Ben Nevis, tends to grab popular attention as the highest mountain in Britain and Ireland. But it’s worth aiming lower, to appreciate the scenery and wildlife in Glen Nevis, to the south-west of the mountain.
Go to the visitor centre (IonadNibheisfacilities) then take a gentle hike beside the River Nevis from the edge of town. Or if you’re game for a round-trip of several hours, go on to the upper glen. Here, Waterfall the fine Steall cascades into the river gorge beside old Scots pines, birch, rowan and holly trees.