Munro Bagging III
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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 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.
- 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
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 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
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
• Check in from 2:30pm
• Comfortable accommodation
• En-suite bathroom with bath or shower
• 23 inch TV
• Tea and coffee-making facilities
• Double or two single beds
• Single rooms are available at no extra charge
• Same facilities as our classic rooms plus...
• Check in from 1pm
• Enjoy extra space or exceptional views
• Larger beds
• Toweling robe, complimentary slippers
• Ultradown pillows
• Smalls drying rack
• Small welcome gift
• Luxury tea tray
• Enhanced toiletries
• Available from an extra £15 per person per night
• 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
|• 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 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.
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 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 ft (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 ft (1,400 m) of ascent.
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 ft (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 ft (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 ft (1,300 m) of ascent.
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 £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.
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.
Dates & Prices
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Prices are per person.