Scottish Highlands Guided Walking Holiday

Explore the Scottish Highlands on foot

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Activity types:

  • High Mountains

Level

  • 2
  • 5
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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.

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Holiday overview

Glen Coe is arguably one of the most celebrated glens in the world with its volcanic origins, and its dramatic landscapes offering breathtaking scenery – magnificent peaks, ridges and stunning seascapes. Easy walks are available, although if you’re up for the challenge we have walks designed to test your stamina and bravery where you can tackle the famous Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak.

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Accommodation

Glen Coe awards

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. 

Rooms

'Good' Rooms 

These rooms are all ensuite and furnished to a good standard. They include:

  • Check in from 2:30pm
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • 23 inch TV
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Free WiFi

'Better' Rooms 

These rooms are slightly larger and/or have a better view. They include:

  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £15 per person per night

'Best' Rooms 

These rooms truly are the best in the house for extra luxury during your stay. They include:

  • Recently refurbished to an exceptional standard
  • Large rooms
  • Stunning views of the surrounding area
  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £20 per person per night

Choose Your Room: Our new “Choose Your Room” service is available at our UK country houses, providing the option to choose and confirm a specific room for an extra £30 per room. Supplements to upgrade to 'Better' or 'Best' rooms still apply. The choice of room number must be of the same room type as originally booked and is subject to availability.

At the house

  • 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

Dining

An example of Glen Coe evening mealAll 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.
 Take your fill from our famous self-service picnic lunches
A relaxed social dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the barJust relax and take it easy, or if you'd like to continue to chat with our guides and fellow guests then why not grab a drink or take part in one of our optional evening activities.

All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.

Accessibility

More details on Glen Coe accessibility

Additional information

  • 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

Itinerary

Discover the Scottish Highlands on Foot

Discover the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands on our guided walks. We offer the opportunity to climb famous summits, with many 'Munros' (mountains over 3,000ft) on our itinerary. Alternatively explore the dramatic valleys and coastal paths seeking out the best viewpoints. Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides who will bring this stunning landscape to life.

  • Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day
  • Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
  • We provide flexible holidays. Join our guided walks, explore independently, or relax at Alltshellach

Easier walks 

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

 

Loch Leven

Medium walks

HF Holidays walks grade 5 harder

 

Buachaille Etive Beag

Harder walks

HF Holidays Grade

Stob Ban

Select the date of your holiday to see which walks are running during your stay.

Nevis Gorge or above Loch Leven

Available on: 2 Apr 2019, 6 Apr 2019, 5 May 2019, 19 May 2019, 16 Jun 2019, 27 Jun 2019, 7 Jul 2019, 4 Aug 2019, 25 Aug 2019, 8 Sep 2019, 22 Sep 2019, 6 Oct 2019, 20 Oct 2019

Option 1: The Nevis Gorge

Steall Falls waterfalls

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Distance: 7 miles (11½ km)

Total ascent: 1,450 feet (440m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk through the Nevis Gorge below the towering Ben Nevis. Our route meanders through the wooded gorge where the torrent churns between giant boulders, to emerge into the wide vistas of the Steall Meadow.

Don’t miss: The magnificent An Steall waterfall is the third highest cascade in Britain.

Option 2: The Lairigmòr

Red Deer stag

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Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from the northern shore of Loch Leven to the village of Kinlochleven. We'll take a steep path up the hilllside, then contour behind Mam na Gualainn to join the West Highland Way.

Don’t miss: Follow the West Highland Way, Scotland's premier long distance path, along part of General Wade's 18th Century military road.

Option 3: Beinn na Caillich

View over Loch Leven

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Distance: 8 miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 3,200 feet (980m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the undulating mountain ridge over the summits of Mam na Gualainn and Beinn na Caillich, before descending to join the West Highland Way to Kinlochleven.

Don’t miss: The 'Corbett' summit of Mam na Gualainn commands a fine view over Loch Leven and provides a good warm up for the bigger peaks later in the holiday.


Isle of Lismore and the hills beyond Ballachulish

Available on: 3 Apr 2019, 7 Apr 2019, 6 May 2019, 20 May 2019, 17 Jun 2019, 8 Jul 2019, 5 Aug 2019, 26 Aug 2019, 9 Sep 2019, 23 Sep 2019, 7 Oct 2019, 21 Oct 2019

Option 1: Isle of Lismore

Lismore lighthouse

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Distance: 9½ miles (15½km)

Total ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

The walk in a nutshell: Take 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.

