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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Ben Nevis Reviews
At the foot of Ben Nevis they have a visitor centre who provide advice on weather and routes and you can also buy gifts and souvenirs there too. We tried to go for a climb but it started pouring down.... more »
Parking prices are very reasonable at the centre. There are toilets on site. Lovely short walk to the Ben Nevis Inn (dogs not allowed inside) then a beautiful trail on a well maintained track heading.... more »
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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