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    Wilderness Walking

    High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross

    31 reviews

    Next Trip: 20th - 26th May 2023 Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

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    Region: North West Highlands
    Trip Type: Wilderness Walking
    Accommodation: Classic
    Max Group Size: 8
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    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 wildland – 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 Highlights

    • 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.

    Day by Day 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 (635 m). 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/ 7 miles | 670m/ 2200 ft  ascent | approx. 5 hours

    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 (855 m). 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/ 12 miles | 970m/ 3180 ft ascent | approx. 7.5 hours

    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 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/ 9 miles | 410m/ 1345 ft ascent | approx. 6 hours

    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/ 7 miles | 980m/ 3210 ft ascent | approx. 6 hours

    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/ 12 miles | 1170m/ 3840 ft ascent | approx. 8.5 hours

    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 lochans. 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/ 9 miles | 1050m/ 3444 ft ascent | approx. 6 hours

    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 Ba 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 (896m). 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/ 7 miles | 680m/ 2230 ft ascent | approx. 5 hours

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    High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross

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    Trip Dates & Prices

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    Trip Details

    Accommodation Read More

    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.

    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.

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

    Meals Read More

    Breakfast and lunch are provided daily along with dinner on your first and last night.

    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.

    Inclusions Read More
    • 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.
    Trip Grading Read More

    Red Graded 7-9

    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.

    Travel – Arrival and Departure Read More

    You will be met by your Wilderness Scotland Guide in the centre of Inverness Railway Station at 9:00am on Day 1 of your trip. Most people choose to stay in Inverness the night before the trip. We aim to have you back by 6:00pm on the last day.

    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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    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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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    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.

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    Trip Reviews

    Rated 4.97 out of 5 based on 31 reviews of High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross

     

    Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

    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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    Margaret O'Hara

    Reviewed on 06/06/2022

    Age: 30 - 40
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 14/05/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    This trip was challenging, but very rewarding. I loved not having to think about the details of dining/accommodations/transport. Wonderful experience that I would recommend without reservation for those that enjoy nature walking.

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    Uschi Hofmann

    Reviewed on 23/05/2022

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 14/05/2022
    Trips Taken: 5

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Great holiday Please keep up the tea in the van at the end of a walk

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    Nick Brown

    Reviewed on 23/05/2022

    Age: 40 - 50
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 14/05/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Fantastic experience, really enjoyed it.

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