Glen Nevis

The U-shaped valley (Glen) that lies beneath the tallest mountain in Britain. Host to Scotland’s second highest waterfall it has clear evidence of recent glaciation. The combination of 800 million years of geological history and ice ages has led to the dramatic scenery of Glen Nevis, which has been captured in many films. Stops on this mainly walking Geotour include:

  • Braveheart carpark, the wishing stone and steeply inclined metamorphic rocks
  • Lower Falls: igneous intrusions (dykes) cutting granite
  • Contact metamorphosed rocks
  • Glacial features such as roche mountonnée
  • Interpret the current state of Nevis gorge: is the geomorphology determined by current or past forces?
  • Steall Falls and Steall Meadows with small and large-scale folding structures

Start location at Braveheart carpark, on the right-hand side of the road up Glen Nevis before the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre. This is 2.25 km from the centre of Fort William.

Start time 10am

End location Lower Falls carpark

End time The tour will end at approximately 3 pm.

Distance travelled 19km

Involves walking on rocky paths. Total walking time is 3 – 4 hours. Please be prepared for Scottish west coast weather. See our clothing and equipment page for more information.

Walking Grade Easy/Moderate

Cost and booking: 1 person £130 with a second person going free on the same booking. Extra persons on the same booking charged at 50% off, i.e £65 per person with a maximum of 8. Families (2 adults, up to 3 children): kids go free, just book adults in and let us know that children are coming.

Please select the number of people going on your trip and the discount will be applied in your basket ready for checkout online.

Other parties may be taking part in the same tour. Up to a total of 8 people per Geotour.

Discounts are on individuals party booking size and not the final group.

If you want to be the only person on a Geotour please visit book a Bespoke Geotour.

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