Fort William

Lochaber Leisure Centre
The Lochaber Leisure Centre in Fort William is only twenty minutes walk from Calluna. Facilities include: swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna cabin and squash courts. Also starting at the Leisure Centre is a good local walk which leads into beautiful Glen Nevis or up to the top of Cow Hill, a fantastic local viewpoint above the town. Tel: 01397 70 4359 for times and tariffs.

Caledonian canal
A short distance from Fort William is the southern end of the Caledonian canal. This ancient water thoroughfare is a hive of activity for all forms of water-borne transport and also follows the route of the Great Glen Way, a sixty mile walk from Fort William to Inverness, through the Great Glen. Much of this walk follows the tow-path or shores of the Lochs; Lochy; Oich and Ness. A very popular location for visitors and locals, with plenty to see on foot, bike or canoe. The Canal links the Atlantic with the North Sea.

Great Glen canoe trail
Scotland’s first formal canoe trail opened in March 2012. Following a rise in the number of paddlers using the Glen, the canoe trail provides guidance and support when planning your adventure, with facilities en route, like toilets and interpretation. For more information please see the Great Glen Canoe Trail website.

Commando Memorial Spean Bridge
Only a short thirty minute drive from our base is the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge. This monument is set in a very grand and elevated landscape adjacent to the A82 and overlooks the Great Glen both north and south. The statue pays tribute to the men who trained close by and went off to defend Britain during the Second World War. More details can be found at Commando Memorial, visiting this special viewpoint can easily be combined with a short round-trip to include a stroll alongside of the Caledonian Canal or a fine meal at the acclaimed Smiddy House amongst others in Spean Bridge and the surrounding area.

If you do not have a car, then the train or coach from Fort William will serve just as well. The memorial is less than a mile to walk from the village, which also boasts a well stocked Woolen Mill, Tourist Information Centre and fine views of the River Spean, a favourite with river paddlers.

Nevis Range
Nevis Range opened as a ski area on 19th December 1989.  Since that time it has developed into one of Scotland’s most varied outdoor facilities. Paragliding, mountain biking and winter climbing all compliment the skiing.  At the 600 metre top station it is possible for visitors to have a gentle stroll to one of two simple but outstanding viewpoints, followed by a bite to eat or a pint in the restaurant.  A small outdoor shop is also available along with one of the highest postboxes in Britain!

Fort William bike hire
At Calluna we can arrange bike hire for you from Nevis Cycles. Either ask us to arrange or contact them directly, mentioning that you found out about them from Calluna (  They offer bike hire in and around Fort William, the Great Glen Way and one-way between Inverness, Fort William and Oban.

Contact Us

Calluna, Connochie Road, Fort William, Inverness-shire, Scotland, PH33 6JX

T: +44 (0)1397 70 0451

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