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CIC hut access hike - leaving the real world!

Ben Nevis

A beautiful approach with the Grandeur of Ben Nevis gradually being revealed.

Hiking Moderate

6 km
630 m
5 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
55 m
High Point
680 m
CIC hut access hike - leaving the real world! Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done all year round. From a low point of 55 m to the maximum altitude of 680 m, the route covers 6 km, 630 vertical metres of ascent and 5 vertical metres of descent.


From forested trails to riverside paths, this beautiful hike takes you above the trees and to the bottom of the legendary north face of Ben Nevis.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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