LOCHABER ('LOCH ABAR' FOR OUR GAELIC SPEAKERS) IS A VAST, DIVERSE DESTINATION IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS REACHING OUT FROM THE GREAT GLEN TO THE MOST WESTERLY POINT OF THE BRITISH MAINLAND. THIS DIVERSITY OF LANDSCAPE OFFERS YOU A WEALTH OF COASTAL AND IN LAND WATER EXPERIENCES TO DISCOVER AND EXPLORE.
Experience the natural wonders and adventure of Lochaber – sublime and serene with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
From it’s midpoint of Fort William, north to the Great Glen, and the majesty of Ben Nevis, south to Ballachulish and the sweeping turreted mountains of Glencoe, to Kilchoan and Lochaline in the west - Lochaber includes the gateway to Mull, and to the most westerly point of Ardnamurachan and its lighthouse perched at the very tip.
It embraces the spectacular winding Road to the Isles via Glenfinnan, place of the 1745 Jacobite uprising and now as famous for its arching viaduct. It takes in beautiful Arisaig’s pure white beaches, the traditional fishing port of Mallaig, the unique small isles of Eigg, Rhum, Muck & Canna, and then spans down to Spean Bridge, gateway to the Caringorms.
Enjoy the majestic glens, breathe the fresh mountain air, marvel at the stunning landscapes, admire the sandy beaches and be mesmerised by the magnificent sunsets, as well as the vibrant music scene - enjoyed with a wee dram and a warm highland welcome. What better way to immerse all of your senses, than by standing on the very edge of the mainland as it juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. You will soak up views from every shore of islands, castles, lochs and wilderness, giving you the very best of the west coast of Scotland.
Lochaber is part of West Coast Waters 2020 and consists of the West Highland Peninsulas of Ardnamurchan, Moidart and Morven, the Road to the Isles and Small Isles, Knoydart, Glencoe, Fort William and The Great Glen.
When you visit Lochaber the range of experiences and activities available will blow you away, emotionally and maybe even physically! From the most memorable gentle coastal walks, to being fully immersed in the crystal clear waters, and everything possible in between. You can delve into the areas including Fort William, Ardnamurchan, Glencoe, Morar, Mallaig, the Small Isles and many more by visiting the three main websites for Lochaber, and start planning your West Coast Waters trip.
www.ardnamurchan.com, www.outdoorcapital.co.uk and www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk