Fort William is the outdoor capital of the UK with so many activities for all ages. The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is held here each year in June, attracting professionals and spectators from around the world to enjoy the thrill of downhill biking at its best. There is a wide range of cycle tracks across the Lochaber area. We have Cycle route 78 outside our door where you can take yourselves off to Oban with barely touching traffic – except for another cyclist!

Glencoe is only a stone’s throw away where you can go Skiing at The Glencoe Ski Resort, or adventure up to the Lost Valley, where the MacDonald’s fled to during the Glencoe massacre.

Oban is just a 40 minute drive where you can catch a ferry over to The Isle of Mull and some smaller Isles.

If you play golf we have the Dragon’s Tooth 9 hole course just 2 miles from us, surrounded by stunning scenery.

For those looking for adventure there is the Ice Factor at Kinlochleven 9 miles from here. We also have the Seaxplorer rib where you can travel down the Loch for an exciting and interesting fact finding trip, where Sea Eagles, Common Seals and much more wildlife can be spotted.

The Steall Falls

Travel through the Great Glen passing Ben Nevis on your left and take a leisurely walk until you reach Steall Falls. These falls are often described as Himalayan in character. This is a hidden gem that will be truly missed if not visited.

To reach the Falls drive down to the end of the Glen and park in the car park. Follow the Gorge foot path up the edge of the meadow to get a better look at the Falls, there is a 3 strand wire bridge to cross, if you dare, that takes you right under the Falls. If not, follow the path which rises to about 300 feet. Walk a little further up the Glen and you will come to a perfect place to enjoy a restful picnic and to take in the views around you. To miss this spectacular sight would be a shame as this is what’s truly magical about staying in this area.

The Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal is wonderful feat of engineering from the great man Thomas Telford. To make it accessible he had to put in a series of Locks called Neptune’s Staircase and this in itself is a spectacular sight. It was built over 140 years ago to make transporting fuel and food, amongst other things, through Scotland quicker than on the roads, but it took so long to build that by the time it was finished the railways had been built and taken over the job of transportation. 

What was left was a wonderful place to explore for locals and tourists alike. Either walking, going by bicycle or on the water itself, the Canal offers spectacular scenery and should not be missed out on your stay in Fort William.

To get to the Canal follow the Road to the Isles and about ½ mile down you will see the start of Neptune’s Staircase. Turn right onto the Canal and take a leisurely walk.

The Glenfinnan Monument

The Glenfinnan Monument is another must for visitors. This is the place that marks the start of the Jacobite Uprising by Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army in 1745. It is here, or hereabouts, that Charlie raised his Fathers Red and White Silk Banner. This monument over looks Loch Sheil and you can climb the tower to gain spectacular views overlooking the Loch. There is also a cruise down Loch Sheil which has spectacular scenery

Behind the monument stands the Glenfinnan Viaduct, as seen in the Harry Potter films. Cross the road and walk down the track to view the viaduct close up, and perhaps you will see the famous Harry Potter Steam Train going over which leaves Fort William twice a day throughout June until the end of October.

A mile passed the Monument is Glenfinnan Station which not only is it an operational railway station but also a museum taking you back to an age gone by.

Glencoe Ski Resort

Glencoe Mountain resort is just a 10 minute drive from Woolly Rock, where there is something for everyone to be found all through the year. It is in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Rannoch Moor under the shadow of the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor.

Skiing and Snowboarding along with downhill mountain biking, trail building, guided walks and many more adventures are to be had. It also has a lovely cafe that provides good heart warming and wholesome food.

Winter Climbing

There are many of Scotland's highest mountains in the Glencoe area and the Woolly Rock is a good base to spend the day climbing the famous Buachaille Etive Mor to the Three Sisters or perhaps visit The Ice Factor just 9 miles from us at Kinlochleven where you can sample indoor climbing.

The Jacobite Steam Train

Goes from Fort William to Mallaig twice a day from May until October and every Wednesday evening from June until August. It is described as the Greatest Railway journeys in the world. For those of you who are fans of Harry Potter this train was used as Hogwarts Express and shown in the second of the films travelling over the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Its a wonderful day out for young and old, with 2 hours to spend in Mallaig before returning to Fort William on the Jacobite Steam Train

Spoilt for Choice

The Woolly Rock is an ideal base to go and explore, whether on foot, on two wheels or four. Whatever you decide to do with your time here in Glencoe you are sure to take away with you some wonderful memories and a piece of The Highlands in your Heart!

We look forward to helping you have a holiday to remember.

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