Guided Walking at Glen Coe
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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.
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The dramatic landscapes of the Highlands offer some spectacular scenery – from magnificent peaks, ridges, and waterfalls to unspoilt islands and stunning seascapes.
Capture shots of the Harry Potter Jacobite steam train as it winds its way across the Glenfinnan Viaduct or sample a wee dram in a distillery – the culture and scenery will keep you coming back.
- Discover the rich history of the Highlands, including Glen Coe’s infamous massacre
- Dramatic glens dominated by the jagged ridges and peaks of the high mountains
- The best mountain walking in Britain with opportunities to climb many Munros (peaks over 3,000 feet, 900m) including Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest mountain)
- Scottish gala evenings with the time-honoured tradition of piping in the haggis
Great reasons to join us
- Great value: all prices include Full Board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, and light-hearted evening activities
- Choice: choose from up to 3 guided walks each walking day, with expert guides
- Accommodation: a magnificent lochside location with outstanding mountain views and superb indoor pool
- Sociability: we pride ourselves on the social atmosphere of our holidays - walk together, eat together and relax together
Alltshellach is a fine Highland residence, situated on the dramatic shores of Loch Leven. With magnificent mountain views, excellent accommodation and a superb indoor pool, it is extremely popular with all outdoor enthusiasts.
Our classic bedrooms offer comfortable accommodation and an en-suite bathroom with bath or shower. They also have TV, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. Single rooms are available for an extra £8 per night.
You can enjoy extra space or exceptional views plus additional facilities including a towelling robe and complimentary slippers when you upgrade to a premium bedroom. Premium rooms are available at just £5 extra per person per night.
If you are travelling with your family, we have a selection of 3 and 4-bedded family bedrooms. These have all the facilities of our classic rooms plus full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk beds or occasional beds for children.
All our Country Houses are tailored to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and have excellent boot and drying rooms.
There are three lounges, one of which was once a chapel when the house was lived in by the Bishop of Argyll. The multi-purpose ballroom can either be used for dancing, as a painting studio, or as a games room with table tennis. Our Highland bar is always well-stocked with whisky and local beer and there is always a social buzz after a hard day on the hills. Free Wifi is available in some public rooms. There is also a range of board games and books.
The heated indoor swimming pool and spa, including changing rooms and swim jet, is also very popular with our guests.
Alltshellach is surrounded by extensive gardens that slope down to the shores of Loch Leven.
All holidays at our Country Houses are Full Board with all meals included, from dinner on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure.
Start your day with our extensive breakfast. Choose from a wide selection on the cold buffet and/or a full cooked breakfast. Maybe enjoy a lighter option of fruit and yoghurt followed by scrambled egg, go for porridge followed by a full Scottish breakfast, or select something in between.
Choose from our famous self-select picnic lunches - everything you need to keep you going on a day outdoors. Your own choice of sandwiches is prepared to order, and you can add crisps and snacks, fruit, nuts, chocolate bars, sweets and biscuits as you wish.
Our house-based Leisure Activities include an in-house lunch (generally soup, sandwiches etc).
The relaxed dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses. With tables seating up to 10 and no seating plan, it offers a great opportunity to get to know your fellow guests. There is always a choice of dishes for every course, featuring good British cooking and often local specialities. A vegetarian option is always available.
All our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.
Guided Walking: enjoy a glass of wine or local beer in the bar before a talk about the next day's walks. After dinner there will be an activity or entertainment which you will be welcome to join. These vary from week to week but could include a talk from a representative of the National Trust for Scotland or the John Muir Trust. You could relax in our lounges, have a whisky from the well-stocked bar, or you may even be entertained by a Scottish piper.
Leisure Activities: many of our Leisure Activities holidays continue into the evening with programmed sessions. Other holidays will have the evenings free, and you will be welcome to join in other social activities that may be happening in the house.
Family holidays: our activity leaders are on hand to organise children’s activities and games for younger children before dinner. These could include rounders, outdoor games, or crafts. After dinner there are further activities for the whole family.
