Join a small group of other guests for a sociable walking trip accompanied by experienced leaders. These are typically one-week long, include a free day and are based in a single country house hotel. We have Scottish walking tours every week April through October in Scotland, graded for different levels of activity.
Location in Scotland: Glencoe (Western Highlands) Magical mountains and tranquil lochs wait for you in the Highlands.
Teamed with famous summits such as Ben Nevis, unspoilt wilderness and chances to see the ‘Harry Potter’ Jacobite Steam train, we won’t blame you for wanting to come back time and time again.
We have carefully selected 4 star country house/hotel accommodation with private bath. All have good boot and drying room facilities, tea and coffee makers and dining room service. Our daily social program includes an informal house party atmosphere, great for making new friends. You spend your whole stay in one property.
Country House Based: You stay at one country house hotel for your entire stay. Most 1 week tours offer walks on 5 days during the week, departing at 9:30AM and spending about 5-7 hours walking, including stops. Wednesday is a free day, allowing you to do what you want, or to rest. The walks are categorized from short to long or from low to high level terrain, so there is something to suit every taste on each departure. The length of each days' walks depends on the level chosen, but can range from 2-12 miles or more. You can walk with one party level one day, and switch to another the next - it's entirely up to you.You don't have to stick to the same level throughout the week. You need not walk every day, if you don't want to.
Munro Bagging (named after the gentleman who identified these peaks) The mountains around Glen Coe contain many fine munros, or summits over 3,000ft, far more than we can include in our Classic Walking programme. On this holiday we set out to 'bag' some of the others; perhaps the Ben Starav Horseshoe; Stob Gabhar; and Sgor na h-Ulaidh. Whether you are attempting to tick off all 284 Munros, or just want a week of superb mountain walks, a memorable and challenging week is assured. 8 to 10 miles with up to 4,800ft of ascent. Ask for details.
Some locations have 7, 3 and 4 night stays, too.
We will provide you with directions to your country house.
-Accommodations for 7 nights, including private bath/shower. Some locations have 3 and 4 night walking tours, too.
-Breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea daily. Picnic lunches on walking days. ALL meals - freshly cooked English breakfast, picnic lunch selection (unless otherwise stated), excellent dinnersl with coffee/tea and after dinner mints
-Full time guide
-Transport to and from your walk each day, if needed.
-Complimentary tea and coffee in all bedrooms
-All taxes (Value Added Tax VAT)
-Detailed itinerary describing the walking program you've booked to whet your appetite for the walking ahead.
-Essential gear checklist compiled by our walking expert to help you take the right gear.
-Full program of day and evening activities
-Train transfers are available from all major cities at an additional cost. Train tickets cannot be confirmed until 60 days before departure. Plan to arrive after 12 noon.
All prices are in US dollars, based on twin or triple occupancy. A few single rooms are available. Book early.
Scottish Walking tours country house based.
Western Highlands - Glen Coe Sea lochs. Narrow ridges. The highest mountains in Britain. Exhilarating. Wooded glens. Red deer. Classic scrambling. Great food. A sense of history. Scotland doesn’t get any more dramatic than the West Highlands. Glen Coe lies at the heart of the Highlands amid some of Britain’s finest and highest mountains and is famous for its dark history of the massacre of the MacDonalds. Glen Coe has dramatic glens, with jagged ridges and many post-glacial features to explore. Close to our base and waiting to be conquered is Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak at 4,408 feet. If Ben Nevis is too challenging there are plenty of other rewarding walks on our popular guided walking holidays, through the Nevis Gorge to Steall Falls, visiting the Isle of Lismore or following the zigzags of the Devil’s Staircase built in 1751 after the Jacobite risings. •The best mountain walking in Britain •Lochside location with splendid mountain views •New indoor swimming pool and spa pool
BY RAIL: To Glasgow station. Visit thetrainline.com for train information and to book tickets. Transfer to House: transfer service (Saturday): included in rail ticket. Departs Glasgow - 16.15 (Saturday). Or to Fort William station Transfer to House: (12 miles). Taxi: allow £15 per journey (less if shared). BY AIR: To Glasgow International airport (GLA). Transfer to House: transfer service pick up - 16.30 (Saturday). Transfer from House: transfer service drop off - Leaves House at 8.30am (Saturday) Bookable in advance: £20.00 return
per person twin
single supplement per night
20 May / 23 May
03 Jun / 06 Jun
24 Jun / 27 Jun
22 Jul / 25 Jul
29 Jul / 01 Aug
23 Sep / 26 Sep
30 Mar / 03 Apr
13 Apr / 17 Apr
14 Jul / 18 Jul
25 Aug / 29 Aug
16 May / 23 May
30 May / 06 Jun
06 Jun / 13 Jun
20 Jun / 27 Jun
27 Jun / 04 Jul
11 Jul / 18 Jul
18 Jul / 25 Jul
01 Aug / 08 Aug
08 Aug / 15 Aug
15 Aug / 22 Aug
22 Aug / 29 Aug
12 Sep / 19 Sep
03 Oct / 10 Oct
Short Walks are 5-7 miles, easy gradients. Medium Walks are 7-10 miles, undulating with gentle gradients. Long Walks are 8-11 miles, 430-1740 ft ascent during the day.
What to Bring:
Bring worn-in walking boots Waterproof jacket (with hood), Waterproof over trousers. Spare sweaters or fleece (several thin layers are better than one thick layer). Thick and thin socks. General outdoor clothing. A small backpack to carry spare clothing, food and drink