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 excusions - 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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  • Paddle Surf Scotland
    Rockville, Duror, Appin, PA38 4DA
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    Paddle Surf Scotland is Scotland's Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) specialists. We offer board hire, coaching, sales and advice from our two bases in Perthshire and near Fort William.Stand Up Paddleboarding is the worlds fastest growing watersport, come and find out why in some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery with Paddle Surf...

  • Triagh Golf Course
    Traigh Beach, Arisaig, PH39 4NT
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    Welcome to Traigh Golf Course - probably the most beautifully sited nine hole Golf Course in the world. Traigh Golf Course is situated in a unique site in one of the most beautiful parts of the West Highlands, 40 miles west of Fort William. The word Traigh (pronounced “Try”) means beach...

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

  • Spean Bridge Golf Club
    Golf Course, Spean Bridge, PH33
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    Spean Bridge Golf Club welcomes you to our new clubhouse and golf course in Spean Bridge village. We welcome visitors and locals all year round....

  • West Coast Mountain Guides
    12 Jevington, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7ZD
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    West Coast Mountain Guides Ltd is now owned by principal mountaineer Bruce Poll, a well respected climber and instructor within Scottish mountaineering circles. Bruce offers a full range of hill-walking, scrambling, ridge-walking and general mountain craft courses for all levels of experience at all seasons, both in Scotland and in the...

  • Fort William Golf Club
    Fort William Golf Club, Carrs Corner, Fort William, PH33 6SN
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    Fort William Golf Club is located just north of Fort William by the A82. This course lies under the shadow of Ben Nevis and is a challenging course with great views.Our 9 hole golf course will provide you with a great golfing experience below the highest mountain in the British Isles....

  • Skyak Adventures - sea kayaking trips
    29 Lower Breakish , Breakish, Isle of Skye, IV42 8QA
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    Skyak Adventures are based in Skye but we often explore the Lochaber shoreline during our sea kayaking trips. We offer individual and group training and canoeing / kayaking expeditions around the Scottish West Highland sea coastline. For more details about our outdoor adventures, kayaking and paddling services please drop us an...

  • Bruce Watt Sea Cruises
    Western Isles, East Bay, Mallaig, PH41 4QG
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    Bruce Watt Sea Cruises are based in Mallaig and operate the regular mail boat service to Loch Nevis and the Inverie community. Inverie on the Knoydart peninsula is a great place for a walking holiday - from Munro bagging to just a leisurely walk! Remote as it is, there are still...

  • Loch Shiel Cruises
    Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan, PH37 4LT
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    Loch Shiel is a beautiful fresh-water loch which stretches from Glenfinnan to Acharacle - and almost reaches the sea, but for a short area of land. At the Glenfinnan end the mountains are over 800 metres high which creates a very Highland setting. Further west the mountains give way to flatter...

  • Cruise Loch Ness
    Knockburnie, Inchnacardoch, Fort Augustus, PH32 4BN
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    Only 50 minutes from Fort William, MV Royal Scot provides boat cruises on world famous Loch Ness from Fort Augustus, one of the prettiest villages in Scotland. From just inside the Caledonian Canal, MV Royal Scot cruises Loch Ness to explore the wildlife and scenery from the most famous of Highland...

  • Glencoe Mountain Resort
    Glencoe, PH49 4HZ
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    Glencoe is the oldest ski centre in Scotland and is a good visitor centre in the summer months when you can take a trip on the chairlift and enjoy the fabulous views. The centre has a cafe and shop with toilets and information for visitors....

  • Ardnamurchan Charters
    Bruach Na Fearna, Laga Bay, Acharacle, PH36 4JW
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    Ardnamurchan Charters offer a very wide choice of outdoor cruises and day trips to Tobermory on Mull, and to many other islands and destinations off Lochaber's rugged coastline.We operate boat charters for fishing parties and wildlife filming and viewing.We offer outdoor activities for families and groups in a safe and exciting...

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