Self-Guided Walking: there may be evening social activities happening in the house during your holiday, and you will be most welcome to join in. However, not all self-guided holidays will have evening activities available – if these are important to you, please check before booking.
Arrival & car parking facilities
- There is ample free car parking available at the house
- The surface of the car park is level, gravel in the car park with tarmac in front of the entrance
- It is possible to load and unload cars directly at the front door
- Assistance can be provided with luggage
- There are two steps at the main entrance (10cm and 6cm high)
- The front door can open double to 145cm wide
- There is a permanent wheelchair ramp into the new west wing. The width of the ramp is 135cm and it leads to a 90cm wide door. Having gained access via the ramp, all facilities are available without encountering any steps
- The floor surface is short pile carpet
- There is no lift
Public areas – hall, stairs, corridors etc
- All public areas are carpeted
- The minimum corridor width is 150cm. The main staircase is carpeted and 6ft wide
- There are eight bedrooms on the ground floor (four doubles, three twins and one twin specially adapted for wheelchair users)
Public Rooms – lounges / conservatory
- Various public rooms, all on the ground floor
- West wing lounge, which measures approximately 5m x 14m, has a variety of sofas, chairs and coffee tables. Wide doors (173cm) leading to the pool and patio. Door leading to the chapel / main lounge is 130cm wide
- The small lounge has sofas and armchairs
- Ballroom has two access doors (100cm and 148cm wide). Doors to the patio are 110cm wide
- The unisex toilet on the ground floor is next to the bar. Access is via two steps (14cm high), door width 36 inches
- Wash basin height 85cm
- There are two additional toilets (one male, one female) in the swimming pool changing rooms
Dining room & bar
- Dining room is on the ground floor with a combination of round and square tables, all 71cm high, each seating eight to ten diners
- Seats are without arms, 46cm high, with 56cm high backs
- Waitress service at all meals
- Bar area consists of two high tables and ten bar stools, two access doors, 130cm and 110cm wide
- During dinner, bar drinks and wines available to order in the dining room
- Indoor swimming pool and spa pool located in the west wing, access from the west wing corridor
- Flooring is a mixture of tiled and compressed rubber
- Within the pool area, there are two alarms, first aid post, a rescue hook and a life buoy
- The size of the pool is 6 x 12m
- A 40cm step to gain access to the spa pool
- All the bedrooms are en-suite
- The bedrooms are a mixture of singles, twins and doubles
- All rooms are en-suite
Room 26: (designed for wheelchair users)
- On the ground floor of the west wing approx 15 m from permanent wheelchair ramp
- Two single divan beds, both 60cm high
- Available floor space beside the beds approx 3m x 4m
- Door width 95cm
- All furniture movable
- Alarm call button by bed, sounds alarm and flashing light in the corridor and outside the manager’s office
- Touch lamp bedside
- Door width 92cm. Level entry
- Bathroom area 195cm x 270cm (not incl shower area)
- Level entry shower designed for wheelchair users, 115cm sq with support rail and lowered manual shower controls. Shower chair available
- Toilet seat height 46cm, support rails on both sides
- Support rails for wash basin. Taps are lever / turn
- Pullcord alarm in the bathroom sounds an alarm and flashing light in the corridor outside the bedroom and manager’s office
Grounds and gardens
- Six steep steps leading from patio to lawn and six shallow wide steps leading from another patio to the croquet lawn
- 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
Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day – you can choose an Easier Walk one day and switch to a Harder Walk the next. Scotland's West Highlands offer truly world class scenery for walkers but on the whole the walking is tougher than anywhere else in Britain.
We’ve a fantastic selection of walks for 2016 - see below. Please check back here in November for any variations for our 2017 holidays.
