Corbett Bagging III
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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 use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.
The Corbetts are Scotland’s hidden gems, lying between 762m (2,500ft) and 914m (3,000ft). Compared to the Munros the Corbett Mountains are less trodden, meaning the routes are more peaceful and tranquil allowing you to get a real appreciation of the Highlands. Be prepared though – less height doesn’t mean easier walking!
After a reasonably tough walk, come back to our country house and enjoy delicious food, magnificent views from the shores of Loch Leven and a welcoming HF atmosphere.
After the success of our first two Corbett bagging itineraries, we’ve selected a further six to make a fantastic Corbett Bagging III holiday not to be missed!
- Tick off another 5 superb Corbetts
- Head into the heart of Highlands for an excellent selection of walks with fantastic views
- Enjoy your walking in the company of the leader who devised and researched these excellent walking routes
- Great value: all prices include full board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, plus evening activities
- Great walking: explore some of Scotland’s hidden gems – the Corbetts, in the company of our experienced leader
- Accommodation: our Country House is equipped with all the essentials – a welcoming bar and relaxing lounge area, a drying rooming for your boots and kit, an indoor swimming pool, and comfortable en-suite rooms
Alltshellach is a fine highland residence, situated on the dramatic shores of Loch Leven. With magnificent mountain views, excellent accommodation and a superp indoor pool, it's extremely popular with all outdoor enthusiasts.
Alltshellach has 37 bedrooms, all located in the main building. Many of the rooms enjoy excellent views of the loch and the surrounding mountains.
Choose your room
• Check in from 2:30pm
• Comfortable accommodation
• En-suite bathroom with bath or shower
• 23 inch TV
• Tea and coffee-making facilities
• Double or two single beds
• Single rooms are available at no extra charge
• Same facilities as our classic rooms plus...
• Check in from 1pm
• Enjoy extra space or exceptional views
• Larger beds
• Toweling robe, complimentary slippers
• Ultradown pillows
• Smalls drying rack
• Small welcome gift
• Luxury tea tray
• Enhanced toiletries
• Available from an extra £15 per person per night
• Check-in from 2:30pm
• 3 or 4 beds
• Same facilities as our classic rooms
• Full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk or occasional beds for children
|• Excellent boot and drying rooms
• Three lounges
• Multi-purpose ballroom
• Highland bar
|• Free WiFi is available in some public rooms
• Range of board games and books
• Heated indoor swimming pool
• Extensive gardens with views and access to Loch Leven
|All holidays at our Country Houses are full board accommodation including evening meal on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure. All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.
√ Start your day with our extensive breakfast.
All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.
- Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued on request
- A small fridge is available for storing medication Good signage for fire escape routes
- One bedroom key issued per room (second key available on request)
- Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
- Information can be provided in large print
- Staff has had disability awareness training
Sunday – Meall a’Phubuill (Hill of the tent)
This is hillwalking connoisseur’s country. Few venture out along Glen Loy to tackle this beautiful remote Corbett. We start our walk from the very west of Glen Loy and follow the ridge up to reach the broad summit of Meall a’Pubuill. Return to bus at Fassfern at the end of Gleann Suileag. 14½ km (9 miles), 2800ft (850m) of ascent, 3050ft (950m) of descent
Monday – Beinn Chuirn (Cairn Hill)
We’ll drive to Tyndrum (approx. 1 hour) through the Bridge of Orchy then walk past the old gold mines of Connonish, starting our ascent of Beinn Chuirn above the Eas Anie waterfalls. We return by the same route and head into Tyndrum itself, where we can kick back with a beer or a cuppa, or do some retail therapy at the Green Welly! 13½km (8½ miles), 2500ft (750m) of ascent, 2300ft (700m) of descent
Tuesday – Sgurr Dhomhnuill (Donald’s Peak)
The highest peak in Ardgour, Sgurr Dhomhnuill is set in the heart of wild and rugged country, making magnificent walking. Once up on the summit, we’ve a fine traverse which takes us on a different route down through the Ariundle Oakwod Nature Reserve and Strontian Glen, ending at the café to stock up on some well deserved cake. 15½ km (9½ miles), 2400ft (740m) of ascent, 3450ft (1060m) of descent
Thursday – Loch Archaig, Fraoch Bheinn (Heathery Hill)
From the lonely far shores of Loch Archaig we begin our ascent to the ridge to Fraoch Bheinn, an easy angled south westerly ridge, for views down to Glen Kingie and Glen Dessary. We head down by the same route. 9km (5½ miles), 2750ft (850m) of ascent & descent
Friday – Sgurr an Utha (Peak of the Udder)
North west of Glenfinnan rises the rocky, sprawling slopes of Sgurr an Utha, our challenge for today. Extremely rocky ground takes us to its well-defined summit for fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, and down to Loch Beoraid. We take the west/south westerly ridge and head down to Glenfinnan station, hopefully in time to spot the Harry potter train. 4½ miles (7½km), 2450ft (750m) of ascent, 2600ft (800m) of descent
Discover the Highlands
Alltshellach is situated beside the shores of Loch Leven. This is a spectacular location with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.
