The Lime Tree is the perfect place to base yourself to discover the great 'Outdoor Capital of the UK'. We love outdoor folk - as we are outdoor folk ourselves.
Fort William is the largest settlement on the whole western coastline of the Highlands, its stunning location having enabled it to become the self-styled 'Outdoor Capital' for all kinds of adventure activities. It is a cross-roads of major long-distance walking routes, a convenient base for scores of mountain ascents or easy forest, woodland and canalside walks. Fort William is most famous as being at the base of the highest peak of them all, mighty Ben Nevis. The town is also the gateway to Glen Nevis, one of the most picturesque of all glens. This leads not just along the foot of the Ben itself but past the stunning ridges of the Mamores and through the dramatic Nevis Gorge to Steall Falls - surely one of the most dramatic destinations for a shorter walk in all Scotland. Hikings maps and best trails.
A short drive away you will find one of Europe’s finest indoor climbing facilities, The Ice Factor. With one of the tallest indoor ice walls in Europe alongside various dry walls and an adventure park for the kids.
In Fort William we have also the Lochaber Leisure Centre, with a swimming pool (kids activities scheduled daily), fitness suite with daily classes, squash courts and health suite.
Fort William has its very own 18 hole golf course that nestles at the foot of Ben Nevis.
A short drive away you will find the Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course, recently voted Scotland’s finest 9 hole golf course.
The Nevis Range Ski Resort and Glencoe Ski Centre are only a short drive away. Both of which offer varying levels of slopes. Full equipment hire and tuition for beginners can be organised. Winter Climbing as a sport began on Ben Nevis and climbing Ben Nevis in winter is a challenging experience. We work closely with local mountain guides and can get you the very best rates/equipment hire for your winter day on the hills.
As experienced and qualified mountaineers and cyclists we know all the best places and people to help you get the best out of your visit here. We are Cycle Friendly. We have our own drying room.
If you want good local knowledge on climbing or cycling routes we are on hand to give you the best up to date information
We have our own Cycle Club - Obscura Mondo Cycle Club who recently developed the new An Turas Mor Trail.
Home to the World Downhill and Cross Country Championships, Nevis Range is everything you could want for some two wheel action. Don’t be put of by the large events, this is very much a facility for all abilities and includes trials over a vast area. You don’t even have to bring your bike with you as we have three highly professional shops in Fort William that can hire everything you will need.
Fishing is a fantastic way to experience and take in the Highlands of Scotland, Lochaber is well known for its Brown Trout, Salmon and Rainbow Trout. If you’re a beginner and wish to learn how to fly fish, “Learn Fly Fishing” is an excellent place to start, providing tuition and equipment for to full day excursions on private lochs for the experienced Angler.
Torlundy Fishery can offer you a more controlled day with high chances of success with three stocked lochs –Rainbow Trout – and tuition and rod hire if required.
The Brown Trout season begins from the 15th March and ends on the 6th October, whereas the Salmon & Rainbow Trout seasons vary depending on the location.