Picon - Self Guided Luxury West Highland Way

Sophie Picon & Dominique Ould-Ferhat

Monday 3rd June – Wednesday 12th June 2024

Carbon Score: 107Kg
Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Overview

The West Highland Way is a classic long distance trek, covering over 95 miles (150km) from Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William in the Highlands. The route travels along the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond, across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor, past dramatic Glencoe and over the high pass of the Devil’s Staircase before finishing in Fort William, at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. The West Highland Way is one of the classic treks of the world and is undertaken by many people of all ages from across the world, making it a fun and social trek.

 

Highlights

  • Take on the challenge of Scotland’s most famous long distance trail - the West Highland Way
  • Experience changing scenery as you hike from the lowlands of Scotland into the heart of the West Highlands
  • Hike through the beautiful landscapes of Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor and Glencoe

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 3rd June - Arrive in Glasgow

Arrive in Glasgow today, Scotland’s biggest city and a thriving metropolis full of art, culture, music and history. Enjoy spending some time exploring, perhaps visiting Kelvingrove Art Museum and meandering through the West End, stopping for a coffee in the Botanical Gardens, and appreciating the beautiful architecture of the University. This evening, relax in your accommodation before starting your hiking adventure tomorrow.

Tomorrow morning you will need to get the train from Queen Street Station to Milngavie to drop off your bags with Travel-Lite. Be sure to be there between 8.00am – 9.00am.

 

Overnight: Glasgow | Hotel Indigo
Meals Included: None

Day 1 - Directions Read More +

If you are travelling from Glasgow Airport, then you will arrive at Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station in the city centre of Glasgow. Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Hotel Indigo Glasgow, it’s a convenient and straightforward journey:

Exit Buchanan Bus Station and head west on Killermount Street towards West Nile Street. Turn left onto West Nile Street and continue along until you reach Gordon Street, and then turn right heading towards Central Station. Past the station and turn left on to Hope Street and then right onto Waterloo Street. Walk along Waterloo Street and Hotel Indigo Glasgow will be on your left, located at 75 Waterloo St, Glasgow G2 7DA.

 

 

Day 1 - Glasgow Read More +

Discover Glasgow, Scotland’s dynamic cultural capital, blending Victorian elegance with modern vitality. Explore historic landmarks like Glasgow Cathedral and the vibrant West End’s boutiques and cafes. Dive into art and music at Kelvingrove Museum and lively venues. Indulge in diverse dining options and experience the city’s buzzing nightlife. From its rich history to contemporary charm, Glasgow promises an unforgettable adventure.

 

Day 2 - Tuesday 4th June - Milngavie to Drymen

This morning, take the train from Glasgow to Milngavie (pronounced mil-gai) to the starting point of the West Highland Way. Before beginning your hike, drop your luggage off with the transfer service (located at the start of the trail) and start hiking north. Pass Craigallian and Carbeth Lochs, skirting the western flanks of the Campsie Fells (where many a Glaswegian mountaineer enjoyed their first outing) before reaching tonight’s hotel in the village of Drymen.

This morning, check out of Hotel Indigo and make your way to Glasgow Queen Street Station and take the train to Milngavie to start the West Highland Way Trail. Be sure to meet Travel-Lite with your bags between 8.00am – 9.00am at the start of the West Highland Way trail, between (Greggs and Costa Coffee) in Milngavie to ensure your bags are included for transfer.

 

Overnight: Drymen | Buchanan Arms Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 19 km / 12 miles | 210 m / 689 ft elevation gain

Day 2 - Directions Read More +

On the latter stage of the route from Milngavie to Drymen you will be walking along a country road. Shortly after leaving this road you will arrive at the A811 road (you will have walked through a field and crossed a stile). At this point make your way into Drymen village (signposted). On arrival into the square, turn left and walk down the hill for a short distance until you arrive at the hotel clearly signposted on the left hand side of the road.

 

Day 2 - Drymen Read More +

Drymen is a small village in the west of Scotland forming the gateway to East Loch Lomond. In the 1700s Drymen found itself on the route of the military road from Stirling to Dumbarton. The Clachan Inn, on a corner of The Square, dates back to this period and carries signs proclaiming that it was first licensed in 1734. The area – steeped in history – is Clan Buchanan country. Rob Roy McGregor was a ‘local’ and this is the area in which he carried out his famous (or infamous) exploits against the Duke of Montrose.

