Conquer the Highest Peak in the UK

Ben Nevis, standing at 1,345 meters, is the tallest mountain in the United Kingdom and a must-visit destination for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Whether you’re an experienced climber or a first-time hiker, climbing Ben Nevis offers an unforgettable experience with breathtaking views, diverse landscapes, and a sense of accomplishment that is second to none.

Why Climb Ben Nevis?

Climbing Ben Nevis provides:

  • Stunning Views: Panoramic vistas of the Scottish Highlands and the surrounding landscapes.
  • Varied Terrain: Experience a mix of rugged trails, lush valleys, and rocky paths.
  • Unique Wildlife: Encounter rare plants and animals native to the Highlands.
  • Personal Achievement: Reach the summit and stand on the highest point in the UK.

The Route to the Summit

The Mountain Track

The most popular and straightforward route to the summit is the Mountain Track, also known as the Tourist Route or Pony Track. This well-maintained trail begins in Glen Nevis and offers:

  • Clear Pathways: Easy to navigate, making it suitable for beginners.
  • Scenic Stops: Enjoy beautiful spots along the way, including Loch Meall an t-Suidhe.
  • Rest Points: Take breaks and admire the changing scenery as you ascend.

Proximity to Ben Nevis Holiday Park

Stay Close to the Route

Ben Nevis Holiday Park is the perfect base for your climbing adventure. Located just a short distance from the starting point of the Mountain Track, it offers:

  • Convenience: Easy access to Ben Nevis and surrounding hiking trails.
  • Comfort: A range of accommodation options to relax and recharge after your climb.
  • Amenities: Modern facilities, including hot showers, cosy lodges, and camping pitches.


Due to the steep climb from road level and many rocky routes uphill, climbing Ben Cruachan certainly is a challenge. You need a decent level of fitness to be able to handle the crawling, scrambling and stamina to get to the peak.

But it’s worth it.

Climbing Ben Cruachan offers a unique spot above the clouds to catch stunning glimpses of the scenic countryside. The climb presents breathtaking views out onto the islands of the west coast. Now that’s one hell of a reward for hard work.


The award-winning Ben Nevis Holiday Park is your basecamp to adventure.

We are located outside of the Outdoor Capital of the UK Fort William.