Beginners with good fitness
When to go
April to September
This adventure takes place near Fort William (Highlands), a popular town by Ben Nevis and widely known as the outdoor capital of the UK. If you’re looking for a remote camping experience, then the epic 2 day overland trek from Corrour to Fort William is a must.
On the first day your guide will meet you at your accommodation or the Fort William train station at 9.00am. From there you'll jump on a train for a short journey to Corrour, the start point of your adventure.
Setting off from Corrour you'll enter a mountainscape rarely visited by folk, a true wilderness away from the hustle and bustle of any towns or villages. Your trek will take you pass the stunning Loch Treig, past abandoned ancient ruins (ask the guide for a story) and on to the remote Meanach bothy. Here you will set up camp and cook up some well earnt food. With zero light pollution, you can expect an amazing night full of stars and possibly the Northern lights if you're lucky!
The next day will see you head over the mountains to the waters of Nevis, where amazing mountain streams come crashing down the valleys. As you enter the final phase of your adventure, you'll pass through the famous Glen Nevis valley with the potential for seeing eagles nesting in the cliffs. You'll pass the grand Steall Gorge and a massive waterfall featured in the Harry Potter films. Finally you'll end up at the foot of Ben Nevis, where a taxi will drive you the short distance back to Fort William.
All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s a truly epic British adventure which will give you memories for life. There's a bit of kit for you to sort out before (the guide will advise), but otherwise it's very easy to plan. We recommend you first send the guide a booking request to agree a date, then get your kit ready. Adventure sorted!
Alan Cameron is a highly experienced Mountain Leader and has an intimate local knowledge of this wild Highland region. He's an excellent provider of adventures and will happily tailor his trips to help clients looking for something more gentle or for a serious challenge. You're guaranteed a fun and fulfilling experience. Alan sees the outdoors as a fantastic way to get fit, boost your confidence and to get to know the British Isles in a completely unique way.
Optional extras include extending the trip to make it 3 days and 2 nights long (ask the guide).
The short train journey to Corrour is £5.
You'll need to come equipped with basic camping kit (tent, roll matt, sleeping bag, stove, spoon, mug) and waterproof clothing. This can be rented or items bought in Fort William if needed.
You'll need to bring your food (we recommend buying those army style meal kits here).
This is not for the faint hearted - some previous outdoor experience would be an advantage, and a true sense of adventure is a must!
Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Alan Cameron.
- Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
- Option for pickup from bus/train/airport
- Advice on kit needed
- Meals/ drinks
How to get there
Plane to Fort William
Flights to either Glasgow or Inverness are available from most London airports. Then hire a car or take a train to your destination. Inverness to Fort William by train takes 1hr 50 mins and from Glasgow a little longer.
Train to Fort William
You can take the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Fort William in just under 13 hours.
Car to Fort William
From London it is a 9hr 30 mins drive to Fort William.
Where to stay
If you want accommodation before or after the adventure then below are some options.
For a family run B&B experience try Tigh na Drochaid Bed & Breakfast in Nevis Bridge, from £35/person. Call 01397 704177.
For a characterful guest house experience try St Andrews Guest House in Fort William, from £48/person. Call 01397 703038.