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Single Day Hikes

Below are some sample hikes, we can also provide transport if needed.

Prices from £40 pp minimum of 4 people

Ben Nevis

7 – 9hrs

 

Extended hill walk with rocky paths.

The highest point in the UK, Nevis looms large over the town of Fort William in Lochaber.  There are many routes up and around The Ben, this event takes the Mountain Path up from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. There is a visitor centre and toilets nearby.  

 

The Mountain Path is rocky but well defined and offers no serious challenge underfoot in normal ‘summer’ conditions.  However, conditions overhead can be very changeable and this has to be considered not only when planning our trip but also on the day.  A lovely sunny day in Fort William can be eclipsed by wind and blizzards higher up.

Travelling to Fort William takes around 2.5hrs from Glasgow.   We would start the walk at 9am having made our way from the designated pick up point. 

 

Starting our ascent at 9am, a steady climb up the path, with time to enjoy the views (hopefully) should have you reaching the summit plateau and the trig point in around 4-4.5hrs. 

 

The remains of many buildings can be seen on the summit, remnants of an observatory, opened in 1883.  This was built to provide meteorological data and did so on an hourly basis for 20 yrs being manned at all times by 3 men.

The summit trigpoint sits atop an impressive cairn, often buried completely in the winter snows, which can remain on Nevis for 10 mths of the year.

Our return by the Mountain path will take 3 hrs or so, back down into Glen Nevis. 

Ben Lomond

4.5 – 5.5hrs

Hill walk with good paths

Ben Lomond is the most southerly of the Scottish Munros but it’s proximity to the central belt and it’s good paths make this an excellent day out for someone less experienced to start exploring the bigger hills.  On a good day, the 360 deg views are amazing.

Leaving our designated pickup point, we would make our way up the East shore of Loch Lomond to the start of our walk at Rowardennan.  Here there is also a small information centre and a public toilet.  There are no café facilities at the start point but the Rowardennan Hotel is only a short distance away.

There is a well defined path to the summit and the ascent would normally take around 3hrs.  Impressive views from here over the steep crags on Lomonds North East shoulder.  The descent will take around 2 hrs. 

Buachaille Etive Beag

 

5 - 6hrs

 

Good path to reach the ridge then clear walking to the summits

 

BEB is the massif containing the Munros Stob Coire Raineach at the NE end of the range and Stob Dubh to the SW.

The starting point is around 2hrs travel from the central belt and our walk would start at 9am.  The path from the car park is rocky but very well defined and this continues to the summit ridge. The order we do the 2 summits may be decided by the weather. 

 

The views west down Loch Etive make for a spectacular lunch stop but not in poor conditions so that’s a call we can make on the day.

Returning from either summit to the ridge, we descend down the same path we climbed and back down to the carpark.

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