker, microwave, gas fire, fridge and TV. All caravans are replaced on a regular basis with a maximum letting period of four seasons. Parking is provided beside the caravans and they have unhindered views of Ben Nevis and the Nevis Range ski development. Other park facilities include play area, payphone and launderette. Gas and Electricity are included in our prices. Discounts for couples. If you are also interested in a holiday caravan we have thirty pitches for touring caravans and campers, this area has a modern toilet block with showers, hot water, elsan disposal and a separate dish wash point. There are also eighteen electric hook up points. For lots more details please give us a call - we look forward to hearing from you soon. Use the enquiry form below to check availability.
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Fort William Winter Let
This property is currently not available. This 2-bedroomed property would suit one or two professional persons working in the Fort William area, and willing to share the facilities. It would equally be a superb place for one professional person to enjoy. Cedar Lodge is 3 miles from Fort William town centre, just off the A82 at Torlundy and enjoys a peaceful countryside setting in front of Ben Nevis. Facilities Cedar Lodge offers two ensuite bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen with laundry facilities, dining area and TV room. We have space for outdoor equipment and secluded private parking. In order for us to maintain this property in a high standard for summer and seasonal weekly lets, we are offering Monthly Serviced Lets which include a full house cleaning service on a Saturday and fresh laundry will be provided.  Our views of Ben Nevis and the Nevis Range of mountains is probably the best in the area - it's awesome. There is a cycle path nearby which you can ride or walk into the town centre. Our garden deck is a great place to relax and soak up the scenery. We are 3 miles from the town centre. SERVICED MONTHLY LET £995 - paid in advance. Monthly Let includes: • Electricity and heating • Bed linen • WiFi • Council Tax • Private parking • weekly cleaning The rental of this property will be on a Short Assured Tenancy Agreement. Please phone or email to discuss your requirements. Available from 2 April ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING - and  NON SMOKERS PREFERRED
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Moorings Hotel
Celebrated as one of the most popular hotels in Fort William, the Moorings Hotel is a hidden gem, located just five minutes drive from Fort William town centre but a million miles away from every day hustle and bustle.Situated on the banks of the Caledonian Canal at the famous Neptune’s staircase locks the location is perfect for a short stroll along the canal-side or enjoying a more strenuous walk along the Great Glen Way.For those on business, pleasure, an adventure or a special occasion the Moorings Hotel is the perfect stay for all!The hotel offers the best and most spectacular views of Britain’s highest Mountain, Ben Nevis, with stunning views from the superior and executive rooms over the Caledonian Canal and Neptune Staircase to the Nevis mountain range. Naturally, your guest bedroom will be everything you would expect and more from an AA and Scottish Tourist Board Four Star Hotel. Our 32 Bedroom Hotel has a collection of Standard, Superior and newly built Executive Bedrooms, with three of the Executive Bedrooms benefiting from private balconies which overlook the Caledonian Canal. Each of our 32 rooms are tastefully furnished and individually designed to capture the sense of the Scottish Highlands. All our rooms have private en-suite bathrooms, hospitality trays, hairdryers, free wi-fi, satellite TV and a selection of quality toiletries.Breakfast in the Moorings Hotel is included in the room rate and is not to be missed. Breakfast includes a European style continental Buffet including fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, pastries, cheeses and cold meats followed by a full Scottish Breakfast cooked fresh from our kitchen
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Eating Out in the Fort William area

Loch Leven Hotel and Distillery
Loch Leven Hotel and Distillery, at the foot of mighty Glencoe, is a historic ferry Inn dating back to the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This award winning family-run establishment has been converted to a quirky and comfortable Highland Hotel, providing an intimate setting and personalised service to all their guests. Loch Leven hotel enjoyed an enviable location by the loch, surrounded by dramatic mountain views. The stylish Loch View Restaurant offers guests a slightly more formal option for dining whilst The Old Ferry Bar offers meals in a less formal dining area as well as on the outside terrace. The bar stocks over 60 Single Malts, more than 50 Gins and offers a creative cocktail list. Loch Leven Hotel's Old Ferry Bar has been titled as the 'Best Bar' in the Highlands for 3 years in a row at the Scottish Hotel Awards (2016, 2017 & 2018)! Their own distillery produces premium Highland spirits, their best known product being Devil's Staircase Highland Spiced Gin, named after the famous landmark on the West Highland Way. The distillery also offers 4 hour Gin School experiences where you can make your own unique bottle of gin! The restaurant and bar serves the best local seasonal produce, carefully prepared and executed with flair. Dishes on the menu might include local seafood such as scallops or langoustines and local meats & game. The 12 comfortable en-suite bedrooms offer a cosy place to relax and unwind and most of the rooms have loch views. Being located in "The Outdoor Capital of the UK", guests can also enjoy a wide variety of things to see and do from walking and climbing to golf, watersports and skiing. Dogs are also welcome in the bar and bar dining area!
