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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : March to October
Start: Alltshellach, Glen Coe, Scotland
End: Alltshellach, Glen Coe, Scotland
Scottish Highlands Guided Walking Tour: 7 nights based at Alltshellach, Glen Coe

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Glen Coe is arguably one of the most celebrated glens in the world with its volcanic origins, and its dramatic landscapes offering breathtaking scenery – magnificent peaks, ridges and stunning seascapes. Easy walks are available, although if you’re up for the challenge we have walks designed to test your stamina and bravery where you can tackle some of Scotland’s best mountains.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Discover the dramatic scenery and history of the Scottish Highlands
  • Opportunity to climb famous summits and bag ‘Munros’ (mountains over 3,000ft)
  • Explore the dramatic glens and coastal paths seeking out the best viewpoints.
  • Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides who will bring this stunning landscape to life.

Pick Up Location & TIme

Alltshellach, Onich, Fort William, Invernesshire PH33 6SA (Google Map)
4:00pm – You’re welcome to check into the country house hotel from 4pm onwards.

Drop off Location & Time

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way onward.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite upgraded accommodation at Alltshellach
  • Excellent food in our country house, full board (B,L,D daily)
  • The services of our knowledgeable leader, ensuring you get the most from your holiday
  • 5 days guided walking + 1 free day
  • Choice of up to three guided walks each walking day
  • Transport to and from the walks
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The nearest station is in Fort William, however most guests travel to Glasgow then catch our transfer coach)
  • Admissions (please allow approx. £10 per day for entrances)
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect
Scottish Highlands Guided Walking Tour Walking Grade: 2, 5 & 6.

Enjoy a full day’s walking with fellow guests and leave all the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we do best. Nobody knows the UK’s best places to walk like us. Our knowledgeable leaders make sure you’re never short of the inside story on local features, viewpoints and places of interest.

  • Unpack once
  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
  • Knowledgeable leader
  • Choice of up to 3 walks per walking day with required transport

On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. 

Walking Grades Explained:

  • Grades 1 & 2 – Leisurely walking grades
  • Grades 3 & 4 – Moderate walking grades
  • Grades 5 & 6 – Challenging walking grades
What to Bring

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner
Version 1 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (D)

Day 2Glen Nevis or above Loch Leven

Option 1 – Nevis Riverside
Distance: 6 miles (10km)
Ascent: 900 feet (280m)
In summary: From the heart of the mountains we follow the River Nevis downstream, below the towering Ben Nevis. We ascend the ridge of Cow Hill, affording some great views, before descending to Fort William.
Highlight: Great views over Fort William, Loch Eil and to the north. 

Option 2 – The Lairigmòr
Distance: 8 miles (13km)
Ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)
In summary: Walk from the northern shore of Loch Leven to the village of Kinlochleven. We’ll take a steep path up the hilllside, then contour behind Mam na Gualainn to join the West Highland Way. 
Highlight: Follow the West Highland Way, Scotland’s premier long distance path, along part of General Wade’s 18th Century military road. 

Option 3 – Beinn na Caillich
Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 3,200 feet (980m)
In summary: Follow the undulating mountain ridge over the summits of Mam na Gualainn and Beinn na Caillich, before descending to join the West Highland Way to Kinlochleven. 
Highlight: The ‘Corbett’ summit of Mam na Gualainn commands a fine view over Loch Leven and provides a good warm up for the bigger peaks later in the holiday. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 3Isle of Lismore and the hills beyond Ballachulish

Option 1 – Isle of Lismore
Distance: 6 miles (9.5km)
Ascent: 680 feet (200m)
In summary: Take the ferry to Lismore for an exploration of this tranquil island. We’ll visit the picturesque old fishing village of Port Ramsay, a Pictish Broch and the ruins of Castle Coeffin. 
Highlight: This is a day of far reaching sea views as we gaze out across Loch Linnhe towards the mountains of Glen Coe and the Isle of Mull. Easy gradients and lots of interest make this one of our most popular low-level walks. 

Option 2 – Glen Duror
Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)
Ascent: 1,450 feet (460m)
In summary: From the ancient settlement of Duror we walk through Glens Duror and Fhiodh in the heart of the mountains. A route steeped in history.
Highlight: The birthplace of ‘James of the Glen’ at the head of Glen Duror.

