A new OS evaluation means Britain’s highest peak’s gained a metre
Have you tackled Ben Nevis’s extra metre yet? Last month, Britain’s highest peak ‘grew’ to 1,345 metres, up from 1,344 metres, meaning if you haven’t ridden big Ben since March, you haven’t really ridden all of it.
Of course it hasn’t really grown, instead a new OS calculation has revealed Ben Nevis is 1,344.527 metres, meaning its height now gets rounded up instead of down.
And you’re actually much better off riding the nearby Kinlochleven trails (pic above) than Ben Nevis itself, anyway, because they’re far more fun, involve less hike-a-biking and there are fewer people. GPS download: po.st/Kinlochleven.