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West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is a 95 mile walking holiday from Milnegavie in Glasgow to Fort William in Lochaber. Most people do the whole walk in 5-6 days and say over in a different location most nights. Find out more on the Visit Fort William website

The West Highland Way is 152km (95 miles) long. The walk links Milngavie, just outside Glasgow, to Fort William in the Highlands. From the outskirts of Scotland's largest city to the foot of its highest mountain, following the shores of the largest freshwater loch - Loch Lomond, it passes from the lowlands, across the Highland boundary Fault and on into the Scottish Highlands.
 
 Much of the Way follows ancient and historic routes of communication, and makes use of military roads built by troops to help control the Jacobite Clans and the drover roads along which Highlanders herded their cattle and sheep to market in the lowlands.
 
 The West Highland Way is extremely popular with walkers from all over the world. If you are considering the walk, which usually take 5-6 days, take a visit to official WHW website.
 
 You are advised to arrange accommodation in all your overnight destinations before departure. Kinlochleven, Glen Nevis and Fort William are all part of the West Highland Way. We also recommend taking a two or three day break at the end of the Way in Fort William. If you've got any stamina left and your feet don't hurt too much, there's always Ben Nevis...

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The Willows Guest House, Fort William
The Willows is a 3 star family run Bed & Breakfast situated by the shores of Loch Linnhe with views of the Ardgour hills.  Located close to Fort William town centre it is approximately a 10 - 15 minute pleasant stroll along the gardens of Loch Linnhe to the restaurants, bars and shops.   We offer three rooms and can accommodate a maximum of nine guests, a quadruple family room, a triple family room and an interchangeable double/twin.   Please note that our rooms do not have the capacity for extra beds and we cannot allow over occupancy, this includes children or infants even with their own cots.  Each room has an en-suite shower room with fluffy white towels and complementary toiletries, tea/coffee making facilities, flat-screen smart TV, DVD player with USB port, silent mini fridge, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi, any extras such as iron and ironing board are available on request.   All our prices are inclusive of a hearty cooked traditional breakfast or choose another option from our menu, along with a variety of continental items from our buffet table such as cereals, fruit, yoghurts and cheese portions, all served in our dining room with lovely views of Loch Linnhe  We also cater for vegans, vegetarians or special diets but we need a little notice. We have a full fire alarm system and fire certificate and are a non-smoking property for the comfort of all our guests, however you can smoke outside on the balcony and cigarette bins are provided. We have a large, easily accessible car park at the front of the property, motorbikes can be parked at the side of the house if preferred and bicycles can be stored in the garage. We accept all major credit/debit cards, paypal or cash.  A valid credit/debit card is required to guarantee the booking, no deposit will be charged, however, full payment for your booking will be charged to your card up to 7 days prior to the day of arrival. For availability and prices Please check our website:  www.thewillowsfortwilliam.co.uk   or contact us at:  [email protected] or call us on:   01397 705122.
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Schoolhouse Cottage
The flexibility of a whole cottage, with gorgeous views and brilliantly located for exploring the highlands. The Cottage The cottage is light, bright and warm with views of Loch Linnhe, Glencoe and the mountains beyond. The spacious living room has a vaulted ceiling and leads on to an open plan kitchen and dining area. The bedroom has a king-size bed with a memory foam mattress and fitted wardrobes. There is also the option to add a fold-down single bed in the living room. The whole cottage is decorated in restful, neutral colours.Surrounding the cottage are beautiful gardens with an outdoor seating area. Across the road, a path leads on to a secluded beach where you can enjoy a picnic and watch the sea life.Free Wi-Fi is provided, along with a TV/DVD player, a fully equipped kitchen and an attached laundry room. Available for a three night minimum, the cottage offers flexible accommodation for up to three people. We can provide a cot and high chair for wee ones. Dogs  are welcome at no additional charge, by prior agreement. Guest Access The cottage is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay and has its own front and back doors, ensuring private