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.
Tours To Ben Nevis
Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $94
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Ben Nevis Guided walks BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $335
Duration: 5 to 9 hours
Ben Nevis BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $254
Duration: 2 days
Ben Nevis Reviews
Like nature and the Highlands? This is the place to start. Fantastic views,beautiful nature, fresh air to breathe and lots of walking around! With friends or family the experience is fantastic... more »
Scottish Highlands is a wonderful country with the large lakes, the mountains with almost ever white peaks, and evergreen plains. Even the rainy day didn’t stop us to admire the beautiful... 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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