Where does the Ben Nevis tourist path start?

Glen Nevis Visitor Centre car park
The easiest route up the mountain, the track begins at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre car park, at Achintee on the east side of Glen Nevis about 2 km from the town centre of Fort William, and approximately 20 m above sea level.

What is the best route up Ben Nevis?

Ben Nevis Route Map The route used to climb Ben Nevis during the 3 Peaks Challenge is the Mountain Track which is popularly known as the ‘Pony Track’. This is the best route for summiting Ben Nevis without the need for climbing equipment or extensive previous mountaineering experience.

Which is the easiest route up Ben Nevis?

The Mountain Track to the summit (also known as the Ben Path, the Pony Track or the Tourist Route) remains the simplest and most popular route of ascent. It begins at Achintee on the east side of Glen Nevis about 2 km (1.5 miles) from Fort William town centre, at around 20 metres above sea level.

How hard is the Ben Nevis tourist path?

It is a difficult and potentially dangerous climb, and takes an average of 4 hours to climb with a further 2-3 hours to climb back down. However, as long as you are properly prepared and understand the risks involved, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to make the climb and have a great time doing so!

Where do you park to walk up Ben Nevis?

Ben Nevis is located near the town of Fort William, three hours north of Glasgow, and is part of the Grampian Mountain Range. Parking is available at The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre car park, located approximately 1.5 miles from Fort William, at a cost of £3 per day (or £10 for a motorhome).

How fit do you need to be to climb Ben Nevis?

Anyone who is reasonably fit with no health problems should be able to walk up and down Ben Nevis in under 8 hours. You shouldn’t need to ‘train’ specifically for the walk, but of course any extra uphill walking beforehand will help and the fitter you are then the more you’ll enjoy it!

Do you have to be fit to climb Ben Nevis?

How fit do I need to be when climbing Ben Nevis? A round trip up and down Ben Nevis is over eight miles long, so you’ll need to be fit enough to be confident walking that distance (it typically takes between seven and nine hours). The top is also very steep, which takes up a lot of energy.

Do you need a map to climb Ben Nevis?

I don’t have a map or compass – will it be okay to climb Ben Nevis? Although Ben Nevis is often busy with other walkers the short answer is ‘no.

Can I climb Ben Nevis with no training?