Toward Ben Nevis and Fort William

June 7, 2021
2 minutes

As our intrepid crews near the end of the third leg of the Round Britain cruise, the ever-imposing Ben Nevis looms over the eight locks of Neptune’s Staircase at Banavie.

Designed and built by Thomas Telford between 1803 and 1822, Neptune’s Staircase is the longest staircase lock in Britain and a popular tourist attraction along the canal. It takes some time to descend, but it is time well spent in such a location as this!

Once the yachts arrive at their berths in Fort William, it is time for our crews to gather (socially distanced) in one of the local pubs for a well-earned meal and an opportunity to share their experiences of the week shared on board.

Galliver II, Monet and Florence Agnes II moored under the ever-impressive Ben Nevis.

As some depart for home and others arrive, the yachts are cleaned and serviced ready to undertake the next leg of their voyage: the western islands of Scotland.

You can follow the progress of the cruise in real-time on the map below. We have set the map to follow Monet automatically, but you can use the search tool to find Galliver II or Florence Agnes II if you wish.

If you wish to support our crews on their voyage, and help Macmillan Cancer Support continue their vital work with those affected by cancer, please follow this link to our justgiving page:

Thank you.

Premier Sailing would also like to thank all of our sponsors for this year’s endeavours. Their generous donations have all gone straight to Macmillan, so they can help those who need it most.

Volspec Ltd, Marinestore, Mantsbrite, Pantaenius, Tiptree, MOB Lifesavers, Boatfolk


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