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Ben Nevis

Fort William, Scotland
+44 1397 705922
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Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hard slog” (38 reviews)
“coming down” (76 reviews)
“half way” (87 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fort William, Scotland
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+44 1397 705922
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"hard slog"
in 38 reviews
"coming down"
in 76 reviews
"half way"
in 87 reviews
"hard work"
in 58 reviews
"highest mountain"
in 60 reviews
"tourist route"
in 34 reviews
"highest peak"
in 28 reviews
"tough walk"
in 21 reviews
"peaks challenge"
in 32 reviews
"warm clothes"
in 20 reviews
"walking boots"
in 53 reviews
"halfway point"
in 22 reviews
"great climb"
in 20 reviews
"highest point"
in 25 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 42 reviews
"take your time"
in 32 reviews
"amazing views"
in 68 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really happy to get to the top, the path is amazing and for majority of the trip its good or well marked, so cant get lost. However, saw a lot of people in the incorrect kit which could be dangerous, so try to prepare for...More

Thank Petr K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The mountain is the centerpiece of the area and despite loads of tourists, it has energy and excitement and real natural beauty.

Thank nowickiken
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The weather was pretty good considering, but constantly changing: we had sun, occasional breeze; then freezing drizzle and rain; and a lot of mist and fog nearer the top. The path is easy enough to follow and it is a very busy route! The first...More

Thank Darshita D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What can I say....That was hard work! We are a walking family, we all play rugby so I would say we are relatively fit and this was a hard slog. My two teens found it to be a lot easier and were stopping to wait...More

Thank Boddie2
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just finished the 7h trail, and I have to say it is a SHAME that in 2018 there is such a path in the UK. This not for the 7 hours needed (normal), or the 1300 m (400ft) of positive difference in altitude (you start...More

Thank PaoloP66
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful sun on the way up and freezing at the top - literally couldn't feel my fingers! Tough in places but a great path and well worth the 7 hour hike to take in the amazing views.

Thank Serum25
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbed on Tuesday in mixed weather - great to half way then the expected mist & drizzle. take plenty of clothing, the weather really does change that much. Perhaps too much litter at the top but that's lazy boneheads who think someone else should pick...More

Thank GrahamL-S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very hard work 7 hours of walking, didn't take gloves so got cold wet hands but well worth all the pain. Would I do it again NEVER...… once was more than enough. :)

Thank tracy T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walking tracks and brilliant experience. Easier than it is said to be, but still a good challenge.

Thank sarah s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seen to many people in the wrong type of clothing, and there are always a few that find coming down is harder than the assent

Thank dave980
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Tadas B
15 July 2018|
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Response from Max A | Reviewed this property |
Your last hour or two may be a bit tricky as the sun will fade. We started at that time and it made it well before dusk however that was when the days were slightly longer
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mark s
12 May 2018|
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Response from Prashant S | Reviewed this property |
The car park near visitor area is across the river and near to the Syha hostel. There is a bridge that goes over the river and takes you on the trail easy peasy. If you are already on the road next to Ben Nevis inn, you may... More
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Trish D
26 April 2018|
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Response from Jakub K |
The top of mountain was covered with snow today (5th of May), but we were fine with trecking boots. Don't know anything about hiring crampoons/ice picks.
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