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    Wilderness Walking
    Glencoe and the Highlands

    38 review(s)

    Next Trip(s): 3rd Jul | 14th Aug Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

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    Trip created by Rachael Gavan
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    Region: Multi-Location
    Trip Type: Wilderness Walking
    Comfort: Deluxe
    Max Group Size: 8
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    Trip Details

    If you’re looking to enjoy superb hiking in some of the most beautiful areas of Scotland, then this is the trip for you.

    We start by exploring Highland Perthshire – a land of heather clad hills, long glens and beautiful forests. After hiking in the glens and to the tops, we transfer west via a boat trip up the coast to Glencoe. This is an incredible region for hiking and is our base for the last few days of the trip, allowing us to explore spectacular trails with amazing views. Along the way, you’ll hear about the history that shaped this country.

    Trip Highlights

    • Hike in two of the Highland's most beautiful regions, experiencing contrasting landscapes.
    • Enjoy an exciting day speeding between rarely-visited islands on a privately-chartered zodiac.
    • Soak in the quiet of the wilderness on our favourite peaks away from the crowds.

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 – Into Highland Perthshire

    Meeting in Perth, a short transfer takes us to a historic library for the trip welcome. After lunch, we’ll stretch our legs and head out on a circular walk nearby, winding alongside the River Earn, and a short climb up and over Laggan Hill. Arriving back, we transfer to our comfortable Highland Hotel for a relaxing evening. (L, D)

    Walk details: 9km/ 5.5 miles | 220m/ 720 ft of ascent | approx. 2.5 hours

    Day 2 – Hiking Glen Lyon

    Glen Lyon is one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland, flanked by steep sided hills and filled with native woodland. Our guide will choose a suitable hike on the day – which could be a winding walk along the valley floor, or perhaps a hike to one of the easier summits. (B, L, D)

    Walk details: 10km/ 6 miles | 750m/ 2460 ft of ascent | approx. 6 hours

    Day 3 – The Fairy Hill of Caledonia

    On our final day in Perthshire, we’ll aim to climb the iconic hill of Schiehallion – the Fairy Hill of Caledonia. An excellent trail snakes up the whaleback mountain to its lofty summit at 1,083m, which rewards us with expansive views across the Highlands. Back at the hotel, enjoy a pint of Schiehallion ale or perhaps a local whisky to celebrate! (B, L, D)

    Walk details: 10km/ 6 miles | 750m/ 2460 ft of ascent | approx. 6 hours

    Day 4 – A Maritime Adventure

    After breakfast, we transfer west to Oban, where we jump on board a privately chartered RIB (zodiac) for a memorable journey to Glencoe on the sea. We won’t take a direct route – instead, we’ll visit some islands along the way, stepping ashore to explore empty beaches and coves. We then speed up Loch Linnhe, keeping an eye out for wildlife such as seals, porpoises or dolphins, before arriving in Loch Leven and transferring a short distance to our iconic hotel. (B, L, D)

    Walk details: 4km/ 2 miles | minimal elevation gain | approx. 2 hours

    Day 5 – Wilderness and a Waterfall

    We start from the village of Kinlochleven where will climb on a good trail through the forest. You’ll soon be able to hear the thunder of falling water – The Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall is impressive falling almost 50 feet. We’ll continue on our hike as the path comes out of the woods and eventually reaches a remote loch, surrounded by mountains and wild moorlands. On the return, we’ll enjoy stunning views down the length of Loch Leven to the Pap of Glencoe. (B, L, D)

    Walk details: 13km/ 8 miles | 350m/ 1150 ft of ascent | approx. 5 hours

    Day 6 – Hiking Glencoe

    Some of the best views in Glencoe are from a rarely climbed peak that will be our target today. Following a faint trail, we hike up the flanks of the open hillside. The views open up quickly as we gain height. Reaching the summit, the views are simply sensational, as we gaze directly across the valley at the north face of Buachaille Etive Mor, the most iconic sight in Glencoe. Afterwards, we’ll stop in at a well-known mountaineer’s pub to toast the end of the trip before heading to dinner. (B, L, D)

    Walk details: 11km/ 7 miles | 650m/ 2130 ft of ascent | approx. 5 hours

    Day 7 – Rob Roy's Grave and Creag an Tuirc

    We leave Glencoe and transfer south to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Here, we’ll stop at the tiny churchyard in Balquhidder and visit the grave of Rob Roy MacGregor. There will be time for a short hike to Creag an Tuirc – a great viewpoint and the perfect place to reflect on a special week. The summit is marked with a large cairn and offers incredible views down the length of Loch Voil. A short transfer takes us back to Perth, arriving late afternoon. (B, L)

    Walk details: 3km/ 2 miles | 150m/ 490 ft of ascent | approx. 1.5 hours

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    ACCOMMODATION

    On this trip, we use two 4* Highland hotels – spending 3 nights in Highland Perthshire and then 3 nights in Glencoe. In Perthshire, we stay in a 10-bedroom hotel with a renowned restaurant. The hotel is a historic and charming building, which has been lovingly refurbished to create a stylish yet traditional country house feel.

