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Glen Nevis place to visit Runs on the west and south flank of Ben Nevis with the water from the Nevis running through it, A single track road traverses much of the glen from Fort William it passes Achintee Farm where the path branches off to the summit of Ben Nevis, the road leads to and past Glen Nevis House the head quarters of Lochiel of the clan Cameron, The Clan Cameron fought as Jacobite s at the Battle of Prestonpans in1745 and the Battle of Falkirk in 1746 and on the front-line at the Battle of Culloden on the 6 April 1746. After the Battle of Culloden the Chief, Donald Cameron, also known as 'Gentle Lochiel', took refuge in France where he died in October 1748.
Glen Nevis and the surrounding area has a fantastic range of walks and hiking routes for all levels of ability. Whether you want to climb Ben Nevis, explore a forest or amble along a riverside you'll find a walk that's right for you, Fort William is a popular destination for cyclists offering all types of accommodation in the area from Bed and Breakfast, Hotels, Hostels, Camping and Caravanning, pods, Castles, to suite all budgets, the forests have a network of tracks that make ideal cycle routes and there are there are many purpose-built cycle paths in the area. There are also lots of quiet roads leading to remote Highland communities, which make for great day trips. Fort William hosts the UCI Mountain Bike world cup at the nearby Nevis range There is a great range of facilities for cyclists and mountain bikers of all levels around Nevis Range and over 25 miles of forest cycling tracks. A dedicated cycle track leads from Fort William to the tracks.
The Nevis range also has a world class downhill mountain bike track - take your bike up the mountain in a gondola then cycle down again at high speed. Not for the faint hearted. there is a huge range of outdoor activities available around Fort William the mountains, forests, lochs and the North Sea all within easy reach so if you are interested in trying kayaking, go karting, canyoning, salmon fishing, quad biking, walking, sailing. Here you can find red deer, pine martens, otters, red squirrels, dolphins, seals, grouse, golden eagles, This area of the Highlands has an interesting diversity of wildlife, you can take Boat tours and guided walks, In Fort William you will find the West Highland Museum one of the oldest museums in the Highlands. It was founded in 1922 by a group of local enthusiasts the Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history.
Our most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause. But we also hold a wealth of curious and fascinating collections relating to less well-known aspects of the lives of the people of the West Highlands. From Fort William about 9 miles south east you will find Fort Dun Deardail a massive vitrified ruin you have Ben Nevis on your left, Nevis Forest on your right and the Stiell Falls Go along this road as far as the peat track that is part of the Cow Hill Circuit in the forest, at the top where it meets the West Highland Way several directions are signposted to get to this vitrified fort you take a long steady walk along the forest road, it stands on a hill west of the road at a height of 1,127 feet it measures 150 feet by 90 feet and in some places 50 feet thick there are some magnificent views from this point, Dun Deardail Fort is one in a line of vitrified forts that stretches from Craig Phadraig outside Inverness all the way down to the West Coast.