The Great Glen Outdoor Activities

Fort William, Fort Augustus & Inverness

Active Highs run a great range of outdoor activities near Fort William & Fort Augustus. We have a fantastic activity centre in the Great Glen near Fort William & have great range of outdoor activities and adventure sports on offer. Fort William has recently been crowned “The Outdoor Capital of the U.K.” due to the natural landscape offering the widest and arguably the best range of outdoor adventures and experiences in the country.

Pick Up and Drop Off Service in Fort William

As most of our activities take place in remote locations that are not easily found Active Highs offer a pick up and drop off service in Fort William. We give our clients the option of being picked up at a designated meeting point or from your own holiday accommodation in the Fort William area.

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Self Catering Accommodation At The Great Glen Hostel

We are based in what was the old stables at The Great Glen Hostel on the A82 which offers quality self catering hostel accommodation. The hostel can be booked by the bed or by the room and can also be booked out for larger groups of up to 45.

Activities Available At The Great Glen Are:

White Water Rafting

The Great Glen has always had a great reputation for adventure due to our white water rafting trips which take place just a few miles away on the River Garry once or twice per week. White water rafting on the River Garry is so good because of the releases of water from the dam that are guaranteed & give us fantastic rapids when all other rivers can be dry.

White Water Canoeing

If you have been enjoying a bit of canoeing on your holiday and the would like to take things a stage further then a trip down the River Oich in our 2 man inflatable canoes is a great fun way to tackle some small sections of white water in control of your own boat.


If you are looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush with big natural water flumes, cliff jumps and slides then canyoning is for you. These trips are great fun for the more adventurous and you will descend a series of waterfalls in an inaccessible gorge dressed in a wetsuit, buoyancy aid & helmet.

Gorge Walking

Gorge walking is a great fun activity for all the family, a step down from canyoning but still a watery fun session involving climbing up and down small waterfalls, swimming through pools with some optional extras for excitement depending on the level of adventure that you want to take on.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Our introduction to canoeing and kayaking sessions are a great fun & relaxed session where you can decide how much you would like to take on. We also run canoe trips around the loch with great views.

Mountain Biking

We have 2 different options for instructor/guide led mountain bike trips. If you are new to mountain biking or looking for a short & easy guided ride then the 1.5 hour introductory ride is for you. We also run half day guided rides and skills sessions in various locations including Laggan Wolftrax and Nevis Range.

Rock Climbing & Abseiling

If you fancy trying your hand at rock climbing or abseiling for the first time in a nice & controlled environment, we have a great little venue just a few miles away at the Bridge of Oich. We are also able to arrange for guided mountaineering trips such as Ben Nevis.

Call Andy to discuss your requirements on 01809 501459 or 07867 895354 or email us at