Fort William Travel Guide

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Sitting at the head of Loch Linnhe, a sea loch, and at the foot of Ben Nevis, Fort William is the major town of the South Western Scottish Highlands, Scotland. The High Street is the heart of the town - here one will find most of the shops, pubs and restaurants and at its northern end, beyond the bypass, the bus and railway stations.

Climb Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in Britain. The summit is 4400 foot high with some dangerous sections very near the path to the summit. It is essential that a waterproof map and compass is carried as well as warm clothing and waterproofs. A leaflet, "Navigation on Ben Nevis", is available free in Fort William.

From March to October one can start the Great Glen Way walk to Inverness from Fort William

In summer, there are cross country and downhill mountain bike courses at Nevis Range. The UCI mountain bike World Cup has been hosted here several times.

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