Things To Do & See
The beautiful scenery of Lochaber brings visitors back year after year. The mountains and lochs are truly awe-inspiring, whatever the season.
Many of our guests are walking the West Highland Way, a 96 mile trail from Glasgow to Fort William. A great walk which starts in Milngavie, traverses the wild Rannoch Moor and reaches Fort William at the end. Kinlochleven is the penultimate stop on the Way.
Kinlochleven is situated at the head of Loch Leven, about six miles east of Glencoe. It is the ideal base for walking in the Mamore mountains and the impressive peaks in the Pass of Glencoe. You can take a 45 minute walk to the Grey Mare's Tail waterfall or do more challenging hikes to the mountain summits.
The village is also home to the Ice Factor, home of the world's tallest indoor ice-climbing wall. It also features an impressive bouldering hall and you can perfect your mountaineering skills there. There are some excellent restaurants in the village and the renowned Seafood Cafe is only 6 miles away.
Why not hire a bike from Crank it up a Gear in Glencoe or Nevis Cycles in Fort William and spend a day cycling around Loch Leven. The area is steeped in history. Not many people know that German prisoners of war built the main road from Kinlochleven to Glencoe and the remains of a POW camp are still here. The Glencoe Visitor Centre tells the story of the Glencoe Massacre and provides information about the flora and fauna of the region.
If you simply wish to relax then there is plenty to keep you occupied. You can take the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig. This featured in the Harry Potter films. The railway lines from Fort William to Mallaig and Fort William to Glasgow are probably the most scenic lines in the UK. You can play a round of golf at the scenic Dragon's Tooth Golf Course 10 miles away.