Don’t miss: This 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 2: Sgorr Dhearg

Loch Leven

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Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Total ascent: 3,900 feet (1,180m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from the southern shore of Loch Leven up through forestry tracks and rougher ground to reach the pink quartzite summit of Sgorr Dhearg. We return down through forestry tracks, and over the Ballachulish Bridge.

Don’t miss: Sgorr Dhearg is the first 'Munro' summit of the holiday (a mountain over 3,000ft) and has a breathtaking view over Loch Leven.

Option 3: Sgorr Dhonuill

View from the summit of Sgorr Dhearg

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Distance: 9½ miles (15½km)

Total ascent: 3,850 feet (1,160m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend on forestry tracks up through a steep stony gully onto the main Beinn a’Bheithir ridge which is followed eastwards to the summit of Sgorr Dhonuill (1,001m).

Don’t miss: Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill are the twin peaks visible from Alltshellach. At the end of your walk you can relax in the pool at Alltshellach and gaze upward at where you have climbed.


Ardgour - Strontian and Garbh Bheinn

Available on: 4 Apr 2019, 10 Apr 2019, 9 May 2019, 23 May 2019, 20 Jun 2019, 11 Jul 2019, 8 Aug 2019, 29 Aug 2019, 12 Sep 2019, 26 Sep 2019, 10 Oct 2019, 24 Oct 2019

Option 1: Around Strontian

View across Loch Sunart to Strontian

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Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)

The walk in a nutshell: Take the Corran Ferry across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour Peninsula. We'll follow the river from the village of Strontian towards the long-abandoned Bellsgrove lead mines, then return through the Ariundle Nature Reserve.

Don’t miss: The nature reserve is home to squirrels, pine martens and wild cats - though you'll need a lot of luck to see these elusive creatures.

Option 2: Hills above Strontian

Three walkers climbing a mountain

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Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Total ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend on an ancient ‘coffin route’ to Bealach nan Cairn, then follow the ridge eastwards to Meall Iain. Later we descend through the old workings of the Whitesmith Mine back to the Strontian valley. 

Don’t miss: An opportunity to walk amidst the tranquil mountains of the Ardgour Peninsula. On a clear day there are great views north over Loch Shiel, and south over Loch Sunart.

Option 3: Garbh Bheinn

Group of mountain walkers

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Distance: 6½ miles (10km)

Total ascent: 3,200 feet (980m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the fine west ridge from Glen Tarbert onto the 'Corbett' summit (a peak over 2,500ft high) of Garbh Bheinn.

Don’t miss: Garbh Bheinn, meaning 'rough mountain' is an apt name for this rugged peak. Look our for the Great Ridge, first ascended by J H Bell and W Brown in 1897, and now regarded as a classic rock climb.


Glen Coe

Available on: 9 Apr 2019, 7 May 2019, 21 May 2019, 18 Jun 2019, 9 Jul 2019, 6 Aug 2019, 27 Aug 2019, 10 Sep 2019, 24 Sep 2019, 8 Oct 2019, 22 Oct 2019

Option 1: Historic Glen Coe

View over Loch Leven to the Pap of Glen Coe

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Distance: 8 miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)

The walk in a nutshell: Discover Glen Coe's turbulant history and connections to the Clan MacDonald. We'll follow woodland paths to the scenic "Hospital Lochan" then descend to the Clachaig Inn in Glen Coe.

Don’t miss: Celebrate the completion of your walk at the Clachaig Inn, a climber’s hostelry steeped in history. Nearby Signal Rock was the gathering point for the MacDonalds of Glen Coe at times of emergency.

Option 2: Sron Gharbh

Mountain valley of Glen Coe

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Distance: 8½ miles (13½km)

Total ascent: 2,900 feet (880m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the ridge of mountains along the north side of Glen Coe. After a steep ascent to the summit of Sron Garbh we'll follow the long undulating ridge to Stob Mhic Mhartuin, then descend the zig-zags of the Devil’s Staircase to the Kingshouse inn. 

Don’t miss: Experience the immense U-shaped valley of Glen Coe and discover the history of the famous massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692.

