What to do locally

Kinlochleven is a real outdoor paradise, with unlimited possibilities to experience the great Scottish wilderness on your own. And with both summer and winter activities, it's an all year round playground! 

WALKING & HIKING

Kinlochleven is the penultimate stop of the West Highland Way which ushes in front of the house.

10 munros are directly accessible from the house, including the Ring of Steal in the Mamores, if you're up to reach summits. 

More leisure walks will give you access to undisturbed nature, glens, hidden lochs but also historic paths and arctefacts. Among them, the path to Grey's Mare Waterfall, the riverside walk or the old pier walk leading to one of the most scenic vistas of Scotland. For a moderate climb, try the abandoned Mamore Lodge, the gorgeous Ciaran Path and POW Camp, the climb to Loch Eilde Mor or the hike to the BlackWater reservoir

Spot some wildlife on the way and enjoy the ever-changing landscape, eerie forests inhabited with century old trees and lush fauna, white river, gorge and waterfalls.

A 10mn ride from the house gives you access to Glencoe Valley and Ballachulish for a multitude of other hikes, walks and munros.

Walk Highlands has comprehensive description of the walks and hikes in the area. 

WATERSPORT

With River Leven running at the front of the house and the loch nearby, there are plenty of opportunities for wild swimming and experiencing the grandeur of the area on water. 

Vertical Descents offers the only Via Ferrata in Scotland at the Grey Mare's waterfall, the third highest of Scotland but also plenty of other water activities including "funyakking" and river bugging on the white water of River Leven. 

Discover Loch Leven from another angle with a paddleboarding session with Rugged Paddleboard Glencoe or kayaking with Rockhopper

ROAD TRIP

The Highlands are one of these places that are made to be discovered on the road. With its open landscapes, atmospheric moorland, glens and eerie forests, its winding single track roads leading to remote lochs at the foot of rugged mountains, just put a good playlist on and get lost. 

Ask us for itineraries. 

More to come soon in our blog section. 

CLIMBING

Thrill seekers will find adrenaline activities at the Ice Factor with their indoor ice climbing wall, or their outdoor go ape. A bouldering room as well as traditional indoor climbing and outdoor guided sessions are available too, rather you're experienced or you want to try something new with great teachers. 

SKIING|BIKING

We're located half-way between Glencoe Mountain Resort and Nevis Range in Fort William, so you can pick your next run depending on the best conditions. 

Glencoe mountain resort offers skiing and snowboarding opportunities as well as sledging, terrain park & avalanche transceiver training park.

In summer you can practice down hill & XC biking or family friendly fun like tubing or just taking the chairlift up for great views and a hike down. 

Nevis range – Fort William boasts stunning panoramic views from Britain's only mountain gondola. You will be spoilt for choice at Nevis Range. Skiing, snowboarding, paragliding, mountain biking and high wire adventures are some of the activities available.

CULTURAL

Learn about the fascinating origin of Kinlochleven and how the hydro-electricity was used to make aluminium in this beautiful corner of the Highlands over 90 years ago at the Aluminium story.

Stop at the Glencoe Folk Museum for a dip in local history or head to the Glencoe Visitor Centre from The National Trust of Scotland for a comprehensive discovery of the history but also the environment of one the most beautiful Glens of Scotland. 

In Fort William, the West Highland museum is a small but well appointed collection of local history including the Jacobite Train. Or if you're interested in how the highest peak of UK came out of the earth, go check the Lochaber Geopark

 

And if you're up for the drive, head to the fascinating Glenfinnan. Pop in the visitor centre for the history of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the rising of the Jacobite, take a stroll to the monument with majestic Loch Shiel as a backdrop before heading to the highly photogenic viaduct to hear and see the steam and steel of the Jacobite Train

FOREST VIEW GUESTHOUSE

24 Wades Road, Kinlochleven

Highlands, PH50 4QX

+44 (0)1855 831302

info@forestviewbnb.co.uk

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