Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path

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Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain. The route described here is the standard way up the mountain; it is straightforward, if strenuous, by hillwalking standards, but the less experienced should be sure to 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.


Glen Nevis visitor centre car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Land south of ridge from Ben Nevis to Sgurr Choinnich Beag managed by John Muir Trust: no stalking issues.

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