It may be the only solid banker and safe bet this season but a half term break to the Outdoor Capital of the UK is one investment the family won’t regret. Britain’s active holiday hotspot in Fort William and Lochaber has more outdoor pursuits per square mile than anywhere else in Europe. So head north for the half term and enjoy the great outdoors on a small budget. Incorporating 2000 square miles of ancient, beautiful, wild, rugged, exciting countryside on the north west coast of Scotland the Outdoor Capital has more than 70 different outdoor activities to choose from.
Whether you’re interested in adrenaline fuelled extreme sports, a wild family adventure or relaxation and tranquility, the Lochaber area is bursting at the seams with cultural and sporting activities. Walking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, sailing, quad-biking, canyoning, coasteering, wildlife watching, fly fishing, and many other stress busting leisure and cultural pursuits – you name it, you can do it in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.
This half term is the perfect chance to discover riches and enjoy some unforgettable experiences close to home in the Outdoor Capital. Just to whet your appetite for the perfect mini break check out these indoor and outdoor pursuits for the whole family to enjoy:
The sky’s the limit!
Ice Factor in Kinlochleven have added to vertical challenges of their indoor climbing and ice climbing walls with a breathtaking new high ropes adventure course. At 15 metres above the ground intrepid skywalkers of all ages can tackle tightropes, cargo nets, balance beams, shaky bridge steps; and make the ‘leap of faith’ from platform to platform. They also have a scream inducing giant swing, dropping the daring from a great height and swinging them 50 metres for a rush no fairground could compete with.