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High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross

  • Immerse yourself amongst the true wilderness of the North West Highlands – a land of magnificent mountains, sweeping glens and silvery lochs.
  • Enjoy superb hiking, ascending both classic and rarely climbed peaks with panoramic views.
  • Discover the Highland culture – warm hospitality, and living life close to the land.
  • 6 nights accommodation in 4-star Guest House & Inn, with breakfast each day.
  • Most meals during the trip, including trail snacks (Meals included indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
  • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable Wilderness Scotland Guide throughout.
  • All transport throughout the trip, starting and finishing in Inverness.
  • Welcome lunch on a locally-owned croft.
  • Private zodiac trip from Gairloch.

Red Graded Walking Holidays

Red graded walking holidays are suitable for fit and experienced hikers used to more challenging routes and rough terrain. The terrain will be varied but include rough hill tracks, boggy ground, boulder fields and mountain tops. There may be ridge walks or short non-technical scrambling so a good head for heights is useful. Daily distances will be 15 – 20km a day and often include an ascent of a major peak up to 3000ft / 900m high. Daily hikes are available in the itinerary.

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

We spend our nights in welcoming and friendly guesthouses and inns: the first three nights in Gairloch and the next three in Torridon. Accommodation is in twin or double rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities.

Food is of paramount importance and our meals are prepared from the best local produce. We’ll enjoy wonderful home-cooked meals each evening, with good, healthy portions. Naturally, vegetarians and other dietary requirements are willingly catered for – simply let us know at the time of booking.

SINGLE ROOMS

There is no single person supplement charged to solo travellers however, you will be required to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you require a single room please request this at the time of booking and we will check availability for you. A single room supplement of £390 is charged if a single room is available – please see booking form terms and conditions.

You will be met by your Wilderness Scotland Guide in the centre of Inverness Railway Station at 9am on Day 1 of your trip. Most people choose to stay in Inverness before the trip. We aim to have you back by 6pm on the last day.

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by Linda Nankervis 20/09/2017

4Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Trip Comments
The "surprise" boat cruise at Skildig followed by dinner at the pub was fabulous after a hard days walking.
The flexibility of Kirsty in rescheduling walks around some very challenging weather was exceptional., she made it all seem so effortless. She really went out her way to make sure we had every opportunity to experience Scotland in all its wild variety.
Accommodation and Food
The Myrtle Bank Inn at Gairloch was excellent. The staff were very obliging and food was varied, interesting and offered something for everyone.
The Torridon Inn presented beautifully and the accomodation was very good. The service was, however, mixed. Meals were often very delayed and the young staff appeared to be let down by a lack of coherent Managment systems.
Your Guide
Kirsty is a legend. She seemed to glide effortlessly though the days while managing the constantly changing weather, interests and varied abilities of the group. We couldn't praise her skills enough.
The Bottom Line
Don't walk the Torridon in September. No, seriously, we had a great time and the weather just made it memorable in so many ways.

by Jan Abbott 18/09/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

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Trip Comments
Accommodation and Food
The hotel in Gairloch was super...the only complaint being the portion sizes were huge!! Whilst the accommodation at the Torridon Inn was excellent the service at meal times was extremely slow.
Your Guide
Kirsty was absolutely superb. The weather proved to be consistently difficult and consequently she had to change our schedule daily, sometimes having to change plans mid hike, but still managed to give us fantastic hikes every day.
The Bottom Line
Wilderness Scotland were brilliant from the very first contact all the way through to being dropped off on the last day. The hikes were great, the accommodation was great and the only word I can think of to describe our guide is 'perfect'. Already researching my next trip with Wilderness Scotland and can't wait!

by Andy Lewis 18/09/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
All was fine, no complaints
Trip Comments
The weather was pretty bad all week in Torridon area - very wet and windy - so we had to go off the planned itinerary a few times. Despite this I still had a really enjoyable week (as did the rest of the group) with lots of challenging walking. Kirsty, our guide, was absolutely brilliant. Totally unflappable, always ready with Plan B (and C, D, and E..) and irrepressibly good-humoured. It's a really beautiful area. I'll go back.
Accommodation and Food
Myrtle Bank hotel in Gairloch was top-notch. Great food and service, and really nice owners and staff.

