A guided walk exploring the geology and landscape stories of Ben Nevis.
For many people it is all about standing on the top of the UK’s tallest mountain however, if you want to get a true feel for its character then there is no better place to be than beneath the imposing north face. The cliffs of the North face reach over 500m tall and in their shadows is an arctic-like habitat, home to many rare plant species and fantastic geology. As well as being the backdrop to a multitude of mountaineering adventures.
We will discover the vast range of stories this mountain has to tell. Since its dramatic formation around 450 000 years ago this landscape has been shaped by many forces: water, weather, plants, animals and people have all played their part, creating a unique place for us to explore.
Expect to gain an understanding of the geology of the area, its place in human history and all of the elements that combine to make Ben Nevis world renowned.
Time: around 6 hours
Starting Point: Ben Nevis North Face Carpark, Torlundy
Terrain: Forest, moorland and mountain. Mostly good tracks and paths with a short section across rough hillside.
Requirements: A good level of general fitness and comfortable walking on rough ground. Sturdy walking boots and weather appropriate clothing.
Booking essential: https://wildrootsguiding.scot/scheduled-journeys/