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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Where we are

Leanachan Forest Notice

Due to the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), 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.

Guide map to Forests around Fort William (PDF 6.9MB)

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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