Ben Wyvis, near Garve

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Ben Wyvis is a vast and sprawling mountain whose isolated position makes it the dominating feature of a wide area of the Highlands. The ascent to its spacious plateau is a simple walk in good summer conditions by Munro standards and there are very extensive views from the summit.


Easy ascent on paths through the forest initially, followed by much steeper ground on the path ascending to An Cabar.

Public Transport

None to start. Traveline Scotland.


Ben Wyvis car park, south of Garbat. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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