 

Day 3 - Wednesday 5th June - Drymen to Rowardennan

The trail leaves the pretty village of Drymen this morning and passes through Garadhban Forest. From the quiet woodland, you can climb Conic Hill (361m in height with great views over Loch Lomond) or choose a lower-level, alternative path that skirts below the sharp little peak. Reaching the eastern banks of Loch Lomond at Balmaha, follow the shoreline through the trees until you reach the tranquil setting of Rowardennan, a picturesque village at the foot of Ben Lomond.

 

Overnight: Loch Lomond | The Rowardennan Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 23 km / 14 miles | 430 m / 1,411 ft elevation gain

Day 3 - Directions Read More +

The Way leads directly to the hotel.

 

Day 3 - Rowardennan & Loch Lomond Read More +

The largest freshwater lake in Britain, Loch Lomond is over 23 miles long and 5 miles wide at its widest point. Loch Lomond’s beauty has drawn visitors from all over the world. Famous writers such as Boswell, Johnson, Sir Walter Scott, William Wordsworth and John Keats have all visited its shores – and Queen Victoria sailed on a steamer from Inversnaid in 1869. Steamers used to provide the main form of transport, linking the loch side with Balloch.

The small village of Rowardennan on the east shore of Loch Lomond nestles at the foot of Ben Lomond This is Rob Roy country. One of Rob Roy’s sons brought a kidnapped heiress to the Rowardennan Inn and forced her to go through a ceremony of marriage; a plot for which he was hanged in Edinburgh.

The Inn served as a wayside halt for the drovers who brought their highland cattle across the loch by ferry on their way to the markets of Stirling and Falkirk. Rising from the east shore of Loch Lomond, to a height of 974 m (3,193 ft), is Ben Lomond, the most southerly ‘Munro’ in Scotland. The road along the eastern shore of Loch Lomond stops at Rowardennan and the only way to continue along the shore is on foot.

 

Day 4 - Thursday 6th June - Rowardennan to Inverarnan

Today is considered by many to be one of the most challenging. The trail tumbles its way along the shores of Loch Lomond and is reasonably rough underfoot. However, it’s well worth it, as the terrain is wild and remote and provides ample opportunities to spot red deer and golden eagles. The views are also spectacular – sweeping moorland, great corries and shattered mountain peaks. The path improves as you approach the tiny settlement of Invernarnan and your cosy bed for the night.

 

Overnight: Inverarnan | The Drovers Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 23 km / 14 miles | 475 m / 1,558 ft elevation gain

Day 4 - Directions Read More +

You will arrive at Beinglas Farm which is directly on the Way. Take a left off the Way onto a track, pass the farm and cross the bridge that leads to the main (A82) road. On reaching the A82 turn left and follow a path by the side of the road and continue until you arrive at the Drovers Inn a short distance on the left hand side of the road.

 

Day 4 - Inverarnan Read More +

The West Highland Way continues northwards from Rowardennan along the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond, sometimes close to the water’s edge and sometimes well up the slopes. The village of Inverarnan is situated at the south end of Glen Falloch and just beyond the northern point of Loch Lomond. It sits on the banks of the River Falloch, which flows into Loch Lomond.

The Most famous landmark at this stage is the ‘Drovers Inn’ one of the best known pubs in Scotland. The Drovers Inn was originally used by the Highland drovers who used to drive their cattle down the side of Loch Lomond to the markets. Three hundred years ago The Drovers opened for business, Rob Roy MacGregor, Robert Burns, General Wade, Johnson and Boswell, Robert Louis Stevenson all passed by and quite probably entered the premises for refreshment or lodging. Beinglas takes its name from Ben Glas, Gaelic for Grey Mountain, down which the dramatic ‘Grey Mares Tail’ waterfall thunders.

 

Day 5 - Friday 7th June - Inverarnan to Tyndrum

This morning make your way along Glen Falloch before turning northwest to Strath Fillan. The landscape feels expansive and wild here, where the wind meanders through long grasses and meadow pipits skim across the tops of purple heather. As you approach the small village of Tyndrum, enjoy the wonderful views of Ben Lui to the west and, closer to home, spot the hardy plants that push up from rocky soil. Arrive in the village and relax at your accommodation for the night.

 

Overnight: Tyndrum | Tyndrum Lodges
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 19 km / 12 miles | 490 m / 1,608 ft elevation gain

Day 5 - Directions Read More +

As you approach the outskirts of Tyndrum village, you will have been following a river or burn on your right hand side. Look out for the small bridge which crosses the river and leads into Pine Trees Leisure Park. Turn left and walk through the leisure park (parallel to the river) for a short distance until you pass through a five bar gate and into Tyndrum Lodges.

