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7 Night Scottish Highlands Guided Walking for Solos Holiday

View of Glenfinnan in Highlands mountains in Scotland
Duration: 7 nights
Type: Guided walking for solos
Walking Grade: 2, 5 & 6
from £1,089pp £1,019pp

Walking is a great way to meet new friends. We welcome individual travellers on all of our holidays, but on Guided Walking for Solos the entire holiday is especially for single guests. Enjoy like-minded company and a great selection of walks in the Scottish Highlands. Discover dramatic glens dominated by the jagged ridges and peaks of Britain's highest mountains.

What you’ll love

  • Head out on guided walks to discover the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands
  • Choose from three different walks each walking day
  • Explore dramatic glens and coastal paths, seeking out the best viewpoints
  • Join a sociable group keen to get some fresh air and exercise in stunning scenery

What’s included

  • Comfortable en-suite accommodation in our country house
  • Cream tea on arrival day
  • Cooked or continental breakfast every morning
  • Daily packed lunches
  • Three-course evening meals, plus tea & coffee
  • Guided walking with experienced HF Holidays Leaders
  • Choice of up to three guided walks (on walking days)
  • All transport to and from walks where necessary
  • Easy-to-follow routes, maps, and information in our Discovery Point if you want to explore independently

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival.


Option 1 - Across the Corran Ferry

Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5 km) 

Ascent: 1,250 feet (380m) 

A walk with two distinct sections either side of Loch Linnhe. We start at Onich and follow forest trails towards Inchree with its splendid waterfalls. We'll then see the Scottish mountains from a different perspective as we take the Corran ferry across to Ardgour for a pleasant woodland walk in the grounds of Ardgour House. 

Option 2 - Maclean’s Towel

Distance: 6 miles (10km) 

Ascent: 2,450 feet (760m) 

Cross over on the Corran ferry to the Ardgour Peninsula, then climb the side of the spectacular Maclean’s Towel waterfall to the summit of Meall Breac. Throughout the walk there are great views over the immense Loch Linnhe and the mountains of Glen Coe beyond. 

Option 3 - Sgurr na h-Eanchainne

Distance: 7 miles (11.5km) 

Ascent: 2,750 feet (840m) 

Cross over on the Corran ferry to walk in the mountains of the Ardgour Peninsula. Our route takes us past Maclean's Towel waterfall then around the ridge onto the summit of Sgurr na h-Eanchainne at just over 700 metres high. 


Option 1 - Kentallen Peninsula

Distance: 7.5 miles (11.5km)  

Ascent: 600ft (180m)  

A bracing coastal walk around the Kentallen Peninsula provides a wonderful contrast to the inland mountains. You’ll explore Cuil Bay and Kentallen Bay to finish at the Holly Tree Hotel. You’ll have ample opportunity to spot birds and seals as we take in the sweeping views across Loch Linnhe and the isle of Mull from the Rubha Mor headland. 

Option 2 - Isle of Lismore

Distance: 6 miles (9½km) 

Ascent: 680 feet (200m) 

In summaryTake the ferry to Lismore for an exploration of this tranquil island. We'll visit the picturesque old fishing village of Port Ramsay, a Pictish Broch and the ruins of Castle Coeffin. 

HighlightThis is a day of far reaching sea views as we gaze out across Loch Linnhe towards the mountains of Glen Coe and the Isle of Mull. Easy gradients and lots of interest make this one of our most popular low-level walks. 

Option 3 - Beinn a’ Bheithir

Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)  

Ascent: 4,350ft (1,320m)  

There’s nothing quite like a rewarding climb, and if it’s a clear day there’s a jaw-dropping mountain panorama waiting at the top. We’ll conquer the summits of Sgorr Dhearg, Sgorr Dhonuill, and Sgorr Bhan today.  

Between Sgorr Bhan and Sgorr Dearg there is a dramatic arete. The descent then takes us through the wooded valley of Gleann a’ Chaolais to Alltshellach.  


Option 1 - Glen Etive to Glen Coe

Distance: 8 miles (12½km) 

Ascent: 1,700 feet (520m) 

Walk from Glen Etive to Glen Coe between the spectacular ridges of Buachaille Etive Beag and Buachaille Etive Mor. Our path crosses a pass known as the Lairig Gartain (Pass of the Garden), then descends to Glen Coe and along the West Highland Way to the Kingshouse Inn. Look out for Red Deer and Golden Eagles as you discover this amazing landscape.

Option 2 - Buachaille Etive Beag

Distance: 6 miles (10km)  

Ascent: 3,050 feet (940m) 

The little sister to Buachaille Etive Mor - one of Scotland's most iconic mountains - Buachaille Etive Beag is a magnificent ridge in its own right. Starting from Glen Coe, we'll follow a good path to the ridge and visit both summits before descending into another valley and returning to Glen Coe.

Option 3 - Buachaille Etive Mor

Distance: 9.5 miles (15km) 

Ascent: 3,200 feet (980m) 

Ascend steeply from Glen Coe up a rocky path through Coire Altruim onto Buachaille Etive Mor. We'll then follow the undulating ridge to the summit of Stob Dearg where there's an eagle’s eye view over Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe stretching out beneath. Afterwards, we'll descend and follow the valley to the Kingshouse inn. 