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Outdoor Activity Providers

Snowgoose Mountain Centre
From the aspiring novice to the more advanced mountaineer Snowgoose Mountain Centre offers the perfect introduction, course, mountain guiding or holiday of a lifetime. This is whether you want an introduction to rock climbing & abseiling, learn to lead on  rock, develop your navigational skills or tackle big mountaineering routes in summer or winter. Maybe you will want to extend your summer mountain activities into autumn and winter by getting to grip with the skills needed to take on winter walking, winter mountaineering then snow and ice climbing. Our aim is always to introduce  our clients to the  fundamental  hill and mountain skills or develop those they have already so that they can independently progress their mountaineering expertise through out the year from summer into winter mountaineering. • Winter Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Courses are run at this fantastic time of year in the Scottish Highlands by Snowgoose Mountain Centre when the hills and mountains are covered with snow and ice. Our skills based winter courses for climbing, mountaineering and guiding are delivered in the mountains around the Ben Nevis and Glencoe areas in a convenient location four  miles from Fort William. We deliver courses in basic ice axe & crampon techniques, avalanche awareness, through to advanced winter climbing courses. Complete winter novices are introduced to the basic winter walking skills needed to travel in the mountains of the Scottish Highlands safely in winter  giving a solid skills base. •  A wide range of mountain based skills coaching, courses, guiding & holidays are on offer throughout the spring, summer and early autumn suited to the needs of individuals, families, & groups. Our courses & holiday are led only by local, friendly , professionally qualified and experienced course leaders, instructors & guides based largely on “the Ben” Nevis, Glen Nevis, Glen Coe, Creag Meaghidh, Ardgour and Kintail areas. If you are new to mountain based activities and our area  then why not join a group or book a guide to do the ascent of the UK’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis. An iconic day out on the mountains – which ever way you do it. We cater from absolute beginners wanting a leisurely mountain walk to those requiring an in depth refresher before taking a qualification assessment. Our rock climbing courses provide a logical progression from indoor wall climbing to Classic Munro, Rock, Ridge mountain routes. Participants going on overseas, high altitude trekking holidays find that our courses – summer or winter – are an excellent value preparation for such expeditions. Snowgoose Mountain Centre is an AALS licensed centre (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and a DofE AAP (Approved Activity Provider) for Expeditions and Residentials.  John Cuthbertson holds the MIC (Mountain Instructors Certificate) which is the highest UK based mountain instructor's qualification. He is a also an Accredited Gold DofE Assessor for walking & paddling expeditions.