Option 3: Bidean nam Bian

Bidean nam Bean

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Distance: 6½ miles (10½km)

Total ascent: 3,900 feet (1,200m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Glen Coe through Coire nan Lochan to the twin summits of Stob Coire nan Lochan and Bidean nam Bian - the highest peak in Argyll. We descend through another of Bidean’s magnificent corries back into Glen Coe. 

Don’t miss: Bidean is the dominant peak on the Glen Coe skyline. It's a magificent mountain with a real sense of achievement when you reach the summit.


Below Ben Nevis or the Mamores

Available on: 11 Apr 2019, 10 May 2019, 24 May 2019, 21 Jun 2019, 12 Jul 2019, 9 Aug 2019, 30 Aug 2019, 13 Sep 2019, 27 Sep 2019, 11 Oct 2019, 25 Oct 2019

Option 1: Gleann Domhanaidh

View to Ben Nevis

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Distance: 8 miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 1,100 feet (340m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the ‘North Face path’ through forestry to reach a viewpoint with magnificent views across to the North-east face of Ben Nevis. We then continue past the the Glen Nevis Distillery and Inverlochy Castle into Fort William.

Don’t miss: Gaze upwards towards the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, and see the mighty cliffs of the North Face.

Option 2: Mamores Traverse

Walker above Glen Nevis

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Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 3,350 feet (1,020m)

The walk in a nutshell: Cross the Mamores mountains from Glen Nevis to Kinlochleven. Our highest point is the summit of Sgurr an Iubhair, on the famous Ring of Steall.

Don’t miss: With 14 Munros, the rugged Mamore ridge contains some of Scotland's finest mountain walking. You can look out along the narrow 'Devil's Ridge' that connects the peaks of Sgurr an Iubhair and Sgurr a’Mhaim.

Option 3: Stob Ban

View from the rocky summit of Stob Ban

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Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 4,100 feet (1,240m)

The walk in a nutshell: A challenging traverse over the mighty Mamores. We'll ascend steeply on the northern spur to the airy summit of Stob Ban then follow the ridge to the neighbouring summit of Sgurr an Iubhair.

Don’t miss: Stob Ban, meaning 'White Peak' takes its name from the quartzite rocks on the summit. The terrain is rough underfoot, but there are also great rewards when you reach the top of this notable peak.


Remote Ardgour

Available on: 13 Apr 2019, 28 Apr 2019, 12 May 2019, 9 Jun 2019, 30 Jun 2019, 14 Jul 2019, 11 Aug 2019, 15 Sep 2019, 29 Sep 2019, 13 Oct 2019, 27 Oct 2019

Option 1: Across the Corran Ferry

The Corran ferry

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Distance: 8½ miles (13½ km)

Total ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)

The walk in a nutshell: 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 then take the Corran ferry across to Ardgour for a pleasant woodland walk in the grounds of Ardgour House.

Don’t miss: See the Scottish mountains from a different perspective as we take the short ferry crossing over the Corran narrows, where Loch Linnhe is forced into a small channel.

Option 2: Maclean’s Towel

Near the Corran ferry

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Distance: 6 miles (10km)

Total ascent: 2,450 feet (760m)

The walk in a nutshell: Crossing 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.

Don’t miss: An opportunity to walk in the tranquil mountains of Ardgour. Throughout the walk there are great views over the immense Loch Linnhe, with the mountains of Glen Coe beyond.

Option 3: Sgurr na h-Eanchainne

Leader

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Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 2,750 feet (840m)

The walk in a nutshell: Cross 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.

Don’t miss: At just over 700 metres high, Sgurr na h-Eanchainne provides a good warm-up for higher peaks visited later in the holiday.


Kentallen peninsula and the hills around Loch Leven

Available on: 14 Apr 2019, 29 Apr 2019, 13 May 2019, 10 Jun 2019, 1 Jul 2019, 15 Jul 2019, 12 Aug 2019, 16 Sep 2019, 30 Sep 2019, 14 Oct 2019, 28 Oct 2019

Option 1: Kentallen Peninsula

Seal perched on a rock

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Distance: 8 miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 800 feet (240m)

The walk in a nutshell: A coastal walk around the Kentallen Peninsula is a wonderful contrast to the inland mountains. Our route takes us around Cuil Bay and Kentallen Bay to finish in Kentallen village.

