The Lime Tree An Ealdhain Hotel is a small hotel with award winning restaurant and an art gallery on the west end of Fort William. The hotel has 9 rooms, all ensuite with bath or shower. Loch LInnhe is just across the road, and the shoreline along the promenade to Fort William is a good place to look out for otters!
Selected Hotels across Lochaber - ideally situated for your walking and wildlife holiday
The Strontian Hotel is a small family run hotel on the shores of Loch Sunart in the village of Strontian. Offering a luxurious bed and breakfast experience in 6 ensuite rooms with a cosy bar serving whiskies and local dishes. Well placed for exploring The Ardnamurchan Peninsula with walks from the door in the woodlands around Strontian. As well as otters on Loch Sunart you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive American Black Duck which has been seen in the vicinity in recent years.
Ben Resipole, a Corbett, is the highest peak on the Ardnamurchan, and affords spectacular views of Loch Shiel, Loch Sunart, the Small Isles and Skye on a clear day. The route is strenuous and the path is muddy and indistinct in places. However, the walk is enriched by the changing vegetation as you climb from Atlantic oakwood to birchwood, to moorland following the ailt mhic chiarain watercourse and then onto the rocky summit. You can either return by the same route or via the old mine path and the historic coffin cairn route. Look out for ptarmigan and golden eagle.Full details of the route and options are available in local guides, as well as books detailing climbing routes for Scottish mountains/Corbetts.