Visit Roy Bridge, Fort William and Lochaber
Lochaber is, quite simply, a must visit for anyone wishing to see, experience and appreciate the very best of Scotland and its awesome diversity and beauty. From the most stunning mountain scenery in Scotland, to possibly the best and best quality range of outdoor pursuits anywhere in the UK, and certainly in Scotland – hence the term ‘The Outdoor Capital of Scotland’ – this remarkable area will leave you reeling in delight, and immediately instil a spirit of adventure.
Nestling under Ben Nevis, UK's highest mountain, is the busy town of Fort William. It is the gateway not only to the Lochaber area, but also to Skye and the Western Isles. The main highway runs through it, virtually South to North, following the Great Glen geological fault from Oban to Inverness.
The Presbytery of Lochaber covers the whole District of Lochaber from Fort William in the East to Mallaig and the Small Isles to the West, Ardnamurchan Peninsula, as far North as Fort Augustus, and as far South as Duror. It includes two of the largest parishes in the UK, Kilmonivaig and Glengarry.
Stunning walking and climbing virtually from our doorstep. Lochaber Watersports not far away. Great golf at Fort William and on superb small highland courses notably Traigh. Excellent river and loch fishing. Deer stalking and shooting. The Farm riding centre at Torlundy. Sensational wildlife cruises on Loch Shiel. Nevis Range Mountain Gondola and Ski Resort. Memorable train journeys. And much much more. All amidst some of the wildest and most captivating scenery in the Scottish Highlands, in "Western Europe's last great wilderness", as Lochaber is known.
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