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Ben Nevis - Highest Mountain in Great Britain
Ben Nevis highest mountain in Great Britain

Ben Nevis

Distance: 123.09 miles, about 3 hours 26 mins from Parkley Farm Holiday Cottages, Linlithgow

At 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) above sea level, Ben Nevis (Gaelic: Beinn Nibheis) is the highest mountain in the British Isles located at the western end of the Grampian range close to the town of Fort William.

The summit features the ruins of an observatory, permanently staffed between 1883 and 1904. The meteorological data collected during this period is still important for understanding Scottish mountain weather.

Ben Nevis summit above cloudsClimbing, mountaineering and hill walking

For climbers and mountaineers the main attraction lies in the 700-metre (2,300 ft) high cliffs of the north face; among the highest cliffs in Britain, they harbour some classic scrambles and rock climbs of all difficulties, and are one of the principal locations in the UK for ice climbing.

Memorial on summit

A route popular with experienced hillwalkers starts at Torlundy, a few miles north-east of Fort William on the A82 road, and follows the path alongside the Allt a' Mhuilinn.

The summit of Ben Nevis comprises a large stony plateau of about 40 hectares (99 acres). The highest point is marked with a large, solidly built cairn on top of which sits an Ordnance Survey trig point.


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