Option 3 – Sgorr Dhonuill
Distance: 9.5 miles (15.5km)
Ascent: 3,850 feet (1,160m)
In summary: Ascend on forestry tracks up through a steep, stony gully onto the main Beinn a’Bheithir ridge which is followed eastwards to reach the summit of Sgorr Dhonuill (1,001m). 
Highlight: Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill are the twin peaks visible from Alltshellach. At the end of your walk you can relax in the pool at Alltshellach and gaze upward at the peak you have climbed.

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 4Glen Coe

Option 1 – Historic Glen Coe
Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)
In summary: Discover Glen Coe’s turbulant history and connections to the Clan MacDonald. We’ll follow woodland paths to the scenic “Hospital Lochan” then descend to the Clachaig Inn in Glen Coe. 
Highlight: Celebrate the completion of your walk at the Clachaig Inn, a climber’s hostelry steeped in history. Nearby Signal Rock was the gathering point for the MacDonalds of Glen Coe at times of emergency. 

Option 2 – Sron Gharbh
Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5km)
Ascent: 2,900 feet (880m)
In summary: Follow the ridge of mountains along the north side of Glen Coe. After a steep ascent to the summit of Sron Garbh we’ll follow the long undulating ridge to Stob Mhic Mhartuin, then descend the zig-zags of the Devil’s Staircase to the Kingshouse inn.  
Highlight: Experience the immense U-shaped valley of Glen Coe and discover the history of the famous massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692. 

Option 3 – Bidean nam Bian
Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)
Ascent: 4,350 feet (1,320m)
In summary: Walk from Glen Coe through Coire nan Lochan to the twin summits of Stob Coire nan Lochan and Bidean nam Bian – the highest peak in Argyll. We continue to the summit of Stob Coire Sgreamhach and descend back into Glen Coe along a quiet valley.  
Highlight: Bidean is the dominant peak on the Glen Coe skyline. It’s a magnificent mountain with a real sense of achievement when you reach the summit. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 5Free day

Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 6Ardgour - Strontian and Garbh Bheinn

Option 1 – Around Strontian
Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)
Ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)
In summary: Take the Corran Ferry across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour Peninsula. We’ll follow the river from the village of Strontian towards the long-abandoned Bellsgrove lead mines, then return through the Ariundle Nature Reserve. 
Highlight: The nature reserve is home to squirrels, pine martens and wild cats – though you’ll need a lot of luck to see these elusive creatures.

Option 2 – Hills above Strontian
Distance: 9.5 miles (15km)
Ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)
In summary: Ascend on an ancient ‘coffin route’ to Bealach nan Cairn, then follow the ridge eastwards to Meall Iain. Later we descend through the old workings of the Whitesmith Mine back to the Strontian valley.   
Highlight: An opportunity to walk amidst the tranquil mountains of the Ardgour Peninsula. On a clear day there are great views north over Loch Shiel, and south over Loch Sunart. 

Option 3 – Garbh Bheinn
Distance: 6.5 miles (10km)
Ascent: 3,200 feet (980m)
In summary: Follow the fine west ridge from Glen Tarbert onto the ‘Corbett’ summit (a peak over 2,500ft high) of Garbh Bheinn. 
Highlight: Garbh Bheinn, meaning ‘rough mountain’ is an apt name for this rugged peak. Look our for the Great Ridge, first ascended by J H Bell and W Brown in 1897, and now regarded as a classic rock climb. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 7Below Ben Nevis or the Mamores

Option 1 – Gleann Domhanaidh
Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 1,100 feet (340m)
In summary: Follow the ‘North Face path’ through forestry to reach a viewpoint with magnificent views across to the North-east face of Ben Nevis. We then continue past the the Glen Nevis Distillery and Inverlochy Castle into Fort William. 
Highlight: Gaze upwards towards the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, and see the mighty cliffs of the North Face. 

