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Everything You Need To Know For SNBL!

Jan 13, 2022 6:03:17 PM / by Raiyah Strachan posted in Competitions

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We're almost at competition day - our first one post-COVID!

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Do I Need a Coach for my Climbing?

Nov 5, 2021 11:30:00 AM / by Jack Davis posted in Climbing Community at 3WM

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Adult Coaching Nights - Free sessions at 3WM

Oct 11, 2021 1:30:44 PM / by Ryan

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Hidden Dips and Swimming Kicks - Wild Swimming Spots around Fort William

Aug 27, 2021 7:53:57 PM / by Sarah posted in Around Fort William

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Top 10 Rainy Day Activities in Fort William

Aug 6, 2021 10:35:28 AM / by Dan Timmis posted in Around Fort William

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Who cares if it rains?  It doesn't matter as we have lined up 10 of the best alternative options if the weather decides not to play ball.


  • If it is too wet to explore the hills you can get your adventure hit under the roof of Fort William's Climbing Centre Three Wise Monkeys! One of the best things to do when the weather is not on your side is a fun filled fully coached climbing wall session with us. Check out our Try Climbing Sessions to get you started - perfect for family groups or individuals. You receive 1.5 hours instruction, including all kit and facilities and a comprehensive friendly introduction into the Sport of Climbing.  A Cafe on site means you can grab something before or after your session and watch all the action from our gallery overlooking the walls.
    We have a bouldering wall and a roped wall too plus yoga classes running through the week.
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  • Jacobite Steam Train.  Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, book yourself onto a romantic      steam train journey of 84 miles, round trip.  Departing next to the mighty mountain, Ben Nevis, the journey winds amongst spectacular scenery to Britain's most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig.  Passing Loch Morar and finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis. You take in the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct much appreciated by fans of Harry Potter reaching the end of the line at Mallaig.
 
  • Take a Whisky Tour around Ben Nevis distillery. First established in 1825 and one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland.
    Expect to  encounter the mythical giant Hector McDram who will reveal the Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis and a conducted our with a Guide to show the production side of this iconic distillery, finishing  with a complementary tasting.

  • Lochaber Leisure Centre is a great local facility . A 25m long pool, adjacent sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy pool. The dry facilities at Lochaber Leisure Centre include squash courts and a gym. The gym has a good range of cardiovascular machines, resistance machines, free weights and an exercise studio.

 

  • Head to Nevis Range 7 miles north of Fort William on the A82.  Take a  gondola  up to the Nevis Range top station.  A journey of 2.3km takes you from 100m to 650m up Aonach Mor, adjacent to Ben Nevis.  If you are here in the Winter you can benefit from  skiing and snowboarding runs and outside of this season are some pretty spectacular  mountain biking trails and skills loops. Get active on a high ropes course and you can always enjoy a bite to eat at the Cafe ( top and bottom of the gondola station!) Nevis Range is also host to the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup so if you time it right you could get the chance to watch the best in action. 

 

  • Geology rocks at Treasures of the Earth, a family-run Museum based in Corpach, a village very closely connected to Fort William and only a short 10 minute drive away. Set up by a father and son over 20 years ago it hosts one of Europe's largest collections of crystals, gemstones and fossils. It has an impressive array of exhibits, including fossilised dinosaur skulls, seven-foot-tall amethyst geodes and fossils that date back 500 million years!

 

  • The Nevis Centre is an events venue that hosts everything from music gigs, to The Fort William Mountain Festival, to local sports clubs. If you're visiting Fort William, it's well worth checking what's on. You might find yourself in luck! Aside from big events The Nevis Centre has a 10-pin bowling alley and a soft play area for the younger ones.

 

  • The West Highland Museum is one of the oldest Museums in the Scottish Highlands, dating back to its creation in 1922. The Museum is located right in the centre of Fort William High Street, just behind the newly stationed Bronze Ford Model T.  A comprehensive collection from archaeology to modern industry, with a special emphasis on the history of the Jacobite rising.

 

  • The Highland Cinema brings the big screen to Lochaber and has a comprehensive listing of films from blockbusters to Scottish Classics, indie and arthouse films.  Situated just off the high street the building has a bothy look to it with red steel roof and local stone.  There is an on site cafe and you can also visit one of their other enterprises, The Highland Bookshop to pick up your favourite read or head to the Highland Soap Company to indulge in something for your bath or shower if you decide to throw in the towel and head back for a long hot soak ! 

  • Embrace the wet and go Coasteering!
    Our friends at Coasteering Fun will have you swimming, jumping and climbing as you  explore the Coast.  Their our sessions have it all and give you the chance to immerse yourself in an amazing adventure experience! Join them for a two and a half hour coasteering session full of fun, laughs, thrills and splashes.  Wetsuits provided and all the equipment you need for just £65 per person – all you need to do is have a great time!
    They cater for all from beginner adventurer to the thrill junkie.  All challenges are optional and good times are guaranteed!

 
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Where to stay in Fort William

Jul 13, 2021 12:09:57 PM / by Sarah posted in Around Fort William

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Check out our favourite places to stay to help you plan your next trip to the Outdoor Capital,  Fort William.

If you are looking for a great quality base for your mountain adventures, a  family holiday which has space for your dog, or a special, luxury getaway in this spectacular area then we think we have what you are looking for. 

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Trails and Walks around Fort William, tips for walkers

Jul 5, 2021 2:29:15 PM / by Sarah posted in Around Fort William

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Coaching Nights for Members at 3WM

Jun 29, 2021 11:21:47 AM / by Jack Davis posted in Climbing Community at 3WM

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Free Coaching Evenings for 3WM  Adult Members - What does it involve?

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Free Coaching Sessions at 3WM

May 7, 2021 6:13:53 PM / by Jack Davis posted in Climbing Community at 3WM

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Free Coaching Courses at 3WM

 

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Lockdown Training with Ryan

Feb 19, 2021 3:40:13 PM / by Zeemon posted in COVID-19, Training at Home

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Words :   Ryan  McKenzie

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