Don’t miss: The headland of Rubha Mor offers sweeping views across Loch Linnhe to the Isle of Mull and is a great place for spotting birds and seals.

Option 2: Sgorr a’Choise

Loch Leven and Sgorr Dhonuill

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Distance: 8½ miles (13½km) 

Total ascent: 2,300 feet (690m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Glen Coe along a beautiful valley then upwards to the airy summit of Sgorr a’Choise. We descend on the rocky south west ridge before following Gleann an Fhiodh to Ballachulish.  

Don’t miss: Sgorr a’Choise is modest in height compared to the neighbouring peaks; but it's an excellent viewpoint overlooking Loch Leven.

Option 3: Beinn a’ Bheithir

View from the top of Sgorr Dhearg

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Distance: 8½ miles (13½km)

Total ascent: 4,300 feet (1,300m)

The walk in a nutshell: Climb the two Munros of Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill, the twin peaks clearly visible across the loch from Alltshellach. From Ballachulish we ascend a rocky spur onto the main ridge of the Beinn a’ Bheithir mountain ridge and later descend through the wooded valley of Gleann a’ Chaolais to Alltshellach.

Don’t miss: Choose a clear day and you'll be rewarded with an inspiring mountain panorama.


Hills and tracks around Kinlochleven

Available on: 16 Apr 2019, 2 May 2019, 16 May 2019, 13 Jun 2019, 4 Jul 2019, 18 Jul 2019, 15 Aug 2019, 19 Sep 2019, 3 Oct 2019, 17 Oct 2019, 31 Oct 2019

Option 1: Loch Eilde Mor

Grey Mare's Tail waterfall

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Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 1,750 feet (520m)

The walk in a nutshell: Discover the mountains, valleys and waterfalls around Kinlochleven at the head of Loch Leven. We'll ascend past the Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall up onto the Old Military Road, and on to Loch Eilde Mor.

Don’t miss: Loch Eilde Mor is a beautiful mountain lake set among the wilderness below the Mamore mountains.

Option 2: Beinn na Caillich

View over Loch Leven

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Distance: 8 miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 3,200 feet (980m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the undulating mountain ridge over the summits of Mam na Gualainn and Beinn na Caillich, before descending to join the West Highland Way to Kinlochleven.

Don’t miss: The 'Corbett' summit of Mam na Gualainn commands a fine view over Loch Leven and towering mountains of Glen Coe.

Option 3: Na Gruagaichean

Summit of Binnein Mor

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Distance: 8½ miles (13½km)

Total ascent: 3,800 feet (1,160m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend past the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall onto the Mamore mountains. Our superb high-level ridge walk links the summits of Sgorr Eilde Beag and Na Gruagaichean before descending the southern spur of the mountain back to Kinlochleven.

Don’t miss: With 14 Munro summits, the rugged Mamore ridge contains some of Scotland's finest mountain walking. 


Mountains of Glen Coe

Available on: 17 Apr 2019, 3 May 2019, 17 May 2019, 14 Jun 2019, 5 Jul 2019, 19 Jul 2019, 16 Aug 2019, 20 Sep 2019, 4 Oct 2019, 18 Oct 2019, 1 Nov 2019

Option 1: Glen Etive to Glen Coe

Entrance to Glen Coe

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Distance: 8 miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 1,700 feet (520m)

The walk in a nutshell: 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 Gartrain, then descends to Glen Coe and along the West Highland Way to the Kingshouse Inn.

Don’t miss: A spectacular walk beneath the towering mountains of Glen Coe. Look out for Red Deer and Golden Eagles as you discover this amazing landscape.

Option 2: Stob Dearg

View from Buachaille Etive Beag

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Distance: 7 miles (11½km) 

Total ascent: 2,950 feet (900m)

The walk in a nutshell: Climb to the top of one of Scotland's most iconic mountains - Buachaille Etive Mor. We have a steep ascent to the summit of Stob Dearg (1,022m), then an equally steep descent to the valley.

Don’t miss: Buachaille Etive Mor, its name meaning ‘The Big Herdsman of Etive’, is the towering peak that guards the eastern entrance to Glen Coe.

Option 3: Buachaille Etive Mor 

Buachaille Etive Beag

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Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Total ascent: 3,200 feet (980m)

The walk in a nutshell: 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 then descend and follow the valley to the Kingshouse inn.

