Oban to Fort William

Route 78 Oban to Fort William viewpoint between Duror and Kentallen

The Oban to Fort William path – part of Route 78 of the National Cycle Network – is a project led by Sustrans, in partnership with Transport Scotland, The Forestry Commission Scotland, Argyll & Bute Council and the Highland Council.

Once completed, the 46 mile path will connect Oban and Fort William along a series of traffic-free paths and minor roads. The route is part of Route 78, The Caledonia Way (Slighe na h-Alba), which, when complete, will run for 228 miles from Campbeltown to Inverness.

The route between Oban and Ballachulish is being constructed in phases. There remain four sections where cyclists have to use the trunk road. For a description of the status of all sections of the route, and for your options between Ballachulish and Fort William, see the route description for Route 78 Oban to Fort William

For a map showing the sections that have been finished and suggested circular routes, see the Oban to Fort William walking and cycling leaflet.

Work on the route between Oban and Fort William began in 2007 and has been made possible by financial assistance from the Scottish Government and the ERDF.

A Steering Group made up of all the project partners meets a couple of times a year to review progress and discuss issues. If you have issues that you would like the group to consider, contact your local councillor in the Argyll & Bute or Highland area, or email scotland@sustrans.org.uk

We issue regular community updates to let local people know about route developments.