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Comprehensive What’s on listing for Lochaber including Fort Willaim – No more searching through pages on social media – a regularly updated What’s On-site covering Arts, Cinema, Kids, Music, Training, Sports, Theatre, Events and more!

We also have a Venue Listings for Lochaber including Clubs and Organizations

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.

You can use the contact at [email protected] to submit your Venue, Club or Oganization details.

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Apr
1
Wed
Zen Yoga Online Classes @ Mountain Yoga Kinlochleven
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zen Yoga Online Classes @ Mountain Yoga Kinlochleven | Kinlochleven | United Kingdom

Join us live online for a four week block of seasonal Zen Yoga classes for spring suitable for all abilities. Classes begin on Wednesday March 25th at 6.30pm. Each class will last one hour and you will need enough space at home to roll out a mat and bring a block/thick book or pillow. If you’ve never had an online meeting before you will be able to see and chat to me and the others in the class and I will be able to see you. We will have a bit of extra time at the start and end of class to say hello and catch up. Cats, dogs and children are welcome to join in with you, feel free to rock up in your PJ’s.

I am suggesting a £20 donation for the four week block as this is the first time I have taught online but if you are financially struggling please simply pay whatever you can.

If you would like to book a space please message me with your email address and I will send out details to you the day before the class starts. Payment is via bank transfer, Paypal or cash if you’re local (as long as you give it to me at arm’s length!). We will be using Zoom Video Conferencing and I will give you a link to a meeting there, if you’ve never used Zoom before its pretty straightforward as even I can use it!

Apr
3
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Apr 3 @ 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.

Apr
4
Sat
The Bonnie Prince Ultra @ Glenfinnan Monument Scotland
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Bonnie Prince Ultra @ Glenfinnan Monument Scotland | Fort William | United Kingdom

New ultra marathon for 2020!

Be the first one back to ‘raise the standard’, just like Bonnie Prince Charlie!

Just shy of 40 miles along the shores of Loch Sheil from Glenfinnan to Polloch then climb to enjoy some amazing views before returning to Glenfinnan.

In final stages of organisation and set for 4th April, this will be a great event!

This event is to celebrate the 70th birthday of a special friend, Peter Berrie, who would love to run his first ultra for his 70th birthday! So here it is Peter!

Entries open before end of January!

Mountain Biking day with Mikayla Parton @ Nevis Range
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mountain Biking day with Mikayla Parton @ Nevis Range | Fort William | United Kingdom

Enjoy a fun day at NevisRange riding our Down Hill trails with Mikayla! Advanced riders only!

We will have 2 sessions available (10am and 1pm) each will last 2 hours

10 am- Meet in The Pinemarten Cafe (session 1)
1pm- Meet in The Pinemarten Cafe (session 2)

Don’t miss out, we only have limited spaces, book yours today! (link above)

Apr
8
Wed
Zen Yoga Online Classes @ Mountain Yoga Kinlochleven
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zen Yoga Online Classes @ Mountain Yoga Kinlochleven | Kinlochleven | United Kingdom

Join us live online for a four week block of seasonal Zen Yoga classes for spring suitable for all abilities. Classes begin on Wednesday March 25th at 6.30pm. Each class will last one hour and you will need enough space at home to roll out a mat and bring a block/thick book or pillow. If you’ve never had an online meeting before you will be able to see and chat to me and the others in the class and I will be able to see you. We will have a bit of extra time at the start and end of class to say hello and catch up. Cats, dogs and children are welcome to join in with you, feel free to rock up in your PJ’s.

I am suggesting a £20 donation for the four week block as this is the first time I have taught online but if you are financially struggling please simply pay whatever you can.

If you would like to book a space please message me with your email address and I will send out details to you the day before the class starts. Payment is via bank transfer, Paypal or cash if you’re local (as long as you give it to me at arm’s length!). We will be using Zoom Video Conferencing and I will give you a link to a meeting there, if you’ve never used Zoom before its pretty straightforward as even I can use it!

Apr
10
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Apr 10 @ 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.

Apr
15
Wed
Zen Yoga Online Classes @ Mountain Yoga Kinlochleven
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zen Yoga Online Classes @ Mountain Yoga Kinlochleven | Kinlochleven | United Kingdom

Join us live online for a four week block of seasonal Zen Yoga classes for spring suitable for all abilities. Classes begin on Wednesday March 25th at 6.30pm. Each class will last one hour and you will need enough space at home to roll out a mat and bring a block/thick book or pillow. If you’ve never had an online meeting before you will be able to see and chat to me and the others in the class and I will be able to see you. We will have a bit of extra time at the start and end of class to say hello and catch up. Cats, dogs and children are welcome to join in with you, feel free to rock up in your PJ’s.

