Torridon Guided Trail

A wild and varied adventure through this exciting Scottish Landscape

Code: TDLDW

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Activity types:

  • Coastal
  • High Mountains

Level

  • 4
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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.

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From £1,425.00 - 8 nights

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Holiday overview

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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.

Accommodation

 Plockton Hotel in the Highlands

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 Wester Ross

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 hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. There is Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel and a laptop for guest use. There are three sitting rooms for guests to relax in.

 Kinlochewe Hotel Highlands

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 and 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.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival Day

Transfer from Inverness rail station and airport, leader introduction and evening meal.

Day 2: Eilean Donan Castle to Glen Elchaig

Donan CastleStarting 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 950 feet (290m) of ascent.

Day 3: Glen Elchaig to Attadale

Loch CarronFrom 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. 8.5 miles (13.5km) with 1400 feet (400m) of ascent.

Day 4: The Coulin Pass to Glen Torridon

LiathachToday we head up towards Torridon, leaving Glen Carron at Achnashellach and heading up towards the Coire Lair surrounded by big mountains. Once over the pass we descend to the Easan Dorcha waterfall, then past Lochs Coulin and Clair to reach Glen Torridon. The views across to Beinn Eighe and Liathach are excellent. 9.5 miles (15.3km) and 1560 feet (475m) ascent.

Day 5: The Heart of Torridon

Beinn EigheStarting 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 (17.5km) with 1,900 feet (580m) of ascent.

Day 6: Torridon to Diabaig

Ben AlliginWhile 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. 7.5 miles (12.5km), 1,345 feet (410m) ascent.

Day 7: Diabaig to Red Point

Red Point Beach TorridonAnother 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. 7 miles (11km), 650 feet (200m) ascent.

Day 8: Mountain Path to Kinlochewe

Loch MareeBack 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. 6 miles (9.5km), 1850 feet (560m) 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 

Travel

 

How to get to us by train

By train to Inverness: There are trains to Inverness from Glasgow and Edinburgh. For train times and route planning  visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950. 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.

The journey to Plockton takes approximately 2 hours

At the end of your holiday, the coach will return to Inverness stationfor approximately 09.30

Scotrail train at Edinburgh station
Travel by plane

By air to Inverness:

There are low-cost flights from around the UK to Inverness Airport. See www.easyjet.comwww.ba.com, or www.flybe.com.

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 coach company who will be holding an HF Holidays sign.

The journey to Plockton takes approximately 2 hours

At the end of your holiday, the coach will return to Inverness Airport for approximately 10.00.

easyJet flight

 

 

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
6 Jun 2019 TDLDW - Torridon 8 £1,425.00 Book Now
5 Sep 2019 TDLDW - Torridon 8 £1,425.00 Book Now

Prices include:

  • 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

Information

  • 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. 

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