Welcome to Walk up Ben Nevis

Walk up Ben Nevis is an on-line guidebook for anyone wanting to walk or climb up Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in Great Britain (and obviously, Scotland). Ben Nevis is one of the best walks in the Highlands of Scotland, though it does suffer from being rather popular. We have all the walking routes up Ben Nevis, and will outline all the routes to the summit and is designed to be used by anyone who fancies climbing up “The Ben” or if you’re setting out on the Three Peaks Challenge along with Snowdon or Scafell Pike. The Ben Nevis Interactive Map Page has an interactive map that shows all the walking routes as well as any facilities near by. There's a page for each walk that shows the route and has a downloadable gpx file. You can add your Accommodation for Ben Nevis, or any relevant local business via our Business Listing Page - currently FOR FREE! Ben Nevis events can also be added via our - Ben Nevis Events Page.


Main Walking Routes up Ben Nevis

Route Name

Starting Point

Parking Post Code



Walking Time

Ben Nevis via The Mountain TrackGlen Nevis Visitor CentrePH33 6ST17km1370m8 hours
Ben Nevis via CMD Arete Glen NevisGlen Nevis Visitor CentrePH33 6ST19.8km1800m8 hours+
Ben Nevis via CMD Arete - North Face Car ParkNorth Face Car ParkPH33 6SW for the turning at Torlundy!18km1500m8 hours+
Ben Nevis Via Carn Dearg SouthLower Steall Falls Car ParkPH33 6SY - though this only gets you up the glen!4.4km*1200m4hrs**
Ledge Route
North Face Car ParkPH33 6SW for the turning at Torlundy! 8km*1300m5-6 hours**
Ben Nevis via CMD East Ridge
Upper Steall Falls Car ParkPH33 6SY - though this only gets you up the glen!9.5km*1430m4 hours**
*Distance is for one way only
**Time is for one way only, and variable. Very fit walkers can walk up and down Ben Nevis in 4 hours and will know their own timings and speed. If in doubt, assume the longest duration for your ascent and add the longest for your descent, depending on route. Add a good half hour or more for the summit stop as well.

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