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.

Braveheart car park is the gateway to the glen and main starting point for many of the best woodland trails in the area, induing Cow Hill and Dun Deardail fort. There's also plenty of space for kids to play among the trees and pleasant spots for a picnic.

Venture further up the road and you'll discover a quieter and wilder side to Glen Nevis at Achriabhach. Here you'll find a small car park with a waymarked trail that follows the Allt a'Choire Dheird river with great views of the mamore mountains.

Download our guide map to the Great Glen (PDF 5.8MB) and other forests around Fort William (PDF 6.9MB).


  • There are currently forest operations taking place in Glen Nevis. The West Highland Way route is diverted and the Dun Deardail route closed until April 2019.

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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.

Please note: The Dun Deardail route is closed until April 2019 for forest operations in Glen Nevis.

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: Forest Enterprise Scotland

Address: Torlundy, Fort William

Postcode: PH33 6SW

Telephone: 0300 067 6870


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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