Group A: Nevis Gorge, Lairigmor And Kinlochleven
Easier Walk: We follow the River Nevis upstream through meadows to reach the wooded gorge where the ‘Eas an Tull’, the Torrent, churns dramatically between giant boulders. Emerging into the wide vistas of the Steall Meadow with views of the magnificent An Steall waterfall, we visit the wire bridge at Steall before returning to Achriabhach. 8 miles (13km) with 700ft (210m) of ascent.
Medium Walk: Starting at Callert on the northern shore of Loch Leven, we take a steep path up to a pass on the main ridge. Crossing the ridge, we contour round behind Mam na Gualainn, then descend into Lairigmor the adjacent valley and join the West Highland Way to Kinlochleven. 7 miles (11km) with 2,000 feet (600m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: From Callert we follow the route of the Medium Walk onto the main ridge. We veer east over Callert Lump, then continue on the undulating ridge to Mam na Gualainn and Beinn na Caillich, before descending to join the West Highland Way to Kinlochleven. 8 miles (13km) with 3,200 feet (960m) of ascent.
Group B: Lismore and the hills beyond Ballachulish
Easier Walk: We take the ferry from Port Appin to the Isle of Lismore and head across the point to the picturesque old fishing village of Port Ramsay. From here the route crosses back to the eastern shores to visit the Pictish Broch at Tirefour before lunch along the shores of Loch Balle a’Ghobhiann. Returning to the western shores we may visit the Island Heritage Centre and the ruins of Castle Coeffin, before following a low ridge past the trig point marking the islands highest point (just 82 metres) and return to the ferry via Port Ramsay. 10 miles (16 km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent. Easy gradients and lots of interest make this our most popular easier walk.
Medium Walk: From Achnacon we head up Gleann Leac na Muidhe then ascend over Meall a’Bhuige to reach the airy summit of Sgorr a’Choise, an excellent viewpoint. We descend on the rocky south west ridge before following Gleann an Fhiodh north to Ballachulish. 8 miles (13 km) with 2,300 feet (690m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: From Ballachulish we ascend a rocky spur onto the main ridge of the Beinn a’ Bheithir mountain range. We follow the ridge to the subsidiary peak of Sgorr Bhan, then on to the Munros of Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill. We descend over rough ground into Gleann a’ Chaolais and back to Alltshellach. 8 miles (13km) with 4,300 feet (1,290m) of ascent.
Group C: Glen Coe
Easier Walk: Starting at the National Trust Visitor Centre in dramatic Glen Coe we follow woodland trails to Glencoe village and onwards to the scenic ‘Hospital Lochan’. We then head down forestry tracks to the finish at the Clachaig Inn, a climber’s hostelry steeped in history. Signal Rock, which tradition has as the gathering point for the MacDonalds of Glencoe at times of emergency, offers an optional historic short loop from here. 7 miles (11km) with 1,300 feet (390m) of ascent.
Medium Walk: From Glen Coe we ascend Sron Garbh, then follow the long, undulating ridge eastwards to Stob Mhic Mhartuin. We descend to the West Highland Way and down the zigzags of the Devil’s Staircase to Altnafeadh, then on to the Kingshouse. 9 miles (14.5km) with 2,900 feet (870m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: From Glen Coe we head up 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. 6 miles (9.5km) with 3,800 feet (1,140m) of ascent
Group D: Ardgour – Strontian and Garbh Bheinn
Easier Walk: Crossing on the Corran ferry to Ardgour, we start our walk at the one-time lead mining centre of Strontian and follow the river towards the long-abandoned Bellsgrove lead mines below Druim Glas. We return through the Ariundle Nature Reserve. 7 miles (11km) with 1,100 feet (330m) of ascent.
Medium Walk: From Strontian we ascend on an ancient ‘coffin route’ to Bealach nan Cairn overlooking Loch Shiel, then follow the ridge eastwards to Meall Iain, eventually descending through the old workings of the Whitesmith Mine back to Strontian valley. 9 miles (14.5km) with 1,900 feet (570m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: From Glen Tarbert we walk up through forest to join the west ridge of Garbh Bheinn and follow the ridge to the summit. We descend over the long ridge of Sron a’ Gharbh Choire Bhig and back into Glen Tarbert. 6 miles (9.5km) with 3,100 feet (930m) of ascent.
