Torridon Guided Trail

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Duration: 8 nights
Type: Trails
Walking Grade: 4
from £1,449pp £1,399pp

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.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the fairy tale Eilean Donan Castle
  • Follow Highland glens, waterfalls and cross high mountain passes
  • The golden sands of Red Point with views to Skye
  • Majestic peaks of Torridon and the shores of Loch Maree  

What’s included

  • Full Board en-suite accommodation 
  • Experienced HF Holidays Walking Leader
  • All transport to and from the walks
  • Luggage transfers Between accommodation
  • Group transfers from Inverness railway station or airport

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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

Plockton Hotel - Torridon

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.


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 950 feet (290m) of ascent.

Plockton Hotel - Torridon

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.


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.

8½ miles (13.5km) with 1,400 feet (400m) of ascent.

Plockton Hotel - Torridon

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.


Today 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.

9½ miles (15½km) with 1,560 feet (475m) ascent.

Tigh an Eilean Hotel - Torridon

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.


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

Tigh an Eilean Hotel - Torridon

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.


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.

7½ miles (12.5km), 1,345 feet (410m) ascent.

Tigh an Eilean Hotel - Torridon

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.


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.

7 miles (11km), 650 feet (200m) ascent.

Kinlochewe Hotel - Torridon

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.


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.

6 miles (9.5km), 1,850 feet (560m) ascent.

Kinlochewe Hotel - Torridon

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.


Transfer back to Inverness rail station and airport


Plockton Hotel - Torridon

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 - Torridon

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 - Torridon

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.

What to Bring

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety and comfort are our priorities, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters. Trekking/approach shoes are not recommended for this trek
  • Sturdy sandals for any river and stream crossings. This is most relevant to the June departure
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares)
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers
  • Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks
  • 35-40 litre rucksack with a waterproof liner
  • Water bottle (at least 1.5-2 litres)
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar
  • Small torch
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed)

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents and for crossing streams and snow patches
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

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Holiday Prices

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2020
18 Apr - 26 Apr 2019 Itinerary £1,449 £1,399 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
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Duration:
8 nights
Type:
Trails
Walking Grade:
4

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