Ft William Area – Holiday ideas.
We are off to Ft William for a week at the end of the month staying in a cottage.
Looking for ideas for days out. We have a dog with us and my wife will be 5 months pregnant so that rules out too strenuous climbs.
Any ideas for walks, visits, cakes shops and tea rooms etc?
Obviously I have a few days of biking penned in the diary inc a days skills day at Nevis Range.Posted 7 years agoNibsyMember
+1 for Glen Nevis & the walk through the Gorge
The drive to Oban is lovely and quite a few nice places to stop on the way and its a lovely town.
The Crannog Restaurant on the waterfront of Fort Bill is lovely for sea food with beautiful views but you'll have to book. Number 4 in the town square is also nice for food.Posted 7 years ago
Old station restaurant in Spean bridge was lovely last time we were there. Gondola up Aonoch mor is good even if you aint riding back down. If you are heading around to Morar, Make sure you go to Camusdarrach beach, and then lunch/dinner in a restaurant named cnoc na far between back of keppoch and Arisaig.
Fort William is a bit of a hole IMO, but lots of good places within easy reach. Hope you have a good time and the good lady keeps well.Posted 7 years agothegreatapeMember
If you're staying in Spean Bridge there is Russell's, supposed to be one of the best restaurants in the area.
Loch Leven Seafood Cafe is better than the Crannog for seafood, plus it has a shop for afterwards.
Holly Tree in Kentallen is fantastic for grub if you go to Oban.
There's a new Go Ape type thing at Aonoch Mor/Nevis Range, not sure if it's open yet but looks fun.
Neptunes Staircase is quite interesting for a half hour stroll.Posted 7 years agopeajayMember
If you're in Spean park at the Comando Memorial and look for the new path at the bottom of the car park, starts of heading west, it's a loop not too long perfect for preggers missus and dog, goes down spean gorge and passed highbridge, quite interesting local history, comes back onto the A82 then a walk back up the pavement to the car, was dead quiet last time I did it,Posted 7 years ago
Fort Augustus is good for a half day. A staircase of locks on the Caledonian Canal, spot of lunch. Stroll about if not raining.Posted 7 years ago
Used to love taking the trawler in with the pleasure cruisers….oh the little worried faces.
Oban is good for a stroll sea food seller on the pier near the ferry terminal is good.LMTMember
Ive stayed in Spean bridge for about 4 summers on the bounce, superb place to stay, the forest at the back of the station has some superb singletrack, loved it, a blast to Nevis Range through the forest, and its fairly well trail marked as well.
For a quick takeaway the chip shop at the side of the local bar does a great Tikka and the fish just tastes fresher! Last year the gift place had burnt down, not sure if its rebuilt yet, we stayed at Burnbank lodges, the couple there really look after you, somewhere safe for the bikes and the river just at the foot of the lodges, would be going this year but someone wants to sit on a beach for 14 days!Posted 7 years ago
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