A three hour drive could take you from Glasgow to the foot of the UK's highest mountain where there are dozens of adventures you could throw yourself into. Get ready to test yourself in Fort William and Lochaber, otherwise known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK!
Things to See & Do
For starters, there's plenty for you to climb, including the mighty Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain! It's a great challenge well suited to experienced walkers. In the surrounding area, there are some other incredible mountain ranges perfect for hill walking and much more besides.
Aonach Mor is home to the Nevis Range, a mountain resort which offers winter sports during the ski season and a whole host of activities during the summer months. It's worth taking the mountain gondola just for the views, but you can also try high wire courses, forest walks, mountain biking and paragliding!
The area also boasts some fantastic opportunities for all kinds of watersports. Have a go at canoeing or kayaking and explore the Great Glen Canoe Trail, or experience the power of surging rivers as you try gorge walking, canyoning, white water rafting and funyaking.
Once you've worked up an appetite, there are plenty of great places for food to choose from. Enjoy a proper bar supper at the Clachaig Inn in Glen Coe or the Ben Nevis Inn, experience innovative dishes at the Lime Tree or try west Highland seafood in the Crannog Restaurant beside Loch Linnhe.
Fort William is accessible from Glasgow by road, train or bus and it's a stunning journey, whatever mode of transport you take. By car, leave the city west on the M8 and follow the A82 north through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, across Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, and alongside Loch Linnhe.