 

Day 5 - Tyndrum Read More +

Tyndrum, Taigh an Droma in Gaelic, translated as ‘the house on the ridge’ lies in Strathfillan at the southern edge of Rannoch Moor. Overshadowed by Ben Lui, one of the Munros (Scottish mountains over 914.4 metres or 3000 feet), Tyndrum has historic connections with Robert the Bruce and Rob Roy MacGregor. In 1306 Bruce suffered one of his rare defeats at nearby Dal Righ, the King’s Field. Tradition tells of his retreating soldiers throwing their heavy weapons into Lochan nan Arm. Defeat came at the hands of the MacDougall’s, during the battle, Alastair MacDougall ripped a brooch from Bruce as he made off and the ‘Brooch of Lorne’ is still in the possession of the MacDougall family. Tyndrum is a gold, silver & lead mining centre. Up on the hillside beyond Clifton the tailings of a former lead mine can be seen on Sron nan Colan hill. The actual gold mine is a couple of miles to the south and west of Tyndrum at Cononish, situated above Cononish Farm.

 

Day 6 - Saturday 8th June - Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy

This fantastic day begins with a climb out of Tyndrum, with the trail running next to the West Highland Railway line. At the top of the pass, the views are fantastic as you traverse the sweeping flanks of Beinn Odhar, Beinn a’ Chaisteil and Beinn Dorain. Approach the Bridge of Orchy along the old military road until you see the railway station. Turn left and arrive in the village, which dates back to 1751.

 

Overnight: Bridge of Orchy | Bridge of Orchy Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 10 km / 6 miles | 134 m / 440 ft elevation gain

Day 6 - Directions Read More +

The hotel is easy to find since it is situated directly on the Way.

 

Day 6 - Bridge of Orchy Read More +

The story of Bridge of Orchy is a story of travel and of travellers. In the years after the 1715 and 1745 Jacobite uprisings the government put a huge amount of effort into building roads and bridges over the length and breadth of the Highlands. Until then drove routes had existed to move cattle to the lowland markets. However, most travel took place by sea and the majority of significant settlements hugged coasts or major rivers. A bout of road building during the eighteenth century was intended to provide a means of moving troops quickly around the interior to suppress the rebellion. These were the military roads built by General Wade and later by Major Caulfield.

 

They built some 1200 miles/1931 km of road and 700 bridges in the years from 1725 and 1767 and in doing so transformed the Highlands. The old military road crosses the A82 at the crossroads in the centre of Bridge of Orchy before descending past the hotel to the 1751 bridge over the River Orchy, also built by Major Caulfield. The bridge gave the village its name and from it the old road carries on around the western end of Loch Tulla to Forest Lodge. Beyond Forest Lodge the old road is closed to motorised traffic as it carries on to Glencoe although it now provides a track for walkers on the West Highland Way.

 

Day 7 - Sunday 9th June - Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse

Leaving Bridge of Orchy behind this morning, head into the brooding melancholy of Glencoe. A steady climb provides stunning views of Loch Tulla and across Rannoch Moor, which rolls out ahead of you towards the horizon. Ribbon your way across the lonely landscape, looking out for red deer and birds of prey. Arrive in Glencoe and check into your warm and breathtakingly-located hotel.

 

Overnight: Glencoe | Kingshouse Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 20 km / 12 miles | 470 m / 1,542 ft elevation gain

Day 7 - Directions Read More +

The hotel is easy to find since it is situated directly on the Way.

 

Day 7 - Kingshouse Read More +

Originally built in the 17th century, Kingshouse Hotel is believed to be one of Scotland’s oldest licensed inns. The building was used after the Battle of Culloden (1746) as a barracks for troops of George III, hence the name Kings House. It was their task to keep the Highlanders under subjection and to capture their elusive champion, Bonnie Prince Charlie. The Hotel’s history is colourful and varied. Dorothy Wordsworth wrote in 1803 ‘Never did I see such a miserable, such wretched place – long rooms with ranges of beds, no other furniture except benches, or perhaps one or two crazy chairs, the floors far dirtier than an ordinary house could be if it were never washed.’ By the 21st Century, the old building has been altered considerably and the owners together with their staff assure you of a warm welcome. The mountain situated right across from the hotel is the Buachaille Etive Mòr at the head of Glen Etive. Nearby is Glencoe (Gleann Comhann in Gaelic) one of the most spectacular places in Scotland. With a wild and haunting beauty, Glencoe is often said to mean ‘Glen of Weeping’, perhaps with some reference to the infamous Massacre of Glencoe which took place there in 1692. However, ‘Gleann Comhann’ does not translate as ‘Glen of Weeping’ rather the Glen is named after the River Coe which runs through it and bore this name long prior to the 1692 incident.

