Local Activities

With spectacular beaches and sheltered coastlines, forests and mountains, lochs and glens, the Inverness-shire landscape is a great place to get out and enjoy yourself, be it walking, skiing, playing golf or simply appreciating the view.


Salmon Fishing

The salmon fishing season on the Lochy starts on 1st April and finishes on
15th October. Availability is limited. Please contact Jon Gibb, the manager. For more information on the Lochy click here:

For other rivers in the area visit:


Trout Fishing & Riding

For trout fishing in ponds at the foot of Ben Nevis, or riding and hacking along beautiful tracks that lead down to the River Lochy or up on to the mountain with superb views over Loch Linnhe, contact:

Stalking Red Deer

Stags season: 1st July to 20th October
Hinds season: 21st October to 15th February

stalking Roe Deer

Bucks season: 1st April to 20th October
Does season: 21st October to 31st March

For local deer stalking, please contact Finlay Clark.



Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, sits majestically at the head of Loch Linnhe with its presence dominating the landscape. For information about selected walks, detailed routes and safety advice contact:

Skiing, biking, boarding

For more exotic activity on Ben Nevis – gondolas, bike riding, skiing and snow sports contact:


Set directly below Ben Nevis, Fort William Golf Club has an 18-hole course. Visit:


For exhilarating boat trips around the western coast, contact:


Highland Games

With activities ranging from Highland dancing, athletics, piping competitions and marching, the Highland Games are a great day out:

Ben Nevis Distillery

Ben Nevis Distillery was established in 1825 and is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is situated at the foot of Ben Nevis:

Ben Nevis Observatory

Opened in October 1883, the Ben Nevis Observatory provided invaluable meteorological data for 20 years on a continuous hourly basis: