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      Wilderness Walking
      Glencoe and the Highlands

      32 review(s)

      Next Trip(s): 17th Aug | 7th Sep Duration: 6 night(s)

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      Trip created by Rachael Gavan
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      Region: Multi-Location
      Trip Type: Wilderness Walking
      Comfort: Deluxe
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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 head to Killin at the west end of Loch Tay for the first hike of the trip – a short but steep ascent of a peak which offers outstanding views across Loch Tay. Back in the glen, it’s a short transfer to our comfortable Highland hotel. (L, D)

      Walk details: 5km/ 3 miles | 450m/ 1480 ft of ascent | approx. 2 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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      Glencoe and the Highlands

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      Accommodation - Accommodation in carefully selected guest houses and hotels Read More

      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 £525 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.

      Meals - Meals Info (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) Read More

      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.

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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.

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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 2019 Availability Status Price Book
      17th Aug - 23rd Aug 2019 Trip Full FULLY BOOKED £2,795
      7th Sep - 13th Sep 2019 Trip Full FULLY BOOKED £2,795
      Trip Dates for 2020 Availability Status Price Book
      13th Jun - 19th Jun 2020 8 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,835 Book Now
      4th Jul - 10th Jul 2020 8 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,835 Book Now
      15th Aug - 21st Aug 2020 Female only date 8 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,835 Book Now
      12th Sep - 18th Sep 2020 8 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,835 Book Now

      Make This Trip Private

      Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

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      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.

      - Rachael Gavan

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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 32 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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      Patrick Liedtka

      Reviewed on 16/07/2019

      Age: 50 - 60
      Country: United States
      Trip Date: 15/06/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      See previous comments. A spectacular experience overall, and the nicest trip my spouse and I have taken as a couple. It was for our 25th anniversary and our trip delivered on our high expectations and then some.

      MT

      Michael Terry

      Reviewed on 04/07/2019

      Age: 60 - 70
      Country: USA
      Trip Date: 15/06/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      We both believe this is the best trip we have ever taken and we would love to do more hiking adventures because we had such a good time!

      HK

      Holly Kenreich

      Reviewed on 25/06/2019

      Age: 60 - 70
      Country: United States
      Trip Date: 15/06/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      This trip was one of the best trips I have ever taken. The scenery was gorgeous. Our accommodation were wonderful. The meals were delicious. And our guide was the best ever!

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