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Ice Factor is located in the village of Kinlochleven, sandwiched between Ben Nevis and Glencoe.

By Foot!

Those on the West Highland Way, will see the Ice Factor tantalisingly close from the top of the pipe track, it will take about 45 mins to walk to the village from the top of the track. Don't worry - drying room, log burning stove, great food and a drink await you!

By Bike

The village is 6 miles from Glencoe and 20 miles from Fort William
The road from Glencoe is absolutely stunning to cycle on, allow 45mins to 1 hour for your cycle.

By Car

Set Your Sat Nav to PH50 4SF - this will take you directly into the village of Kinlochleven - you will not miss the Ice Factor - it's the biggest building in the village.

From both the North and South, follow the A82 Inverness to Glasgow road. Turn off at either Glencoe Village or North Ballachulish onto the B863. Kinlochleven is situated in the middle of this loop road about 8 miles from either junction

Most visitors to the area are staying in the area overnight, but some travel up from the central belt for the day.

To the Ice Factor from:

  • Oban 50 mins
  • Fort Augustus 1 hour
  • Inverness / Aviemore / Stirling 1 hour 45 mins
  • Perth / Glasgow 2 hours
  • Edinburgh 2 hours 35 mins

Please note, the A82 can be very busy during holiday periods and you should allow plenty time for your journey.

Public Transport

By Train

Morning Train from Glasgow Queen Street (08:21) Arrives Fort William (12:07)

Morning Train from Edinburgh Waverly (07:15) Arrives Fort William (12:07)

Please note times are current on the 2011 timetable, please check direct on scotrail.co.uk

By Bus

City Link Bus Leaves Glasgow Buchanan Street:
07:00, 10:00, 15:00, 18:00
Travel time by coach is 2 hrs 27 mins

City Link Bus Leaves Inverness Bus Station:
16:45 arrives Glencoe Junction 19:40

City Link Bus Leaves Oban Bus Station:
08:45 arrives Glencoe Junction 11:30

Please note times are current on the 2011 timetable, please check direct. citylink.co.uk

By Air

There are regular scheduled flights to Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow from across the UK and Europe.

Local Taxi

  • Ali's Taxi: 01855 811136
  • Hazelton's Taxi: 01855 811764

If you find yourself stranded at Glencoe Junction, please call the centre, we will do our best to help!

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