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Active Highs
Ranked as the No. 1 outdoor activity attraction in our area on Tripadvisor in 2015, Our staff ensure that your activity is a fun and memorable holiday experience that you and your family will remember for life! We are based in the heart of the Great Glen on Loch Oich and the Caledonian Canal in between Fort William and Fort Augustus. Active Highs is a modern Outdoor Activity and Adventure Company with a team of friendly and highly professional instructors and guides that love what they do! White Water Rafting On The River Garry - Grade 3& 4 Dam Release Water, March to October! Our white water rafting trips on the River Garry are the best guaranteed white water rafting in the U.K. due to the weekly releases of water from the dam when all other rivers can be low or even dry. The River Garry offers grade 3 & 4 white water which is suitable for first time rafters, families and also seasoned adventure lovers, Age 8 +. Book Online Here River Rafting Safari Trips £45 pp A fun way to enjoy a river journey for those with younger children or anyone looking for a more gentle introduction to rafting. We normally raft the River Oich on this trip which takes us on a 5 mile journey over half a day taking in the scenery and finishing in Loch Ness at Fort Augustus. Book Online Here  White Water Funyakking £50 pp Experience the rapids in a more up close and personal way in our 2 man inflatable funyaks! Navigate the river and negotiate the rapids with your partner under instruction form your river guide - Book Online Here  Half Day Canyoning Trips From £55 pp Canyoning is a fast growing adventure sport that involves jumping from rocks and cliffs, sliding down natural water flumes and abseiling over waterfalls. If you are looking for a real adventure and something different then canyoning is for you! Active Highs have canyoning trips that are suitable for people with no experience or seasoned canyoneers. We have a range of trips available and all equipment is provided including wetsuits and all safety equipment. Age 12+ Book Online Here Gorge Walking Adventures £45 pp A step down from canyoning but equally as fun, gorge walking involves scrambling up and down small waterfalls, wading and swimming through the gorge, exploring the water course and river bed with the option of some smaller jumps into deep pools. A great activity for families and groups, Age 8+ Book Online Here Canoe Trips From £30pp Being based on Loch Oich which is part of the Caledonian Canal system, we have access to some of the most spectacular pieces of water in the UK! We have a great range of canoe trips available that are suitable for anyone from beginners looking to try out canoeing to experts looking to challenge themselves on water or traverse the Great Glen. Check out our trips here! Kayak Trips From £30 pp At Active Highs we have over 25 years of kayaking experience and can offer anything from fun come and try it sessions on the loch to full day sea kayak trips or introduction to white water and river trips. We have a fleet of general purpose and white water kayaks as well as a fleet of specialist touring and sea kayaks. 
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Glengarry Highland Games Association
GLENGARRY HIGHLAND GAMES usually the first Saturday in July - please confirm details with the organisers. Invergarry Shinty Field 1pm-5pm A traditional Highland Games with Heavy, Track and Field events, Hill Race and childrens races. Tug'o'war, Highland Dancing and the Lochaber Pipe Band. Childrens Mini Games, Pet Dog Show and many trade/ side stalls and attractions. Adult £5.00 Child 50p Concessions £2.00 FREE PARKING Contact; Mrs Alison Donald 01809 511260 [email protected] The Glengarry Highland Games has history going back to the events held by the 15th Chieftain of the Clan MacDonnell in the late 18th and early 19th century. He was the last of the traditional Chieftains before the Estate was sold to the Ellice family and there is evidence of the Games continuing till after the second World War in various locations round Invergarry. These early Games placed great emphasis on feats of strength, and one event provoked criticism when contestants had to tear the limbs off a dead cow! The modern Games date from 1972 and are forever linked with the names of Fred MacAllan, Alistair and Sandy MacRae, Jimmy Paterson and others who revived the Games, and the local laird, Russell Ellice who donated the present field to the community. Glengarry Shinty Club was revived at the same time and they and their Ladies Teams have gone from strength to strength, many of who help with the Games, and afterwards there are Shinty matches including the McBain cup. The Games are supported by many businesses working in the area and proceeds go to local charities. The W.R.I provide teas for the committee and guest. The Glengarry Heritage Centre, located in the Community Hall can provide more History of the Games and the area of Glengarry.
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Wildwood Bushcraft
Woodland and coastal survival experiences in Lochaber - an adventurous family or small group outdoor activity, that can be tailored for you. Try your hand at bushcraft, survival skills, foraging, navigation, and looking for wildlife tracks and signs, with the guidance of Leon Durbin - an experienced Bushcraft Instructor and Ecologist who lives here in Moidart. Learn wilderness survival skills in the beautiful ancient woodlands, hills and coastlines of the West Coast, and gain a unique insight into these stunning wild places, all within easy reach of Fort William. Learn how to make fire, find water, shelter and food - how would you manage if you were stranded in the wild? Learn how to use sharp tools safely. Catch fish and forage for wild food, cook on the campfire on a deserted sandy beach looking out across the ocean to the small isles! We take an environmentally responsible approach, based on a sound ecological understanding. All our courses give you hands-on experience and let you think things through for yourself, providing expert guidance when needed. The skills we teach are empowering, practical and great fun, and they may even save your life! We welcome enquiries from individuals, small groups and organisations and we regularly provide bespoke experiences for families on holiday, stag groups and corporate teams. We are also happy to run courses in other parts of Scotland. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please visit our website and fill in the contact form on our website. www.wildwoodbushcraft.com You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Wildwood.Bushcraft Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wildwood_bushcraft/ and Twitter: http://twitter.com/WildwoodUK
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