Where is Lochaber Geopark?
Lochaber Geopark is defined by the borders of the region of Lochaber, which is located in the Highlands on the stunning West coast. It stretches from Rannoch Moor in the south to Glen Garry in the north, and from Loch Laggan in the east to the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna in the west.
Lochaber Geopark has fantastic transport routes making it an ideal destination for a well earned break.
There are four international airports within easy distance of Lochaber (Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh and Inverness).
By Car or Bike
Arriving by private transport couldn’t be easier with good roads into and around Lochaber. Make sure to take plenty of stops to enjoy the breathtaking scenery you encounter!
There is a good road network into Lochaber and the Citylink buses connect Lochaber to the rest of Scotland and beyond.
Shiel buses will transport you around Lochaber
Scotrail trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh arrive into Fort William in the heart of Lochaber Geopark. Connecting trains will take you on to the west coast of Lochaber.
The overnight sleeper train will take you from London straight into Fort William and guarantees a good night sleep on the way!
And don’t forget the Jacobite “Harry Potter” Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig which was shortlisted for the title of the world’s greatest journey by Lonely Planet. The train is in operation from May to October each year and booking is advised as it often gets full during the summer months. Crowds gather at key places along the route to wave it on its way and they often hear the horn in return!
The small Isles off the coast, along with many communities cut off by the complex series of Sea lochs in Lochaber, make ferries essential for some local inhabitants. The crossings are often a great chance to spot whales, dolphins and other wildlife. Below are links to various ferry providers for different areas.
Ardnamurchan Charters – Wildlife tours on Loch Sunart, trips to Coll, Muck, Treshnish Isles, Staffa and Mull.
Arisaig Marine – Arisaig Marine has been operating a summer ferry service to the Small Isles for over 25 years.
Bruce Watt Cruises – Cruises from Mallaig to Loch Nevis, Inverie and Tarbet.
Caledonian MacBrayne – Islands of Scotland.
Camasnagaul Ferry – Across Loch Linnhe to Fort William.
Corran Ferry – Cross Loch Eil to access the beautiful areas of Ardgour, Ardnamurchan, Moidart, Morvern and Sunart.