Road to the Isles

The tour follows the A 830 road West from Fort William, through a deep cleft in the mountains, to the Sea of Hebrides and the ferry and fishing port of Mallaig. Stops include:

  • Neptune’s Staircase of locks on the Caledonian Canal with views of Ben Nevis and the Great Glen
  • The ‘Harry Potter’ viaduct and the memorial to the Jacobite uprising at Glenfinnan, with views down Loch Shiel
  • Spectacularly folded rocks west of Glenfinnan
  • Loch Morar, the deepest lake in the British Isles
  • Wonderful white beaches and the ‘machair’ the grass-covered dunes unique to NW Scotland, near Morar
  • Discover how to tell if solid rocks are upside-down
  • Unforgettable views of the volcanic islands of Eigg, Rum and Skye, volcanoes that grew as the North Atlantic began to open

Starts from Neptune’s Staircase on the A 830 2 km west of Fort William. Turn right onto the B 8004 immediately after the swing bridge on the A 830. After 300 m you will see a large, free car-park on your right.

Start time 10am

End location is Mallaig

End time 4pm

Distance travelled including return to Fort William, which takes about 1 hour, 150 km.

Involves one short ascent on steep grass, a short walk on a rocky coastline and easy walking on beaches.

Walking Grade Easy

Cost and booking: £65 per person and kids go free, just book adults in and let us know that children are coming. To book more than one person just increase the quantity of bookings in the online basket.

Other parties may be taking part in the same tour. Up to a total of 8 people per Geotour.

Discounts are on individuals party booking size and not the final group.

If you want to be the only person on a Geotour please visit book a Bespoke Geotour.

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