Visit Fort William, Glen Nevis and Ben Nevis in the Outdoor Capital of the UK

Outdoor Activities and Outdoor Providers

Not much point in calling Fort William and Lochaber - the Outdoor Capital of the UK if there was not an established local industry of businesses providing a range of outdoor activities and experiences for you. So if you want to hike, climb, run, sail, ski, snowboard, cycle, bike, canyon, raft, try quad biking or archery or paint-balling or whatever, you've come to the right place.

We have boat trip providers with slow leisurely cruises for sight-seeing and spotting local wildlife, or others with fast rigid inflatable rib boats - for an adrenalin rush on the sea; there are people who will take you out on a field trip for photography sessions, or natural history or outdoor skills courses.

Fort William and Lochaber is the undisputed Outdoor Capital for outdoor sports and activities in the UK - that's a fact ! There is no where else in the British Isles where you can do almost everything from dive in the sea to fly in the air - with all watersports, country sports, cycling and mountain biking activities and of course mountain sports in between.
Come for a relaxing cruise on the Caledonian Canal, ride your bikes in our forest tracks, or what about a game of golf on all four Lochaber golf courses... the Fort William area boasts the widest choices of activities for everyone interested in a holiday in this unspoilt, natural, rural area where hills and glens, rivers and lochs, the sea coastline all offer something to do while enjoying the peace and tranquility. Visit Nevis Range, Fort William's outdoor centre for mountain biking, hill walking and winter snowsports.


Active Highs Outdoor Activities & Adventure Sports -  offer a great range of activities for families, couples, corporate events and stag & hen weekends. Active Highs offer white water rafting trips, canyoning, gorge walking, canoeing, kayaking and tons more. Other local companies offer bushcraft, natural history trips, outdoor craft activities, photography tours - all sorts of outdoor activities in and around Fort William.

Vertical Descents outdoor activities just south of Fort William provide a variety of exciting watersports for families and groups of friends. Check out Vertical Descents Tripadvisor reviews.

The list of businesses below represents the broad range of activity providers in the Fort William and Lochaber area. If you are running an outdoor activity business, add your business today !
If you are looking for an activity - get on the phone or drop them a text - our Lochaber Business Directory customers are waiting to be of service.

You may be interested in...


  • Lochaber Guides - hill and mountain guiding
    60 Castle Drive, Lochyside, Fort William, PH33 7NS
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    At Lochaber Guides we pride ourselves in offering our clients a unique and unforgettable experience in the Scottish Mountains. From meeting you at the start of your trip to taking the final few steps, our highly experienced, professional and qualified guides will be there to look after you and give you...

  • Atlas Mountaineering | Ben Nevis Mountain Guide
    20 zetland Av, Fort William, PH33 6LL
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    Come join us at Atlas Mountaineering for a special experience on the UK's highest mountain. Being based in Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK, at the foot of Ben Nevis, we are available on short notice for private or group mountain guiding and have great knowledge of the mountain...

  • Wildwood Bushcraft - survival skills, natural history and adventure in the Highlands!
    Wildwood, Roshven, Lochailort, PH38 4NB
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    Woodland and coastal survival adventures in Lochaber - an adventurous family or small group outdoor activity. Try your hand at bushcraft, survival skills, foraging, wildlife tracking and navigation in the beautiful ancient woodlands, hills and coastlines of the West Coast, within easy reach of Fort William. Learn fundamental skills like how...

  • Wild West - wildlife safari trips
    9 MacKay Crescent, Caol, Fort William, PH33 7JB
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    Wild West - Wildlife safaris in Scotland's wild places Wild West offer a selection of wildlife experiences based in the Lochaber area. See Scotland's " Big Five", Photograph red deer, join a searchlight safari to look for the elusive pine marten or a dawn safari to see lekking black grouse, or...

  • The Highland Mountain Company
    31 Lochy Road, Fort William, PH33 6NW
    Glen Coe

    Ben Nevis. Glen Coe. Mountaineering.  Winter Munros.  Glen Nevis climbing. Low Level Walks.  Abseiling.   In summer we offer:Ben Nevis ascents via the Pony track, CMD arête, Ledge Route and Tower Ridge.Low level walks like Steal Waterfalls Glen Nevis adventure walk, climbing and abseil,Glen Coe walks and the Aonach Eagach and Curved RidgeMunrosOff the beaten track walks including Corbetts and hard to find peaks.Navigation training. 4...

  • Hunter Mountaineering & Guiding
    10 Glenlochy Road, Fort William, PH33 6GY
    Hunter Mountaineering

    Welcome to Hunter Mountaineering - Professional and experienced Guiding, Instruction and Coaching in all aspects of British Mountaineering and Climbing. We offer Private Guiding and the courses that follow - Private Guiding The most popular choice. A bespoke service. This is the solution if you want to 'tick' specific climbs, summits or...

  • Rockhopper Sea Kayaking and canoe hire
    Unit 17, Annat Industrial Estate. Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7NA
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    Rockhopper Sea Kayaking is based near Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland. We offer half, full or multi-day kayak trips through some of the most spectacular coastal, mountain and island scenery in Scotland. This area is rich in wildlife and you may be lucky enough to encounter seals, dolphins,...

