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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.


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.

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.


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 5pm on the last day.

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. 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 Beinn Damph

This morning we leave our first accommodation behind and transfer to our next accommodation in Torridon. The route from today starts right from the front door. 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 where we settle in. (B, L)

Walk details: 12km, 980m ascent

Day 5: Slioch – 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. (B, L)

Walk details: 19km, 1170m 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. (B, L, D)

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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An amazing experience that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. I finished the trip feeling that I had not only seen a part of Scotland that most people don't get to see, but also like I had been physically challenged and accomplished something that I didn't think I could have done on my own.

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It took me 5 years to reach my goal of visiting Scotland and I am so glad I did that with Wilderness Scotland. The hiking was incredible and I met the most wonderful people. I want to say Thank You for a magical experience.

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