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9. Glen Nevis and Visitor Centre

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Glen Nevis

Glen Nevis
Glen Nevis is among the Highland's most impressive glens, a classic U shaped glacial valley hemmed in by steep bracken covered slopes and swaths of blue-grey scree. Herds of shaggy Highland cattle graze the valley floor, where a sparkling river gushes through glades of trees.
 
A great low-level walk (6 miles) runs from the end of the road at the top of Glen Nevis. The good but rocky path leads through a dramatic gorge with impressive falls and rapids, then opens out into a secret hanging valley, carpeted with wild flowers, with a high waterfall at the far end. 
 
The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre has information on walking and the local area, and a shop where you can buy essentials such as maps and snacks, or a gift to remind you of your visit.
 
Glen Nevis Visitor Centre Address:
Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
Glen Nevis
Fort William, PH33 6PF
Scotland, UK 
 
Glen Nevis Visitor Centre Opening Times:
Daily, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 
 
Glen Nevis Visitor Centre Admission:
Free
 
T +44 (0)1397 705922
 
F +44 (0)1397 706278
 
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Ben Nevis 
Of all the walks in and around Glen nevis, the ascent of Ben Nevis (4406 ft), Britain's highest summit, attracts the most attention. Despite the fact  that it's quite a slog up to the summit, and by no means the most attractive mountain in Scotland, in summer the  trail is teeming with hikers.  It can snow round the summit any day of the year, so take necessary precautions - in winter the mountain should be left to the experts. 

Why not try climbing Ben Nevis with a professional guide?

Mountain Guide Company Address:
Macs Adventure 
44 Speirs Wharf
355 Byres Road
Glasgow
G4 9TH
Scotland, UK

T  +44 (0) 141 248 2323

F  +44 (0) 141 248 2323

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Map of Ben Nevis

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