8 beautiful and challenging hiking routes around the UK's highest mountain.
From day hikes to challenging circuit ridge walks, marathon routes and multi-day long-distance trails, there are plenty of hiking options around Ben Nevis. Meander through wild landscapes and deep forest plantations, climb to the clouds, circle highland lochs, and ramble over unspoilt marshlands. Follow paths through ancient Caledonian forests and scramble up steep ascents to reach the summit of Britain’s highest mountain. Hiking in the Scottish Highlands is nothing short of glorious.
Something to keep in mind: being the UK, its likely to be poor weather conditions in the winter and autumn months, so be prepared, or better, plan your hikes for the summer! Always check the weather conditions before attempting to climb Ben Nevis, as it is often impassable for hikers due to snow. You can check the weather forecast for Ben Nevis using the Mountain Weather Information Centre.