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Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Otters

Animal Collection

River Lochy
Fort William
Inverness Shire
©Lorne Gill/SNH

Location Map

What's Nearby

Please note that the distances stated below are approximate and are calculated as the crow flies. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you check your route before you travel.

Attractions nearby

  1. Shinty

    Shinty

    Sports Ground

    The largest dedicated shinty park in Fort William, An Aird is located on the east back of Loch Linhe near to the town centre and next to the Nevis Centre. An Aird is also home to Fort William Shinty...

    0.24 miles away
  2. Bike Glen Nevis by road or forestry track

    Bike Glen Nevis by road or forestry track

    Waymarked Trail

    Location: Glen Nevis
    Starting Point: Braveheart Car park; Glen Nevis Visitors Centre, both Glen Nevis
    Trail Length: 15 miles / 25 kilometres
    Time Required: 2.5 - half day ride
    Route Type: Cross...

    0.39 miles away
  1. Lochaber Leisure Centre

    Lochaber Leisure Centre

    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    0.41 miles away
  2. Old Fort

    Old Fort

    Historic Site

    0.49 miles away
  3. West Highland Museum

    West Highland Museum

    Museum

    The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history. Its most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause. The museum...

    0.71 miles away
  4. Old Inverlochy Castle

    Old Inverlochy Castle

    Castle / Fort

    The ruins of this 13th-century castle near fort William is the site of two battles. Now in the care of Historic Scotland, the castle, although ruined, is unusual as it has remained unaltered since...

    0.75 miles away
  5. Evening Cruises

    Evening Cruises

    Boat Trip


    During this Wild Lochaber Festival 2014 - enjoy an amazing evening cruise on Monday 19th, Wednesday 21st or Friday 23rd May 2014, departing the Town Pier at 7.30pm.

    Plus regular sailing during...

    0.84 miles away
  6. Crannog Cruises

    Crannog Cruises

    Boat Trip

    Enjoy this fantastic cruise under the slopes of Ben Nevis, Britains highest mountain onboard the historic vessel Souters Lass. The Skipper gives an entertaining and informative commentary as the boat...

    0.84 miles away
  7. Cow Hill Circuit

    Bike the Cow Hill Circuit

    Waymarked Trail

    Location: Fort William
    Starting Point: Braveheart Carpark, Glen Nevis Grid Re 122737
    Trail Length: 7.5miles, with lots of uphill!
    Time Required: 1-2 hours
    Route Type: Cross Country
    Family /...

    1.02 miles away
  8. Highland Cow

    Highland Cow

    Animal Collection

    With its impressive horns and long, flowing coat of hair, the Highland Cow (or 'Coo') is a well known and much loved sight in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

    1.15 miles away
  9. Lime Tree Gallery

    Lime Tree Gallery

    Gallery

    The Lime Tree An Ealdhain gallery is a purpose built space that hosts public touring and commercial contemporary exhibitions in Fort William, Highlands.

    As well as giving contemporary artists a...

    1.27 miles away
  10. View from the bridge at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre

    Glen Nevis Visitor Centre

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre is situated 1.5 miles along the Glen Nevis road from the Nevis bridge mini-roundabout. Here you will find information on walking and the local area. There are toilets...

    1.37 miles away
  11. The Great Glen Canoe Trail

    The Great Glen Canoe Trail

    Waymarked Trail

    The Great Glen Canoe Trail is yet another example of what adventures await outdoor enthusiasts in the Outdoor Capital.

    It is an epic 60 mile (95km) journey crossing Scotland in 5 days and...

    1.37 miles away
  12. Bike Loch Oich Circular

    Bike Loch Oich Circular

    Waymarked Trail

    Location: Great Glen
    Starting Point: Neptunes Staircase, The Caledonian Canal, Banavie, Fort William.
    Trail Length: 91.5kms-52mls part 1 + part 2
    Time Required: 6-8 hrs part 1 + part 2
    Route Type:...

    1.41 miles away
  13. Neptune's Staircase

    Neptune's Staircase

    Historic Site

    The historic Neptune’s Staircase is a staircase lock on the Caledonian Canal at Banavie, just north of Loch Linhe. Designed by noted Scottish architect, canal and bridge builder Thomas Telford, the...