Group E: The Mamores and hills around Kinlochleven
Easier Walk: From the outskirts of Kinlochleven we ascend woodland paths to meet the Old Military Road above Mamore Lodge. From here we follow the military road, with fine views along the length of Loch Leven as it winds around Coire na Ba towards the picturesque Loch Eilde Mor and then descend the An Cumhann ridge to Kinlochleven and refreshments at the Ice Factor. 6 miles (10km) with 1,800 feet of ascent (540m)
Medium Walk: From Achriabhach in Glen Nevis we head up into the heart of the Mamores via Coire an Mhusgain and enjoy dramatic scenery to reach the high point near Sgurr an Iubhair, on the famous Ring of Steall, before descending to Kinlochleven. 7 miles (11 km) with 3,300 feet (990m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: From Achriabach we ascend steeply on the northern spur to the airy summit of Stob Ban at 999 metres. After enjoying the spectacular views and the slopes of Sgurr an Iubhair we complete a traverse of the Mamores by following a rough stalker’s path down Coire na h-Eirghe to Kinlochleven, with hopefully time for a drink at the Ice Factor. 8 miles (13km) with 4,100 feet (1,230m) of ascent.
Group F: Remote Ardgour
Easier Walk: We start at Onich and follow forest trails towards Inchree with its splendid waterfalls, then take the Corran ferry across to Ardgour for a pleasant woodland walk in the grounds of Ardgour House. 8 miles (13km) with 800 feet (240m) of ascent.
Medium Walk: Crossing on the Corran ferry, we climb the side of the spectacular waterfall of Maclean’s Towel to Meall Breac, then around the ridge to Lochan a’ Choire Duibh, from where we make our descent. 6 miles (9.5km) with 2,500 feet (750m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: After following a similar route to that taken by the Medium Walk up to the Lochan, we continue over the summit of Sgurr na h-Eanchainne, then descend via Beinn na Cille back to the ferry. 7 miles (11km) with 2,800 feet (840m) of ascent.
Group G: Kentallen Peninsula and the hills around Loch Leven
Easier Walk: We walk around Cuil Bay to the peninsula of Rubha Mor, which is great for spotting birds and seals. We continue around the coast to Kentallen Bay, then along a low ridge overlooking the bay to finish in Kentallen village. 7 miles (11km) with 800 feet (240m) of ascent.
Medium Walk: The walk starts from St John’s Church at virtually sea-level, on the southern shore of Loch Leven. The walk climbs up through forestry tracks and rougher ground to reach the pink quartzite summit of Sgorr Dhearg, then returns down through forestry tracks, and over the Ballachulish Bridge with its wonderful views down the loch to Ardgour and back to Alltshellach. 8 miles and 3,900 feet (1,170m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: From St John’s church we follow forestry tracks through Gleann a’Chaolais to reach a woodland path winding uphill alongside the stream to reach the upper slopes. A steep stony gully leads up onto the main Beinn a’Bheithir ridge which is followed eastwards to the summit of Sgorr Dhonuill (1001m). We descend back into Gleann a’Chaolais and via forestry trails to the Ballachulish Bridge which we cross to return to Alltshellach.10 miles (16km) with 3,800 feet (1,140 m) of ascent.
Group H: Ben Nevis and the hills and glens around Fort William
Easier Walk: From the lower gondola station below Aonach Mor we follow pleasant forestry trails alongside the River Lundy and then ascend the ‘North Face path’ through forestry to reach a viewpoint with magnificent views across the Allt a’Mhuilinn to the northeast face of Ben Nevis. Crossing open hillside on tracks we descend past the Glen Nevis Distillery to follow the Glen Glen Way past Inverlochy Castle into Fort William. 8 miles (13km) with 900 feet (270m) of ascent.