About 2 miles away, across the loch is the village of Ballachulish. Here you’ll find a post office, food store and bank. A much wider range of facilities can be found in Fort William, about 14 miles to the north.
As the adventure capital of Britain, the Lochaber region is a popular destination for all outdoor enthusiasts. During your stay in Glen Coe you may enjoy visiting the following activities and places of interest:
Jacobite Steam Train
Ride the Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig. This stunningly scenic line includes the famous Glenfinnan viaduct, featured in the Harry Potter films. Steam trains run every day and early booking is reccomended. www.westcoastrailways.co.uk/jacobite
Isle of Mull
Reached by car ferry from Oban, or Lochaline, Mull is one of the most popular Scottish islands. You could visit the colourful harbour at Tobermory or the abbey on Iona. www.calmac.co.uk/mull
Isle of Lismore
The peaceful island of Lismore is ideal for a relaxed exploration. You can hire bikes at Port Appin, about 30 minutes' drive south of Alltshellach, then take the short ferry crossing to the island.
The bustling harbour town of Oban, about 45 minutes' drive south of Alltshellach, is a popular destination. There's always plenty of activity around the harbour and its well worth the walk up to McCaig's Tower, a remarkable folly built in the style of a Roman ampitheatre, with commanding views over the town.
Eilean Donan Castle
Nearly 80 miles drive north from Alltshellach is this romantic and much photographed Scottish lochside castle. Located on a small island just offshore, the castle is isolated by the sea at high tide, only accessible via a stone bridge. www.eileandonancastle.com
Try your hand at ice climbing on the indoor wall at nearby Kinlochleven. www.ice-factor.co.uk
Travel to Glen Coe
Our address is: Alltshellach, Onich, Fort William, Invernesshire PH33 6SA
The nearest station is Fort William, however most guests travel to Glasgow then catch our transfer coach. 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).
Glasgow to Glen Coe transfer
We offer a coach transfer between Glasgow Buchannan bus station**, Glasgow airport and Alltshellach every Saturday. The transfer is £30 return and £20 for a single trip, but a place must be reserved at least 7 days in advance by calling our Reservations team on 0345 470 7558.
On arrival days our coach leaves Glasgow Buchanan Street bus station at 4.15pm, or Glasgow airport at 4.45pm. We will arrive at Alltshellach at 7pm which is in time for dinner on your first evening.
On departure day the transfer will get you back to Glasgow Airport by 11.30am and to Buchanan Street bus station by 12.00 noon.
** Buchanan Street bus station is about 15 mins walk from Glasgow central station (frequent buses are available) or 5 minutes walk from Glasgow Queen Street station.
If you are not travelling on a Saturday, the journey from either Glasgow Buchanan Street or the airport can be made using the Scottish Citylink bus, numbers 914 or 915. See www.citylink.co.uk for the timetable. Ask the driver to stop at the north side of Ballachulish Bridge - from here it is a 400 metre walk to Alltshellach.
From Glasgow take the A82 towards Crianlarich. Continue on the A82 towards Fort William. Head for Ballachulish keeping the village on your left. Go straight on at the roundabout over the steel bridge and take the second right B863 to Kinlochleven and the seafood restaurant. Alltshellach is 400 yards further on, on your right.
Travelling from overseas
Ideally book a flight to Glasgow Airport. From here you can join our coach transfer to Alltshellach (see above).
The next best option to fly to Manchester Airport, which has a better range of long-haul flights. There are trains from the airport to Glasgow (some direct, other need 1 change). Allow 4 hours to get to Glasgow, then join our coach transfer to Alltshellach. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.
Dates & Prices
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