Discover more about Alltshellach and the local area for ideas on how to make the most of your free day.


Option 1 - Mamore Lodge and Grey Mare's Waterfall

Distance: 6 miles (10km) 

Ascent: 1450ft (440m) 

The sight of Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall plunging 60m into the valley will stop you in your tracks. Not only that, but there are also far-reaching views over the lochs and peaks of this nature reserve.  

Wildlife enthusiasts should keep an eye open for ospreys, peregrine falcons, and even feral goats along the way. We’ll then join the Old Military Road along the flanks of Sgurr an Fhuarain, stopping at even more fine viewpoints, before heading back to Kinlochleven.

Option 2 - The Lairigmor

Distance: 8 miles (13km)  

Ascent: 2,050ft (620m)  

You’ll walk from the northern shore of Loch Leven to the village of Kinlochleven. The route will take us up a steep hillside, then follow a path behind Mam na Gualainn to join the famed West Highland Way. You’ll complete a section of Scotland’s premier long-distance path, including part of General Wade’s 18th century military road. 

Option 3 - Beinn na Caillich

Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)  

Ascent: 3,200ft (980m)  

Warm up for other adventurous peaks later in the week with a climb over undulating mountain ridges to the summit of Mam na Gualainn. From the top, Loch Leven stretches out below you, then we’ll carry on climbing to reach the summit of Beinn na Caillich. Afterwards we’ll descend to join the West Highland Way to Kinlochleven. 


Option 1 - Historic Glen Coe

Distance: 8 miles (13km)  

Ascent: 1,200ft (360m)  

Discover Glen Coe's turbulent history and connections to the Clan MacDonald as we follow woodland paths to the scenic ‘Hospital Lochan’ before reaching Clachaig Inn. This former climber’s hostel is steeped in history - nearby Signal Rock was the gathering point for the MacDonalds of Glen Coe in times of emergency. 

Option 2 - Beinn a Chrulaiste

Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)

Ascent: 2,350 feet (720m)

Another Corbett (a particular type of Scottish mountain), the rounded summit of Beinn a Chrulaiste stands at the entrance to Glen Coe. Hikes here come with great views of the famous Buachaille Etive Mor and the expansive Rannoch Moor. Treat yourself to a well-earned pint or two at the legendary Kings House hotel at the end of the walk.

Option 3 - Am Bodach

Distance: 9 miles (14km)

Ascent: 3400 feet (1040m)

Starting from the pass of Glencoe our summit today is Am Bodach. We have a steep ascent to get us onto the summit, where we will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. We then continue along the ridge to the devils staircase, where we join the West Highland Way ending our walk at Kings House Hotel.

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


Alltshellach

For a combination of mountain views, olde-worlde charm, and somewhere comfortable to sleep, this stately Scottish house in North Ballachulish has an enviable setting right on the shores of Loch Leven. The walking opportunities here are as every bit rugged and romantic as you’d expect, especially around Glen Coe, the Mamores, Kinlochleven, Bidean nam Bian, and Ben Nevis – the 1,345-metre-high peak towering above glistening lochans and glacial valleys in the north-west Highlands. You can also spend time in Fort William and ride the Hogwarts-esque Jacobite steam train as it makes its way through beauty spots such as Loch Eil, Glenfinnan, and Arisaig to the fishing port of Mallaig.

 

Rooms

Designed with your comfort in mind, Alltschellach has 38 well-appointed guest rooms available in three categories: Classic, Premium, and Superior. 

Classic Rooms are comfortable en-suite guest rooms, ideal for a peaceful night's sleep. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, and shower gel), and a TV. 

Premium Rooms are more spacious en-suite guest rooms. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel), and a 32-inch TV. Extras include bathrobes, slippers, and comfortable mattresses.

Superior Rooms are even more spacious en-suite guest rooms offering upgraded views of the surrounds. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel), and a 32-inch TV. Extras include bathrobes, slippers, and comfortable mattresses.

We love: Room 21 for its extra space, corner position, and gorgeous views across Loch Leven. Equally fabulous is Room 23 (known as the Bishop’s Room) on the second floor. 

The Choose Your Room service is available at our UK country houses, allowing you the option of choosing and confirming a specific room for an extra charge of £30 per room. This is subject to availability. Upgrade supplements apply. 

Check in & check out
You are welcome to check in from 4:00pm at the earliest. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a complimentary cream tea and get to meet your fellow guests, our HF Holidays Leaders, and the rest of the friendly team.  

On the day of departure, we kindly ask all guests to check out by 10:00am. You’ll be asked to settle your bill prior to leaving. You may, of course, make a charitable donation to our HF Holidays Pathways Fund if you wish. Please note that we only accept card payments.  

