Glen Shiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail
With 21 Munros accessible from the A87, it is no wonder that Glen Shiel is popular with hill walkers. 12 Munroes are to be found on the northern side of the A87 – The Five Sisters of Kintail form the southern part of this northern ridge and are stunningly beautiful, although only 3 of them are actual Munros. It takes about 40 minutes to reach the southern tip of this ridge – and then a fantaastic day’s walking opens up for you. Routes and details can be found at walkhighlands
The nearest skiing is only 90 minutes away at the Nevis Range based at Aonach Mor, just outside Fort William. Everything you need can be hired on the spot.
In the Summer this is a Centre for Mountain biking, with a World Cup course and access to the upper levels by Gondola – unless the winds are too high.