Walking in the hills, climbing, fishing on the river at the bottom of the garden, skiing, mountain biking, sailing and canoeing are all enjoyed by visitors. The less energetic can take a spectacular ride on the gondola that runs up the side of Aanoch Mor and enjoy a meal at the famous mountain restaurant at the top or enjoy a cycle ride along the scenic Great Glen Cycle route that runs along the side of the Caledonian canal (bikes available to hire locally). Many of the highlands most famous beauty spots are close by. Glen Nevis, Loch Ness, Glencoe and the unspoilt Ardnamurchan Peninsula are all within easy driving distance. Excursions from Fort William, just ten minutes’ drive away, include the popular day trip to Mallaig on the Jacobite steam train, made famous through the Harry Potter films. Several cruises from the pier offer the chance to spot the marine life of Loch Linnhe including seals and otters. The village of Spean Bridge is just a mile from the property. It has a well-stocked local shop as well as good quality restaurants and bars, including a 2 AA rosette restaurant which has an excellent reputation for fine dining. Spean Bridge also has a golf course open to visitors. There are also two local historic museums and a famous memorial which pay tribute to the Commandos who trained here during the Second World War. Achaneich Chalet is ideally placed for exploring the whole of the Highlands, with Oban, Inverness and the Isle of Skye all within easy reach.