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We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Leanachan

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

Latest forest information

There will be some forest road closures and diversions in Leanachan Forest for essential maintenance works:

  • 23 August to 6 September 2021: Works will be taking place on the North Face - Nevis Range forest road. While the road will not be entirely closed, there may be lengthy delays in allowing visitors to pass. We strongly advise avoiding this section of forest road and to use alternative routes in Leanachan Forest during this time.
  • 7 September to 4 Octobetr 2021: The MacKenzies Road will be completely closed for extensive maintenance works. Alternative routes must be used during this time. Please follow the advice on all safety signage you encounter.
  • Download a map showing the two areas where work will take place (PDF)

We're sorry for any inconvenience this work may cause. However, we hope you'll enjoy the improved forest roads when they re-open.

About

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)

Activities

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 and access

Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking icon
Parking
Treetop adventure
Treetop adventure
Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area

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

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

More about parking

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.

Get directions

Nearby forests

Red toadstool in forest with bike wheel beyond

World class mountain biking trails at Nevis Range

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking icon
Parking
Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Leanachan': 0.14 miles
View in the mist from high hill of wooded hills and Loch Arkaig, near Fort William

Butterflies, waterfalls and a truly remote Highland loch

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Leanachan': 8.66 miles
Waterfall cascades down into pool, surrounded by trees, ferns and boulders, Glen Righ forest, near Fort William

Eight mighty waterfalls and wide loch views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Leanachan': 10.40 miles

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Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 1)
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