Torridon Inn was more of a mixed picture. Big and comfortable rooms, and nice bar and restaurant area. Well-placed for good walks straight out of the door. Unfortunately let down by its service. Three of the five meals we had there took an age to arrive. Waiting half an hour for a plate of porridge or scrambled eggs is not acceptable (and they got some orders wrong). The kitchen and restaurant seemed to be understaffed and badly run. The manager/barman is a fairly annoying character - maybe its just his sense of humour - either way he comes across as rather rude and unwelcoming. Wifi in my room was poor.
Your Guide
Kirsty has had universally great feedback and I agree with this 100%. She's a top-class guide. Her ability to change the advertised programme due to bad weather and still give us enjoyable and challenging walking was extremely impressive. She's clearly focused on giving the customer his/her money's worth regardless of conditions, and she totally succeeded in this. The group gelled really well and we had some great laughs - whether it be hunkered down in the emergency shelter while a northerly howled outside or crossing a rain-swollen torrent - which was no small credit to Kirsty. She's very knowledgeable and her enthusiasm for, and love of, the Highlands is infectious.
The Bottom Line
This is my 2nd trip with WS (last year in Assynt). In their different ways, I've really enjoyed both. On the basis of these two trips, it's clear that WS are a very professional organisation with excellent guides who know their craft, have intimate knowledge of the areas they operate in, and work very hard to ensure their customers have a safe, but challenging and enjoyable adventure.

by Richard Stowe 16/08/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

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by Arlette Cox 26/07/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

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Accommodation and Food
Good choices.
Your Guide
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by John Brennan 17/07/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
I like the detailed itineraries and schedules, including distances hiked and elevation gain per day, also the photos and videos. Also the number signed up for guaranteed to go status for planning. No complaints.
Trip Comments
Guide was excellent, good pace & concern for the group's well being, keeping together, etc... Organizing alternative plans for when mother nature was feeling humorous. Excellent knowledge of flora & fauna, wild life and geology of region. Highlights are numerous, Slioch day (whole day and route), numerous wildlife (deer, goats, eagles, do sheep count as wild life ?) sightings, RIB ride, all summits. Exeprience the "real Scotland" on Beinn Ghobhlach, wind and rain. Numerous river/brook walks.
Accommodation and Food
I especially liked the ocean front lodging in Gairloch, watching dolphins from the dinner table. Sampling Scottish ales from both places.
Your Guide
Good knowledge of local flora, fauna, geology, peak names. Set a good pace the groups was comfortable with. Kept group together. Good at organizing activities, including alternatives during bad weather. Good company.
The Bottom Line
Excellent organization, check out web site to find an itinerary & schedule that appeals/works to you. Whatever you choose will be of excellent quality, based on my experience with the HPTRS program. Office staff very helpful with any question on the programs or Scotland in general.

by Erin Barrett 30/05/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

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Trip Comments
This was an amazing trip! Kirstie is the perfect guide- incredibly knowledgeable, competent and very friendly. The hikes are definitely not easy so I'd plan accordingly.
Accommodation and Food
The accomindations were perfect. Sean's hospitality was a highlight of the trip.
Your Guide
The Bottom Line
This is a great trip and a great value!

by Elena Lovkova 22/05/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

4The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
delicious food, nicest weather in May, kind guide
Trip Comments
New nature and plants + great views + wild animals = new experience
Accommodation and Food
Hotel in Glair Loch - I remember that with nostalgia. The best Creme brulee and owner :-)
Your Guide
Very-very kind, intelegent, attantive guide - Kirsty.
The Bottom Line

by Linda Scott 17/05/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

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Trip Comments
Kirstie was an amazing guide- definitely our best to date. She manipulated the itinerary to maximize our experience!!! We felt the first day was a bit rushed with the crofting lunch. We would have preferred a bag lunch on the hike that day to help with time schedule. The Torridon Inn customer service was fair but they were very busy.
Accommodation and Food
We loved Myrtle Bank- the owner was fantastic. We felt like we were coming home at the end of each hiking day.
Your Guide
Kirstie was fantastic- stayed positive, kept us motivated and shared so much knowledge.
The Bottom Line
This trip was amazing. Everyday was a challenge. We loved it!! Kirstie made the trip perfect.

by Justus Daechsel 15/05/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Quick answers to any question that may be there, easily reachable, very friendly staff
Trip Comments
fantastic guide, very carefully selected hikes/hills (everyone of them a little bit different in terms of vegetation, views, territory, difficulty), good hotels (especially the Gairloch Myrtle Bank hotel), great "luck" with the weather
Accommodation and Food
Your Guide
fantastic guide, very knowledgable about vegetation, geology, mythology and about everything else out there; made everybody in the group feel good; motivating; set just the right pace on the hikes
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Trip Details

Explore the magnificent mountains of Torridon and Wester Ross in the North West Highlands, hiking up both iconic and rarely-climbed peaks to experience the wilderness.

Far from the noise and bustle of city life  in the Highlands of North West Scotland lie hundreds of square miles of mountains and lochs, isolated even today from civilisation and accessed by just one or two main roads.

