Things To Do
The Lochaber area offers a wealth of activities for all throughout the year and the apartments are well situated to enjoy them. The outstanding and beautiful landscape of Lochaber has led to the area being called the 'Outdoor capital of the U.K.' and you can keep up to date with special events on our news page or by visiting www.outdoorcapital.co.uk www.highland-glens.co.uk and www.visit-the-great-glen.co.uk
There are countless activities available close to hand :–
Aonach Mor/Nevis Range ia a mountain biking paradise. It holds the world mountain bike championship each year, has high wire activities and also has a gondola to take skiers and snow boarders or summer visitors up the mountain www.nevisrange.co.uk
Be it exploring Glen Mallie, seeking out the Chequered Skippers at Allt Mhuic or following the trails along the River Arkaig there is wonderful walking for all interests and abilities in the local Loch Arkaig area and throughout Lochaber www.walkhighlands.co.uk. Achnacarry is situated within close proximity to many "Grahams", "Corbetts" and "Munros" including Glas Bheinn (732m), Beinn Bhan (796m) and Meall na Teanga (918m) not to mention Ben Nevis (1344m), the highest mountain in the U.K. www.ben-nevis.com
Ascending Ben Nevis by the Tower Ridge or Point Five Gully or single pitch climbing in Glen Nevis it can not be denied, Lochaber is home to some incredible climbing and moutaineering challenges. In addition there is an indoor climbing facitlity in Kinlochleven, the Ice Factor www.ice-factor.co.uk, which has the UK's largest Ice climbing wall.
Cycling - Be you Roadie or a Mountin Biker we have it all, ideally situated for accessing the trails at Nevis Range or Wolftrax, the ride up to the end of Loch Arkaig and back gives a great challenge to any Road Seeker, or if your heading to Lochaber to take part in an event such as the Tour de Ben or Lord of the Lochs Sportive (www.nofussevents.co.uk) or hear to watch one of the races at Nevis Range we're here for all your accommodation needs. We also provide undercover cycle racks and should you require it bikes can be hired by the day from Nevis Cycles www.neviscycles.com
There is golfing at nearby Spean Bridge www.speangolf.org.uk.
Lochaber is a mecca for Kayaking and as such Achnacarry is ideally suited for those wanting to access some of the challenging white water we have to offer including the Arkaig, Spean, and Loy all within a few minutes drive of the apartments. In addition we are situated between Loch Arkaig and Loch Lochy so easy access to suitable waterbodies for a more gentle day out. For assistance with you kayaking needs contact
The Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig is a great day out and details can be found on www.westcoastrailways.co.uk.
Fort William has a swimming pool, gym, ten pin bowling, golf, archery and a varity of shops and supermarkets
Beautiful Scenery is within easy reach - Glencoe, the silver sands of Morar, Skye and the Western Isles, historic Glenfinnan and the Great glen way etc.
There is the fascinating Clan Cameron Museum at Achnacarry created by the current chief of Clan Cameron and his wife and which holds many items of interest including the last kilt worn in action by a Scottish soldier (a Queen's Own Cameron Highlander), Bonnie Prince Charlie's waistcoat, Catherine Cameron's bridesmaid dress from the 1981 royal wedding, crockery from James Cameron's film "Titanic" and much more. Visit www.clancameronmuseum.co.uk/ or for more information about the clan cameron visit www.clan-cameron.org or www.clancameron.org.uk/.
Places to eat
For those who want to sample local fare we can recommend; The Old Pines Restaurant and Russels Restaurant in Spean Bridge ; Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel and Corrigour Lodge Hotel, Loch Lochy side; The Crannog for seafood and shellfish and Browns Restaurant Nevis Bank Inn in Fort William, or for a special occasion the gourmet michelin starred Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Local Hotels also offer a carry out meal service and an excellent local caterer will deliver quality prepared meals to your door -sample menus are included in guest information folders.