The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre is situated 1.5 miles along the Glen Nevis road from the Nevis bridge mini-roundabout. Here you will find information on walking and the local area. There are toilets and a shop where you can buy essentials, such as maps and snacks or a gift to remind you of your visit. The grounds around the centre have parking for approximately 80 cars and there are lots of places to picnic beside the riverside. The Visitor Centre bridge allows you to cross to the other side and you can either follow an enjoyable walk along the riverside or continue onto the Ben Nevis track.
The Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week, all year. Opening times are 9am to 3pm in winter, 9am to 5pm in spring and autumn and 8.30am - 5.30pm in summer.
Whether you are here to scale its summit, admire its views or learn about geology and history the leaflets below will provide you with an enjoyable and informative look at the mountain and its track.
Ben Nevis -Beinn Nibheis and Ben Nevis Safety Leaflet.
We now have a dedicated daily weather forecast for Ben Nevis - the only dedicated weather forecast for an individual mountain in the UK. The forecast gives details for the current day and the following day and is available at the Visitor Centre 24 hours a day or on the dedicated website http://www.bennevisweather.co.uk .
Ben Nevis Events
The Highland Council has introduced a booking system to help manage car parking, toilet cleansing, litter collection, ground maintenance and liaison with landowners. This system is designed to ensure both event participants and other users have a pleasant experience on Ben Nevis and at the Visitor Centre. Information is collated on events that are taking place on Ben Nevis allowing centre staff to provide details of other events already booked helping you to avoid clashes with other events.
We have an online diary detailing all events booked in on Ben Nevis. Please have a look at the dates available and contact the Visitor Centre Manager with any queries.
All organised events must be booked through the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre manager before finalising event dates. You can download a Ben Nevis event booking form or obtain a form directly from the Visitor Centre.
Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
Tel: (01397) 705922
Fax: (01397) 706278
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