Option 2 – Mamores Traverse
Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)
Ascent: 3,350 feet (1,020m)
In summary: Cross the Mamores mountains from Glen Nevis to Kinlochleven. Our highest point is the summit of Sgurr an Iubhair, on the famous Ring of Steall. 
Highlight: With 14 Munros, the rugged Mamore ridge contains some of Scotland’s finest mountain walking. You can look out along the narrow ‘Devil’s Ridge’ that connects the peaks of Sgurr an lubhair and Sgurr a’Mhaim

Option 3 – Stob Ban
Distance: 8 miles (13km)
Ascent: 4,100 feet (1,240m)
In summary: A challenging traverse over the mighty Mamores. We’ll ascend steeply on the northern spur to the airy summit of Stob Ban then follow the ridge to the neighbouring summit of Sgurr an Iubhair. 
Highlight: Stob Ban, meaning ‘White Peak’ takes its name from the quartzite rocks on the summit. The terrain is rough underfoot, but there are also great rewards when you reach the top of this notable peak. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Version 3 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (D)

Day 2Glen Nevis or above Loch Leven

Option 1 – Nevis Riverside
Distance: 6 miles (10km)
Ascent: 900 feet (280m)
In summary: From the heart of the mountains we follow the River Nevis downstream, below the towering Ben Nevis. We ascend the ridge of Cow Hill, affording some great views, before descending to Fort William.
Highlight: Great views over Fort William, Loch Eil and to the north. 

Option 2 – The Lairigmòr
Distance: 8 miles (13km)
Ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)
In summary: Walk from the northern shore of Loch Leven to the village of Kinlochleven. We’ll take a steep path up the hilllside, then contour behind Mam na Gualainn to join the West Highland Way. 
Highlight: Follow the West Highland Way, Scotland’s premier long distance path, along part of General Wade’s 18th Century military road. 

Option 3 – Beinn na Caillich
Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 3,200 feet (980m)
In summary: Follow the undulating mountain ridge over the summits of Mam na Gualainn and Beinn na Caillich, before descending to join the West Highland Way to Kinlochleven. 
Highlight: The ‘Corbett’ summit of Mam na Gualainn commands a fine view over Loch Leven and provides a good warm up for the bigger peaks later in the holiday. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 3Isle of Lismore and the hills beyond Ballachulish

Option 1 – Isle of Lismore
Distance: 6 miles (9.5km)
Ascent: 680 feet (200m)
In summary: Take the ferry to Lismore for an exploration of this tranquil island. We’ll visit the picturesque old fishing village of Port Ramsay, a Pictish Broch and the ruins of Castle Coeffin. 
Highlight: This is a day of far reaching sea views as we gaze out across Loch Linnhe towards the mountains of Glen Coe and the Isle of Mull. Easy gradients and lots of interest make this one of our most popular low-level walks. 

Option 2 – Glen Duror
Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)
Ascent: 1,450 feet (460m)
In summary: From the ancient settlement of Duror we walk through Glens Duror and Fhiodh in the heart of the mountains. A route steeped in history.
Highlight: The birthplace of ‘James of the Glen’ at the head of Glen Duror.

Option 3 – Sgorr Dhonuill
Distance: 9.5 miles (15.5km)
Ascent: 3,850 feet (1,160m)
In summary: Ascend on forestry tracks up through a steep, stony gully onto the main Beinn a’Bheithir ridge which is followed eastwards to reach the summit of Sgorr Dhonuill (1,001m). 
Highlight: Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill are the twin peaks visible from Alltshellach. At the end of your walk you can relax in the pool at Alltshellach and gaze upward at the peak you have climbed.

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 4Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 5Glen Coe

Option 1 – Historic Glen Coe
Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)
In summary: Discover Glen Coe’s turbulant history and connections to the Clan MacDonald. We’ll follow woodland paths to the scenic “Hospital Lochan” then descend to the Clachaig Inn in Glen Coe. 
Highlight: Celebrate the completion of your walk at the Clachaig Inn, a climber’s hostelry steeped in history. Nearby Signal Rock was the gathering point for the MacDonalds of Glen Coe at times of emergency. 

Option 2 – Sron Gharbh
Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5km)
Ascent: 2,900 feet (880m)
In summary: Follow the ridge of mountains along the north side of Glen Coe. After a steep ascent to the summit of Sron Garbh we’ll follow the long undulating ridge to Stob Mhic Mhartuin, then descend the zig-zags of the Devil’s Staircase to the Kingshouse inn.  
Highlight: Experience the immense U-shaped valley of Glen Coe and discover the history of the famous massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692. 

