Ben Nevis, Fort William

4.7
#1 of 166 in Parks in Scottish Highlands
Mountain · Nature / Park
Put on your best hiking boots and charge your camera batteries for a great outdoor adventure at Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. This impressive mountain towers 1,343 m (4,406 ft) above the town of Fort William, attracting over 200,000 climbers each year. Most visitors use the well-maintained Pony Track, which starts on the southern side of the mountain. Experienced mountaineers and ice climbers prefer the 700-m (2,300-ft) cliffs on the northern face of the mountain, which offer scrambles of all levels of difficulty. The summit features the ruins of an observatory building, which closed in 1904. The weather can change suddenly at various stages of the ascent, so it’s best to hire a local guide and carry appropriate equipment, food, and plenty of water. Arrange your visit to Ben Nevis and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fort William using our Fort William road trip website.
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  • Really glad we went. It was an extremely challenging walk or the easiest climb ever.2hours 40 up and 2 hours back down. Parked at the visitor centre. Parking cost £6 but the facilities were clean and....  more »
  • Unless you have walked up the Ben via the CMD Arete you have not really walked up it properly. Having done it twice before as part of Three Peaks to actually get to expereience the mountain, to see...  more »
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  • Tough going up and even tougher going down but what a sense of achievement!
  • Amazing views. Great day of walking and climbing
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