Munro Bagging II

Code: LLMNC

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  • High Mountains
  • Rural peace

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  • Challenger
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Holiday overview

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.

Holiday highlights

  • 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      

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Accommodation

HF Holidays' Alltshellach in Glen Coe, Scotland

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

Classic Rooms
• Check-in from 2:30pm
• Comfortable accommodation
• En-suite bathroom with bath or shower
• TV
• Hairdryer 
• Tea and coffee-making facilities
• Single rooms are available at no extra charge
Premium Rooms
• Check-in from 1:30pm
• 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
Family Rooms
• 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

Facilities

• 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

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

An example of Glen Coe evening meal

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the bar


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.

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

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

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 (12½km) 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! 9½ miles (15½km) 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 (20½km) with 4,400ft (1,350m) of ascent

This itinerary may be subject to change, depending on walking conditions during the week.

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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11 Aug 2018 LLMNC - Munro Bagging II - Glen Coe 7 £845.00 £805.00 Save £40 off pp Book Now

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  • Premium single room: £15 per night
  • Premium twin/double room: £10 per person per night
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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