Munro Bagging II


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  • High Mountains
  • Rural peace


  • Challenger
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From £789.00 - 7 nights


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Holiday overview

New at HF Holidays

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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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.

Alltshellach has 37 bedrooms, all located in the main building. Many of the rooms enjoy excellent views of the loch and the surrounding mountains.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Main entrance

  • 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

Public WCs

  • 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

Leisure Facilities

  • 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

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



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

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

Local area

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.



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.


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 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.

3 people ice climbing with ice axesIce Factor         
Try your hand at ice climbing on the indoor wall at nearby Kinlochleven.


Alltshellach, Onich, Fort William, Invernesshire PH33 6SA

New at HF HolidaysA 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 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. 

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Pete Thomasson

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.


Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
14 Jun 2017 LLMNC - Munro Bagging II - Glen Coe 7 £819.00 £789.00 SPECIAL OFFER - £30 off pp Book Now
16 Sep 2017 LLMNC - Munro Bagging II - Glen Coe 7 £819.00 £789.00 SPECIAL OFFER - £30 off pp 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

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