Fri – Mon (3 days hiking)
Ben Nevis & Glen Coe
Mountain range
Fort William
Nearest town

Scotland (Ben Nevis & Glen Coe) hiking weekend

Hiking gradesHiking gradesHiking gradesHiking grades

The Mountains of Lochaber – (Hard/Strenuous)

If you have ever dreamed of climbing the mighty Ben Nevis in Scotland, then join us on this holiday weekend trip to a land of  iconic mountains and great beauty. During our 3 day visit we will climb Ben Nevis and other stunning peaks in the Glen Coe area.

About the Scotland Hiking Weekend

Ben Nevis weekendWe will take a minibus from Dublin at 08.00 on the Friday morning, board the 11.30 ferry from Belfast and drive to our accommodation at Inchree near Glencoe.

The return journey will have us back in Dublin at approx. 00.30 am on the Tuesday morning.

Cost includes all transport from Dublin, accommodation, and 3 days guided mountain hikes.

To secure a place(s) on the weekend we would require a €100 deposit per person which you can select as a payment option when you book.

 Day 1 – Ascent of Ben Nevis

Scotland hiking WeekendWe will climb Ben Nevis, at 1344 metres the highest point in the United Kingdom, from the Visitor Centre in Glen Nevis. To attempt this mountain you would need to be a reasonably experienced hillwalker with a good level of fitness and stamina. There is a steep and steady climb up a well made mountain path for much of the ascent, which becomes more rocky towards the summit.

The distance is 17km (10.75 miles), with approx 1300 metres of ascent. The hike should take around 8 hours to complete. ( Note that mountain weather can be unpredictable, and as a result we may have to alter the itinerary to make our climb on day 2).

Day 2 – Glen Coe

Ben NevisBeloved by car advert makers and James Bond movies, driving through the majestic Glen Coe is something that we never tire of.  The valley is lined by a series of seemingly inaccessible towering peaks. We have a huge choice of mountains to climb here, and our exact itinerary will depend on the prevailing weather and our energy reserves on the day!

Our options include Bidean nam Bian (1050 m), Stob Dearg (1022 m) and Stob Coire Raineach (925 m).




Day – 3 Optional hike

After the exertions of the previous two days, you may wish to take it easy and do a little sightseeing or shopping in Fort William. For those with a little more energy there will be a short walk arranged near the chalets.

We will leave at lunchtime for our return journey to Dublin.

MEETING POINT Dublin  (Aisling Hotel) 07.30 Friday.
RETURN TIME To Dublin approx. 00.30 the following Monday night.
EQUIPMENT Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential – without these items you will regrettably be excluded from participating; walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing, (no jeans please); spare warm layer e.g. fleece; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are optional.
Includes all transport to Scotland.
3 days hiking with  professional mountain leaders with first aid certification and full insurance.
Chance to explore the wonderful Glen Coe.
All transport from Dublin.
Food and drink.
The Inchree Chalets

Scotland Weekend Testimonials:


Further reading on our blog:

Hiking Scotlands Winter Mountains
The Aonach Eagach Ridge – BMC video


Book Now

OS Landranger 41, Explorer 392

Find a date below and use the form to book

Below you’ll find dates for this weekend for the next 4 months, for more events and further dates for this event view the full calendar.


[add_eventon_list hide_past=”yes” event_type=”186″ number_of_months=”4″ hide_month_headers=”no” show_year=”yes” ux_val=”X” ]

Ben Nevis