Medium Walk: Starting at Torlundy we ascend to the climbers’ hut below the north face of Ben Nevis, then contour below the massive Castle Ridge buttress to reach Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe. We join the Pony Track and descend to the Nevis Inn in Glen Nevis. 9 miles (14.5km) with 2,500 feet (750m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: Our objective today is the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Starting from the Visitors’ Centre in Glen Nevis we follow the Pony Track which zigzags up to the summit plateau,which we cross to reach the Trig Point. We return by the same route. 10 miles (16km) with 4,400 feet (1,320m) of ascent.
Group I: Hills and tracks around Kinlochleven
Easier Walk: We begin at Kinlochleven and ascend past the Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall up onto the Old Military Road, and on to Loch Eilde Mor. The descent is via a stalkers’ path to join the River Leven and a woodland path back to Kinlochleven. 7 miles (11km) with 1,700 feet (510m) of ascent
Medium Walk: Starting at Callert on the northern shore of Loch Leven, we take a steep path up to a pass on the main ridge. We veer east over Callert Lump, then continue on the undulating ridge to Mam na Gualainn and Beinn na Caillich, before descending to join the West Highland Way to Kinlochleven. 8 miles (13km) with 3,200 feet (960m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: We ascend past the Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall up the An Cumhann ridge, then follow stalkers’ tracks across the flank of the mountain, ascending very steeply to the summit of Sgorr Eilde Beag and the start of a superb high-level ridge walk. We follow the ridge to Na Gruagaichean then descend from the southern spur of the mountain back to Kinlochleven. 8 miles (13km) with 3,800 feet (1,140m) of ascent.
Group J: Hills and tracks of Glen Coe
Easier Walk: Starting at Dalness in remote Glen Etive we ascend between the spectacular ridges of Buachaille Etive Beag and Buachaille Etive Mor on a good path to reach the crest of the pass known as the Lairig Gartrain. From here there are magnificent views back down the length of Glen Etive. We then follow the pass northeast to reach Altnafeadh in Glen Coe where we join the West Highland Way and walk to the Kingshouse Inn. 8 miles (13 km) with 1,700 ft (520m) of ascent.
Medium Walk: Starting from Glen Etive we climb steeply up Coire Cloiche Finne to reach the Buachaille Etive Mor ridge from where we turn eastwards to reach the summit of Stob Dearg (1,022m), providing an eagle’s eye view of Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe stretching out beneath. A careful descent is made down the steep and rocky Coire na Tulaich to reach the West Highland Way at Altnafeadh, which we follow to finish at the Kings House, an old drover’s Inn. 6 miles (10km) with 3,000 feet (900 m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: The rewards of one of Scotland’s best summit views awaits the the harder walk too, which approaches from west through the Lairig Gartain before ascending a rocky path up the Coire Altruim and following the undulating ridge to the summit of Stob Dearg. We also take the steep path down through Coire na Tulaich to the road a short distance from the top of Glen Coe. 9 miles (14.5km) with 3,200 feet (960m) of ascent.
2016 Walking Programmes
7 night holidays: 5 days of walking and a free day on the Wednesday (unless otherwise stated)
Walks A-E: Sat 9 April; Sat 7, 21 May; Sat 4 June; Sat 18 June; Sat 9, 23 July; Sat 6 Aug; Sat 10, 24 Sept; Sat 8, 22 Oct
Walks F-J: Sat 16, 30 April; Sat 14 May; Sat11, 25 June; Sat 16 July; Sat 3, 17 Sept; Sat 15 Oct
6 night holidays: 4 days of walking and a free day on the Wednesday
Walks A-D: 24 Sept
Walks G-J: 2 Oct
4 night holidays: 3 days of walking
Walks A-C: Sat 9 April, Sat 7, 21 May; Sat 4 June; Sat 18 June; Sat 9, 23 July; Sat 6 Aug; Sat 10, 24 Sept; Sat 8, 22 Oct
Walks F-H: Sat 16, 30 April; Sat 14 May; Sat 11, 25 June; Sat 16 July; Sat 3, 17 Sept; Sat1, 15 Oct
3 night holidays: 2 days of walking
Walks D, E: Wed 13 April, Wed 11, 25 May;Wed 8 June; Wed 22 June; Wed 13, 27 July; Wed 10 Aug; Wed 14, 28 Sept; Wed 12, 26 Oct
Walks I, J: Wed 20 April; Wed 4, 18 May; Wed 15, 29 June; Wed 20 July; Wed 7, 21 Sept; Wed 5, 19 Oct
Terrain and transport: We use paths or tracks where possible, occasionally good ones but more often they are rough, perhaps boggy and often have short, steep sections. Easier Walks are generally through glens, forest and moorland.