I am suggesting a £20 donation for the four week block as this is the first time I have taught online but if you are financially struggling please simply pay whatever you can.

If you would like to book a space please message me with your email address and I will send out details to you the day before the class starts. Payment is via bank transfer, Paypal or cash if you’re local (as long as you give it to me at arm’s length!). We will be using Zoom Video Conferencing and I will give you a link to a meeting there, if you’ve never used Zoom before its pretty straightforward as even I can use it!

Apr
17
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Apr 17 @ 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.

Apr
18
Sat
‘The Bothy Run’ – trail running mini-break @ Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm
‘The Bothy Run’ - trail running mini-break @ Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

A two-day guided trail running journey, visiting remote lochs and rustic bothies – overnight in Loch Ossian ecohostel. If you’re a trail runner then this is THE best wilderness adventure the Scottish Highlands has to offer! Fresh spring air, remote trails, scenic lochs and nothing but mountains all around.

‘The Bothy Run’ is a two-day mini-break that takes runners to a number of rustic MBA bothies enroute to the charming and isolated Loch Ossian Ecohostel on the stunning Corrour Estate: www.hostellingscotland.org.uk/hostels/loch-ossian The hostel is the perfect location to get away from it all and access quiet trails through an area of unspoiled natural beauty.
Your guides will not only show you the way and keep you safe, but will regale you with tales of ‘Bothy nights’, and the history of Scottish bothies. We will also cover the role of the MBA and Bothy Code, so that you’ll not only feel inspired, but will understand what is required to plan your own bothy adventure with friends. We will spend the evening ‘cooking-up’ and enjoying a roaring fire at the hostel – with a wee dram!

In the morning there is an option to visit the charming Corrour Station House (the UK’s most remote restaurant) for coffee or a bacon roll, before hitting the trails once more www.corrour.co.uk/station-house/restaurant/

On day-2 we will run a different trail back to civilisation, making the weekend into the perfect thru-run experience, with a rewarding sense of journeying through Scotland’s wild spaces.

The weekend’s cost covers guiding and instruction with a Summer Mountain Leader qualified and/or Fell Running Association (FRA) accredited guide. It also includes one night of self-catering accommodation in the Loch Ossian hostel (all female bunk-room).

Due to the important role that weather plays in deciding what trails to take, we won’t be able to confirm the exact routes (mostly due to river levels)until the weekend itself. However, you can expect to run 15-17miles each day. The terrain is wild and sometimes rough, but not very hilly! You will need to be a competent trail runner but don’t need to be concerned about your pace. The journey will be sociable, with plenty of stops enroute for faffs, snacks and snaps! The start and finish location is TBC but will be in the Glencoe/Lochaber area. We will liaise with you in advance of the weekend to arrange car-drops and shuttles if required. Please do not be concerned about getting back to your car/start.

Upon booking you will receive an email which will include information about what to wear and bring with you. We will meet up to check kit and discuss final plans over coffee before we start Day 1.

Upon payment you will receive a set of questions in our confirmation email. TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKING please reply to Girls on Hills with your answers (email: [email protected]). This information will enable us to plan the perfect weekend for you.

We pride ourselves on being ‘approachable and relatable’ so please please do get in touch with any concerns or queries you might have now or nearer to the event. We look forward to having some fun and showing you some great trail running in the Scottish Highlands!

*Please note that Girls on Hills’ advise taking out your own insurance, as you would for any outdoor activity course or holiday.

Apr
24
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Apr 24 @ 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.

Apr
25
Sat
Macavalanche @ Glencoe Mountain Resort
Apr 25 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Macavalanche @ Glencoe Mountain Resort | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

Macavalanche is one hell of a race, big mountain stages, topped of with mass start action where fortune favors the brave.

Enduro Mag opened its race report from 2017 with following paragraph:

“If there is ever a race to put on the bucket list, it’s the No Fuss Macavalanche. A white-knuckle thrill ride down the open flanks of Glencoe mountain. A fusion of an enduro and DH race with a splash of mass start chaos and Scottish flair added in for good measure, it has become one of our favourite races on the calendar.”

The Uplift enduro format has been around in Europe for many years, No Fuss Events introduced this event way back in 2011, 2011 was the only year to date that we used Helicopter uplift to get riders to the top of the mountain. Since then the race has been polished and refined (as much as you can polish and refine what is possibly one of Scotland’s harshest environments). In 2018 the race was opened for 300 entries and as in other years it sold out quickly.

The three stage format in 2018 including the mass start stage produced a fastest time of a a fraction over 21mins of racing for the winner. The uplift facilities provided by Glencoe Mountain Resort to access some of the rawest racing and riding experiences in the UK, with snow, mass start and open mountain this is one hell of a day out.

