Scottish Highlands Munro Bagging III Holiday

An adventurous week tackling some of Scotland's famous Munros

Code: LLMNG

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Activity types:

  • High Mountains

Level

  • Challenger
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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.

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From £829.00 - 7 nights

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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 and Munrobagging II itineraries.

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.

Holiday highlights

  • Discover our leaders’ favourite routes through this stunning mountain scenery
  • Bag nine Munros in one holiday
  • Summit two of the Mamores
  • The classic walk: Ben More and Stob Binnein
  • Complete a  traverse from Elleric to Ballachulish over two Munros

Price Includes

  • 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 Munros, 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 room for your boots and kit, an indoor swimming pool, and comfortable en-suite rooms

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Accommodation

Glen Coe awards

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. 

Rooms

'Good' Rooms 

These rooms are all ensuite and furnished to a good standard. They include:

  • Check in from 2:30pm
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • 23 inch TV
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Free WiFi

'Better' Rooms 

These rooms are slightly larger and/or have a better view. They include:

  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £15 per person per night

'Best' Rooms 

These rooms truly are the best in the house for extra luxury during your stay. They include:

  • Recently refurbished to an exceptional standard
  • Large rooms
  • Stunning views of the surrounding area
  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £20 per person per night

Choose Your Room: Our new “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

  • 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

An example of Glen Coe evening mealAll 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

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the barJust 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 Coire Sgriodain and Chno Dearg

These two Munros lie high above the Eastern shores of Loch Treig and form a single ridge, high above Lochan Coire an Lochain. We will follow this over the two summits, starting and finishing in Fersit. The walk offers excellent views East to Ben Alder and South across the desolate Rannoch Moor. A great start to the week! 8 miles (13 km) with 3,150 feet (960 m) of ascent

Ben More and Stob Binnien

These huge mountains dominate the skyline above Crianlarich and offer unrivalled views across The Trossachs and out towards Ben Lawyers and Loch Tay. We start at Ben More farm and climb ever upwards until we finally reach the summit of the magnificent Ben More with views of Ben Nevis and the Cairngorms on a clear day. We then descend to the col and up to the top of the cone that is Stob Binnein. Retracing our steps to the col, we descend into the glen below and follow a track back to our starting point. If time allows we can then follow the old railway line to a hotel for refreshments. 8 miles (13 km) with 4,600 feet (1,400 m) of ascent.

Ben Starav

Ben Starav dominates the skyline above the head of Loch Etive and offers fine views across Glencoe as well as out to sea. We start in Glen Etive and ascend the North ridge of Ben Starav. As we climb up and up, we can look down on Scots Pine, holly and birch trees. In the distance more and more mountains and ridges should come into view until we finally reach the summit. We cross the three tops of Ben Starav and a dramatic arête of granite and quartzite before following a good path down into the valley. 8 miles (13 km) with 3,800 feet (1150 m) of ascent.

Beinn Fhionnlaidh and Sgor na h-Ulaidh

Normally, it is difficult to do both of these Munros in a day because you’d need to start and finish in the same place but we can make a through trip, starting in Elleric and finishing in South Ballachulish. It’s a steady, grassy ascent to the summit of Beinn Fhionnlaidh. From here, on a good day you can see out to the islands of Mull and Colonsay. We continue along the ridge before heading North, down to the col and back up onto Sgor na h-Ulaidh (The Peak of Treasure!). Probably the least well know peak in Glencoe, Sgor na h-Ulaidh offers you a completely different view of Bidean nam Bian and the Aonach Eagach. We then descend into Gleann Leac na Muidhe and follow this into South Ballachulish. 11 miles (17 km) with 4,900 feet (1,500 m) of ascent.

Stob Coire a’ Chairn and Am Bodach

Situated in the centre of the Mamores, ascending these two mountains gives us a close up view of both ends of this splendid ridge. It also has potentially excellent views of Ben Nevis as well as the mountains around Glencoe. We start at Kinlochleven and climb steadily up through Coire na Ba to reach the main ridge. We then turn left and ascend a broad grassy ridge to the summit of Stob Coire a’ Chairn. We carry on along the ridge, descending and then ascending the rocky ridge of Am Bodach. We descend to the next col and follow a delightful path back to our starting point in time for a well-earned drink. 9 miles (14 km) with 4,300 feet (1,300 m) of ascent.

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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14 Sep 2019 LLMNG - Munro Bagging III - Glen Coe 7 £879.00 £829.00 Save £50 Per Person Book Now

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