access. Interaction with Guests Chris and Sarah are the owners of the cottage and live next door in "Tigh Sgoile", which is Gaelic for "School House" and was the former village school. Living next door means that we are on hand in case you have any queries. We would also be delighted to give you recommendations about places to visit and local pubs and walks. The Neighbourhood The Onich Hotel is in walking distance and has a nice bar with an open fire. Dogs are welcome there. The restaurant has beautiful views over the loch and there is regular live music. There are many other nice places to eat nearby including the Loch Leven hotel and the Laroch restaurant and bar in Ballachulish. For seafood, you could try the Loch Leven Seafood Café.As the Outdoor Capital of the UK, the region of Lochaber is fantastic for all kinds of outdoor activities including hiking, sailing, skiing, ice-climbing and cycling. The ski resorts of Glencoe and the Nevis ranges are about 25 minutes' drive away and are open all year round for skiers and hikers. Boat trips to visit the islands and spot wildlife depart from Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe. A thirty mile radius from the cottage takes in Ben Nevis, the mountains of Glencoe, the world's largest indoor ice-climbing wall, the Seal Sanctuary near Oban, Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie gathered the clans in 1745 and the famous Harry Potter viaduct .... to name but a few. Getting Around School House cottage is on the bus routes from Fort William to Glasgow and Oban. It is also on the Oban to Fort William cycle path. Other Things to Note Access is very easy and there is ample car parking.Check-in is after 4PM One dog is welcome by prior arrangement. The cottage is non smoking.
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Inchree Centre
A family-run establishment, offering good-quality, competitively-priced holiday Chalet & Ensuite Room accommodation, with on-site Pub-Restaurant.  Inchree is situated in a highly-convenient location just south of Fort William on the A82. Located midway between the Ben Nevis and the Glencoe mountains, in the picturesque village of Onich, we offer the best of both worlds. The popular tourism town of fort william is 8 miles (11 km) away. From our place, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Morven Mountains. Our holiday accommodation is set in completely private and spacious landscaped grounds, and guests often comment on the peacefulness of the location. From our doorstep there are miles of lovely forest trails to explore in the nearby Glen Righ forest. You can also easily walk to the impressive Inchree Waterfalls, which drop 100 metres in a series of steps. Inchree is also a 5 minute walk form the shoreline of Loch Linnhe. Our accommodation options consist of 8 chalets and 11 ensuite rooms. Both chalets and rooms have excellent self-catering kitchens. (Private facilities for chalets, shared kitchens for rooms.) We have 4 chalets for 2 to 4 persons each, and 4 chalets for 2 to 6 persons. We have 5 twin ensuite rooms and 6 ensuite family rooms also. Family rooms are of varying bed sizes,and can be used by larger groups also. The Corran Ferry, which crosses the Loch at it's narrowest point, and provides access to the spectacular and remote far-west of Lochaber, is only 300 metres from Inchree. The ferry is free to pedestrians and cyclists and takes only 5 minutes to cross From the other side, there are more short walks and cycles to enjoy. We have an on-site Pub-Restauarant, open from 5.30pm until late, with a dinner menu served form 6pm to 9.30pm. The bar serves Highland-brewed Real Ales and a fine selection of Malt Whiskies. The reputable dinner menu makes good use of local produce, with vegetarian options available. A daily-changing 'specials' blackboard supplements the main menu, with both offering a wide choice of freshly-prepared dishes such as local seafood and game. (More limited opening and meal availability between November and March - please check on our website.) Additional on-site facilities include free WI-FI and a public internet computer, (in pub) and excellent wet-gear drying facilites if you have been out walking / climbing that day and got a bit soggy. There is also a self-service laundry available, with washing machine and dryer. The pub sells a selection of the best local walking maps and guidebooks too. Please follow the link to our website, where you can get full details on our facilites - you can also check availability and book securely on-line. If you need any more info, then please 'phone or e-mail us at any time.
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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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Snowgoose Apartments, The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Hostel
