A long and challenging classic ridge walk with a feeling of remoteness. It's often done as a linear route but the circular walk described here is good if you only have one car. This walk can be done as one very long day or split into two days with a night in the Lairig Leacach bothy. For those who are not too broken from the Grey Corries, this bothy would also make a good base from which to launch an attack on Cruach Innse (to the North) and Sgurr Innse (North east), or even another big day across the Mamores on the southern side of Glen Nevis.
Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean
49 - 937 m | 10.6 km
The westernmost of the Mamores make a striking pair, the dramatic sharp peak of Stob Ban contrasting nicely with sprawling, corrie-bitten Mullach nan Coirean. From Glen Nevis, the horseshoe of the two summits covers some enjoyable ridge walking ground. With a smattering of scrambling in summer and more than a hint of mountaineering in winter, this is a shorter, easier alternative to the neighbouring Ring of Steall - but no less worthwhile.
Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete
15 - 1343 m | 19 km
A contender for the title of grandest ridge walk in the country, the Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arete straddles that fine line between rambling and scrambling. This graceful curving line connects two four-thousand-footers, its blocky crest offering airy positions and stunning views of the cliffs of Ben Nevis, but minimal hands-on stuff. It is unquestionably the most enjoyable non-climber’s route on Ben Nevis, leagues ahead of the crowded and frankly dull trudge up the Tourist Track.
West Highland Way 7: Kinlochleven - Ft.William
4 - 335 m | 24.7 km
This final stage of the route nicely rounds off the WHW, running from the attractive wooded shores of Loch Leven and over the desolate high pass of the Lairig Mor beneath the southern flank of the Mamores. A long easy stretch on forest tracks then brings you out in Glen Nevis at the foot of The Ben. That's the scenery done with, and by rights the trail should probably finish here; but of course it continues for a couple of miles of pavement walking into the middle of Fort William.