Whilst there is plenty to do locally in the Glenspean
area, the cabins are also ideal as a base for touring a large part of the Highlands.
Below is a list and brief description of just a few of the many places worth
a day trip whilst staying in the area.
Within 1 hour:
- Glen Nevis: Lying at the foot of "The Ben", with spectacular scenery
and walks to suit all abilities.
- Nevis Range: Our local mountain resort, offering Britains only mountain gondola to whisk you upto the skiiing slopes in the winter or the downhill mountain bike trails and walks in the summer. There are also lower level bike and walking trails for all abilities, as well as bike hire.
- Ben Nevis Footpath: Starting in Glen Nevis - allow a day and some
aches and pains to climb Britains highest peak, but it will be worth it for
- Creag Meagaidh National Park: About 30 minutes drive from Spean Bridge
along the A86 and home to Mountain Hares, Golden Eagles, Ptarmigan and some
spectacular scenery. This area has something for every one, whether you're
out for a gentle stroll or an exhilarating climb.
- Glenfinnan Monument:National Trust Monument commemorating the landing
of Bonnie Prince Charlie and all those who died in the 1745 Uprising. There
is also a Visitor Centre, and nearby is the picturesque Glenfinnan Viaduct
and the Station Museum.
- Fort Augustus & Loch Ness: Fort Augustus sits at the SE end of
Loch Ness, and some of the best views of the loch are from the Abbey there.
- Perfect for Nessie spotting!
- Fort William: Originally one of the Jacobite Forts built to subdue
the Highlanders, Fort William lies on the shore of Loch Linnhe in the towering
shadow of Ben Nevis. It is now a busy service town and Tourist Centre with
a good range of shops, restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities. Take a boat
trip from the town and enjoy the views and the wildlife or travel on the Jacobite Steam Train (recently of Harry Potter fame as the "Hogwarts Express") to Mallaig. Just to the east of the town you can visit
the remains of Old Inverlochy Castle. This impressive structure was
originally built in 1280, and recent stabilising work has allowed it to open
to the public again.
- Water Sports: Loch Oich, on the Great Glen and Loch Leven to the south have well equipped watersports