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      High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross

      25 review(s)

      Next Trip(s): 4th May | 7th Sep Duration: 6 night(s)

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      Trip created by Rachael Gavan
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      Location: North West Highlands
      Trip Type: Wilderness Walking
      Comfort: Classic

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

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

      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.

      Travel - All transport throughout the trip Read More

      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.

      Trip Dates & Prices

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      4th May - 10th May 2019 3 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,525 Book Now
      7th Sep - 13th Sep 2019 6 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,525 Book Now

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      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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      As an avid adventurer, Stevie has life-long experience in Scotland’s outdoors. He’s Co-Owner and Head of Adventure with Wilderness and been with us for over 15 years in a variety of roles, with innovative trip design being both a passion and a specialty. In his spare time Stevie runs the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival, bringing the world’s most inspiring adventure film makers and athletes to an audience of over 1,500 each year. His experience of living in the Cairngorms National Park for over 7 years has helped design this exciting walking trip.

      - Stevie Christie

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      Trip Reviews

      Rated 4.96 out of 5 based on 25 review(s) of High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross

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      Amy Denton

      Reviewed on 18/09/2018

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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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      Tanya McFarland

      Reviewed on 19/08/2018

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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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      Sylvia Staude

      Reviewed on 18/07/2018

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      Bethany DeLude

      Reviewed on 15/05/2018

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      A++++++++++++. I can not say enough good stuff about Wilderness Scotland. The itinerary was well thought out, flawlessly executed, and created the foundation for many priceless memories.

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      Jennifer Campanella

      Reviewed on 14/05/2018

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      I can’t say enough about how amazing this trip was and I do hope I can do another. I will happily tell everyone about WS!

      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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