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Wilderness Walking – Applecross & Torridon

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Price from: £775

Next trip: 15th October

Duration: 4 night(s)

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Location: North West Highlands

Comfort: Luxury

Difficulty: 3

7 review(s)
  • Escape to the Highlands on a short break walking holiday, with accommodation at a superb small hotel
  • Discover the tranquility of the North-West Highlands as we explore the dramatic glens, coastline and landscapes of this wild region
  • Learn about the landscape and the environment from our expert guides

Green Graded Walking Holidays

Our Green grade walking trips involve straight forward hiking, following generally good trails with no major ascents.

These walks are pretty leisurely and will last for around 5 hours each day. The terrain underfoot will usually be on paths or hill trails, which may still be muddy or rough in places. The daily walks are mainly glen and coastal hikes, with some ascents of low level hills, up to around 1,500 feet / 450m high. So to help you decide if you are fit enough for this trip, ask yourself:

Can you comfortably hike for 6 miles (10km), including some ascent, with rough ground in places? Have you done this recently?

This trip is based from a small hotel in the peaceful fishing village of Shieldaig, located close to Applecross and Torridon. This hotel offers cosy rooms (also with wi-fi), sea views and a superb restaurant which features in the Good Food Guide. Single room supplement We do not charge single person supplements to people booking on their own. However you will be expected to share a room with another person of the same sex. It may be possible to book a single room, provided one is available. Please request this at the time of booking and we will let you know if one is available. For this trip, a supplement of £180 is charged if a single room is required.

You will be met by your Wilderness Scotland Guide in the centre of Inverness Railway Station at 1300 on Day 1 of your trip. We aim to be back by 1700 on the last day. For full details on how to get to Inverness, please see our website: Travel to Scotland.

by Marla Edelson 05/05/2014

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Trip Comments
Accommodation and Food
Your Guide
Keith was very sedative to the group and their personal needs...he was very informative..a walking book and able to answer and discuss all our questions...Amazing energetic..positive person
The Bottom Line
The weather was fantastic so we were able to enjoy fabulous views..all the hike were great and the COO was delightful...up close was great...
Loved the whole trip!!

by Linda Doull 02/05/2014

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
The equipment guide was very useful & will be kept for future reference!

Very quick and friendly service from your team to confirm availability of a single room.
Trip Comments
The entire trip was great - very well organised, very knowledgeable and considerate guide and great fellow travelers. Really liked the small group approach - still able to feel alone when walking. Low point - see 3 below
Accommodation and Food
The equipment guide was very useful & will be kept for future reference!

Very quick and friendly service from your team to confirm availability of a single room.
Your Guide
Keith was a great guide - very considerate of group and individual needs - went out of his way to support people and highly consultative with the group. His passion for his work and the environment was evident and infectious and therefore I learnt lots about the area, felt safe and had fun. Couple of things for consideration are (1) I was expecting a bit more reference to maps etc but as the walks we did were much easier that I expected then the map was less relevant however it would have been good to 'set the scene' a bit more (2) on occasion Keith could over-emphasize certain points/explanations which made people switch off a little bit.
The Bottom Line
It was a great trip. The walking was much easier than I expected but that's largely down to me underestimating my fitness - so next time round I'll booking blue. The scenery was awe-inspiring......I went on the trip for some relaxation and wow-factor and Torridon & Applecross delivered just that.

by Midori Nakadate 30/04/2014

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
I felt it was very good choice to join with your tour for my first travel in Schotland. . I am not good at English but the informations from yours were very kind and easy understand .
Trip Comments
EXCELLENT!!!
I would like to be join another tour with yours.
I would like recommend your tours to my friends.it was lucky for me to find your homepage but I was just beginner for use iPad.
Accommodation and Food
I felt it was very good choice to join with your tour for my first travel in Schotland. . I am not good at English but the informations from yours were very kind and easy understand .
Your Guide
He was very friendly and guided very delicate.
If I could understand English much more , I enjoyed much more the walking .
The Bottom Line
Lucky and clever choice for take walking around in Scotland.

by 17/11/2013

5Pre-Trip Service

4Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

3The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Rated from information available online. Did not speak to anyone prior to booking.
Trip Comments
Kirsty the guide was very professional and competent. Her knowledge of the flora and fauna was excellent and her driving was also very good and safe.
Accommodation and Food
Rated from information available online. Did not speak to anyone prior to booking.
Your Guide
The Bottom Line

by Tom Whalley 14/10/2013

4Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Information on accommodation in Inverness not forthcoming when requested.
Trip Comments
Accommodation and Food
Information on accommodation in Inverness not forthcoming when requested.
Your Guide
Kirsty was an outstanding guide. Very, very knowledgable regarding local culture, history and flora and fauna. I had complete confidence in her leadership abilities. Very focused on the job details and very conscious of safety issues.,Made the trip especially enjoyable.
The Bottom Line
Really wonderful opportunity to get to know a little of the western highlands. Beautiful calm mornings in small seaside villages very memorable.

