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Leanachan

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Latest forest information

Essential tree felling works at Leanachan Forest will commence on the 1st September 2022 and through until March 2023. Sections of the forest will be closed to the public throughout this period with clear safety measures in place where tree felling works are taking place . Please follow all safety signage and instructions from staff or banksmen on site. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Due to the works in Leanachan Forest there will be a noticeable increase in HGV timber related machinery and wood lorries on our forest road network from the 26th August 2022 through to June 2023. Expect delays and possible short notice closures on the forest road network as these works progress. Please be vigilant at all times when using the forest roads, follow all safety signage and instructions from staff, banksmen or those working in the forest.

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.

Walking trails

Walking

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.

Strenuous trail grade icon
2 ¼ miles / 3.6 km

Allow
1½ hours

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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.

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.

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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

Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 1)
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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 (charge)
Parking (charge)
Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Leanachan': 0.14 miles
Dramatic valley with large mountain on either side made of grey rock with clouds overhead.

Spectacular views of Britain's highest mountain

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Leanachan': 1.18 miles
Visitor signage in a stone circle with green and snow-capped hills behind.

Gateway to one of Scotland's iconic glens

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
All ability trails
All ability trails
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Leanachan': 3.05 miles