    In Glencoe, we stay in an iconic hotel with lots of great stories in its past. With a fabulous location giving spectacular views and warm hospitality, staying here is a special experience.

    SINGLE ROOMS

    There is no supplement charged to solo travellers, however, you will be required to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you request a double room for single occupancy, a supplement of £425 is charged.

    Due to the nature of the accommodations we use, single supplements are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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    All meals during the trip, from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7 are included.

    On this trip, we generally eat dinner as a group however if you would like to make alternative arrangements you are free to do so. Your guide will have an evening off during this trip where they do not eat with the group. They will recommend options for dinner that evening and will help you make any necessary reservations.

    Inclusions Read More
    • 6 nights accommodation luxury small hotels
    • All meals during the trip, from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7 (Meals included indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide / driver throughout
    • All transport throughout the trip starting and finishing in Perth
    • Privately chartered RIB/zodiac excursion
    • Guided whisky tasting session at the hotel
    • Storyteller at Glencoe
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    ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
    You will be met by your Wilderness Scotland Guide at the entrance of Perth Railway Station at 10.30am on Day 1 of your trip. Perth is easily accessible by train, being about 1 hour by train from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

    We aim to have you back at Perth by 4pm on the last day. For full details on how to get to Perth, please see our website: Recommended Travel.

    If you would like to use your own vehicle on the trip please get in touch with our team to discuss.

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    • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide / driver throughout
    • Privately chartered RIB / zodiac excursion
    • Guided whisky tasting session at the hotel
    • Storyteller at Glencoe

    Trip Dates & Prices

    Trip Dates for 2021 Availability Status Price Book
    3rd Jul - 9th Jul 2021 Women only departure 6 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,995 Book Now
    14th Aug - 20th Aug 2021 6 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,995 Book Now
    25th Sep - 1st Oct 2021 3 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,995 Book Now
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    30th Apr - 6th May 2022 8 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,995 Book Now
    11th Jun - 17th Jun 2022 7 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,995 Book Now

    Make This Trip Private

    Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your prefered departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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    Rachael Gavan

    Rachael is a true gem and we regularly receive feedback thanking her for designing inspiring itineraries and for being such a pleasure to chat to. In many cases the people Rachael designs tailor made trips for, actually become friends and she’s had more than one invite to far off lands as a result. Rachael has a passion for only the highest levels of customer experience and service and the Glencoe and the Highlands trip is an embodiment of that passion as you explore these iconic Scottish locations.

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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    Blue Graded Walking Holidays
    Blue graded walking holidays are suitable for fit and experienced hikers. We walk at a good pace and you can expect to be out for 6-8 hours a day. You will not always be on a path and the terrain underfoot can be rough and boggy, including boulder fields and mountain tops. Some of the daily walks will involve a mountain ascent of over 3000ft / 900m high. Daily distances will be typically up to 16km but may be longer occasionally. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.

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    Trip Reviews

    Rated 4.97 out of 5 based on 38 review(s) of Wilderness Walking – Glencoe and the Highlands

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    That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

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    Eugene Bissell

    Reviewed on 19/09/2019

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: USA
    Trip Date: 07/09/2019
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    We have already given Wilderness Scotland our highest recommendation to several people. Every aspect of the experience, from the service from the office before the trip, to the selection of restaurants and hotels, to the outstanding guide were above expectations.

    DK

    Deb Koppes

    Reviewed on 16/09/2019

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: USA
    Trip Date: 07/09/2019
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Wonderful!!!!

    DM

    Dan Muller

    Reviewed on 03/09/2019

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: USA
    Trip Date: 17/08/2019
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Everything we experienced with Wilderness Scotland was done in a professional manned. From the registration process, pre-trip questions, to the excellence of the tour guide, the facilities and meals. I would definitely recommend and use Wilderness Scotland in the future. A 5-STAR experience. Thank you.

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