Ben Nevis by the Mountain Track

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Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain. This route is the standard, so-called Tourist Route up the mountain. It is straightforward, if strenuous, by hillwalking standards, but the less experienced should read all the precautions.


Steep path throughout. The upper section is rough and very stony; it is often snow covered and losing the line of the path easily leads onto dangerous terrain - navigational skills are needed. NB. as with any mountain walk, any ascent when snow is lying on the path requires winter equipment and skills.

Public Transport

Bus service between May and September

Ben Nevis Estate Deer Stalking

Responsible walkers, cyclists and other recreational users are welcome throughout the year. Any deer stalking takes place around the needs of these recreational users.

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Glen Nevis visitor centre car park. Map and directions.

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