Room supplements

Superior Premium single Premium double/twin Choose your room
£25 pppn £20 pppn £20 pppn £30 per room

About your stay

A warm welcome
We want you to feel comfortable from the moment you arrive. You’ll find a welcome pack in your room with guest registration forms, menus, order forms for dinners and picnic lunches, the Wi-Fi password, and the front door code. Our houses are locked at night, so we recommend noting the Duty Manager’s number on arrival in case of an emergency (or getting locked out). 

Evening entertainment
While evening entertainment varies from house to house, the HF Holidays Big Pub Quiz held after dinner on Wednesdays is a weekly staple. Your HF Holidays Leader may be around for tips on guided and self-guided walking routes as well as visit-worthy local attractions. 

Walks talks 
Our HF Holidays Leaders host guided walking information briefings before dinner on arrival days. This is followed by a group Walks Talk for information on the following day’s walking delights (held before dinner every evening). Self-guided walking guests are, of course, welcome.  

The walking day
Prior to setting off on walks, your HF Holidays Leader will run you through a short safety briefing. There’s also an up-to-date weather forecast on display at the house to ensure you have appropriate clothing and footwear. If you choose to do your own walks or are on a self-guided walking holiday, we ask that you please complete an Independent Walker Card each day. These can be found near the Discovery Point in the house. 

Food & drink

Led by experienced chefs, we serve a wide range of dishes made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. We always aim to source the best produce available and use home-grown herbs and vegetables from our own gardens whenever possible. Additionally, we have a licensed bar with beers, soft drinks, and a superb selection of spirits. Full-board comes as standard and includes a cream tea on arrival and a hearty breakfast on departure day.

HF Holidays understands the importance of managing allergens effectively to ensure food is safe for guests with food allergies. Whilst we are always able to confidently inform guests which allergens are present in our ingredients and dishes, we are unable to guarantee absolute freedom from the 14 main allergens in our kitchens. Vegetarian and vegan menu choices are available. If you have allergies, food intolerances, or any special dietary requirements, please inform our reservation team at the time of booking.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Alltshellach

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Getting to Alltshellach

Find out more about this location including travel details and room types.

More Information

Address

Alltshellach
Onich
Fort William
Invernesshire PH33 6SA

Tel: +44 (0)1855 821357

By shared transfer

If you are travelling to or from Alltshellach on Saturdays from 9 March to 2 November 2024, or on Mondays and Fridays over the festive period, you can join our group coach transfer from Glasgow's Buchanan Street Bus Station or Glasgow Airport.

2024 prices are £70 per person for a return transfer or £48 per person for a single transfer.

Outward journey 2024: Depart Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station at 15:15 or Glasgow Airport at 15:45; arrive at Alltshellach at 18:30.

Return journey 2024: Depart Alltshellach at 08:30; arrive at Glasgow Airport at 11:30 or Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station at 12:00.

Places are limited so booking is essential. We recommend booking at least 14 days in advance by contacting:

HF Holidays Sales and Support Team
Tel: +44 (0)203 974 8865
Email: reservations@hfholidays.co.uk

By train

The nearest station is Fort William. 

Or you can take the train to Glasgow then the Scottish Citylink bus or our group coach transfer to Alltshellach.  

Check National Rail for train times and routes. 

By taxi

The journey from Glasgow city centre is 97 miles, which takes around 2.5 hours.

By bus

Scottish Citylink bus numbers 914 or 915 run from Glasgow Buchanan Street and Glasgow International Airport.  

Ask the driver to stop at the north side of Ballachulish Bridge. From here you’ll need to walk 400m to Alltshellach. 

By car

From Glasgow take the A82 towards Crianlarich then Fort William. Once you reach Ballachulish go straight on at the roundabout over the steel bridge and take the second right on to the B863 towards Kinlochleven. Alltshellach is 400 yards on your right. 

By air

The nearest airport is Glasgow International Airport.

You can take the Citylink bus 915 (2.5 hours) or join our group coach transfer (2.75 hours).

If you fly into Manchester Airport, there are direct and indirect trains to Glasgow. Approximate journey time is four hours plus your transfer to Alltshellach. 

The UK has a famously unpredictable climate so it's best to be prepared for weather that’s sunny one minute and raining the next.  To make it easier, here’s a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Suitable footwear such as waterproof walking boots that provide ankle support and good grip  
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket 
  • Comfortable clothing (jeans & waterproof capes are not suitable)  
  • Mid-layer(s) to keep you warm. Fleeces make a good choice
  • Waterproof overtrousers  
  • Gloves and a warm hat  
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner 
  • Flask for hot drinks   
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)  
  • Sunscreen  
  • UV sunglasses  

Recommended  

  • Several base layers (long-sleeve or short-sleeve)  
  • Cushioned walking socks to avoid blisters  
  • First aid kit, including plasters and insect repellent 
  • Sit mat   
  • Waterproof pouch for valuables  
  • Rubbish bag (remember to always leave no trace)  
  • Wallet/purse  
  • Camera 
  • First-aid kit 

Alltshellach Calendar

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  • Special Interests
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Guest reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Supplements may apply.

Non-member fee: £30 per person.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take an alternative route, or vary the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.


Holiday prices

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2025

11 Oct - 18 Oct 2025

7 nights

Solos Walking

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