Option 3 – Bidean nam Bian
Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)
Ascent: 4,350 feet (1,320m)
In summary: Walk from Glen Coe through Coire nan Lochan to the twin summits of Stob Coire nan Lochan and Bidean nam Bian – the highest peak in Argyll. We continue to the summit of Stob Coire Sgreamhach and descend back into Glen Coe along a quiet valley.  
Highlight: Bidean is the dominant peak on the Glen Coe skyline. It’s a magnificent mountain with a real sense of achievement when you reach the summit. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 6Ardgour - Strontian and Garbh Bheinn

Option 1 – Around Strontian
Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)
Ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)
In summary: Take the Corran Ferry across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour Peninsula. We’ll follow the river from the village of Strontian towards the long-abandoned Bellsgrove lead mines, then return through the Ariundle Nature Reserve. 
Highlight: The nature reserve is home to squirrels, pine martens and wild cats – though you’ll need a lot of luck to see these elusive creatures.

Option 2 – Hills above Strontian
Distance: 9.5 miles (15km)
Ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)
In summary: Ascend on an ancient ‘coffin route’ to Bealach nan Cairn, then follow the ridge eastwards to Meall Iain. Later we descend through the old workings of the Whitesmith Mine back to the Strontian valley.   
Highlight: An opportunity to walk amidst the tranquil mountains of the Ardgour Peninsula. On a clear day there are great views north over Loch Shiel, and south over Loch Sunart. 

Option 3 – Garbh Bheinn
Distance: 6.5 miles (10km)
Ascent: 3,200 feet (980m)
In summary: Follow the fine west ridge from Glen Tarbert onto the ‘Corbett’ summit (a peak over 2,500ft high) of Garbh Bheinn. 
Highlight: Garbh Bheinn, meaning ‘rough mountain’ is an apt name for this rugged peak. Look our for the Great Ridge, first ascended by J H Bell and W Brown in 1897, and now regarded as a classic rock climb. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 7Below Ben Nevis or the Mamores

Option 1 – Gleann Domhanaidh
Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 1,100 feet (340m)
In summary: Follow the ‘North Face path’ through forestry to reach a viewpoint with magnificent views across to the North-east face of Ben Nevis. We then continue past the the Glen Nevis Distillery and Inverlochy Castle into Fort William. 
Highlight: Gaze upwards towards the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, and see the mighty cliffs of the North Face. 

Option 2 – Mamores Traverse
Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)
Ascent: 3,350 feet (1,020m)
In summary: Cross the Mamores mountains from Glen Nevis to Kinlochleven. Our highest point is the summit of Sgurr an Iubhair, on the famous Ring of Steall. 
Highlight: With 14 Munros, the rugged Mamore ridge contains some of Scotland’s finest mountain walking. You can look out along the narrow ‘Devil’s Ridge’ that connects the peaks of Sgurr an lubhair and Sgurr a’Mhaim

Option 3 – Stob Ban
Distance: 8 miles (13km)
Ascent: 4,100 feet (1,240m)
In summary: A challenging traverse over the mighty Mamores. We’ll ascend steeply on the northern spur to the airy summit of Stob Ban then follow the ridge to the neighbouring summit of Sgurr an Iubhair. 
Highlight: Stob Ban, meaning ‘White Peak’ takes its name from the quartzite rocks on the summit. The terrain is rough underfoot, but there are also great rewards when you reach the top of this notable peak. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Version 4 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (D)

Day 2Remote Ardgour

Option 1 – Across the Corran Ferry
Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5km)
Ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)
In summary: A walk with two distinct sections either side of Loch Linnhe. We start at Onich and follow forest trails towards Inchree with its splendid waterfalls. We then take the Corran ferry across to Ardgour for a pleasant woodland walk in the grounds of Ardgour House. 
Highlight: See the Scottish mountains from a different perspective as we take the short ferry crossing over the Corran narrows, where Loch Linnhe is forced into a small channel. 

Option 2 – Maclean’s Towel
Distance: 6 miles (10km)
Ascent: 2,450 feet (760m)
In summary: Cross on the Corran ferry to the Ardgour Peninsula, then climb the side of the spectacular Maclean’s Towel waterfall to the summit of Meall Breac. 
Highlight: An opportunity to walk in the tranquil mountains of Ardgour. Throughout the walk there are great views over the immense Loch Linnhe, with the mountains of Glen Coe beyond. 