Don’t miss: From the top there's a an eagle’s eye view over Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe stretching out beneath.

Image 1 credit Visit Britain/Visit Scotland, Image 3 credit James McSporran


Ben Nevis

Available on: 30 Apr 2019, 14 May 2019, 11 Jun 2019, 28 Jun 2019, 2 Jul 2019, 16 Jul 2019, 13 Aug 2019, 17 Sep 2019, 1 Oct 2019, 15 Oct 2019, 29 Oct 2019

Option 1: Gleann Domhanaidh

View to Ben Nevis

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Distance: 8 miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 1,100 feet (340m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the ‘North Face path’ through forestry to reach a viewpoint with magnificent views across to the North-east face of Ben Nevis. We then continue past the Glen Nevis Distillery and Inverlochy Castle into Fort William.

Don’t miss: Gaze upwards towards the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, and see the mighty cliffs of the North Face.

Option 2: Below the North Face

View from the slopes of Ben Nevis

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Distance: 9 miles (14km) 

Total ascent: 2,600 feet (800m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend to the climbers’ hut below the mighty north face of Ben Nevis. We then contour below the massive Castle Ridge buttress and descend via the Pony Track to Glen Nevis.

Don’t miss: An opportunity to see the towering cliffs of the 'Ben's' North Face up close. These mighty cliffs provide some of Britain's best rock and ice climbing.

Option 3: Ben Nevis

Walkers on the summit of Ben Nevis

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Distance: 10 miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 4,500 feet (1,380m)

The walk in a nutshell: Our objective today is the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Starting from Glen Nevis we follow the Pony Track which zig-zags up to the summit plateau. We return by the same route.

Don’t miss: This is a big walk with lots of ascent, however there's great satisfaction in reaching the top and momentarily becoming the highest person in Britain.

Which break for me

Guided Walking

Three walkers walking up a mountainOur best-selling Guided Walking holidays run throughout the year - with their daily choice of up to 3 walks, these breaks are ideal for anyone who enjoys exploring the countryside on foot. Perhaps choose an Easier walk, then build up to something more challenging as your holiday progresses.

Holidays operate throughout the year - see the dates & prices tab.

Outdoor Escapes

Guests in the bar on an Outdoor Escapes holiday

Outdoor Escapes offer exhilarating weekends and short breaks; ideal if you want to make the most of your time away from work.

Your break can be as action-packed or relaxed as you choose. There's a choice of three walks each day including challenging mountain walks for those who want to aim high. If you prefer to take things easy, our shorter walks allow plenty of time to see wildlife, stop at the pub, or explore the key sights. 

Once the activity is over, relax at our 4-star Country House with a delicious meal and glass of wine with other likeminded outdoor enthusiasts.

Outdoor Escapes at Glen Coe start on Sat 25 May, Sat 17 Aug and Wed 21 Aug 2019

Other Guided Walking holidays at Glen Coe

Guided Walking for Solos - all our famous guided walks, with like-minded solo company

Walking with Sightseeing - the perfect combination of guided walks, plus sightseeing visits

Christmas & New Year Walking - enjoy guided walks, fabulous food and a great atmosphere on these special festive breaks

Family Walking Adventure - great fun for adults and children alike

 

Local area

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:

 

Steam train crossing the Glenfinnan viaductJacobite 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

 

 

Calmac ferry passing lighthouse at entranceto Oban harbourIsle 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.

Oban    
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 and its surrounding lochEilean 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

3 people ice climbing with ice axesIce Factor         
Try your hand at ice climbing on the indoor wall at nearby Kinlochleven. www.ice-factor.co.uk

Travel

Travel to Glen Coe

Our address is: Alltshellach, Onich, Fort William, Invernesshire PH33 6SA

How to get to us by train

By train:

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).

 Travel by plane

By air:

Many guests opt to fly to Glasgow Airport, then join our transfer coach to Glen Coe. See www.easyjet.com, www.ba.com, or www.flybe.com

Bus

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.

Bus

By bus:

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.

 

Driving to us

By car:

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.

Travel by plane

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.

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9 Oct 2019 LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe 3 £365.00 £315.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
12 Oct 2019 LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe 7 £799.00 £674.00 Save £125 off pp - Special Early Booking Autumn OFFER Book Now
16 Oct 2019 LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe 3 £365.00 £315.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
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