Guided Trail Running weekend, Glencoe @ Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm
Guided Trail Running weekend, Glencoe @ Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

Guided trail running in Glencoe. Skills coaching and mountain safety advice, while running remote trails in the Scottish Highlands.

This course is a full weekend of guided trail running in Glencoe with experienced local guides who will give advice on navigation, equipment, training, nutrition and safety for running in the mountain environment.
Whether you fancy wild trails through the glens or technical singletrack, our chosen route will depend on the weather, your experience and your specific aspirations for the weekend – but all runners will experience the wilderness and rugged beauty of Glencoe, as we take the ‘trail less traveled’ through breathtaking mountain scenery. Tailored to your pace and the size of your adventurous streak!

Suitable for all abilities, including beginners (Running groups and route/s are determined by runners’ prior experience and ability).

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 do have accommodation partners who offer discounted rates to Girls on Hills‘ customers if you are interested. Otherwise, there is plenty of budget accommodation locally, such as hostels/ bunkhouses/pods.

The course cost covers guiding and instruction with a Summer Mountain Leader qualified and/or Fell Running Association (FRA) accredited guide.

Due to the important role that weather plays in deciding what route to take, we won’t be able to confirm the exact plans for the weekend until the morning of the course, but we will email you an outline of the routes we are hoping to take, and you can expect to receive this the week before the event. This email will also include information on what to wear and bring with you. We will meet up to check kit and discuss final plans for each day over coffee before we start!

Upon payment you will receive a set of questions in our confirmation email. TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKING please reply to Girls on Hills with your answers (email: [email protected]). This information will enable us to plan the perfect route and terrain for you, and build-in coaching that covers your interests and aspirations for the weekend.

Our local guides can offer a shuttle service to/from local accommodation, and are committed to making your logistics work.

We pride ourselves on being ‘approachable and relatable’ so please please do get in touch with any concerns or queries you might have now or nearer to the event. We look forward to having some fun and showing you some great trail running in the Scottish Highlands!

May
1
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
May 1 @ 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.

May
4
Mon
Scottish Six Days Trial 2020 SSDT
May 4 @ 6:00 am – May 9 @ 11:00 pm
Scottish Six Days Trial 2020 SSDT

When is the Scottish Six Days Trial?

The Scottish Six Days Trial itself always runs from Monday to Saturday, starting on the first Monday in May, which is always the May Day Bank Holiday in the UK. If you know the date of the May Bank Holiday then you know when the SSDT is! However there’s loads more to see and do before that. The Trials action kicks off in Lochaber on the Friday before the SSDT with the two-day Pre ’65 trial taking place, based in the small town of Kinlochleven near to Fort William. Then there is the buzz of the SSDT paddock on Sunday with the annual “weigh-in” of the competitor’s bikes before the traditional parade of riders down Fort William High Street in the afternoon. If you want to get away from Trials for a while or you have family with other interests, there are all sorts of other things to do and see in the area!

What is a Motorcycle Trial?

The sport of Observed motorcycle trials is best described as a test of riding skill over observed sections. Unlike other motorcycle disciplines, Trials is not about speed. It is about balance and concentration. When competitors ride the observed sections their feet must remain on the footrests of the motorcycle and the must remain between the laid out flags or markers. They must negotiate steep gullies, slippery rock steps, rocky streams or boulder-strewn gorges. Sections vary in length and severity, and riders are penalised if they put their feet down to help them ride the section, and more so if they fail to negotiate the section in its entirety.

What is the Scottish Six Days Trial?

The Scottish Six Days Trial is a Motorcycle Trial with a difference! It has the additional test of reliability over long distances with riders completing up to 100 miles each day over six consecutive days. Each day they will take on a combination of rough moorland, rocky tracks and public roads in the best – and worst – weather the Highlands of Scotland can throw at them! Each daily route is designed by the Clerk of the Course to challenge the ability, experience, strength and stamina of each rider. To ride 100 miles and negotiate 30 sections each day for six consecutive days requires strength, expertise and exceptional reliability from both rider and machine.

https://www.ssdt.org

Other Events

Navigation Essentials – Girls on Hills @ Glen Coe, Scotland
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Navigation Essentials - Girls on Hills @ Glen Coe, Scotland | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

One day navigation course covering the essential techniques and strategies necessary for navigating in the mountain environment – including in poor visibility. £60pp, Glencoe.

This course includes an indoor theory session and an outdoor practical session (on the hill), with an emphasis on mountain safety. Beginner to intermediate level.

The cost covers guiding and instruction, and does not include accommodation/meals, allowing you the flexibility to choose your own. Accommodation discounts available on request.

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