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Forestry tracks leading to endless mountain trails offer ideal terrain for the most adventurous biking. From easy flat tracks to Glenfinnan along the side of Loch Shiel, to serious off road mountain trails, the cycling opportunities are endless. High specification mountain bikes can be hired from Sunart Cycles in Strontian www.sunartcycles.co.uk with free delivery to Glenhurich lodge.
Outdoor Capital of UK
Fort William claims this proud title and offers the best adventure playground Scotland has to offer. The following describe some highlights around Fort William and within a day trip from Glenhurich.
Ben Nevis is the UK’s highest mountain at 1,344 m (4,409ft) The Nevis Range has the only mountain gondola in Britain which takes vistors, climbers and skiers half way up Anoch Mor, to the chairlifts where skiing is excellent in the winter months. The UCI Muntain bike World Cup is hosted here annually and is a major spectator event.
Glen Coe is simply the most dramatic place in Scotland. The towering peaks offer a four season climbing haven with the most extreme routes in northern Europe as well as gentle walks through the lower valleys. Abundant with ancient history, the multi award winning Glencoe Visitor Centre is a must see. Visit the below link www.glencoe-nts.org.uk/visitor
Ice Climbing Centre
Visit the Ice Factor at Kinlochleven with its 30m high indoor ice wall and dry climbing walls as well as its high ropes and bungee play area. For more information visit www.ice-factor.co.uk
For adventure lovers visit Vertical Descents who are located across the Corran ferry 500 metres south on the A82. World class canyoning, white water rafting, surfing, Coasteering (combination of wild swimming, rock climbing, caving and cliff jumping around cathedral caverns and rocky headlands). The instructors are experienced and professional. For more details follow the below link; www.verticaldescents.com
Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP.
Kayaking along both Loch Doilet and Loch Shiel is wonderful. Explore the ancient burial island and the sandy beaches and headlands. There is easy access to both Lochs by car, and ample storage is available in the outbuildings for kayaks,canoes and stand up paddleboards.
The wild coastline, remote beaches and islands and wildlife make Ardnamurchan one of the most popular locations for kayaking and canoeing. For guided sea kayaking trips from Easter to September, see the below link for details. www.seakayakarisaig.co.uk
“A fantastic Christmas break”
It was wonderful to wake up in the morning to the vista of snow topped hills, the nearby Loch Doilean & the stunning Loch Shiel.