Fort William Highlands downhill track
So as to civilise the Highland populace General Wade built a road from Fort William to Inverness some 250 years back. Later on a gondola ended up being put into access the mountains of Aanoch Mor which in turn influenced by a gathering at nearby Glenfinnan the SDA came and ‘Raised their particular Standard’ thin birth of a once push up track expanded into the celebrated track of today’s World Cup Circuit. However the longest most gruelling and best supported.
OS Land Ranger Grid Reference 171774 Carpark area.
OS Land Ranger Grid Reference 188756 Top Gondola Station.
Kindly try not to park into the area of the car park in front of the ticket office/entrance to the gondolas. Whenever you drive in towards place as well as on into the car parking primary center roadway method please turn to your right:
The nearest train station is:
Tom-na-Faire. Station Square, Fort William. Highland PH33 6TQ.
Grading – orange severe (previously graded ‘black’).
Access – gondola uplift.
Length – 2.82km
Begin height – 655m
Complete altitude – 100m
Straight descent – 555m
Complete – Nevis number carpark
This course has become the toughest regarding World Cup circuit and will be actually and technically difficult plus competition run may be between typically 5-7minutes long. Bikers are encouraged to wear suitable defense, go the course before driving and drive inside their own capability level.
The Fort William track is quite intense, we recommend your put on as much defense as you possibly can.
Please be aware every person need to pay to use the gondola on Friday. Only cyclists with their bikes may use the gondola without purchasing a ticket regarding Friday and Saturday. All the family relations must buy a ticket to travel regarding the gondola.
Nearest Public Showers:
There are showers on location at Nevis Range at £1.00 for 3 minutes and will be available when the cafe is available.
If the outdoor camping inside car/van and just desire a bath then Fort William leisure center (Lochaber Leisure Centre) have these facilities offered, located on the Belford path, Fort William, PH33 6BU, in line with the primary road leading to the track, proceeding through driving the Belford Hospital, this destination is just about 500yds on from the medical center regarding the left-hand part. Great parking available. Tel: 59 price £1.10 a shower, £1 deposit for use of a towel or bring your.
Fri: 7:15am to 9pm
Sat: 10am to 4pm
Sunlight: 10am to 4pm
There are additionally showers based in the place which has already been refurbished, the train station is obtainable through the straight back of Morrison’s car parking. Tel: 0845 601 5929, the fee is £3.50 including the application of a towel. The baths themselves are private cubicles.
The race site isn't a campsite. Authorities can move you in since the Nevis number doesn't have permit to allow camping. Definately no fires! The vehicle park at Nevis Range that will be in which the competition will likely be held is hard standing gravel and great access for larger vehicles. There are many different camp-site across the area, typically the most popular could be the Glen Nevis camp-site. Chalets can be found at Loch Linnhe camp-site.
The midges are a nightmare!
Always cover yourself in midge repellent. My repellent of choice is Avon Skin So Soft. If it rains, the wind-speed is above 5mph or it’s hot and bright they don’t come-out to relax and play. If they're away always close-up every little thing as they begin to have a rave / disco inside tent, van, automobile or motor house.
Every Gondola at Fort William has either 2 or 3 hooks. Please make sure every hook is filled up with a bike. This way the queue will likely to be reduced and you may get-up the slope and down it more times than you are able to manage!
Phone No: 01397 702 361
Belford Hospital, Fort William
Telephone No: 01397 702 481
Regional Ambulance Provider:
Fort William Ambulance Depot
Telephone No: 01397 702 382
Nevis Range Riding generally:
Nevis number XC Riding: if you're taking the family, pals then have them in regarding riding on Nevis Range, the Red Route will likely to be available along with the XC Witches tracks. You can find 3 noticeable tracks they are:
The world champs course graded purple and 8.5 kilometer lengthy, 10 in Ben loop: graded red and 10 miles long, The Broomstick Blue: graded blue and apprx 6km long. There clearly was a map that could be bought for £1 from bicycle shops and Nevis number. You could begin either in the Northface Carpark or at Nevis number Carpark. In forest there's also a number of other tracks, some marked with Forestry ‘Witches Trail’ marker posts, while some are more hidden but really worth searching for. Be careful though, the majority are steep, slippery and technical. Accessibility the woodland is both from Nevis Range, Torlundy North Face climbers car parking or the road into Leanachan opposite the Highbridge road end.
Morrisons – Town Centre Pass this on option to Nevis Range, just take first exit at roundabout at the conclusion of the double carriageway. This shop does have a Café which opens up for morning meal at 8am, 9am on Sunday.