WHAT’S ON – JULY 2011
Wet Weather Fun in the Outdoor Capital No matter what the weather is while you’re on holiday in the Outdoor Capital of the UK, there’s always something to keep every member of the family entertained, from kayaking and canoeing to indoor activities such as ice climbing and pottery painting. Don’t let the Wet Weather put a dampener on your holiday!
GET ACTIVE INDOORS
CLAN CAMERON MUSEUM
THE NEVIS CENTRE
Find out about the Clan Cameron and the WW2 commandos who trained at Achnacarry. Achnacarry, 01397 712 090.
Ten Pin bowling, arcade games, American pool and indoor soft play area for the kids. Fort William, 01397 700 707.
THE ICE FACTOR Ice Climbing on the huge indoor ice wall, rock climbing, soft play area, café, bar/bistro and outdoor shop. Kinlochleven, 01855 831 100.
LOCHABER LEISURE CENTRE Swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, gym, sauna, steam room, squash courts and dance studio. Fort William 01397 704359.
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS /MUSEUMS/ GALLERIES NÀDURRA CENTRE Visit the amazing living building to find out what makes this area unique. Café and large gift shop. Acharacle, 01972 500 209.
GLEN NEVIS VISITOR CENTRE
GLENFINNAN STATION MUSEUM
Find out about local history in this heatherthatched building. Glencoe Village, 01855 811 664.
WEST HIGHLAND MUSEUM Discover the fascinating story of the West highlands, including the world famous Jacobite collection. Fort William High Street, 01397 702 169.
TREASURES OF THE EARTH Experience one of Europe’s finest private collections of crystals, gemstones and fossils. Fort William, 01397 772 283.
KINLOCH CASTLE Step back into Edwardian times on a guided tour of Rum’s famous castle. Isle of Rum, 01687 462 037.
TORLUNDY TROUT FISHERY Fly fishing on three lochans stocked with rainbow trout rod hire and instruction available. Fort William, 01397 703 015.
Climb the tower on the UK’s most westerly point and visit the exhibition. Activity area for children. Acharacle, 01972 510 210.
Come wildlife watching on beautiful Loch Sunart- otters, dolphins, sea eagles and more! Acharacle, 01972 500 208.
Knoydart ferry and day cruises on Loch Nevis. 01687 462 320
RESIPOLE STUDIOS Fantastic gallery in beautiful setting showcasing work from contemporary Scottish artists. Arisaig, 01967 431 506.
LIME TREE GALLERY Gallery showing exhibitions from the National Art Collections and contemporary artists. Fort William, 01397 701 806.
SHOPPING NEVISPORT Outdoor Store for hiking, skiing, camping, climbing and more! Fort William High Street, 01397 704 921.
THE GRANITE HOUSE
WET WEATHER FUN
ROCKHOPPER SEA KAYAKING
GLENCOE AND NORTH LORN FOLK MUSEUM
Minibus Safaris- chance to spot wildlife such as red deer, sea eagles and ospreys. South Laggan, 01809 501 355.
NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND, GLENCOE VISITOR CENTRE
An exhibition that celebrates the social and natural history of the area old and new with photographic displays and artefacts. Small shop and gallery. Arisaig, 07973 252 923.
WILD WEST SAFARIS
BRUCE WATT SEA CRUISES
LAND SEA AND ISLAND’S CENTRE
Learn Fly fishing- trips for beginners and guided/ coaching excursions. Roy Bridge, 01397 712 812.
Journey into the romantic past of the West Highland Railway Line. Glenfinnan, 01397 722 295.
Here you will find information on walking and the local area. There are toilets and a shop where you can buy essentials, such as maps and snacks or gifts. Fort William, 01397 705922.
Discover Glencoe’s remarkable history, geology and wildlife. Café and gift shop. Glencoe, 01855 811 307.
Canyoning, white water rafting, fun yakking, kayaking, open canoeing, river safaris and more! Kinloch Laggan, 08450 945 513.
Unique design-led gifts for all the family, plus music and clothing. Fort William High Street, 01397 703 651.
MACDONALD SMOKED PRODUCE Visit the traditional smokehouse and shop for a unique taste of Lochaber. Glenuig, 01687 470 266.
Fully guided sea kayaking trips in and around Fort William.
PADDLE LOCHABER Sea kayaking and coaching to suit all abilities on the West Coast of Scotland. 07841 353460.07739 837 344.
SNOWGOOSE MOUNTAIN CENTRE
TOP 5 WATERFALLS
If your getting wet anyway come and enjoy river and sea kayaking or open canoeing. 01397 772467.
1. Meeting of the Three Waters, Glencoe - Roadside viewing of spectacular falls in Glencoe.
VERTICAL DESCENTS Fun adventure for all ages and group sizes. Try white water rafting, canyoning or fun yakking. Onich, 01855 821 593.
2. Steall Falls, Fort William - a beautiful waterfall in a hidden meadow
WILDLIFE & FISHING
3. Lower Falls, Glen Nevis - Look over the bridge to see the River Nevis pounding over ancient rocks
CRANNOG CRUISES Enjoy views of Wildlife from the all weather viewing deck or relax in the spacious bar and lounge. Fort William, 01397 700 714.
EAGLE WATCH WILDLIFE CRUISES Explore the beautiful waters and wildlife of Loch Chiel- you may even see a Golden Eagle. Glenfinnan, 01687 470 322.
4. Cia-aig Falls, Achnacarry Picturesque waterfall that featured in the film ‘Rob Roy’ 5. Laggan Dam, Loch Laggan - If it’s really wet, don’t miss the water cascading through the high dam.
Published on Sep 13, 2011
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