    1.41 miles away
  14. ©Alex Farquhar

    Highland Cow

    Animal Collection

    With its impressive horns and long, flowing coat of hair, the Highland Cow (or 'Coo') is a well known and much loved sight in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

    1.42 miles away
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Activities nearby

  1. Winter Skills Courses

    Winter Skills Courses

    Climbing & Mountaineering

    Having an experienced, qualified instructor at your side whilst you practice the necessary skills to travel safely in the winter mountain environment is an invaluable asset to have. The Highland...

    0.32 miles away
  2. Glen Nevis Adventure Walk

    Glen Nevis Adventure Walk

    Climbing & Mountaineering


    A chance to discover the real Glen Nevis!  Combining walking, easy climbing and maybe an abseil, this is a journey that will take you into places you never thought you would see and an adventure...

    0.36 miles away
  1. Navigation Training

    Navigation Training

    Climbing & Mountaineering

    At The Highland Mountain Company we offer 3 levels of instruction that will help you to gain confidence and learn the correct skills at your own pace. To ensure that your future trips into the...

    0.36 miles away
  2. The Highland Mountain Company

    The Highland Mountain Company

    Climbing & Mountaineering


    Situated at the base of Ben Nevis in Fort William The Highland Mountain Company offers and delivers high quality mountain guiding and instruction in a range of outdoor activities to family, friends...

    0.36 miles away
  3. Summer Walking

    Summer Walking

    Outdoor

    The area surrounding Fort William offers perfect opportunities to get into the wilderness of Scotland without having to walk long distances or up big mountains. With vast reaches of low moor and...

    0.36 miles away
  4. Fishing Scotland

    Fishing Scotland - Wild Fishing and Fly Fishing School

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    SCOTLAND'S ONLY VISITSCOTLAND 5-STAR GRADED FLY FISHING SCHOOL & WILD FISHING ACTIVITY PROVIDER
    Across Lochaber  Ardnamurchan | Fort William & Glen Nevis | Great Glen and Glen Spean | Glencoe and...

    0.41 miles away
  5. A selection of images across Lochaber, by Fishing Scotland

    Fishing Scotland - Wild Fishing and Fly Fishing School

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    SCOTLAND'S ONLY VISITSCOTLAND 5-STAR GRADED FLY FISHING SCHOOL & WILD FISHING ACTIVITY PROVIDER
    Across Lochaber Ardnamurchan | Fort William & Glen Nevis | Great Glen and Glen Spean | Glencoe and...

    0.44 miles away
  6. Glen Nevis Rangers

    Glen Nevis Rangers

    Walking Tour

    Countryside Rangers guided walks and events. Visitor centre with tourist informatoin on Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis. Retail section with maps, outdoor equipment, books and snacks.

    0.49 miles away
  7. Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    We provide quality bespoke year round mountain guiding and outdoor instruction in and around Scotland’s spectacular mountains. Whether you are a complete newbie looking to ascend your first Munro or...

    0.7 miles away
  8. Mountaineering with Craig Dubh

    Mountaineering with Craig Dubh

    Sport/Leisure Centre

    0.7 miles away
  9. Walking with Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Walking with Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Here at Craig Dubh Mountaineering we provide a quality, bespoke guiding service through out the Scottish Highlands. Whether you wish to take on the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, explore some of...

    0.7 miles away
  10. Climbing with Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Climbing with Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing
    This course is designed to give you the chance to try rock climbing outdoors with the safet of a Top or Bottom Rope system, similar to that used at Indoor...

    0.7 miles away
  11. Seaxplorer - Oban Day Trip Adventure: visit Sealife Centre Oban

    Boat Trip

    0.82 miles away
  12. Crannog Cruises

    Crannog Cruises

    Boat Trip

    Enjoy this fantastic cruise under the slopes of Ben Nevis, Britains highest mountain onboard the historic vessel Souters Lass. The Skipper gives an entertaining and informative commentary as the boat...

    0.84 miles away
  13. Lochaber Guides

    Lochaber Guides

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre


    At Lochaber Guides, we offer a fun, friendly and professional all year round Mountain Guiding service here in the stunning Lochaber area. Our goals are to provide you with an authentic,...

    0.89 miles away
  14. Summit of Ben Nevis, viewed from the top of Tower Ridge

    Ben Nevis Mountain Track in Summer with Lochaber Guides

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Ben Nevis stands at 1344m (4409 feet) and is the Highest Mountain in the UK. It is home to some of the most impressive rock scenery in the country as well as stunning views. It's North Face holds...

    0.89 miles away
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Accommodation nearby

  1. Fort William Backpackers

    Fort William Backpackers

    Hostel

    Nestling on a hillside above the town, with wonderful views, our characterful and comfy hostel provides everything you’ll need after a day in the hills. In the evening put your feet up in our...

