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Active Adventures

There is no better place to enjoy active adventures than Fort William & Lochaber, the Outdoor Capital of the UK.  On the Outdoor Capital Website you’ll find masses of info with something to suit everyone, from extreme sports to gentle walks!

Ben Nevis in Winter

Climb Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain at 1344m (4406’). Very popular to do, but can also be very dangerous. Take advice before attempting it!!

High Wire at the Nevis Range

Challenge your skill and determination on a High Wire Adventure @ Nevis Range.  There are courses for suitable for all abilities from children to truly adventurous adults!

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Fort William is at the start and finish of several long distance walks.  The West Highland Way, The Great Glen Way and the NEW East Highland Way

Climber at the Ice Factor

For adventure and fun—rain or sun, ’Get Stuck In’ at the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven.  There’s the Ice Wall (5 times bigger than any other in the world!) as well as over 600m2 of state-of-the-art rock climbing wall.  NEW: High Level Rope Walk. 

SeaXplorer Rib Boat

Sit back, hold on and feel the acceleration as you zoom down Loch Linnhe on The SeaXplorer RIB.  These one or two hour eco-adventures are the perfect way to experience Lochaber’s wildlife.

Rafting at Vertical Descents

Get wet, have a blast and get your heart rate up with Vertical Descents.Experience the thrill of Canyoning, slide through natural water flumes, jump and abseil off water falls. Or feel the sensations of fast moving and powerful water as you try White Water Rafting,  Also Fun Yakking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Paintballing, Climbing and Abseiling.

Cyclists in the Outdoor Capital

Come to the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’ and cycle quiet roads and unending forest tracks.  There are trails that last just a couple of hours to longer ones to the most westerly mainland point of the British Isles.  You’ll pass through friendly crofting townships and along the shores of great sea lochs along the way.  Check out the Ride Fort William and the Forestry Commission Scotland websites for routes and local cycle hire.

Snow boarder at Nevis Range

Put on your warm winter gear, travel up the Mountain Gondola at The Nevis Range for great skiing and snowboarding.  You could even try skibiking, a cool, safe and fun way to enjoy the snow (selected weeks only).  Alternatively try Glencoe Mountain for spectacular views.

Loch An Arbra on Quad Bikes

Fantastic outdoor activities, off road quad biking and 4×4 experiences in one of the most scenic parts of the U.K. One, two and three & half hour adventures at Ardverikie Estate, better known as Glen Bogle in the BBC drama series, "Monarch of the Glen".

Rafting at Active Highs

For a wild, exciting and memorable day out, check out Active Highs. Outdoor activities and adventure sports based near Fort William in the Great Glen including white water rafting, scenic river rafting trips, canyoning, gorge walking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing & abseiling.

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Walk or scramble amongst majestic mountains in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.  Whether it is in full sun to enjoy the panoramic vistas, or misty with shifting clouds and an approaching storm, there are memorable walks to challenge the most adventurous.  Take a look at these sites for info:
Walk Highlands

Horses at Castle Stalker

Explore the serene beauty of Appin (25 miles south of Fort William) on horseback.  Ride along quiet coastal  tracks and beaches while you admire Castle Stalker and the stunning scenery around Loch Laich.

Mountain Biking in the Outdoor Capital

Hire a bike from Off Beat Bikes or Nevis Cycles, take to the saddle and use pedal power to explore dramatic scenery and wide open spaces.  Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you explore mile after mile of forest trails and countryside roads.  For ideas, trails, cycle routes and much, much more click here

Climbing with Abacus Mountaineering

Want to get to places the ordinary hill walker won’t go, then get in touch with Mike at Abacus Mountaineering.  Learn new skills and discover adventurous and challenging routes. 

On Safari with Glencoe Photography

Join Karl of Glencoe Photography on safari in spectacular Glencoe.     Experience a fabulous day or half day exploring the skills and techniques of digital photography.

Actvities for all

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Local Online Booking Extended

To make finding your bed and breakfast accommodation in Fort William as easy as possible we now have an online availability check. Enter the dates and room(s) you need and you will see a list of members who have appropriate availability. From there you can book securely on line to confirm your choice.

We are a local, not for profit co-operative group and don't charge our guests booking fees or our members commissions so you can be confident you are booking your chosen accommodation at the best prices available.

Assisting our guests to find and book accommodation direct with their chosen B&B is our primary objective. We have now released a new booking widget which has been embedded in a number of local information and activity sites. This means you can now book locally and safely without even having to leave the Nevis Range, Mountain Festival or AboutFortWilliam information sites. You will also find links to our availability on other local sites including those for the Jacobite Train and the Outdoor Capital of the UK .


B&B or Guest House?

The terms Bed and Breakfast, B&B and Guest House are virtually interchangeable in Scotland. We provide a less formal alternative to hotels in Fort William.

Our "B&B Experience" members all aim to provide you with genuine Highland hospitality, a comfortable bed for the night and a substantial breakfast to start your day in the morning.

Stay with us and experience the difference!


Local B&B? Want to join us?

Help us to help our guests. Our visitors need lots of accommodation at a range of prices, all easily found and online bookable. Put your availability online through the Fort William B&B Experience website. Together we can provide for our guests with local flair, variety and true Highland hospitality? Contact us now. Together we are stronger and more useful, to each other and to our guests.