3-5 Hours (depending on experience)
Britain's highest mountain features on many people's hit list and while the walking and summit views make it a worthwhile outing, it is not a walk to be undertaken lightly.
4400 feet (1300m)
Plan your route: VisitBritain Journey Planner
The path is easy to follow although there are some steep parts and the climb goes from sea level to over 4400 feet / 1300m. You should be sensibly equipped with walking boots, maps, compasses and warm clothing. Visibility can be poor, and it can be cold on the summit, even in summer. The local rescue team and others produce an excellent "Ben Nevis - Essential Information" leaflet which is recommended.
Your walk up to the summit of Ben Nevis starts here, at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. Here, you can get information about your walk, and buy essentials such as maps and snacks. You can also learn about other walks around the area, or enjoy a picnic on the riverside.