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Lots to do and places to explore in the shelter of Britain's mightiest mountain

Glen Nevis

Step into the glen

This is the gateway to one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens, watched over by Britain’s highest peak. But you don’t have to climb high or go far to enjoy some stunning forest, mountain and loch views. Glen Nevis is much loved by local people as well as visitors as the starting point for trips into exciting mountain scenery, but there’s plenty more on offer. You don’t have to climb high or go far to enjoy some stunning forest, mountain and loch views on a great range of trails.

Download our guide map to explore Glen Nevis and other forests around Fort William.

Please note, the West Highland Way near Fort William will be closed for harvesting work and path upgrade work between 1st November 2016 and 1st April 2017. 

The section affected is between Lunn Da-Bhra and Glen Nevis, with a diversion down the quiet Blarmachfoldach single-track road to Fort William. The diversion is 7.5km long, slightly shorter than the official route. 

Please do not attempt to pass through work site – the machine operators are working in areas with poor visibility, particularly during darker winter days. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


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Take a break

You’ll find public toilets and plenty of places to eat in Fort William.

Walking trails

Please note, all trails start from the Braveheart car park.


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


Head for the hills

Glen Nevis is the starting point for the classic approach to Ben Nevis, the old pony track. This is a route across open mountain, with no waymarkers: check our advice on hill walking before you set off. Check at the Glen Nevis centre for more information and the latest weather reports.

Contact: Lochaber Forest District

Address: Torlundy, Fort William

Postcode: PH33 6SW

Telephone: 0300 067 6870

Email: lochaber@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

From Fort William head along Glen Nevis road for about ¾ mile (1.3km) to the Braveheart car park at NN 121 736.

Using SatNav?

PH33 6PF is a postcode on Belford Road. Continue up the glen past this spot to find the car park.

Public transport

You’ll find details of public transport to Fort William at Traveline Scotland.


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