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Leanachan

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Latest forest information

  • The Cackle and The Broomstick Blue trails have had to be closed due to unsafe boardwalk. Please follow all safety information on site and avoid using these trails. 
  • Tree felling work is currently being carried out in the wider Leanachan forest beyond North Face Car Park and is expected to continue until March 2024. This will mean some sections of the Forest are closed and there will be large vehicle and lorry traffic on the forest roads including the access road to North Face car park. Please remain vigilant and follow all safety information that you come across.

About

A nationally renowned hub of outdoor activities

Leanachan forest is popular for walking, running and cycling, with miles of trials under the northern slopes of Ben Nevis, including the North Face Trail at the Torlundy end of the forest.

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.

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
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area

Public toilets and a café can be found at Nevis Range. Parking charges apply details and costs can be found on their web page.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in the North Face car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. For parking at Nevis Range, please see details online.

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Getting here

From the A82 at Torlundy, follow the turn-off signposted for the 'North face' car park. Follow this road up over the railway line where another sign on the right will guide you to the car park. 

Using SatNav? 

PH33 6SW is the nearest postcode to the turn-off at Torlundy. 

Public transport

Buses between Fort William and Nevis Range/Spean Bridge can stop at Torlundy on request. 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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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 (charge)
Parking (charge)
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Leanachan': 1.18 miles
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Gateway to one of Scotland's iconic glens

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