Scottish Highlands Munro Bagging II Holiday
Take on this challenge and bag some of Scotland's finest mountain tops
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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.
Bag some of Scotland’s finest mountain tops on our specially devised Munro-bagging holiday. Munros are Scottish mountains over 3,000ft high, and this stunning selection has been chosen for you by experienced HF Holidays' leaders.
This holiday offers you the opportunity to bag Munro tops that aren’t within our usual Guided Walking programme, and was devised after the success of our Munro Bagging I itinerary.
A high level of fitness and stamina is required. You will probably be an experienced mountain walker and will need to be comfortable with long, strenuous walks on difficult mountain terrain conducted at a steady pace.
- Discover our leaders’ favourite routes through this stunning mountain scenery
- Bag nine Munros in one holiday
- Climb two Munros on our traverse of the fabulous Buchaille Etive Beag
- And one of our favourites – Ben Lui
- 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: challenge yourself to bagging some of Scotland’s finest Munro’s, in the company of our experienced leaders
- 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 superb 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.
These rooms are all ensuite and furnished to a good standard. They include:
These rooms are slightly larger and/or have a better view. They include:
Only an extra £15 per person per night
These rooms truly are the best in the house for extra luxury during your stay. They include:
Only an extra £20 per person per night
Choose Your Room: Our “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
|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.
Just 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.
- 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
Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach
Buachaille Etive Beag or The Wee Buckle as its affectionately known, is a lovely ridge with two Munros. It gives great views of its larger neighbours but is certainly not intimidated by them. Our walk traverses both Munros before passing the famous Largangarbh climbing hut and ends with an easy walk on The West Highland Way to The Kingshouse Hotel. 9 miles (15km) with 3,250 feet (990 m) of ascent
Ben Lui, seen from Tyndrum, is a classic shape of two ridges enclosing a deep corrie that holds snow well into spring. We will walk in from Dalrigh and ascend Ben Lui via a horseshoe shaped route taking in both ridges, returning to a pub in Tyndrum. We even pass a working gold mine! 12 miles (19 km) with 3,610 feet (1,100 m) of ascent
Bieinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh
Starting in Achallader we ascend via Coire Achallader, to climb the SE ridge of Beinn an Dothaidh. From here we can see into Glen Orchy to the West and Glen Lyon to the East. We descend to a col than continue up the North ridge of Beinn Dorain. Returning to the col we descend to the Bridge of Orchy Hotel for refreshments. 10 miles (16 km) with 4,100 feet (1,250 m) of ascent
Stob a Choire Mheadhoin & Stob Coire Easain
The Easiens, as these hills are better known, stretch south from Fersit along the west shore of the isolated Loch Treig. After a walk along a track there is a pull up onto the ridge with an excellent traverse over both Munros. We have to traverse Stob a Choire Mheadhoin twice as this is the safest return route but unfortunately we can’t count the second occasion as a third Munro! 10 miles (16 km) with 4,070 feet (1,240 m) of ascent
Meall a Bhuiridh & Creise
Meall a Bhuiridh is one of Scotland's premier skiing mountains. We start at the ski centre and traverse the hills to tackle Creise by a rocky nose that looks intimidating but actually has a good but steep path up. From Creise we drop to a col and on to Meall a Bhuiridh where there are good views of the two previous days’ hills. The finish is a straightforward descent to the cafe and refreshments with the option to use the Chairlift. 7 miles (12 km) with 3,840 feet (1,170 m) of ascent
This itinerary may be subject to change, depending on walking conditions during the week.
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 in Fort William, however most guests travel to Glasgow then catch our transfer coach. For train times and route planning by train visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone 03457 48 49 50.
Many guests opt to fly to Glasgow Airport, then join our transfer coach to Glen Coe.
Glasgow to Glen Coe transfer
We offer a coach transfer between Glasgow Buchannan bus station**, Glasgow airport and Alltshellach every Saturday. The transfer is £32 return and £21 for a single trip, but a place must be reserved at least 14 days in advance by calling our Reservations team on 020 8732 1220.
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 is to fly to Manchester Airport, which has a better range of long-haul flights. There are trains from the airport to Glasgow (some direct, others 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.
There are also flights to Edinburgh with a train transfer to Glasgow.
Dates & Prices
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Prices are per person.
- Non-member associate fee: £10 per person