  • Access-Mountain Guides
    53 Lundy Road, Inverlochy, Fort William, PH33 6NZ
    Pro Mountain Services

    Friendly mountain guiding and skills instruction based out of Fort William and covering Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Skye and the Cairngorms. Come and enjoy adventurous days out in the stunning Scottish Highlands with professional, fully qualified Instructors. Please have a look at our website and see what you can do!...

  • Climb When Youre Ready
    16 Farrow Drive, Corpach, PH33 7JW
    Rainbow days in Glencoe

    Come and explore the steeper side of Lochaber! I provide experienced and friendly guiding and instruction on Ben Nevis and in Glencoe.I specialise in taking and teaching novices climbing and mountaineering. All my days out are bespoke and just for you and your party. Whether you are looking for a guided day...

  • Nevis Range Mountain Gondola and outdoor activity centre
    Torlundy, Fort William, PH33 6SQ
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    Welcome to Nevis Range - the all seasons outdoor activity mountain centre in Fort William where you can ride the gondola, walk, shop, ski, snowboard, mountain bike or just simply relax… Nevis Range is an all seasons attraction just north of Fort William, offering a scenic Gondola ride to 2150ft beside...

  • Loch Shiel Cruises
    The Pier, Slatach, Glenfinnan, PH37 4LT
    Loch Shiel

    For a unique cruise through one of Scotland’s most remote, beautiful and unspoilt landscapes, take a trip to Glenfinnan. Join local skipper Jim Michie on his lovingly restored 1940 ex-naval harbour launch, who will guide you along this magnificent loch while keeping a close eye out for Golden & Sea Eagles,...

  • Cruising on the Caledonian Canal
    The Slipway, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7NB
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    Caledonian Discovery operate 2 large holiday barges, allowing you to discover the Caledonian Canal through the Great Glen including Loch Ness. Starting at either Inverness or Fort William, enjoy an unique holiday experience, amidst superb Highland scenery. Prices include all food and accommodation in twin ensuite cabins which have powerful hot showers and underfloor heating.The resident...

  • Up and Doon Guided Walks
    4 Nevisbank Apartments, Belford Road , Fort William , PH33 6ES
    Ben Nevis North Face

    We love Scotland. We love exploring the beautiful mountains & glens of the Scottish Highlands. We love meeting people and sharing our passion. We decided to combine this energy into creating a small friendly guiding company that offers a highly personalized service for individuals or groups at an affordable price. So...

  • Clyde Cruises
    Top Lock, Neptunes Staircase, Bannavie, Fort William, PH33 7LY
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    Join us for a cruise on the Caledonian Canal from Banavie, Near Fort William.  Soak up the unique canal atmosphere, keep your eyes peeled for deer,otters and eagles and navigate your way through working locks and gates. Marvel at the fascinating historical landmarks, pretty lochs and inlets and spectacular mountains. Our...

  • Snowgoose Mountain Centre - Open Canoeing, Sea & River Kayaking, & Dinghy Sailing
    Snowgoose Mountain Centre, Station Road, Corpach, Fort William , PH33 7JH
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    The centre's position offers exceptional facilities for watersports enthusiasts of all levels. The Lochaber & Fort William area bounded by an extensive coastal & marine environment. Snowgoose Mountain Centre is surrounded by safe water with easy access to the sheltered tidal waters of Loch Linnhe and access to the open sea...

  • Snowgoose Mountain Centre - Mountaineering & Guiding
    Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7JH
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    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...

  • Crannog Cruises
    Town Pier, Fort William, PH33 6DB
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    Board Souter’s Lass for a wonderful cruise down Loch Linnhe and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Lochaber. With our unique and informative skipper’s commentary, you may well see some of Scotland’s best wildlife including the family of porpoise who live in Loch Linnhe, salmon, common and grey seals, heron, red deer,...

  • Lasersport Scotland
    Dragons Tooth Golf Club, Glenachulish, Ballachulish, PH49 4JX
    Lasersport Scotland for family fun

    Laser Clay Shooting   Fun! Skilled!  Addictive! The laser sport system uses real deactivated Berretta single trigger 12 Bore shotguns fitted with state of the art electronic gadgetry! The clays are released from a standard electronic trap and participants aim at them just as they would under normal clay pigeon shooting...

  • Arisaig Highland Games
    Traigh Farm, Traigh, Arisaig, PH39 4NT
    Arisaig Highland Games

    The Arisaig Highland Games open at 12 noon on Wednesday 30th July and this year the Games will feature a Clan Donald Gathering hosted by the home clan, Clan Ranald. The venue is the scenic location of Traigh Farm, Arisaig with sweeping views across sandy beaches towards the Cuillins of Skye...

  • Free Spirit Boat Hire
    Top Lock, Neptune`s Staircase, Caledonian Canal, Fort WIlliam, Banavie, PH33 7LY
    Family fun! Give the responsibility and enjoyment of driving and skippering of a boat to the youngest members of your family. They will love it!

    Free Spirit hire boats are neat clean silent-running electric powered motor boats that are easy to drive and a perfect opportunity to enjoy the peaceful, scenic Caledonian Canal for an hour or two. Couples, car-loads and coach-fulls of all ages are catered for with safety equipment supplied by us.  We are proud members of  Neptune's...

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