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Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Start you day EARLY. Trail is popular and the later you go the more people you have to watch out for. It took me just over 2 hrs to get to the top. I was lucky the clouds cleared a bit and I did get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 818sydneyh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Fort William when I did some software work in 1983 at the Wiggins Teape Paper Mill at Corpach, near Fort William in Lochaber (Now Closed, like many of the industries in Britain). I climbed Ben Nevis in late May, and the weather...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Odin_the_Rooster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben Nevis, the highest mountain of Great Britain is a paradise for adventure seekers. Climbers, hikers and people who just love the outdoors have all possibilities to do something here. But it is important that due to the weather and the area proper preparation in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Marian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are not walkers but going up on the Gondola is a real treat. Once at the top the views are amazing (double check before you purchase your ticket that there is good visibility before you head up). There is a cafe and you do...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been up a few times and I have to say I have enjoyed each one and each one has been different. We have taken tours up on busy, bright sunny days and snow clad Spring days, each one has been an adventure and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Little S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Climbed Ben Nevis, hardest climb we've ever done, snow near the top made the walking conditions very difficult also the very strong winds. However it was the best day ever as my boyfriend took me by surprise & got down on one knee in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank audjames30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first mountain in the 3 peaks challenge and we were very lucky with the weather. A beautiful view from the top but on the way down a storm rolled in and we were soaked to the skin.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Walks for any experience but need some level of fitness and be wise and check the weather. Wonderful views on a sunny day and can be made a challenge by avoiding tourist routes and having relevant experience

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ANWPTQ
Reviewed February 10, 2019

We were quite lucky and we had such nice weather when we hiked good ol'Ben! But that's not a day to day occurrence so be prepared to abandon your plans if the weather is bad. Took us about 8 hours for the whole thing but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CristinaAriadna
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

We went up Ben Nevis in the gondolas. It had been snowing but was # clear and sunny at the time, the views were amazing. There is a cafe / restaurant up there.

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 3, 2019|
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Response from Little S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I would say it is a long climb but not difficult. I have seen children aged about 8 at the top. You can start at Fort William which would mean about a 35 min walk to the Ben Nevis Car Park where most people set off from... More
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achathuras
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Response from audjames30 | Reviewed this property |
From Fort William itself you can take the Glen Nevis road which leads you to the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre where you can park. From there, there are two ways you can start the climb, over the metal bridge and take the path... More
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ChelleHowe
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Response from LisaandRobC | Reviewed this property |
The path is obvious and there is no reason to "need" a guide, so it would be a matter of wanting someone local to talk with during the hike. My husband and I did the hike to top in Sept. It was cold and wet and socked in at... More
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