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There are lots of great venues in and in the area and we are happy to list your venue club or organization if you regularly hold or organise events, courses, clubs or activities in Lochaber and the Fort William Area.

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Scottish Winter Mountain Walking Holiday
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 10:00 am

Make sure you watch this gorgeous winter mountain walking video in HD… it’s too good for anything else! 🙂

These amazing holidays are probably the best value you’ll find in the Highlands this winter…

A beautiful base in gorgeous Glen Coe.

Close to Ben Nevis and the Mamores.

5 memorably magical mountain days.

7 comfortable nights in an eco-chalet.

1 invaluable rest day for tired legs.

21 healthy meals prepared with love.

8 friendly clients who become good friends.

1 professional guide who loves the mountains.

All with your ice axe and crampons included.

For only £495 per person!

You can also experience the magic of the mountains and enjoy the best of the weather with our flexible schedule…

Stunning sunrises, scenic sunsets, shining stars and the magical moon are all on the cards. 🙂

Click the link below for full details, including itinerary possibilities, food menu and a kit list.


You can message from here, call 0300 030 1045, email winter@mountainmagic.org or use the ticket link to book.

Other Dates:

11th – 18th January

25th January – 1st February

8th – 15th February

22nd – 29th February

7th – 14th March

21st – 28th March

“Mountain Magic – the name says it all. A fantastic confidence booster that left me with the knowledge and skills I need to enjoy the mountains safely in winter. I learned a lot and have been inspired to go out and practice the skills I gained. This was so much more than just learning too. Our small group quickly became friends and we shared some funny and poignant experiences together. The food was perfect and it was very refreshing to have my dietary preferences catered for as a vegetarian. Thanks for a magical week.” Danielle

“Paul was a fantastic guide. His knowledge, experience and passion for the mountains really shows. Our group was fantastic and it was really refreshing meeting people who share the love of nature and the outdoors. Great people, amazing locations, amazing food and a fantastic chalet. I couldn’t recommend it enough and I’m hanging to get back out there!” Henri

“We had a brilliant winter week with Paul. There were moments where my face hurt from grinning so much. Paul was passionate about both the mountains and the teaching. We learned an awful lot and I feel far more confident with navigation in poor conditions. Incredible experiences in stunning locations, followed by good home cooked food in the evenings. I couldn’t recommend this enough.” Christian

“I had a fantastic week with lots of special memories made. Paul was a brilliant guide, friendly, very knowledgeable and a good cook! I’d highly recommend Mountain Magic to anyone wanting to learn about winter skills and enjoy time in the mountains.” Claire

#mountainmagic #beinnature #scottishwinter #bestmountaindayever


Intro to Winter Climbing @ Abacus Mountain Guides
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm

The Aonach Eagach. Ledge Route. Curved Ridge. Do you want to take your winter walking to the next level and start tackling classic mountaineering routes like this?
An Intro to Winter Climbing course will give you all the skills needed to operate in winter including ice axe and crampon use, avalanche awareness, navigation, basic rope work and emergency response. A three day course is ideal to give you chance to look at the rope work, different snow and rock anchors, then put it all into practice on an appropriate route.
£390 per person


Ewen’s Room @ Acharacle Community Centre
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ewen's Room @ Acharacle Community Centre | Acharacle | United Kingdom

Mental Health

Sustainable Living for Beginners, Week 1 @ The Emporium of Worldly Goods
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is a series of workshops designed to give you the tools you need to reduce the amount of waste produced by you and your household and to learn some simple, realistic ways to live more sustainably. You’ll listen to presentations, get involved in discussions, carry out fun assignments, and we’ll make some stuff, too!

If you don’t have time to do lots of research, are baffled by what you hear in the media, or just feel like you don’t know where to start, I can help! Our family has been working on ways to live sustainably for the last 7 years, and I’m keen to share tips and lessons.

These workshops will run on a rotating basis, so if you can’t come every week or are already familiar with that week’s topic, just give that one a miss – it’s not a big deal. Book when you want, and you can return when it suits you, provided there’s space.

