local walks and trails

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Our area boasts a good variety of walks, ranging from easy level strolls to strenuous summit hikes.

If walking in to Fort William town centre from Banavie or Corpach it is possible to avoid the main A82 by crossing the River Lochy by the Soldier’s Bridge and walking through Inverlochy.

The Lochaber and Lorn Ramblers Group arrange regular walks in our area.

Druim Fada oak wood

This is a delightful stroll on a good path from the main road just east of the BSW sawmill up through the community woodland owned and managed by the Kilmallie Community Company.

Walk Highlands

The Walk Highlands website gives descriptions, routes and maps for the following walks in Kilmallie.

Banavie to Corpach along the canal

easy walking, taking in Neptune’s Staircase.

Stage 1 of the Great Glen Way

Corpach to Gairlochy, along the canal, or a shorter circuit via the tunnel at Torcastle.   Or just keep going for 79 miles till you get to Inverness!

Glen Loy OakwoodFassfern to Glen Loy

an easy woodland walk.

Fassfern forest walks

Three way-marked circular walks.

One of them can be adapted to become the start of a much longer-distance one-way walk from Gleann Suilean to Achnanellan in Glen Loy.   With a car at each end to complete the loop, this outing almost represents a complete marching of the Kilmallie area boundary.

Beinn Bhan

Starting from Glen Loy, this walk takes you to the summit of this Corbett, right on the boundary between Kilmallie and Achnacarry’s CC area.


A strenuous summit walk that follows the boundary between Kilmallie and Glenfinnan for much of the way.


A demanding walk to the highest point in Kilmallie at 961m, and beyond to the summit of Gulvain, just over the border into Achnacarry’s CC area.

Canoe trails

The Great Glen Canoe Trail