Corpach, Lochaber, Highland, West Scotland

Corpach is the western terminus of the Caledonian Canal, which links Scotland’s east and west coasts, avoiding the difficult passage around the north of mainland Scotland and through the Pentland Firth.The sea-lock is available HW ±4 hours, within canal operating hours.The basin does not have permanent mooring facilities, and is usually occupied by craft waiting to leave the canal, or to proceed to the east.

There are shops and other amenities nearby, including the railway from Fort William to Mallaig. More information can be obtained, and a Skipper’s Guide downloaded, by visiting the Scottish Canals website, or by contacting the Canal Office.

British Waterways Scotland
Corpach Sea Lock: 01397 772249
Canal Office: 00 441463 725500
VHF Ch 74 (16), call: “Corpach Sea Lock”


Facilities include: Harbour Master, Transit Berths, Mooring Fee Payable, Fresh Water, Shorepower, Marine Diesel, Boatyard, Repair Services, Wi-Fi, Provisions Store, Rubbish Disposal, Toilets, Showers, Bar.


There are 2 supermarkets, a hotel and a bar in Corpach and a railway from Fort William to Mallaig. Corpach is excellent for shore fishing for mackerel and sea trout, and tackle can be bought cheaply in Fort William which is only 15 minutes away . The views over to Ben Nevis and Fort William are excellent.