 

Day 8 - Monday 10th June - Glencoe to Kinlochleven

Today is especially rewarding and, although shorter than those previous, contains the biggest amount of ascent. Zig-zag up a trail known as the ‘Devil’s Staircase’ to the top of the pass at 547m. The views from here are incredible and arresting; the mountain summits often misted in snow even in the height of summer. Descend on a good trail to the small village of Kinlochleven, settling into your accommodation for the night.

 

Overnight: Kinlochleven | MacDonald Hotel & Cabins
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 14 km / 9 miles | 430 m / 1,411 ft elevation gain

Day 8 - Directions Read More +

As you arrive into Kinlochleven, you will pass the Tailrace Inn on your left hand side. Continue to follow the Way, ie walk straight along the road until you come to the local school. The hotel sits on the left hand side just past the school.

 

Day 8 - Kinlochleven Read More +

Kinlochleven, at the head of Loch Leven, 20 miles south of Fort William and 90 miles north of Glasgow, is a unique village, rich in natural resources and with a strong industrial heritage. The village developed in the 1900’s when the North British Aluminium Company built a hydro scheme and smelter in the area. As the smelter developed, so the population grew. At its peak the smelter employed over 800 people. The smelter closed in April 2000 but the sense of community continues. Now the growing popularity of the West Highland Way brings a steady stream of visitors to the village. Loch Leven is one of the most attractive lochs in Scotland and the village is surrounded by imposing mountains. To the north lie the Mamores, while to the south are the mountains guarding the north side of Glencoe.

 

Day 9 - Tuesday 11th June - Kinlochleven to Fort William

The final day of your adventure is suitably enchanting and deservedly satisfying. Begin by walking through the woods above Kinlochleven before strolling along a great glen which provides captivating views of Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains. Descend steadily towards Fort William, where a bronze sculpture of a walker marks the celebratory end of your adventure.

 

Overnight: Near Fort William | Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 24 km / 15 miles | 475 m / 1,558 ft elevation gain

Day 9 - Directions Read More +

Inverlochy Castle is situated north of Fort William on the A82 approximately 3.5 miles (5.5 km) from Fort William town centre. Therefore, you have two choices and the first is to take advantage of Inverlochy Castle’s pick-up service from/to Fort William train station (costs £15.00 each way) on your arrival/departure date. This can be arranged on the day itself but as much notice as possible would be appreciated. However, taxis are widely available at the bus and train stations as well as the town centre taxi rank which is near Tesco, ie at the edge of the pedestrian precinct/The Parade (you will pass the taxi rank on the way to the end of the walk).

Dining at Inverlochy Castle

‘Seasgair’ by Michel Roux Jr is our dinner service with a fresh and interactive new concept that will see all dinner guests dine together for one sitting. We have called it ‘Seasgair’, which is Gaelic for comfortable, cosy and warm. Advance bookings are essential

The Dining Experience

Each evening, dinner will start at 1900 hrs with a glass of Champagne or a custom designed cocktail. Canapes will be prepared and presented by our chefs in the Great Hall before the host welcomes guests to the dining rooms to enjoy a five-course set menu created with passion and flair and using the finest seasonal ingredients recommended to us by professional artisans. The small, local producers that neighbour us will feature prominently across the menu: some of which are not available anywhere else.

Everything will be overseen by the two Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Jr, who has taken inspiration from the castle’s history to design the experience. While the menu will change with what’s available each day, a taste of what to expect includes wild boar charcuterie made just seven miles from the castle, Highland venison wellington served to share or a platter of Scottish oysters. Each course is a new discovery of presentation and flavour, such is the magic of the experience. Wine pairings custom matched by our sommelier will be available.

The experience signals a return to how guests dined at Inverlochy Castle in days gone by, from a time when Mrs Hobbs owned the castle as her home and her cook Mary Shaw would prefer a menu each night for the family and guests to dine in the dining rooms. We very much want guests to feel like they’re being welcomed into our home for a relaxing and comfortable stay complete with the impeccable bespoke service to be expected of a five-star country house hotel.

Dining Options

Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as if you’re visiting an old friend, and the chefs will be visible throughout the evening.

