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River Lochy, Ben Nevis (Credit: Visit Scotland/ Airborne Lens)
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Lochaber

Approaching Lochaber over the breathtakingly wild Rannoch Moor, you sweep north through the towering peaks of Glen Coe, a land shrouded in mist and steeped in history. You’ll pass traditional settlements like Ballachulish and Onich en route to Fort William, which sits proudly at the foot of mighty Ben Nevis. Overlooking Loch Linnhe and the south-west end of the Caledonian Canal, Fort William today is a bustling focal point for travellers by road, rail and sea.

Westwards Lochaber extends into the ‘rough bounds’ – the rugged lands of Morvern, Moidart, Ardgour and Ardnamurchan that are dotted with historic townships such as Strontian, Salen and Kilchoan. Further north, the fishing port of Mallaig, a ferry gateway to the Isle of Skye, can be reached via Moidart or Glenfinnan – with its famous viaduct and Jacobite links. From east to west, these dramatic lands, pull people in to immerse themselves in adrenaline-packed adventure – from mountain biking and skiing to hiking and climbing – or just to catch a breath of the freshest of air.

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