Roy Bridge also has its own railway station on the West Coast line. It is therefore possible to get the sleeper direct from London to Roy Bridge - go to bed in London and wake up in the mountains of the Scottish Highlands! Nearby Spean Bridge (3 miles) has further facilities and is famous for its association with Commando training during World War 2, now commemorated with a stunning statue a mile from the village. There are superb walks with fantastic views direct from the property, with quiet country lanes as well as numerous mountain biking tracks. Fort William, just 9 miles south, is rightly known as the ’outdoor capital’ of the UK. The wealth of activities, outdoor pursuits and places of interest available are world renowned. The Nevis range offers an exceptional variety of sporting activities all year round, including climbing, hill walking, para gliding, skiing, snowboarding and a world class mountain biking course. There is also an excellent off road quad biking course and, slightly further afield at Kinlochleven, there is ice climbing tuition available at the "Ice Factor" just 30 minutes drive away. The less energetic can take a spectacular ride on the gondola that runs up the side of nearby 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). Excursions from Fort William include the popular day trip to Mallaig on the Jacobite steam train of Harry Potter fame. Many of the Highlands most famous beauty spots are close by. Glen Nevis, Loch Ness, Glencoe and the unspoilt Ardnamurchan Peninsular are all within easy driving distance.