Get active in Leanachan
Leanachan forest is popular for walking, running and gentle cycling, with miles of trails on the northern slopes of Ben Nevis. There’s marvellous mountain biking here too: Leanachan is home to some world famous mountain bike events, but you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy the Witch's Trails.
Leanachan is an active working forest, producing large quantities of timber every year. We’ll post updates on the website about any work that affects the trails and you’ll find signs on site with details.
The Nevis Range centre has a café, and toilets for customers.
River Lundy trail
A short trail from the ski centre, giving a taste of Leanachan forest and great views onto the Nevis mountain range.
A generally firm, wide path. Narrow for short sections and small areas can be muddy after rain. Fairly steep long slopes, with some shorter steeper sections.
2 ¼ miles / 3.6 km Allow 1½ hours
This family-friendly trail follows burns and leads you through a meadow filled with wild flowers in spring and summer, with views of the Aonoch Mor and Ben Nevis.
Mountain biking trails
A place for adventures
Fort William and Lochaber offer a feast of adventurous activities. Find out what you can do and where to hire equipment in this ‘outdoor capital of the UK’.
If you’re heading for the hills, there are routes towards Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg from the Allt a'Mhuillin track to the west of the forest. This is a challenging route across open mountain, with no waymarkers: check our advice on hillwalking before you set off.
A ride up the mountain
Leanachan Forest shares a car park with Nevis Range, one of Scotland’s main ski centres. When the snow’s away Britain’s only mountain gondola will whisk you up to a height of 2,100 feet (650m) to admire the view.
How to get here
From Fort William take the A82 north towards Fort Augustus for 3 ¾ miles (6km). Turn right, following signs for Nevis Range ski centre. The car park at grid reference NN 170 774.
PH33 6SQ is the nearest postcode.
Buses from Fort William go to Nevis Range. You’ll find details at Traveline Scotland.
You can also explore the forest below Ben Nevis from North Face, or find more wonderful trails at Glen Nevis. Explore further afield with our guide to more fabulous forests along the Great Glen between Ballachulish and Inverness.
Share your experience
For questions and complaints, please contact us directly.