Medium Walks are generally on good paths though often steep and rocky; Harder Walks cover very rocky and intermittent paths. On both Harder and Medium Walks we sometimes take you along exposed sections which may feel airy, or where you might need hands to steady yourself.
On some days the walks start or finish at our Country House, Alltshellach; on other days we use hired transport at the start and/or end of the walks. The cost of all transport to and from the walks is included in the price of your holiday.
Our guests: The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. There is normally a good mix of ages, of new guests and 'regulars' from Britain and overseas, and of people travelling alone, with a partner or with friends.
Free day: Each seven night holiday has a day without any organised walks, so you can explore the Western Highlands independently.
In the evenings: Your leaders will inform you about the choice of walks for the next day and answer any questions you may have. After a sociable evening meal you could join in an organised activity such as a quiz or a talk about the local area, relax in the bar or use the Country House facilities.
Which break for me
Our 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.
We also offer the following themed breaks that enable likeminded guests to holiday together:
Guided Walking - Outdoor Escapes
Our Outdoor Escapes are ideally suited to working age guests. Enjoy a few days away, or a longer holiday, with guests who also need to escape the working day.
During the day you can enjoy our usual choice of 3 guided walks. In the evening relax with likeminded guests, enjoy a glass of wine at the bar, or relax in the lounge with new-found friends. For those that wish they'll also be informal evening activities on offer; perhaps a team quiz, or talk from a National Park ranger.
Outdoor Escapes at Glen Coe start on Sat 16 September 2017 - see the 'Dates & Prices' tab
See our full list of Outdoor Escapes
Guided Walking for Solos
We welcome many solo guests on our holidays; however you may prefer our dedicated holidays for solos only. As well as likeminded company, there's no extra charges for our premium single, and standard twin and double rooms.
See Guided Walking for Solos at Glen Coe for further details
Other Guided Walking holidays at Glen Coe
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
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
Alltshellach, Onich, Fort William, Invernesshire PH33 6SA
A long way North, but always wanted to visit? Take the train or fly to Glasgow and we’ll help you from there.
Our own station / airport transfers: We offer a coach transfer between Glasgow Buchannan Bus station**, Glasgow airport and Alltshellach every Saturday. The pickup is at 4.15pm from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station** and we depart from 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. The transfer is £25 return and £15 for a single trip, but a place must be reserved in advance by calling our Reservations team on 0345 470 7558.
** 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.
By train: The nearest station is Fort William, but Glasgow may be more convenient. 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).
By taxi: If you can’t meet our station transfer and prefer to travel all the way to Fort William, the 15 mile journey to Alltshellach can be made by taxi. There will be lots of taxis at Fort William station that will take you to Alltshellach.
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. Look out for our sign. A large car park is available in the grounds with free parking.
To help you plan your journey, use www.traveline.info
|Date & Rating||Customer Review||HF Holidays says|
19 Oct 2016, 6:25 p.m.
Provides what we want, graded guided walks, full board, good food and mostly good rooms?
This holiday was to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary and I had a great sense of achievement doing the Medium walks! The food, accommodation, surroundings, weather were all very good!
18 Oct 2016, 7:20 p.m.
Very helpful staff via phone contact.
18 Oct 2016, 5:09 p.m.
No review provided
Lovely food and service.
