Lochaber is a wonderful destination for a walking holiday, with so many diverse short and long distance walks to choose from. The Wild About Lochaber website focuses on the shorter to medium distance walks highlighting the wildlife appeal, as well as providing links to other walking resources.
Here are the top five walks on Wild About Lochaber, as determined by page views so far for 2015.
Number One - Kentra Bay and The Singing Sands
An enjoyable walk to the beautiful Singing Sands at Gortenfern on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, skirting around the southern edge of Kentra Bay and then on through coniferous plantation. The best time to visit is at low tide to allow you to explore some lovely remote beaches such as Cul na Croise.
Number Two - Glenfinnan Viaduct and Station
An interesting walk affording some great views of The Glenfinnan Monument, Loch Shiel and the surrounding hills and crags. The walk passes through a range of habitat types, including woodland, heath and bog. If you time your walk well you will have a great opportunity to see the Jacobite Steam Train crossing The Glenfinnan Viaduct or stopping at Glenfinnan Station.
Number Three - Nevis Gorge and An Steall
A lovely walk through the steep-sided Nevis Gorge to an alpine meadow and an impressive waterfall, An Steall, which cascades from a hanging valley (Coire A’ Mhail). Parking can be limited at the top car park, so why not time this short walk in the early morning to avoid the crowds.
Number Four - Rhu Point Beach
A rewarding walk to the magnificant beach at Port nam Murrach at the end of the Rhu peninsula near Arisaig, Morar. This remote beach is popular with kayakers and walkers alike. Look out for terns, otters, and seals along the coast near the start of the walk.
Number Five - Glen Righ and Inchree Falls
A circular walk up a gorge passing eight mighty waterfalls and onwards along a section of historic Wade's road with magnificant views of Loch Linnhe on route. Look out for the red squirrels at the feeding stations by the car park. This is one of the best locations to see and photograph red squirrels in Lochaber.
Which is your favourirte walk in Lochaber?