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, or enjoy a fly-fishing excursions - a day out learning to fly fish by a Highland river, or hillside loch; 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.

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  • Adventure Nevis - Ben Nevis Mountain Guide
    3 Bracara, Morar, PH40 4PE

    If you are looking for a Ben Nevis Mountain Guide, Adventure Nevis is a Scottish-based guiding service offering classic mountain days on Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, standing at 1,344 metres. The Ben Nevis mountain footpath ascent - 6 to 8 hours - is ideal for public, private and charity groups....

  • Kirkhope Mountaineering - Mountain guiding and instruction
    6 Peebles place, PH33 6UG
    Glencoe Scrambles

    Kirkhope Mountaineering specialises in guiding and instruction in the Fort William and Glencoe area. We offer Guided ascents of Ben Nevis via the Tourist path or routes such as Ledge route and Tower ridge on it's North face. Glencoe is only 30 mins away and has some of the most accessible scrambling...

  • Vertical Descents - outdoor activities Fort William
    Vertical Descents Main Office, Inchree Falls, Onich, Fort William, PH33 6SE
    River Garry - Only £55 for 2hrs

    Ranked as Fort William's No. 1 outdoor activity attraction on Tripadvisor in 2014, we work hard to make our activities the highlight of your holiday! Find us on the A82 between Glencoe and Fort William. We specialise in White Water Rafting and Canyoning, not to mention River Bugging, Via Ferrata and Fun...

  • 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!...

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

    Ben Nevis. Mountaineering.  Winter Munros.  Glen Nevis climbing. Low Level Walks.  Abseiling.   Situated at the base of Ben Nevis, The Highland Mountain Company offers and delivers high quality mountain guiding and instruction in a range of mountain activities to families, friends and small groups.  Whether its your first step in the mountains or looking for...

  • Wild West - wildlife safari trips
    9 MacKay Crescent, Caol, Fort William, PH33 7JB
    Otter enjoying a snack..

    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...

  • Rockhopper Sea Kayaking and canoe hire
    Unit 17, Annat Industrial Estate. Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7NA

    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,...

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

    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...

  • Snowgoose Mountain Centre - Open Canoeing, Sea & River Kayaking, & Dinghy Sailing
    Snowgoose Mountain Centre, Station Road, Corpach, Fort William , PH33 7JH

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Crannog Cruises
    Town Pier, Fort William, PH33 6DB

    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,...

  • Cruising on the Caledonian Canal
    The Slipway, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7NB
    Leaving Inverness

    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...

  • Photography Courses & Field Trips - learn to take better photographs
    Ben Nevis Office, Woodside, Tomacharich, PH33 6SW

    Learn to take better digital photographs on one of our photography courses. Digital photography is a fantastic, well-developed medium for capturing great photographs and video. Its never been easier to take good photos - with a little help and advice.I offer personal One-2-One photography courses, tuition and excursions in and around...

  • Nevis Range Mountain Gondola and outdoor activity centre
    Torlundy, Fort William, PH33 6SQ

    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 harbor launch, who will guide you along this magnificent loch while keeping a close eye out for Golden & Sea Eagles,...

  • Clyde Cruises
    Top Lock, Neptunes Staircase, Bannavie, Fort William, PH33 7LY

    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...

  • Waverley Excursion Ltd
    36 Lancefield Quay , G3 8HA

    Step aboard the Waverley - the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the world & the classic cruise ship Balmoral.The Waverley visits Fort William on the May Bank Holiday every year and takes day trippers down the water to Oban, Mull and Iona, on a wonderful sea-trip where the scenery is outstanding.The...

  • Dragon's tooth Golf Course
    Glenachulish, Ballachulish, Argyll, PH49 4JX

    Holes: 9. Par: 68. SSS: 65. Length: 5038Probably one of the most scenic golf courses in Scotland! In the heart of Glencoe, located not far from Ballachulish and about 12 miles south of Fort William, the Dragon's Tooth is a magnificent, woodland course set below a 3,000+ foot mountain. Hotels and...

  • Wilderness Guides Canoeing
    TBC, Fort William, PH33 6SW

    Wilderness Guides Canoeing offer guided canoe trips throughout the west coast of Scotland and the Highlands. Scotland boasts world-class canoeing locations offering amazing opportunities to explore highland lochs or get up close and personal to the wildlife on the coast. Canoeing offers a great way to see a different side of...

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