HIKING IN NORTH WEST SCOTLAND
Explore some of the worlds oldest and most inspiring landscapes
A 7-day trip from London, including 5/6-days of hiking the mountainous landscape of North West Scotland
Basing ourselves in a beautiful cottage on the shores of Loch Torridon, we will spend a week hiking and exploring the wild and rugged beauty of the North-West coasts and mountains of Scotland!
With an abundance of wildlife in both the sea and on land, this trip promises to be one never to forget!
Mountains! - Of course there will be mountains that we will hike... There are a plethora of mountains in the vicinity (with over 10 munros - The highest of the Scottish mountains - on our doorstep and many, many more a short drive away!)
Looking for a little more adventure? - 1 or 2 days will be allocated to scrambling - whether it is into the waterfalls directly behind the cottage, or whether it is a day hiking along the famous ridge of Liathach! - Rated by many mountaineers and hill walkers as Britain's finest ridge traverse!
Wild Camping? - If the weather is right, we will also spend a couple of days on an adventure in the wilderness, getting away from all that the civilised world offers, to sleep under the stars in this designated dark sky area of the UK...
Whilst the specific itinerary won't be known until closer to the date (weather! tsk!), be assured that this week will involve hiking, scrambling and wild camping (whilst having the comfort and warmth of our cottage throughout the entire week!) - Did I mention the food in one of the best seafood restaurants/pubs in Scotland? - No? Well, we will also visit there one evening :)
29 Sept-05 Oct '18
Saturday - pickup from Inverness airport and transferred to our cottage on the shores of Loch Torridon - Briefing for the week ahead over home cooked dinner
Sunday - Hike to the summit on Beinn Alligin - The mountain directly behind our cottage
Monday - Ghyll Scrambling up the gorge behind the cottage in the morning, followed by a 10km coastal hike to a local fishing community for dinner - returning to the cottage in the minibus
Tuesday - Scramble up to and along the Liathach Ridge (one of the finest hikes in The UK), returning to the cottage for a hearty, home-cooked meal
Wednesday-Thursday - Pack our bags and head north for two days of hiking and wild camping amongst some of the oldest mountains in the world!
Thursday evening - Returning from our mini wild-camp adventure, we will return to the cottage to freshen up, before heading out to what is regularly voted the the best seafood restaurant/pub in The UK - A special treat for our final night in the area
Friday - Pack up and return to Inverness for departure back home (stopping at scenic points and wildlife viewing spots along the way)