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Ben Wyvis

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Climb this isolated Munro or enjoy the native woodland on its lower slopes

Ben Wyvis (Bheinn Uais) stands alone and indomitable to the north of Inverness. Its brooding slopes and high whaleback ridge are magnets for hill walkers and the dotterel, a rare migratory bird which nests in the fragile carpet moss of the summit ridge. Climb to the top for magnificent views to Cairngorm and the Fannichs, or enjoy the forested lower slopes where aspen, birch and rowan grow beside a tumbling burn.

Facilities and access

Walking
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Mountain access
Mountain access

The nearest toilets are at Silverbridge (open all year) and Rogie Falls (open all year), both of which are managed by The Highland Council. You'll find shops and places to eat in Contin and Strathpeffer.

Parking

The car park is small and can fill up quickly on busy days. If you can, share a lift. There's room for a few extra cars in a layby about ¼ mile (400 metres) along the road. Please be considerate with your parking and do not obstruct access for local residents.

Give yourself time

The 4 mile (6.4 km) route to the summit of Ben Wyvis starts from the car park and climbs steeply up An Cabar before heading along the main ridge to the summit. It takes most people about six hours to walk to the summit and back.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

From Inverness, follow the A9 north to the Tore roundabout. Take the second exit onto the A835 (for Ullapool) and stay on this road for about 21 miles (33.6 km). The car park for Ben Wyvis is to the east of the road, between Garve and Loch Glascarnoch.

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IV23 2PG is the nearest postcode, north of the car park.

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