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Ben Nevis CMD from Glen Nevis

Ben Nevis

Glen Nevis campsite CMD, Ben Nevis round

Hiking Difficult

21 km
1.8 km
1.8 km
1 day +
Low Point
19 m
High Point
1.3 km
Ben Nevis CMD from Glen Nevis Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between May and September. From a low point of 19 m to the maximum altitude of 1.3 km, the route covers 21 km, 1800 vertical metres of ascent and 1800 vertical metres of descent.


Glen Nevis - Carn Mor Dearg - Ben Nevis - Glen Nevis



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and September

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