Get Out There!
It's no wonder that Fort William & Lochaber is known as The Outdoor Capital of the UK. Not only can you take part in a huge variety of outdoor activities, on land, in the air and on the water, but you can do it in some of the most dramatic Scottish locations imaginable.
This may be what Lochaber is most famous for - with thousands of square miles of hills, glens, lochs, forests, rivers and a spectacular coastline there is a walk to suit every level of fitness and ability. From marked forestry trails to munro-bagging expeditions, Lochaber’s got it all.
The mountains of Lochaber define the area, and with some of the highest mountain in the country it’s no surprise that both visitors and locals make the most of them. We can show you how to scramble, climb and walk with qualified and experienced guides or take you further into the exhilaration of the Scottish hills in winter.
Lochaber is the home of the Mountain Bike World Cup (UK round), So our cycling credentials quickly add up! The World Cup downhill will challenge even the bravest rider while families can enjoy gentle forestry and canal-side paths. Find your own route or take a guide to show you what’s best – the choice is yours!
Skiing in Scotland is fun for all abilities – both centres have ski schools to get you started and also provide excellent off piste to test your skills. The Scottish ski centres usually open between Christmas and April depending on snow conditions. But there's more to snowsports - how about ice-climbing, snow-shoeing or ski mountaineering?
Golf courses in the Lochaber area are a little bit different to the famous links course found elsewhere in Scotland. We have 4 golf courses each offering something a little different, with Golf Courses set in dramatic loch-side locations and visitors welcome at all of them.
There’s a lot of fun to be had in water and we’ve got it in the form of lochs, rivers, canals, and of course, the sea! You can dive under in, jump into it or sail, raft and ski over it. Whether you’re an expert or just starting out, there’s something here for everyone.
Get on 4 wheels and reach areas of the Outdoor Capital that you wouldn't normally see. Whether by you take control of your own quad bike or 4x4, or sit back and let someone else take you on a Land Rover tour, the results will be thrilling!
The Highlands of Scotland are recognised as an exceptional sporting destination that offers visitors outstanding sporting experiences amongst stunning & dramatic landscapes. The Outdoor Capital is no exception our Highland Estates and countryside offer a wide variety of country sports such as fishing, stalking and clay pigeon shooting, all in some of the Scotland's most spectacular scenery.
Looking for adventure? There’s no experience needed to climb the trees, jump from 11m or slide down the 100m zip at High Wire Adventure! Book in advance now. Minimum heights apply.
Rockhopper Sea Kayaking is a fully mobile provider of guided sea kayaking trips and sea kayaking instruction based near Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland.
Ben Nevis Guide
So what is No Fuss all about? Well basically we love the outdoors, we love events and the fun, camaraderie and craic. We have tried to strip back some of the rules and regulations involved with sport that can be a wee bit off putting at times.