15 Oct 2016, 10:08 a.m.
No review provided
Very comfortable stay and good food.
12 Oct 2016, 10:34 p.m.
Extremely comfortable, brilliant.
Surprised the leaders are unpaid as a responsible job.
12 Oct 2016, 2:52 p.m.
High standard of accommodation and food
One of the best things was the fact that their was no 'Muzac' in the Centre and that circular tables seating eight in the dining room encouraged mixing and sociability.
12 Oct 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Very good holiday.
11 Oct 2016, 4:17 p.m.
First time - and I couldn't have enjoyed myself enough. Definitely will be going again.
Very supportive by the leaders and the group. Excellent walks.
11 Oct 2016, 11:36 a.m.
A lovely hotel in a wonderful situation. The staff were friendly and helpful. The walk leaders were also very good.
I found the selection of walks to be very limiting. The easier walks were often too easy and the medium walks much too hard. The medium walks were only slightly less vigorous than the harder walks, which were very vigorous. This left little choice for 'regular' walkers. I particularly did not rate the following easier walks: Walk G on the Kentallen Peninsula or Walk H from the gondola station on Aonach Mor to Fort William. This last walk was particularly uninspiring once out from the forestry onto the open paths. The views were of a very miserable looking Fort William and the final part of the walk along the river into the town was dreadful. I am sorry to say that of the four easier walks that I did on this week I would not seek to repeat any.
11 Oct 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Food was excellent. Service was good. Room was good. However the swimming pool and jacuzzi were too cold.
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|Date||Description||Nights||Brochure price||Buy today for||Book|
|26 Oct 2016||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£329.00||£244.00||Book Now|
|9 Apr 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£459.00||£329.00||Book Now|
|17 Apr 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||5||£549.00||£489.00||Book Now|
|22 Apr 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£459.00||£399.00||Book Now|
|29 Apr 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£459.00||£399.00||Book Now|
|29 Apr 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£749.00||£649.00||Book Now|
|3 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£339.00||£289.00||Book Now|
|6 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|6 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£694.00||Book Now|
|10 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|13 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|13 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£694.00||Book Now|
|17 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|20 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|20 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£694.00||Book Now|
|24 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£294.00||Book Now|
|27 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|27 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|31 May 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|3 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|3 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|7 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|10 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|10 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|14 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|17 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|17 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|21 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|24 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|24 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|28 Jun 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£294.00||Book Now|
|1 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|8 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|8 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|12 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£294.00||Book Now|
|15 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|15 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|19 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|22 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|22 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|26 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|29 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|29 Jul 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|2 Aug 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|5 Aug 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|5 Aug 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|19 Aug 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|19 Aug 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|23 Aug 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£294.00||Book Now|
|2 Sep 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|2 Sep 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|6 Sep 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£309.00||Book Now|
|9 Sep 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|9 Sep 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£499.00||£429.00||Book Now|
|13 Sep 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£359.00||£294.00||Book Now|
|16 Sep 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Outdoor Escapes - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£719.00||Book Now|
|30 Sep 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£459.00||£389.00||Book Now|
|30 Sep 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£749.00||£649.00||Book Now|
|4 Oct 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£339.00||£274.00||Book Now|
|7 Oct 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£459.00||£394.00||Book Now|
|7 Oct 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£749.00||£639.00||Book Now|
|11 Oct 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£339.00||£274.00||Book Now|
|14 Oct 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||7||£749.00||£639.00||Book Now|
|14 Oct 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||4||£459.00||£394.00||Book Now|
|18 Oct 2017||LLBOB - Guided Walking - Glen Coe||3||£339.00||£274.00||Book Now|
Prices are per person
- Standard single room: (2016) £8 per night; (2017) no supplement
- Premium single room: £15 per night (2017 only)
- Premium twin/double room: (2016) £5 per person per night; (2017) £10 per person per night
- Non-member associate fee: (2016) £5 per person; (2017) £10 per person