Lochaber is known as the 'outdoor capital of the UK' and has the world championship mountain bike course on its doorstep. Other outdoor activities include skiing, snowboarding, climbing, fishing, sailing, horse riding and golf. The breath-taking scenery has been used as the backdrop for many well-known films, including Brave Heart and Rob Roy, whilst the West Highland Steam Train (seasonal) takes you past the Glenfinnan Viaduct, as depicted in one of the Harry Potter movies. Short ferry crossings will take you to many of the inner isles including Eigg, Rhum, Mull and Lismore. Wildlife is in abundance and offers the chance to spot golden eagles, deer, otters, porpoises and dolphins. The area is also steeped in history and there are many castles, monuments, museums, gardens and craft shops to visit. Glencoe, Oban, Loch Ness Inverness and the Isle of Skye are easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 3.5 miles.