Out & About
Things to Do in Fort William
There are lots of activites which are available in the Scottish highlands of Fort William, mainly consisiting of action and outdoor adventure - due to this, Fort William has recently been voted Outdoor Capital of the UK.
In our guide to local activities, we have made sure there is something for everyone!
Nevis Range is an all year round mountain ski and biking resort, situated 7 miles north of Fort William. The popular World Cup Bike Championships are also held there every year, which brings thousands of people to Fort William every year.
The Ice Factor features the UK 's largest articulated rock climbing wall making it the perfect place to practise, train and learn mountaineering skills.
Highland Activities are a modern outdoor adventure centre offering quality outdoor activities including quad biking, white water rafting, canyoning & gorge walking, clay pigeon shooting, off road driving, paintballing, archery and mountain biking.
Fired Art is an innovative, paint-your-own-pottery studio with a warm quircky cafe open to all. It is also a booking office and ticket office for local music events.
Enduring and extreme outdoor events organised by No Fuss. With a bias towards mountain biking, check out their events on www.nofussevents.co.uk . No Fuss support the Outdoor Capital of the UK to maintain it's title.
Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and Scottish Winter Climbing, Alpinism and Ski Touring. Be inspired by your Private Mountain Guide in the best hills in Scotland - Ben Nevis, Glen Coe & Skye.
Bike Hire and shop specialising in all types of biking.
Take a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig. You will visit the famous sites shot on the Harry Potter Movies!
Our handmade soap, bath and body care products are made with an emphasis on fresh organic ingredients and herbal therapy, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands at Spean Bridge. Where every stone, tree and river has our richly romantic and heroic history embedded within.
Lochaber Farm Shop, Crafts and Cafe is set in the shadow of Ben Nevis, 5 miles North of Fort William. We sell some of the best local produce that Lochaber has to offer . Come and have a look at our range of our own fresh and frozen meats, eggs, vegetables, cheeses, preserves, much more! Enjoy lunch or a fair trade coffee in our Cafe looking up to Ben Nevis.
The Caledonian Bears are a unique collection of hand-made Scottish tweed teddy bears. The bears and their clothing are designed and created in our workshop at Neptune's Staircase on the tow-path off the Caledonian across from the Canalside Apartments