 Snowgoose Apartments, The Smiddy Bunkhouse, Blacksmith’s Hostel at Snowgoose Mountain Centre offer an ideal base to independently explore the surrounding west coast of  Scotland in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.Take the opportunity to take part in our adventure activities, with our unique blend of landscape and a huge variety of outdoor activities for all levels … not to mention the wildlife. John & Tina Cuthbertson provide flexible options for self-catering accommodation which are ideal for couples, family holidays, short breaks as well as groups or clubs. This is an ideal holiday accommodation destination for independent outdoor enthusiasts – all year round – or just chilling out! . • The Smiddy Bunkhouse & Blacksmiths Hostel  offer excellent  holiday hostel and bunkhouse accommodation which is ideal for cost effective budget touring around Scotland, outdoor activities …  and is some of the very best you will find in Scotland!  Our hostel accommodation is great for extended families, groups of friends or clubs all year round. The accommodation is available to be booked as complete units of 10 or 14 persons or as rooms for 4 or 6 persons for 1 night upwards.The Smiddy Bunkhouse sleeps 10 persons in a family ensuite room for 4 persons plus a bunkroom for 6 with its own shower room. The accommodation is fully self catered, self contained, with a fully equipped kitchen, dining, eating & sitting area with access to a drying and laundry room. Blacksmiths Hostel sleeps 14 persons in two bunkrooms for 4 persons and one for 6 persons. This is  also fully self catered, self contained, with a fully equipped kitchen, dining, eating & sitting area with access to a drying and laundry room. Plus there is a large entrance porch. • Snowgoose Apartments are first floor level, self contained accommodation within our compact complex. The apartments are ideal for extended families for short breaks or longer holidays at all times of the year. Farriers apartment sleeps 6-8 persons, Forge & Anvil sleep 2-4 persons each. Located right at the start of the Caledonian Canal and Great Glen Ways at the head of the tidal waters of Loch Linnhe, and at start of The Road to the Isles we are at a unique geographical hub out to the west and north highlands. Nearby local attractions include walking in our fantastic glens and forests; local & steam trains running from  our doorstep (“The Harry Potter” & Jacobite train); quiet roads to explore the Highlands by car, cycle or motor bike; accessible mountain bike trails; boat trips; fishing from the nearby pier; golf, gondola rides to access our ski area at Nevis Range; ski-ing & snow boarding at Nevis Range & Glencoe in winter; an excellent local museum & nearby geological display; The Lochaber Geopark; ten pin bowling at the Nevis Centre. What’s not to like!
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Lochailort Inn
The Lochailort Inn is a small hotel & bar set amidst the stunning scenery of the West Coast of Scotland. Clean, comfortable accommodation, locally sourced, freshly made cuisine and friendly staff will ensure that you have a most relaxing stay. We like to pride ourselves on offering personal attention in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Whether it is for a quick drink or two in passing, something good to eat and an evening’s entertainment or an overnight stay in our newly decorated rooms, come and join us and see for yourself! Being a small, friendly hotel with 11 rooms, meaning you can be assured of personal attention and your individual requirements being met and (we hope) exceeded. A warm welcome awaits guests and the clean, fresh rooms offer a great space to relax and unwind after a hard day. Recently furbished [2011] in their entirety, each room offers double or single beds as required, high quality bed linen, en-suite bathrooms, central heating and tea/coffee making facilities. Wireless broadband is available throughout the Inn. Double/twin rooms £44.50 per person per night Single occupancy £50.00 per night. The Lochailort offers a wide variety of fare, whatever the time of day. At breakfast, the hungry guest will love our full Scottish breakfast ensuring you are set for the day whatever your planned activities. Breakfast is included in the cost of your stay and vegetarian/lighter options are also available. From lunch through to evening dinners, we can offer you a variety of dishes ranging from rustic to fine dining plus our ‘Special’s Board. Specials are prepared daily and ensure visitors get the best seasonal, local produce available. Before dinner, why not relax and enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the bar or the conservatory. We offer a wide range of beers and ales plus our extensive wine list will be sure to satisfy the connoisseur among us all. Try our range of ports and malt whiskies, to round off that perfect meal or simply sit and enjoy the time passing by.
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