These workshops will help you:

Identify ways to reduce waste in your everyday life
Understand how reducing waste can save money as well as time
Understand how making sustainable choices positively impact the local and global environment
Explain how to raise awareness and organise basic events so that you can get the word out about issues that are meaningful to you
How to switch to simple, affordable, and sustainable alternatives to reduce your waste footprint

Week 1: Introduction to Reducing Waste
What is sustainable living?
Thinking globally and locally
Conscious consumerism and zero-waste alternatives in everyday life
Show me the money – how to save!

£10 per workshop. Materials, tea, and cake included.


Winter Sound Therapy Sessions @ Holistic Sounds Scotland
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Winter Sound Therapy Sessions @ Holistic Sounds Scotland | Fort William | United Kingdom

Sound therapy sessions are now available on a weekly basis.

Each session includes a consultation, relaxation sound sequence, balancing sound sequence, energy cleanse, and either a drone sequence (if you wish to remain passive), or a chanting sequence (if you wish to be more vocal in your session).

I’ve chosen the sounds and sequences for these winter sessions to focus on connections, to help you let go of stress, clear negative blockages, and retain energy during these cold, dark months, when you might just feel like hibernating!

Sessions are 45 minutes including consultation; longer sessions or those on alternative days or times to those listed may be available – just drop me a message with your requirements.

We can also work with additional techniques and sequences if you have a specific area that you would like to focus on.

Sessions are held centrally in Fort William at The Emporium of Worldly Goods and cost £7 for 45 minutes. The space can accommodate 2 individuals per session – please let me know if there will be two of you at your session. Advance Booking is essential!

Please note that I am unable to take appointments for pregnant women or individuals with pacemakers.


Lochaber Stitich @ The Nevis Centre
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lochaber Stitich @ The Nevis Centre | Fort William | United Kingdom

Happy New Year everyone! We will be back to our sewing and crafting on Wednesday January 15th, so do come along! Everyone welcome and all types of crafting welcome!

Winter Climbing Progression @ Abacus Mountain Guides
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm

Scottish winter climbing is a unique combination of climbing style, variable conditions and weather, and spectacular scenery, all within reach from a warm hotel in town! With our Winter Climbing Progression course you can benefit from the experience of our instructors and make the most of every day you get out climbing.
Whether you are fairly new to winter climbing or already have plenty of mileage under your belt, there is something for everyone with our tailor made courses. Book an instructor to learn new skills or develop those you already have. A Winter Climbing Progression course will get you on routes at grade III and above and give you the skills to start tackling these routes on your own.
£260 per person


Lochaber Chamber Networking Lunch – January @ Ben Nevis Distillery
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for our new regular Members’ networking lunch on the last Thursday of every month.
Here at Lochaber Chamber we know you know that networking is a necessary—yes sometimes an exhausting–part of doing business.It often gets put on the ‘nice to do when I’ve got time’ list rather than the ‘business-critical’ list.

We think we have made it easy for you to network at our regular networking lunch on the last Thursday fo the month.

For 60 minutes, chamber members have each other’s undivided attention. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to pitch to a new investor or a job seeker looking to impress a possible boss, there are ways you can pack as much impact as possible into that short amount of time. With a short business presentation and a catch up on all thing chamber it really couldn’t be easier.

Make the Lochaber Chamber networking lunch meeting work for you, so that by the end the other businesses are not only leaving with a full stomach–but a genuine desire to get in touch again.

This is a great chance to catch up on and share your news, get an update from the Chamber team, ask your questions and chat to fellow member businesses.

30 mins – light lunch and mingling
10 mins – business presentation
10 mins – Chamber team news
10 mins – Q&A
To make it really easy to remember, we’ll be at the same place and same time on the last Thursday of the month.

We’ll be at Ben Nevis Distillery between 1pm and 2pm on the last Thursday of every month, through to the end of January. After that we’ll be moving to West Highland College for the next block of networking lunches.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Fort William Evening Workshop @ Fort William Railway Social Club
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fort William Evening Workshop @ Fort William Railway Social Club | Fort William | United Kingdom

I hope everyone has had an incredible time over Christmas and New Year and for those that attended my Christmas Class I hope your wreaths are still going strong!