The laws of the wild still hold sway here, and moments of time are counted in millennia rather than minutes. Save for the occasional hiker this is wild land – the domain of eagles – a landscape best taken in from on high. Hiking in these mountains can bring extraordinary moments, from close encounters with wildlife to dramatic changes in the light. At the end of each day we will return to our welcoming inns to enjoy hearty Highland cooking and a peaceful night.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Peaks & Crofts

We meet in Inverness and transfer to the North West Highlands. To introduce us to this amazing region and the lifestyle of the local people, we visit a tiny crofting community where  we take a hearty home-cooked lunch. We then take to the hills, climbing the short but exceptional peak of Beinn Ghoblach (635m). From its fine summit, you will now have no doubt that you are in the wilds. We then descend and make the short transfer to our hotel , where we settle in before gathering for a welcome dinner. (L, D)

Walk details: 12km, 670m ascent

Day 2: The Hill of the Birds

Today we set out for Flowerdale Forest – one of many so called ‘deer forests’ in these parts that feature remarkably few trees but many deer and mountains! Our objective is the rarely climbed Beinn an Eoin (855m). Have no doubt, this is in the very heart of the wild, with panoramic views across the Torridon massifs – all that remains of a single gigantic mountain from ancient times. The long ridge walk today will introduce you to the 1.5 billion year old characteristic sandstones that make up the mountains of this area. (B, L)

Walk details: 20km, 970m ascent

Day 3: A Wild Coastline

After a relaxed breakfast, we jump aboard a privately charted RIB (zodiac) which takes us out of Gairloch and south towards Loch Torridon, enjoying the exceptional coastal scenery of the North Minch as we travel. We are dropped off at the remarkable harbour of Diabaig and the zodiac disappears! Our hike follows a coastal trail heading north-west to Redpoint fishing station. The scenery is wonderful and, just before the end of the hike, we pass a gorgeous beach where we can enjoy a cooling paddle before jumping back into the van for the short transfer back to the hotel. (B, L)

Walk details: 14.5km, 410m ascent

Day 4: Hiking ‘The Spear’

With our appetites whetted for the higher peaks, today we set out to ascend the mighty mountain of Slioch (which translates as The Spear). This magnificent peak dominates the landscape and to hike to its summit is a long and challenging day. However, it’s a rewarding route as we ascend into a high corrie and from there make the final pull up to the summit at 981m. We then enjoy a short ridge walk to a subsidiary peak, completing the circuit and enjoying views north across the Fisherfield wilderness before starting the descent. Back at the van, we transfer south for 30 minutes to our next hotel. Here, we settle in, relax, enjoy dinner … and discuss options for tomorrow.  (B, L)

Walk details: 19km, 1170m ascent

Day 5: A Torridon Summit

Our planned hike today starts directly from the door of the inn – no driving required!Overlooking the shores of Loch Torridon are many splendid peaks, one of the best of which is Beinn Damh, which dominates the south shore of the loch. We start by hiking through pretty Scots Pine forest, next to a rumbling burn. We gain height quickly and soon break out onto the open slopes above. We then follow a broad ridge to the summit, where we are rewarded with an outstanding view north towards the Torridon giants of Beinn Alligin and Liathach. The descent follows the same route but enjoys glorious views north all the way back to the hotel. (B, L)

Walk details: 12km, 980m ascent

Day 6: A Peak of our Own

Sgurr Dubh (781m) boasts a commanding position at the head of Glen Torridon and is a rocky mountain of unanticipated interest and character. Starting by the river, we make our ascent of this rugged peak, taking in a remarkable mountainside gorge and exceptional views of the Torridon Munros. We then turn south and walk across a complex plateau to take in a second peak overlooking two fine high lochains. This is a rewarding and challenging hike, with great views – and we’re almost guaranteed to have it to ourselves. Back at the hotel, we enjoy a final night dinner and reflect on a great week in the mountains.

Walk details: 15km, 1050m ascent

Day 7: A Final High Point

We make the most of our last day with a final foray into the hills. We head south and drive to the top of the Bealach na Bà pass – the highest road in Britain – to get a head start on our final peak. At the top of the pass, we set out to cross a ridge to the stunning peak of Beinn Bhàn. From the summit we are gifted with an outstanding view down into the magnificent corries and ridges of this complex peak, and further afield towards the various mountains we have climbed over the past week. We toast the trip and return to the van for the transfer back to Inverness, where we arrive late afternoon. (B, L)

Walk details: 11km, 680m ascent

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Don't walk the Torridon in September. No, seriously, we had a great time and the weather just made it memorable in so many ways.

Linda Nankervis
20/09/2017

5

Wilderness Scotland were brilliant from the very first contact all the way through to being dropped off on the last day. The hikes were great, the accommodation was great and the only word I can think of to describe our guide is 'perfect'. Already researching my next trip with Wilderness Scotland and can't wait!

Jan Abbott
18/09/2017

5

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