Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

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Leanachan Forest Notice

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Nevisrange Mountain Experience has now closed until further notice.

A nationally renowned hub of outdoor activities

Leanachan forest is popular for walking, running and gentle cycling, with miles of trails under the northern slopes of Ben Nevis.

There’s marvellous mountain biking here too: Leanachan is home to some world famous mountain bike events, but you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy the Witch's Trails.

Leanachan is an active working forest, producing large quantities of timber every year. We’ll post updates on the website about any work that affects the trails and you’ll find signs on site with details.

Forests around Fort William Guide Map (PDF 6.8MB)

Guide Map to the Great Glen (PDF 7MB)

Walking trails


River Lundy trail

A short trail from the ski centre, giving a taste of Leanachan forest and great views onto the Nevis mountain range.

A generally firm, wide path. Narrow for short sections and small areas can be muddy after rain. Fairly steep long slopes, with some shorter steeper sections.

2 ¼ miles / 3.6 km

1½ hours

More information

This family-friendly trail follows burns and leads you through a meadow filled with wild flowers in spring and summer, with views of the Aonoch Mor and Ben Nevis.


Outdoor Capital of the UK

Fort William and Lochaber are deservedly renowned for their outdoor activities. Find out what you can do and where to hire equipment at the Outdoor Capital of the UK website.

Facilities & access

Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments
Picnic area
Picnic area

The Nevis Range ski centre has public toilets and a café.

Getting here

Leanachan shares a car park with Nevis Range ski centre. The ski centre is well signposted from the A82 between Fort William and Spean Bridge.

Using SatNav?

PH33 6SQ is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are regular buses from Fort William to Nevis Range. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Get in touch

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0300 067 6650 (option 1)
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