We are kicking things off for the 2020 Evening Workshops with a seasonal arrangement. We will be embracing the winter and looking forward to spring, using cool tones with some of the forth coming spring florals we will find, along with others to compliment.

All you need to bring is you, as I provide all that you need to get creative, along with refreshments.

£40.00 per person

Minimal spaces so please do book in ASAP via messenger, mobile or email only.

***Any cancellations made on or after Sunday the 26th of January will be charged £25.00 unless the space can be filled***

Thank you

Nikki x

Explore Lochaber walks @ Lochaber Countryside Rangers
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Explore Lochaber walks @ Lochaber Countryside Rangers | Fort William | United Kingdom

Three hour walks exploring different parts of Lochaber and the history and wildlife of the area

Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYC is an active sailing club with lots of boats, engines, dinghy parks, storage areas, the clubhouse, firewood chopping, race marks, maintenance, coffees, blethers and often an excellent luncheon served in the clubhouse.

Beginner Drop Spindle @ The Caledonian Wool Co.
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beginner Drop Spindle @ The Caledonian Wool Co. | Fort William | United Kingdom

* Now fully booked *

Learn the basics of spinning wool and take home everything you need to make your first ball of yarn!

No skills required
All materials provided

Winter Skills and Ben Nevis ascent @ Ben Nevis 4000
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am – Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm

2 day winter skills and Ben Nevis course based in Fort William, with day 1 designed to introduce the fundamental skills needed to plan and travel safely in the Scottish Winter mountains.

And day 2 having an ascent of Ben Nevis via the mountain path putting the skills into practice.

£220pp crampons and ice axe included.

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Winter Skills 101 – Girls on Hills
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – Feb 2 @ 4:30 pm
Winter Skills 101 - Girls on Hills

If you’re a keen summer hill-walker but lack the skills to venture safely into the winter mountains, then this is the course for YOU!

The mountains of Scotland are a breath-taking sight when covered with snow, but without the skills and knowledge to negotiate them safely, they can be very dangerous. ‘Winter Skills 101‘ is a two-day course which aims to give women the skills and confidence to continue hill-walking into the winter months.

The course will cover basic mountaineering techniques such as movement-skills (for ascent and descent on snow), when and how to use crampons, how to self-arrest using an ice-axe, avalanche awareness and the essentials of winter navigation, plus route and equipment choice. On day 2 we will put all these skills into practice and make a journey in the mountains, aiming to reach a summit – weather permitting. We will also discuss a best-practice approach to mountain-safety, which will include what to do in an emergency situation and the role of ‘informed decision-making’ in the winter mountain environment.

The weekend will be hosted by our sponsors Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, and hosted at their store in Fort William, where you will be able to hire axe, crampons, helmet and boots if you need them (<£25): https://www.ellis-brigham.com/media/PDF%20Documents/equipment_hire_price_list.pdf Equipment hire is NOT included in the cost of the course, but the price does include one day of uplift (Nevis Range/Glencoe Mountain) to maximise learning-time above the snow-line. This course is delivered by WML qualified and experienced local female guides, with a background in mountaineering. For your safety, the ratio will be a maximum of 1:6. Our goal is to empower women with the skills and confidence neccessary to take the next step and experience the unparalleled beauty of the Scottish Highlands in winter. Previous hillwalking experience is necessary for this course and a good level of ’hill-fitness‘ is required for two consecutive days on the hill, and to get the most out of the weekend. An equipment list will be provided to all ladies booking with Girls on Hills. Girls on Hills is a 'no-frills' experience - we don't include food or accommodation, allowing you the flexibility to choose your own to suit travel logistics or budget. We pride ourselves on being 'approachable and relatable', so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns. We look forward to breaking-trail with you this winter!

Hill Navigation and Safety Course @ Ben Nevis Inn
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our new format Hill Navigation and Safety Course, we will take you through some pointers on emergency situations, casualties, shelters, kit to carry and then teach you how to navigate the hills safely, followed up by a short walk on a hill to confirm your newly learned skills.