Put on your best hiking boots and charge your camera batteries for a great outdoor adventure at Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. This impressive mountain towers 1,343 m (4,406 ft) above the town of Fort William, attracting over 200,000 climbers each year. Most visitors use the well-maintained Pony Track, which starts on the southern side of the mountain. Experienced mountaineers and ice climbers prefer the 700-m (2,300-ft) cliffs on the northern face of the mountain, which offer scrambles of all levels of difficulty. The summit features the ruins of an observatory building, which closed in 1904. The weather can change suddenly at various stages of the ascent, so it’s best to hire a local guide and carry appropriate equipment, food, and plenty of water. Arrange your visit to Ben Nevis and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fort William using our Fort William road trip website.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Tours to Ben Nevis
£90 BOOK WITH VIATOR Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William
Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Ben Nevis reviews
We did this hike with our 15 year old nephew. As a veteran of the military I loved this hike and the fact that my nephew was a trooper. He carried on without a word and was in good spirits the whole..... more
We did this hike with our 15 year old nephew. As a veteran of the military I loved this hike and the fact that my nephew was a trooper. He carried on without a word and was in good spirits the whole..... more »
I climbed Ben Nevis for help for heroes in memory of my friend who lost his life suffering with ptsd and mental health problems. The views are stunning and it is a tough climb for a novice climber...
I climbed Ben Nevis for help for heroes in memory of my friend who lost his life suffering with ptsd and mental health problems. The views are stunning and it is a tough climb for a novice climber... more »
What a view 🙌 park and the Ben Nevis inn it's free rather than the visitor center
It's killed me but it was good
Plan your trip to Fort William
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Fort William
Side trips from Fort William
Hidden gems in Fort William
Historic Sites in Fort William
Nearby attractions in Fort William
Wildlife in Fort William
Trips in Ben Nevis by other users
16 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Glasgow Fort William Plockton 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA London Moreton-in-Marsh Bath 7 days in Edinburgh & Aviemore BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Edinburgh Aviemore 12 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM Fort William Oban Isle of Skye 30 days in Paris & Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Paris Glasgow Fort William 30 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Berlin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA London Stromness Inverness