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Summits of the Scottish Highlands

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Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Challenging
Activity Rating - Challenging
Trip code: 
TDY
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
Activity:
Walking & Trekking
Group size:
7–16
Min age:
16

Discover Scotland's highest mountain ranges and magnificent hill summits offering dramatic landscapes and some of the most spectacular sights in the world. A "Munro" refers to any mountain over 3,000ft (approx 915m) high in Scotland, taking their name from the person that compiled the original list - Hugh Munro, back in 1891. "Munro bagging" is a popular trekking activity in Scotland as the area creates an ideal playground for walking enthusiasts. The sandstone mountains of Torridon lie in the rugged North West of Scotland and have been welcoming adventurous walkers for many years. . On our trip, we will summit some of the most memorable, such as Beinn Alligin – meaning Jewelled Hill, one of the most rewarding peaks of the Torridon Munros.

Highlights

  • Discover some of the best walking routes.
  • Fantastic views over Loch Maree and the Torridon Mountains
  • Tackle Beinn Alligin, one of the most reputed peaks in the area

Key information

  • 6 nights in 3-star hotels and guesthouses
  • 5 days walking
  • Group normally 4-16, plus leader. Min age. 16 yrs
  • Low altitude throughout
  • Travel by private minibus

What's included

  • All breakfasts included
  • All accommodation
  • Luggage transfer throughout
  • Transfer by private minibus

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas & Vaccinations
  • Single supplement (available on request and subject to availability)
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3943
Call for private group trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

5

Days of Walking & Trekking
Day by day breakdown
Day 2 9.0km/5.5miles
Day 3 12.0km/7.5miles
Day 4 10.0km/6.25miles
Day 5 20.0km/12.5miles
Day 6 9.0km/5.5miles

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive at your hotel in Inverness

    Arrive at your hotel in Inverness. The group briefing will take place at 4pm. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy exploring Inverness.

    Check in to your accommodation, and the afternoon is free to explore Inverness. 

    Overnight at Glen Mhor Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 2

    Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve Mountain Trail and Meall a Ghiuthais (887m)

    After breakfast, we will depart Inverness and travel north to Gairloch. En route, we will tackle our first challenge —Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve Mountain Trail and Meall a Ghiuthais (887m). We reach the steep-sided Corbett of Meall a Ghiuthais via the mountain trail. Here you will have fantastic views over Loch Maree and the Torridon Mountains.

    Overnight at Gairloch Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Beinn Damph

    Today's target is Beinn Damph (980m). This is a delightful Corbett that showcases the sandstone bedrock named after the area and the Old Caledonian Scots Pine Forest.

    Overnight at Gairloch Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Beinn Alligin (922m)

    Today we will tackle Beinn Alligin (922m), arguably the most rewarding of the Torridon Munros.

    Overnight at the Gairloch Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Beinn an Eoin

    Rising at the heart of the Flowerdale Forest, the long sandstone ridge of Beinn an Eoin provides a fine hill walk, with magnificent views. The summit provides a different perspective on the giants of Torridon.

    Overnight at the Gairloch Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

    One of the smallest hills we will potentially do during the week but offers one of the best vantage points you will have ever seen of Loch Ness and the Great Glen.

    Overnight at Glen Mhor Hotel or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Departure

    We say our goodbyes. Our trip ends at our hotel in Inverness.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts included.

Lunches can be purchased from local bakeries, shops and mini markets which will offer you the opportunity to try lots of local produce and delicacies. Packed lunches may also be possible to organise with accommodations stayed at during the trip.

Dinners will be taken at accommodations we stay at or traditional local pubs along the way.

Weather

The North of Scotland provides an opportunity to experience vast landscapes and open skies rarely found in any other part of the UK.  The climate is generally mild between April – October with changeable days when it is entirely possible to have rain, wind, and brilliant sunshine in a short period. 

Waterproof clothing is therefore essential and should be always carried as should a light thermal vest / jacket as the wind that blows west to east off the Atlantic can be fresh. Temperatures rarely fall below 12 degrees but can reach the mid 20’s during the height of the summer when daylight dims for only 4 hours at the Summer Equinox period in June.

Is this trip for you?

This trip is graded as Level 5, Challenging as we are tackling a peak each day.

The walks on this holiday highlight some of the Scottish Highlands’ best scenery. Some routes are steep and rocky, and the ascent can be rough, with some scree. Some sections are pathless with boggy parts on steep grounds. The walks are low altitude throughout. You will need to cover long distances with up to 980m ascent, so a good level of fitness is required. Equally, you must be prepared for the Scottish (inclement) weather. 

You will only need to take a daypack with you on the walks and luggage will be transferred between the accommodation during the trip.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3943
Call for private group trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotels and guesthouses

Throughout the week, you will spend 6 nights in 3-star hotels and guesthouses. The accommodations have been selected for their charm, character and offer a comfortable stay. All accommodations offer rooms with en-suite.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3943
Call for private group trips:
020 8772 3874
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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros  Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros  Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros  Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

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