Munro Bagging II
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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.
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.
- Discover our leaders’ favourite routes through this stunning mountain scenery
- Bag nine Munros in one holiday
- Including two Munros on our traverse of the fabulous Buchaille Etive Beag
- And one of our favourites – Ben Lui
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, 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 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
• Comfortable accommodation
• En-suite bathroom with bath or shower
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Single rooms are available at no extra charge
• Enjoy extra space or exceptional views
• Toweling robe, complimentary slippers
• Same facilities as our classic rooms
• Available from an extra £10 per person per night
• 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 with breakfast, picnic lunch and evening meal. 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.
This itinerary may be subject to change, depending on walking conditions during the week.
Stob Dubh & Stob Coire Raineach
Buachille Etive Bearg or The Little Buachille as its affectionatly 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 3,150ft (970m) 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 Tyndrum and ascend Ben Lui via a horseshoe shaped route taking in both ridges, returning to a pub Tyndrum. We even pass a working gold mine!
12 miles (19km) with 3,650ft (1,220m) of ascent
Meall a Bhuirdh & Creise
Meall a Bhuirdh is one of Scotlands premier sking mountains. We start at the ski centre and traverse the hills to tackle Criese by a rocky nose that looks intimidating but actually has a good but steep path up. From Criese we drop to a col and onto Meall a Bhuirdh where there are good views of the two previous days hills. The finish is a straightforward decent to the cafe and tea.
8 miles (12.5km) with 3,700ft (1,140m) 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!
9.5 miles (15.5km) with 4,100ft (1,280m) of ascent
Binnean Beag & Sgurr Eilde Mor
Starting in Glen Nevis we follow the north bank of The River Nevis passing the famous Steall waterfall. After 10km we turn south west to head onto the first of the two most easterly munros of the Mamore range. Both give excellent views of the rest of the Mamore range as well as Ben Nevis. We finish at a pub in Kinlochleven for a well earned pint to celebrate our 10th Munro of the holiday.
13 miles (20.5km) with 4,400ft (1,350m) of ascent
Saturday: depart after breakfast
The cost of all transport to and from the walks is included in your holiday price.
Each 7 night holiday includes a free day mid-week, for you to explore independently
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 £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.
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.
Pete is leading the 21 May (Munnro Bagging I) holiday and the 16 September (Munro Bagging II) holiday. He has led walks for HF Holidays off and on since the 1980’s. He enjoys walking in the Alps and has walked extensively in Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands. He is a qualified Mountain Leader. Pete retired in 2015 from his job in IT, having previously worked in education and printing. He has been learning German and Italian and is looking forward to spending more time outdoors, walking in the mountains and leading holidays with HFH in both Britain and Europe.
Stuart is leading the 8 July (Munro Bagging I) holiday and the 14 June (Munro Bagging II) holiday. He enjoys leading at the HF Holidays' mountain houses, and most especially likes leading the Challenger holidays. He is a summer and winter mountain leader and his passion for the mountains made him move to Scotland to be closer to the mountains. Stuart is also a keen photographer and likes to blog about his adventures.
Dates & Prices
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|16 Sep 2017||LLMNC - Munro Bagging II - Glen Coe||7||£819.00||£799.00||Book Now|
Prices are per person.
- Premium single room: £15 per night
- Premium twin/double room: £10 per person per night
- Non-member associate fee: £10 per person