Torridon Guided Trail
A wild and varied adventure through this exciting Scottish Landscape
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Choosing the level of your walks
Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.
Explore Eilean Donan Castle before making your way on wild mountain paths up into the heart of the majestic sandstone peaks of Torridon. Follow glens with stunning waterfalls, cross high mountain passes with remote lochans and amazing views, and explore a coastline well away from any roads to reach the golden sands of Red Point with views over to the Isle of Skye. Follow the celebrated Mountain Trail to the viewpoint which looks into the heart of the Torridon mountains as well as back across Loch Maree to Slioch and the hills of Fisherfield. Be inspired by one of the most exciting landscapes in Scotland.
Plockton Hotel - 3nts
Situated on the waterfront, the Plockton Hotel boasts stunning views and traditional Highland hospitality. All rooms are en-suite with a television, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Tigh an Eilean Hotel - 3nts
Tigh an Eilean Hotel is a small family run hotel located in the picturesque fishing village of Shieldaig in Wester Ross. All rooms are en-suite, with hair dryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. There is Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel, and a laptop for guest use. There are three sitting rooms throughout the
Kinlochewe Hotel - 2nts
Kinlochewe Hotel is a former coaching inn and you can still see home of its historic origins today. All rooms within the hotel have alarm clocks/radios, hairdryer, and tea & coffee making facilities.
On occasion we may need to change the accommodation listed above. If this happens, your replacement accommodation will be of the equivalent standard or higher. In the rare instance this is not possible, we will contact you in advance.
Day 1: Arrival Day
Transfer from Inverness rail station and airport, leader introduction and evening meal.
Day 2: Eilean Donan Castle to Glen Elchaig
Starting with time to explore the much photographed Eilean Donan Castle, we walk from Dornie alongside Loch Long and then follow a path by the River Glennan up to the watershed above Glen Elchaig. We should have good views of the Eas Ban waterfall (White Falls) as we descend to Glen Elchaig. 5 miles (8km) with 1000 feet (300m) of ascent.
Day 3: Glen Elchaig to Attadale
From Glen Elchaig we ascend beside the steep-sided Glen Ling, then leaving the river we follow a path across wild open country before descending through forest to the Attadale River and on to the coast at Loch Carron. If time permits there may be an opportunity to visit Attadale Gardens. 7.5 miles (12km) with 1300 feet (400m) of ascent.
Day 4: Glen Carron to Torridon
Today we head up towards Torridon, leaving Glen Carron at Coulags and heading up the Fionn-abhainn (White River) to pass below the sandstone-capped Maol Chean-dearg (a Munro). Once over the pass we descend gently at first, passing several small lochs, then more steeply to reach the coast at Loch Torridon. The views across to Beinn Alligin and Liathach are superb. 9 miles (14.5km) and 1650 feet (500m) ascent.
Day 5: Ling Hut to Torridon
Starting near the famous Ling climbing hut, we ascend the path between Liathach and Beinn Eighe, initially quite steeply but the gradient soon eases. At the top of the pass we take the path heading up into Coire Mhic Fhearchair, with stunning views of the Triple Buttress. Returning to the main path we continue west around the back of Liathach to reach the coast near Torridon House. Although we are on paths throughout, the going is rough and dramatic, with steep sandstone buttresses above us. It is possible to omit the section up into Coire Mhic Fhearchair and save 200m of ascent, but the drama is well worth the climb. 11 miles (18km) with 1900 feet (580m) of ascent.
Day 6: Torridon to Diabaig
While still very much in mountain scenery, today we leave Glen Torridon to follow the shore of Loch Torridon northwards. Our path takes us on quite challenging and undulating terrain through rugged and rocky coastal scenery to reach Lower Diabaig, below the slopes of Beinn Alligin. 8 miles (13km), 1740 feet (530m) ascent.
Day 7: Diabaig to Red Point
Another wild coastal walk today although on easier terrain, heading north from Lower Diabaig and finishing at Red Point with its spectacular beaches. The views across to the Isle of Skye are superb. 10 miles (16km), 1120 feet (340m) ascent.
Day 8: Mountain Path to Kinlochewe
Back in the heart of the Torridon mountains, we follow the rocky mountain trail from the shore of Loch Maree up to the viewpoint looking across to the dramatic scree slopes at the back of Beinn Eighe. Then we cut across open country for a short while before picking up the path which takes us back to Kinlochewe. 7 miles (11km), 2050 feet (630m) ascent.
Day 9: Departure Day
Transfer back to Inverness rail station and airport
The itinerary may be subject to change at the discretion of the leader with regard to the weather and other external factors
|By train to Inverness:There are trains to Inverness from Glasgow and Edinburgh. For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).Our group transfer will collect guests from Inverness station at 15:30. The meeting point is in the station near WHSmiths. Our leader may be on the coach from the airport, but will come to the meeting point and direct you to the coach.At the end of your holiday, the coach will return to Inverness station.|
By air to Inverness:
Our group transfer will collect guests from Inverness Airport at 15:00. The airport pick-up point is in front of the Terminal Building. Look out for our HF Holidays leader or the Durness Bus Company who will be holding an HF Holidays sign.
At the end of your holiday, the coach will return to Inverness Airport.
Dates & Prices
|23 Apr 2019||TDLDW - Torridon||8||£1,425.00||Book Now|
|6 Jun 2019||TDLDW - Torridon||8||£1,425.00||Book Now|
|6 Jul 2019||TDLDW - Torridon||8||£1,425.00||Book Now|
|5 Sep 2019||TDLDW - Torridon||8||£1,425.00||Book Now|
- 8 nights’ Full Board en-suite accommodation
- Return transfers from Inverness airport or rail station to the hotels
- All luggage transfers and transport on walk days
- The services of an HF Holidays' walks leader
Prices are per person
- Single room: £216 (complete holiday)
If at eight weeks prior to the start of the holiday a sharing partner is unavailable, a single room or room for single occupancy with associated supplement will be allocated to you instead.