Tales from the Trails - Fort William Mountain Festival

A unique celebration of the world-famous long-distance trails that start in Fort William.

Fort William Mountain Festival


Hiker on the "Great Glen Way" in Scotland, with Scottish highlands and loch in the distance

by MaTiFo

Glenfinnan Viaduct

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by Michal Szymanski



We’ve put together a collection of speakers and films that show off these remarkable trails – from fastest known times to those who work towards sustainability.

These paths come to an incredible crossroads in Fort William, and whether we use these ways for training or for the adventure of a lifetime, they continue to facilitate an extraordinary number of adventures. Travel across Scotland with us through an evening of running, exploring, riding and adventuring.



The Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way is a long-distance trail in Scotland that runs for approximately 117 miles (188 kilometers) through the Great Glen

West Highland Way

A wonderful journey through the rugged and wild mountains of the Scottish Highlands.

Road to the Isles Way

The Road to the Isles Way is a scenic route in the Scottish Highlands, known for its stunning views of the sea and the hills.

Cape Wrath Trail

The Cape Wrath Trail is a long-distance trail going from Fort William to Cape Wrath, the northernmost point of mainland Scotland.

Highland 550

The Highland 550 is a long-distance mountain biking route in Scotland that covers approximately 550 miles (885 km) and passes through some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes in the Scottish Highlands.

East Highland Way

The East Highland Way is a long-distance walking trail in Scotland, it runs for about 83 miles (134 km) from the town of Fort William, in the west of Scotland, to the town of Aviemore, in the east.