As well as individual tables in our dining room, there will also be an extra-special option to join Mary Shaw’s Table, an impeccably designed large wooden table nestled within our library. Here, you can meet and dine with other guests while you savour each dish. There’s also an option to enjoy expertly paired wines hand selected by our world-renowned sommelier to seamlessly complement each course.

Should you wish to make a reservation either on an individual table or joining our shared dining experience on The Mary Shaw Table please book directly through our website.

Dietary Requirements

As our menu is set, please do make us aware if you have any adverse allergens or dietary requirements, please make us aware prior to arrival and we’ll create you a menu that’s treated with the same respect. We would be happy to cater for your dietary needs, however, we cannot guarantee absolute separation of allergens and cannot take responsibility for any adverse reaction which may occur. If you have any dietary requirements, please make us aware prior to arrival and we’ll create you a menu that’s treated with the same respect.

Pricing

£125pp, including canapes, 5-course set menu, petit fours with tea and coffee, and a custom welcome drink created by our world-class sommelier.

Dress Code

Jacket is required for Gentlemen.

Additional points

For the dining experience to be truly memorable, it requires our kitchen’s full attention. There will be only one sitting per evening and no other dining options will be available after 1800 hrs/1830 hrs, including room service.

Day 9 - Fort William Read More +

Fort William sits on Loch Linnhe with the majestic Ben Nevis, at 1344m Britain’s highest mountain, as its backdrop. The town takes its name from the fort that William Prince of Orange built in 1690. Fort William was successfully held by government troops during the Jacobite uprisings of 1715 and 1745. However, the surrounding area saw great turmoil. Today, such a bloody past is difficult to imagine and the town is the main centre for visitors to the Western Highlands.

 

Day 10 - Wednesday 12th June - Fort William and Depart

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, enjoy pulling on some comfy shoes and spending some time exploring Fort William. Grab a coffee and a well-deserved pastry as you amble around, popping into a bookshop, outdoor shop or bakery before beginning your journey home. Catch the train back to Glasgow, enjoying watching the scenic countryside rumble past outside your window, satisfied in the knowledge that you just walked 96 miles of it on foot.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 9 nights accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis in Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Small Hotels and Inns along the route. As mentioned on the website at the time of booking, twin rooms are standard on these trips. If you requested a double room at the time of booking we will have made this request with the accommodations, and switched to a double for you wherever possible. It may not be possible at all stages so you may still have some twin rooms along the way.
  • Luggage transfer for 1 bag per person (strict 20kg limit) for the duration of the trip, meaning you will only have to carry a day rucksack
  • Route notes which include a map and full directions to your accommodation
  • The services of the Wilderness Scotland Team prior to & during your trip

 

Exclusions Read More
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Train journey from Glasgow to Milngavie. Tickets can easily be purchased on the day from the ticket machine at the station for approximately £5 pp.
Notes Read More

YOUR BAGGAGE TRANSFER SERVICE – TRAVEL-LITE

Whilst on the West Highland Way your luggage will be transferred each day between accommodation providers by Travel-lite. Be sure to meet Travel Lite with your bags between 8.00am – 9.00am at the start of the trail (between Greggs and Costa Coffee) in Milngavie on your first walking day to ensure your bags are included for transfer. 

On all other days your bags should be available for pick up from your accommodation by 9:00am every morning. There is no need to contact Travel-lite as everything has been arranged for you. However, if you do need to contact them, they can be reached on 0141 956 7890, [email protected], www.travel-lite-uk.com.

Please note that strictly one bag per person is included in the trip price and bags should weigh no more than 20 kgs per bag. If you decide to bring an extra bag(s) then Travel-lite will charge you an additional £70.00 per bag.

If your bag(s) exceed the weight limit then you will be requested to split your bag(s) and an additional £70.00 per bag will be requested by Travel-lite.

Please also note that, as per Travel-lite’s Terms & Conditions, no valuable or breakable items are to be left in transportable bags. In particular – laptops, iPads, tablets or glass bottles. Also, no camping gas in transported bags please.

Baggage is only insured whilst in transit on the Travel-lite vehicles and, therefore, it is recommended that you have adequate travel insurance.

Travel-lite can also provide a service whereby they can store excess luggage and deliver it to your final accommodation. This costs £45.00 per bag.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bed & Breakfast
Breakfast is included at all stages of your trip.

Packed Lunches
These are not included but can be ordered from most establishments, provided that you order upon arrival. Alternatively, on most days there are cafes, shops or restaurants where you can buy lunch on route. Your accommodation host will be able to advise you on this.