by Christine McDonnell 08/10/2013

4Pre-Trip Service

4Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

4The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Would be helpful if B & B's were recommended prior to trip (varying prices but with a min. quality). Would encourage more liaison where individuals have known old injuries to discuss walks in a little more detail and to help those who do not do rough walking to consider what they might need (though appreciate that you have an excellent list of recommended equipment)
Trip Comments
Some people would term the holiday as excellent. Beautiful scenery made even better by brilliant weather; good food and hotel, lovely group and excellent guide. For me personally, some of the walking was rougher than old injuries could sustain and I wouldn't want to share again (lovely lady, but snored - as I believe I did). Personally, rather expensive for a short holiday.
Accommodation and Food
Would be helpful if B & B's were recommended prior to trip (varying prices but with a min. quality). Would encourage more liaison where individuals have known old injuries to discuss walks in a little more detail and to help those who do not do rough walking to consider what they might need (though appreciate that you have an excellent list of recommended equipment)
Your Guide
Fantastic. Personable, experienced, thoughtful, easy to get on with ... and great driver which helped at the top of a pass in fog!
The Bottom Line
I would recommend highly but use my experience if person wasn't a serious walker and had injuries that may play up with some rough walking which put stress on e.g., knees. Would go back to looking for easier walking (not shorter) for that reason (and because it's easier to admire scenery without worrying about where putting feet too much)

by Gail Keeley 28/09/2013

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Trip Comments
Accommodation and Food
Your Guide
Kirsty is a very professional guide. Her knowledge of the weather and the landscape meant that she carefully selected the right walks for the right days. She is also very easy company with a ready smile and a good sense of humour. She is a very calm driver, the drive back from Applecross at night was challenging given the deep fog/mist but she was not phased at all.
The Bottom Line
Seeing the 360 degree views at the top of Applecross was beautiful. I was envious of the eagle that we saw!

This is not the right box to insert my comments but I thought you should know that the fish sold at the smokery in Shieldaig is lovely. I made a very nice fish pie when I returned home.

Prices and Departures

Trip Date
Price
Availability
Trip Status
 
15th Oct - 19th Oct 2014
£775
5 place(s) left
22nd Oct - 26th Oct 2014
£775
6 place(s) left
15th Apr - 19th Apr 2015
£775
Places available
22nd Apr - 26th Apr 2015
£775
Places available
14th Oct - 18th Oct 2015
£775
Places available
21st Oct - 25th Oct 2015
£775
Places available

Trip Details

This newly revised itinerary explores the enchanting regions of Applecross (on the west coast, directly west of Inverness) and Torridon (located slightly further north).

Applecross was made famous by Monty Hall’s TV show but remains a sleepy and idyllic part of the Highlands, surrounded by stunning mountain and coastal scenery. Torridon has a different character altogether, being surrounded by bold, towering peaks, separated by spectacular glens with a real sense of wilderness.

This 4 night trip is based from a small hotel located between Applecross and Torridon, allowing us to explore both regions easily from our base. The spring and autumn departures take advantage of the wonderful colours of the landscapes at those times – with snow-capped peaks in spring and vivid golden colours in autumn. With accommodation in a delightful hotel with a superb restaurant, this makes for the perfect short break walking holiday in the Scottish Highlands.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – A short walk at Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve provides a gentle introduction to this walking holiday. Through beautiful forest and up to a viewpoint whch offers fantastic vistas of Loch Maree and into the Fisherfield Forest.

Day 2 – We drive up Bealach na Ba, the highest road in the UK with a maximum elevation of almost 600m. From the high pass, we enjoy a rewarding high level walk (without the uphill slog!) across the mountain tops, taking in the magnificent mountain and sea views.

Day 3 – Hiking in Torridon’s Beinn Damph Forest offers a really wild experience but surprisingly few trees! There are, however, lots of mountains! We weave a route through the wilderness, hiking between the high peaks, passing wild lochs and underneath dark crags on a wonderful hike.

Day 4 – We explore the coastline which lies directly across Loch Torridon from our hotel. We may hike to a former youth hostel which boasted a wonderfully remote setting, or perhaps explore the rocky coastline, looking out for otters, sea eagles and herons as we go.

Day 5 – We explore the incredible landscape of Torridon, one of the most striking mountain scenery in the Scotland. We take a low level hike through the Torridon peaks, gazing up at the incredible mountains which surround us. For more on this trip download the trip dossier below.

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Prices and Departures

Trip Date
Price
Availability
Trip Status
 
15th Oct - 19th Oct 2014
£775
5 place(s) left
22nd Oct - 26th Oct 2014
£775
6 place(s) left
15th Apr - 19th Apr 2015
£775
Places available
22nd Apr - 26th Apr 2015
£775
Places available
14th Oct - 18th Oct 2015
£775
Places available
21st Oct - 25th Oct 2015
£775
Places available

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Trip reviews

The weather was fantastic so we were able to enjoy fabulous views..all the hike were great and the COO was delightful...up close was great...
Loved the whole trip!!

Marla Edelson
05/05/2014

5

It was a great trip. The walking was much easier than I expected but that's largely down to me underestimating my fitness - so next time round I'll booking blue. The scenery was awe-inspiring......I went on the trip for some relaxation and wow-factor and Torridon & Applecross delivered just that.

Linda Doull
02/05/2014

5

Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 7 review(s) of Wilderness Walking – Applecross & Torridon

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