Alternative Running / Walking Challenges within Lochaber
1 Ben Nevis Race
Held annually in September for experienced hill runners only.
Approx 8.7 miles from Claggan Park in Fort William, to the summit of Ben Nevis 4406 ft, and back again
The current Men’s record stands at 1 25 34 and the Ladies record is 1 43 25.
|2 The Glencoe Munro Circuit
A complete circuit of the 8 Munros flanking Glen Coe.
|3 West Highland Way
A very popular walk, covering a distance of 95 miles, from Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William,via Loch Lomond, Tyndrum, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe and Kinlochleven.
|New Official Finishing PointFollowing authorisation from the Scottish Government in January 2010 the walk has been increased to 96 miles, finishing in Gordon Square at the west end of Fort William|
The West Highland Way Race
|4 The Great Glen Way
This recently established walk includes a distance of 73 miles linking Fort William to Inverness via the Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen
Both the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way follow a series of recognised way markers, and can be completed over several days depending on the participant’s choice
|5 The Cape Wrath Trail
The Cape Wrath Trail is just short of 200-miles long and runs from Fort William to the most north-west tip of the Scottish mainland, before finishing at the lighthouse at Cape Wrath, it follows an interesting, challenging and often remote route.
Journey completion normally takes up to 14 days
|6 The Caledonian Challenge
The Caledonian Challenge offers you ‘The Walk of Your Life’. The goal is for teams to complete 54 miles in 24 hours, whilst helping to support some of the UK’s most isolated communities by raising at least £2,000 exclusively for the Scottish Community Foundation.
The Challenge takes you through some of Scotland’s most famous, remote, rugged and stunningly beautiful landscapes. Starting at Gairlochy, your team will walk the famous Great Glen Ways and West Highland Way footpaths via Checkpoints at Fort William, Kinlochleven, Glencoe Ski Centre and Inveroran, before finishing the Challenge at Auchtertyre.
|7 The Big Ben Nevis Triathlon
This race is held annually in September, the specific dates will vary due to the need for high tide in the morning.
The event includes:
There is also a short course available, which is exactly half of the above.
|8 East Highland Way
The newly established East Highland Way traverses the dramatic landscapes of the Highlands of Scotland.
Starting in the Outdoor Capital of the Highlands, Fort William you start in the shadow of Ben Nevis until reaching Spean Bridge. From there you travel eastwards into the Highlands. Dappled light through broadleaf forests, crystal lochs and the powerful scent of the Caledonian Pine Forest will guide you through to Aviemore.