Blacksmiths Bunkhouse, Snowgoose Mountain Centre, Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7JH

Call Tina Cuthbertson on 01397 772467 or 07798714006

Self catering bunkhouse on the Caledonian Canal

Find a friendly welcome at this comfortable, mountain hostel with a lochside location overlooking the Caledonian Canal. It's just 4 miles from Fort William & Ben Nevis. The pine-clad interior has a cosy, friendly atmosphere with stunning mountains and water on the doorstep. The West Highland Way and Great Glen Way meet only yards away from the bunkhouse. Plus, the "Hogwarts Express" runs past the door! Hot showers and fully equipped self-catering kitchens always available. (Local shop open until 11 pm daily). Efficient drying. All bedding & WiFi provided for free. Fully heated for all-year-round use. Lockable bike & canoe stores. Ample off-road parking. Outdoor information, daily weather & snow reports. Take advantage of winter and summer walking/climbing, river, loch and sea kayaking, dinghy sailing. Hire of kayaks/open canoes, dinghies and summer & winter mountain equipment. Activity provider for expeditions. Group and family accommodation. Meeting / lecture room available.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    14: 1x14, or 2x4,1x6,
  • Open:

    All year. Check-in from 3pm – 8pm. Check-out 10am
  • Price per night:

    4 bed room from £96. 6 bed room from £144.
  • Booking:

    Book on-line at or telephone / e-mail.
  • Directions:

    Take A82 north out of Fort William towards Inverness. After one mile take A830 west towards Mallaig and follow for 2 miles to village of Corpach. Turn left just before pedestrian crossing & shops, signposted Snowgoose Mountain Centre. The hostel is 30 yds on left before the level crossing on the West Highland railway line between Fort William and Mallaig.
  • Public Transport :

    Two minutes' walk from Corpach Railway Station on the Fort William - the Mallaig Line. Three miles - 2 stops out from Fort William (trains from Glasgow and London).
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks West Highland Way Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Great Glen Way Cape Wrath Trail
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available New Year 2023 / 2024 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee


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Blacksmiths Bunkhouse is your cosy mountain hostel with a warm Highland welcome

September 16th 2023

Tucked away in a picturesque loch-side location, Blacksmiths Bunkhouse is your cosy mountain hostel with a warm Highland welcome. Nestled just 4 miles from Fort William and the iconic Ben Nevis, this charming retreat offers comfortable accommodation and a wealth of outdoor activities right on your doorstep. Here’s everything you need to know about Smiddy Bunkhouse

The surrounding area is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, and Blacksmiths Bunkhouse is perfectly situated to take advantage of it all. Here are five incredible things to do in the local area:

  1. Conquer Ben Nevis: As the highest peak in the UK, Ben Nevis beckons adventurers from around the world. The bunkhouse is just 4 miles away, making it an ideal base camp for your ascent of this iconic mountain.
  2. Explore the West Highland Way: This famous long-distance trail passes just yards away from the bunkhouse. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a journey through some of Scotland’s most breathtaking landscapes.
  3. Discover the Great Glen Way: Another magnificent trail, the Great Glen Way, also intersects nearby. Hike along the lochs and through glens, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Highlands.
  4. Hogwarts Express Sightings: True Harry Potter fans will be thrilled to know that the “Hogwarts Express” (the Jacobite Steam Train) passes right by the bunkhouse’s doorstep. Keep your camera ready for this magical experience.
  5. Year-Round Adventure: Blacksmiths Bunkhouse is fully heated, making it suitable for year-round use. Enjoy winter activities like snowshoeing, ice climbing, and winter walking, or opt for summer adventures like kayaking, sailing, and mountain climbing.

Comfort and Amenities

Your comfort is a priority at Blacksmiths Bunkhouse. The hostel offers hot showers, fully equipped self-catering kitchens available at all times, and free WiFi. Plus, there are two efficient drying and laundry rooms, ensuring you’re prepared for your next adventure.

All bedding is provided free of charge, so you can pack a bit lighter, and there’s ample off-road parking for your convenience. Stay informed with daily weather and snow reports, and take advantage of outdoor information readily available.

For those in need of equipment, Blacksmiths Bunkhouse has you covered. You can hire kayaks, open canoes, dinghies, and both summer and winter mountain gear. The hostel also serves as an activity provider for expeditions, ensuring you have everything you need for your Highland adventure.

Blacksmiths Bunkhouse caters to a variety of travellers, from solo adventurers to families and groups. Additionally, there’s a meeting/lecture room available for those who need it, making it a versatile destination for both leisure and business.

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Start or end you West Highland Way journey here

September 6th 2020

Directly on the route in the town of Fort William, Blacksmiths Bunkhouse has bedding provided, secure bike storage and meals are available locally.

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