    0.41 miles away
  2. Alexandra Hotel

    Alexandra Hotel

    Hotel

    The Alexandra Hotel provides great traditional Scottish Hospitality at its best!

    In a great location, with everything is close by - whether it’s shopping in the High Street, catching a bus or...

    0.53 miles away
  1. Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

    Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

    Hotel

    Nothing is overlooked - Except Ben Nevis You’ll find the Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club a great place to stay and relax, with its truly great atmosphere with comfortable surroundings and friendly...

    0.53 miles away
  2. Old Harbour Master's, Fort William

    Old Harbour Master's

    Self-Catering

    Old Harbour Master's self catering apartment is situated in the centre of Fort William, Western Highlands, Scotland.

    This upper two floor self catering apartment has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and...

    0.56 miles away
  3. View from St Anthonys

    St Anthonys B&B

    Bed & Breakfast

    Gill and Dave look forward to welcoming you to St. Anthonys which sits above the town and commands spectacular views across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour Hills beyond. Situated off the main road, it is...

    0.82 miles away
  4. Lime Tree An Ealdhain

    Lime Tree An Ealdhain

    Hotel

    The Lime Tree Hotel, Restaurant and Art Gallery offers you quality accommodation in a convenient location in Fort William in the heart of North West Highlands of Scotland.

    Whether you choose to...

    0.96 miles away
  5. Ben Nevis Inn Bunkhouse

    Ben Nevis Inn

    Bunkhouse

    The Ben Nevis Inn bunkhouse is located in one of the most beautiful and famous areas of Scotland, at the very foot of
    Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.

    The inn sits at the start of the Ben...

    0.96 miles away
  6. Carinbrook - External Photograph

    Carinbrook Guest House

    Guest House


    Here at Carinbrook you will receive a warm, Highland welcome. Carinbrook offers one twin-bedded ensuite and three double ensuite rooms, plus one single room ensuite room. Each room is tastefully...

    1.38 miles away
  7. The Smiddy Bunkhouse and Blacksmiths Hostel

    The Smiddy Bunkhouse and Blacksmiths Hostel

    Hostel


    Our flexible accommodation options are ideal for short breaks for families, couples, groups of friends or clubs all year round. We overlook Loch Linnhe and the nearby islands off the end of the...

    1.45 miles away
  8. Snowgoose Apartments

    Snowgoose Apartments

    Self-Catering


    Our flexible accommodation options are ideal for family holidays or short breaks as well as for families, couples or groups of friends all year round.

    The large windows give excellent views over...

    1.45 miles away
  9. The Moorings Hotel, by Neptune's Staircase

    Moorings Hotel

    Hotel

    The Moorings Hotel is one of the most desirable hotels in the Scottish Highlands offering the best accommodation, wedding and conference facilities, but don’t take our word for it come along and...

    1.5 miles away
  10. Burnlea Cottage

    Burnlea Cottage

    Self-Catering

    With stunning panoramic views of Loch Linnhe, Glen Stronchreggan and the Ardgour hills, Burnlea self catering detached cottage is waiting to give you a warm Highland welcome.

    We are well located...

    1.66 miles away
  11. Burnlea House Bed and Breakfast

    Burnlea House Bed and Breakfast

    Bed & Breakfast

    With stunning panoramic views of Loch Linnhe, Glen Stronchreggan and the Ardgour hills, Burnlea is waiting to give you a warm Highland welcome.

    We are well located for exploring the area and...

    1.76 miles away
  12. Glen Nevis Holidays Self Catering Lodges

    Glen Nevis Holidays

    Camping & Caravan Site


    Stay with us in Glen Nevis and experience the rugged beauty of this historic highland glen. With mountains, riverside and forest a short walk away you will be mesmerised by the stunning views in...

    1.84 miles away
  13. Glen Nevis Caravan and Camping Park

    Glen Nevis Caravan and Camping Park

    Camping & Caravan Site

    Our award-winning touring caravan and camping park near Fort William is set in a magnificent location in Glen Nevis, with stunning views to Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains. The park extends...

    1.84 miles away
  14. Fingal at Neptunes Staircase

    Caledonian Discovery

    Self-Catering

    Winter Self Catering with a difference with Caledonian Discovery  During the winter months Fingal of Caledonia is berthed at the top of Neptune's staircase, Banavie near Fort William. It is available...

    1.85 miles away
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