Scotland’s Nevis Range is situated on Aonach Mor, a few miles north of Fort William and just two peaks from Ben Nevis itself. It is one of the better served resorts for skiers and snowboarders coming in on the train or without their own transport, the Nevis Range is reasonably easy to get to from along the main A82 road out of Fort William.
Getting to the Scottish Highlands
A number of airlines operate routes directly into Inverness, Glasgow, and Edinburgh Airports from all over Europe.
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries provide a service to 22 islands and 4 peninsulas that are situated off the West Coast of Scotland. It is possible to travel from the majority of these islands to the mainland into the ports of Mallaig or Oban, from there you can use the bus, train or road links to Fort William. For more information about this boat service call 01475 650100.
Getting to Fort William
Fort William is approximately 2.5 hours north of Glasgow and about 1.5 hours south of Inverness, along the A82.
Both Scottish CityLink and National Express operate regular coach services to Fort William. Call Scottish CityLink on 08705 505050 for Scottish routes and National Express on 08717 818181 for all other UK routes.
Fort William has its own train station, with daily services to and from Inverness and Glasgow. These services connect Fort William with Aberdeen, Edinburgh and all other major UK cities. These is also a special Whestrail Highlander service that links Edinburgh and Glasgow to Fort William. This is an 8 coach train that is designed to carry up to 150 bicycles and luggage. A Caledonian Sleeper also operates from London Euston to Fort William. Call National Rail Services on 08457 484950 for more information.
Getting from Fort William to the Nevis Range
By bike or by foot
It’s simple to cycle or walk to the Nevis Range from Fort William, although 7 miles may be a little too much for some to walk. Follow the pathway that follows the A82 (signposted Inverness). This path reaches Torlundy and in doing so it veers away from the A82 and heads through Leanachan forest, which leads directly to the Nevis Range.
There is a bus service that operates between Nevis Range and both Fort William and Spean Bridge. If you want to know more about the specific bus times there is a timetable available at the bus stop, but you may want to call Stagecoach on 01463 239292.
Set Sat Navs to PH33 6SQ, but this is a relatively new postcode so Sat Navs may struggle. You need to drive along to A82 towards Inverness, and the signs are excellent for the Nevis Range. One thing to remember is that the access road to the Nevis Range is a tarmac road, so if you find yourself on a less substantial road track you are not going in the correct direction. Watch out for traditional brown tourist signposting and you will be ok.