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Hike the Mountains of Scotland’s Western Highlands

8 Days, 7 Nights

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8 Days, 7 Nights

£ 600

Per Person
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About the tour

For this week-long trip we’ve homed in on the Big Six to give you a classic journey through the Western Highlands that includes bagging some of the highest peaks or Munros Scotland has to offer.

It’s certainly not just about tough ascents and mountain bagging though as we aim to have plenty of fun along the way as well as allowing time to explore Scotland’s foodie side and great hospitality in the evenings!

Tour Summary: The Need-To-Knows


Starting Location: Glasgow
Finishing Location: Glasgow
8 Days Accommodation
All Breakfasts, All Lunches, No Dinners Meals Included
All Transport Included
Tour suitable for - 18+ (age range)
Physical rating = 7/10
Best suited for - Groups
Starting Location: Glasgow
Finishing Location: Glasgow
8 Days Accommodation
All Breakfasts, All Lunches, No Dinners Meals Included
All Transport Included
Tour suitable for - 18+ (age range)
Physical rating = 7/10
Best suited for - Groups

Tour Itinerary


We will meet you in Glasgow – with pick-ups from Glasgow Central train station at 4pm, or the airport before 5pm.

From here we’ll drive north, stopping for lunch at the Real Food Café in Tyndrum, a bit of an institution for people travelling to the Highlands.

Then it’s onto the Corran Bunkhouse at Fort William, passing through Glencoe where the mountains proudly mark the start of the Highlands-proper.

At the bunkhouse, it’s usually only a few minutes before the kettle is put on and the tea made, whereupon guests quite like to enjoy a cuppa while taking a gander outside at the views across Loch Linnhe or revel in the array of comfy sofas in the fantastic conservatory.

After a wee while we then head out for the first of the evening meals in one of the local hostelries.
On each of the six walking days we aim to have a sit-down breakfast at 07:30, pack up lunches and be out the door by 08.30 to give us time to do a full yomp and be back in time for a bit of a chill-out before then making a bee-line for a pub or restaurant.

There are a huge range of walks we can attempt, and often this will be dictated by the weather, and how the group is feeling. However here’s an idea of what we might have in mind!
Today it’s time to pack up and leave the accommodation after one last breakfast and a farewell to the peaks. We then drive you back down to Glasgow, aiming to arrive before midday.

Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS
  • Travel to and from Glasgow plus all transport on the trip
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 days of guided walks in and around Glencoe, all lead by qualified professional mountain leaders.
  • Breakfasts and Packed Lunches
EXCLUSIONS
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Evening Meals
  • Alcohol
Tour Details
Essential tour information

Mountains routes throughout the week...

 

Ben Lomond

The most southerly Munro (3000ft+ peak), Ben Lomond is also one of the most popular mountains in Scotland, giving views over Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the Arrochar Alps. The walk begins in the forest near Rowardennan and is a circular trail, heading up and then descending two of the mountains southerly ridges.

Glencoe - Scotland

Buachaille Etive Mor

Often called the ‘most photographed mountain in Scotland’, Buachaille Etive Mor is indeed a ‘beaut’, standing guardian at the entrance to Glen Coe and proudly fronting the vastness of Rannoch Moor. This mountain is actually a ridge with several peaks, the highest of which, Stob Dearg, stands at 1022m. This is the summit we’ll reach first, straight up from the roadside, before completing the ridge and returning along the valley of Lairig Gartain.

The Ballachulish Horseshoe

A spectacular circular route summiting the two peaks of Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill, both over 1000m and which stand over the village of Ballachulish and the sea. We’ll be able to see down Glen Coe, and west to Loch Linnhe. Once at the first peak, we spend a long time up high, giving us the feeling of a great mountain traverse.

Glencoe - Scotland

Ben Lui

Near Crianlarich lies a long ridge of mountains, the highest of which is Ben Lui, also a nature reserve. It’s pointed summit reminds many people of an alpine peak, and it’s well known for holding the snow in gullies deep into the summer. Our ascent is a dramatic one from the north-west, including the summit of a neighbouring peak and beginning and ending on dark forest trails.

The Grey Corries

A big day out but certainly one to remember, the Grey Corries are a narrow ridge of several summits that lie amongst the great mass of mountains east of Ben Nevis, above Glen Spean. They are named after the grey rocky debris that litters the ridge, and spills down onto the sides. After a long trail through the Leanachan Forest we emerge onto a high rocky jumble of peaks; once on the main ridge the route is one of the all-time greats, keeping us high above the tree-line until we descend back into the forest at the end of the day.

Other options

Well with more than 280 Munroes to go at and hundreds of Corbetts, Grahams and other peaks in this veritable playground, we won’t run out of choices. Even on less-than-good weather days we can still go for the lower classics such as the Pap of Glencoe or a valley walk down Glen Etive.

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