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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 5 days ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem! We found everything we were looking for from Liquor to fresh cherries at a fraction of the price you buy for anywhere else. Really worth a visit.

Thank MadeleineM573
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great trip that you can get a wonderful experience if you take your precautions and prepare yourself well. We started the trip from the bridge at 0900 and were down at 1800 - success was that we had enough drinks, a whole bread and...More

Thank FrankPaels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went up on 8th November. We experienced all seasons in one day. It was cold and snowy at the top, but the view was worth it. The slog down is definitely harder than going up, don’t get complacent coming down, as...More

Thank Suziepamela
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to trek to the summit and the views are out of this world at about half way and at the top

Thank Mr w
Reviewed 1 week ago

In all its profound beauty, this is an experience of a lifetime. But taking on this challenge is no breeze. This is not a walk in the park. Starting the climb at the Glen Nevis Visitor Center at some 20 meters (60 feet) altitude and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are beautiful and spectacular. The best place for views and picnics! The most bray place in Scotland

Thank emilys123678
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit of advice about parking, hiking and the type of walk you can expect. Also a plea for you to not be that guy whose setting off in trainers and a t shirt at 3pm with no back pack, coat or torch. Mountain rescue are...More

Thank Q6593HFpeterw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove by at lower elevation several times but it was covered in cloud cover and never did see the peak. Was too cold and windy and we were not prepared for climbing today.

Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip to the top and back down took us 5 hours and was simply stunning from beginning to end. We were luck with the weather, but even on a clear day there was a funny half hour near the top when the weather changed...More

1  Thank dcolenso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely walk with amazing views but just be prepared have proper footwear and clothing, check out weather conditions before setting off, make sure you tell others where you are going and when you should be back. Everyone I've met doing the walk...More

Thank Donna C
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DanW196
7 November 2018|
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Response from 304susiec | Reviewed this property |
The main route is called the pony path but I wouldn’t recommend taking a donkey up it.
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emmacox1402
21 August 2018|
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Response from newt_campfire | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, that's hard for me to answer as the only time I've climbed it has been in August. Obviously it will be cooler in September, just make sure you dress in layers. Also be aware that it is a strenuous climb and... More
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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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