The ‘outdoor capital of the UK’ is ringed with wonderful forests where you’ll find great views, pretty places for a picnic, and exciting mountain bike routes.

Use our forests around Fort William (PDF 6.9MB) guide to to help you explore.


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Cow Hill

Just a wee hill, but the views are champion! Right on the edge of town, this old grazing ground is a popular place for a walk, a run or a cycle ride.

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Glen Nevis

A beautiful glen with stunning views of Britain’s highest mountain. Trails range from an easy access route around a woodland pond to a 6-mile adventure to an ancient fort.

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Miles of routes snake across the northern side of Ben Nevis, with lots of choices for gentle cycling, walking and running. The famous Witch’s Trails mountain bike routes are here too.

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North Face

Hill walkers and climbers head here for the crags of Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis. For the less intrepid, a waymarked trail will give you a taste of the wild northern slopes.

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The Witch’s Trails

One of the best mountain bike venues in the country. Warm up on the skills loop, then head for miles of spell-binding single track and superb downhill rides.

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