Evening Meals
These are not included but are available locally at all stages. It is essential, that, during the current climate, evening meals are booked as far in advance as possible.

Dietary/Medical Requirements
Please advise the accommodation owners on arrival if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any other special dietary requirements.

Accommodation Bookings
Since your accommodation has been booked on your behalf by Wilderness Scotland, it may be necessary to quote our name as a reference on arrival at your accommodation.

Important – Late Arrivals
Accommodation providers ask walkers to telephone them to advise if they intend to arrive any later than 1800 hrs. Walkers who do not arrive at their intended overnight stop will cause grave concern in respect of safety, so co‐operation in this matter is greatly appreciated. Contact phone numbers for all of your accommodations are provided in this pack.

Cancellation
If you decide that you cannot continue your walk, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can contact the establishments concerned.

Credit Cards

The majority of establishments will accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted but not Diners orAmerican Express).

Insurance

Our aim is for you to have the best experience possible whilst in Scotland. We are aware that unforeseen circumstances can be quite challenging so our advice to all of our guests is to take out relevant insurance to help make things less of a challenge if the unforeseen happens. If travelling from a European country outside the UK your insurance policy should include medical cover, curtailment, sickness & injury cancellation prior to the trip and personal accident cover. We also strongly recommend you have cover for other travel and personal effects. If travelling from within the UK, we recommend you are insured for personal sickness & injury cancellation prior to the trip and any travel insurance you feel appropriate to your needs.

If travelling from further afield, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc it is best to research insurance locally to cover all your travel and medical needs.

 

WALKING ROUTE NOTES

All routes are undertaken entirely at your own risk. Ensure you are properly equipped with sufficient food, suitable footwear and wind and waterproof outdoor clothing. Take the relevant Map with you and familiarise yourself with the use of a compass and bring this with you at all times. Please leave brief details of your intended route and anticipated return time with your accommodation hosts. Please confirm with them that you have returned safely at the end of your day.

All route timings are calculated on the time we would expect a reasonably fit person to complete the route with minimal stops. Please allow longer if you intend to relax and enjoy the views to the full, or if you feel your fitness levels are lower.

These route notes are intended as helpful guidance only. You should be experienced in reading maps and using a compass prior to undertaking any walks in upland areas or remote coastal locations. You must use your judgment in order to decide whether the suggested daily route is within your capabilities, giving careful consideration to the wind and weather conditions on the day. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well‐being in wilderness areas and you must undertake all walks at your own risk.

While we will do everything we possibly can to assist you in the unfortunate event of any accident or mishap, Wilderness Scotland Ltd will accept no responsibility for any accident or injury sustained during the course of your self‐guided walking holiday.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you require any assistance or support prior to or during your trip then please contact our office on the details below:

Wilderness Scotland

Dalfaber Drive

Aviemore

PH22 1ST

E‐Mail: [email protected]

Tel: +44(0)1479 420020.

The Wilderness Scotland out-of-office hours number is +44 (0)7766 794640.

Please only call this number for things that cannot wait until the office is open again.

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Please see our booking terms here.

Get in Touch


Accommodation

Hotel Indigo

Glasgow |
G2 7AD | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)141 226 7700
Web: ihg.com/hotelindigo/hotels/gb/en/glasgow/glwin

Buchanan Arms Hotel

22 Main Street | Drymen | Glasgow |
G63 0BQ | Phone: +44 (0)1360 660 588
Web: buchanan-arms.co.uk

The Rowardennan Hotel

Rowardenan | Glasgow |
G63 0AR | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1360 870 273
Web: rowardennanhotel.co.uk

The Drovers Inn

Inverarnan | Argyll and Bute |
G83 7DX | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1301 263108
Web: droversinn.co.uk

Tyndrum Lodges

Tyndrum | Perthshire |
FK20 8RY | Phone: +44 (0)7793 037425
Web: tyndrumlodges.co.uk

Bridge of Orchy Hotel

Bridge of Orchy | Argyll |
PA36 4AD | Phone: +44 (0)1838 400 208
Web: bridgeoforchy.co.uk

Kingshouse Hotel

Glencoe | Ballachulish |
PH49 4HY | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1855 851 260
Web: kingshousehotel.co.uk

MacDonald Hotel & Cabins

Kinlochleven |
PH50 4QL | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1855 831 902
Web: macdonaldhotel.co.uk

Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Torlundy | Near Fort William |
PH33 6SN | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1397 702 177
Web: inverlochycastlehotel.com