Option 3 – Sgurr na h-Eanchainne
Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)
Ascent: 2,750 feet (840m)
In summary: Cross on the Corran ferry to walk in the mountains of the Ardgour Peninsula. Our route takes us past Maclean’s Towel waterfall then around the ridge onto the summit of Sgurr na h-Eanchainne.
Highlight: At just over 700 metres high, Sgurr na h-Eanchainne provides a good warm-up for higher peaks visited later in the holiday. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 3Kentallen Peninsula and the hills around Loch Leven

Option 1 – Kentallen Peninsula
Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 800 feet (240m)
In summary: A coastal walk around the Kentallen Peninsula is a wonderful contrast to the inland mountains. Our route takes us around Cuil Bay and Kentallen Bay to finish in Kentallen village. 
Highlight: The headland of Rubha Mor offers sweeping views across Loch Linnhe to the Isle of Mull and is a great place for spotting birds and seals. 

Option 2 – Sgorr a’Choise
Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5km)
Ascent: 2,300 feet (690m)
In summary: Walk from Glen Coe along a beautiful valley then upwards to the airy summit of Sgorr a’Choise. We descend on the rocky south west ridge before following Gleann an Fhiodh to Ballachulish.
Highlight: Sgorr a’Choise is modest in height compared to the neighbouring peaks; but it’s an excellent viewpoint overlooking Loch Leven. 

Option 3 – Beinn a’ Bheithir
Distance: 7 miles (11.5km)
Ascent: 3,400 feet (1,030m)
In summary: Climb the Munro of Sgorr Dhearg, one of the twin peaks clearly visible across the loch from Alltshellach. From Ballachulish we ascend a rocky spur onto the main ridge of the Beinn a’ Bheithir mountain ridge and later descend through the wooded valley of Gleann a’ Chaolais to Alltshellach.
Highlight: Choose a clear day and you’ll be rewarded with an inspiring mountain panorama. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 4Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 5Hills and tracks around Kinlochleven

Option 1 – Loch Eilde Mor
Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)
Ascent: 1,750 feet (520m)
In summary: Discover the mountains, valleys and waterfalls around Kinlochleven at the head of Loch Leven. We’ll ascend to the beautiful Loch Eilde Mor then descend via the Old Military Road and the West Highland Way. 
Highlight: Loch Eilde Mor is a beautiful mountain lake set among the wilderness below the Mamore mountains. 

Option 2 – Garbh Bheinn
Distance: 6 miles (10km)
Ascent: 2,950 feet (900m)
In summary: From the shores of Loch Leven we have a gem of a walk following a mountain ridge to the summit of Garbh Bheinn before descending to join the West Highland Way to Kinlochleven. 
Highlight: The ‘Corbett’ summit of Garbh Bheinn commands a fine view over Loch Leven and towering mountains of Glen Coe.

Option 3 – Na Gruagaichean
Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5km)
Ascent: 3,800 feet (1,160m)
In summary: Ascend past the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall onto the Mamore mountains. Our superb high-level ridge walk links the summits of Sgorr Eilde Beag and Na Gruagaichean before descending the southern spur of the mountain back to Kinlochleven. 
Highlight: With 14 Munro summits, the rugged Mamore ridge contains some of Scotland’s finest mountain walking. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 6Ben Nevis & the Nevis Gorge

Option 1 – The Nevis Gorge
Distance: 7 miles (11.5km)
Ascent: 1,450 feet (440m)
In summary: Walk through the Nevis Gorge below the towering Ben Nevis. Our route meanders through the wooded gorge where the torrent churns between giant boulders, to emerge into the wide vistas of the Steall Meadow. 
Highlight: The magnificent An Steall waterfall is the third highest cascade in Britain. 

Option 2 – Below the North Face
Distance: 9 miles (14km)
Ascent: 2,600 feet (800m)
In summary: Ascend to the climbers’ hut below the mighty north face of Ben Nevis. We then contour below the massive Castle Ridge buttress and descend via the Pony Track to Glen Nevis.
Highlight: An opportunity to see the towering cliffs of the ‘Ben’s’ North Face up close. These mighty cliffs provide some of Britain’s best rock and ice climbing.

Option 3 – Ben Nevis
Distance: 10 miles (16.5km)
Ascent: 4,500 feet (1,380m)
In summary: Our objective today is the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Starting from Glen Nevis we follow the Pony Track which zig-zags up to the summit plateau. We return by the same route.
Highlight: This is a big walk with lots of ascent, however there’s great satisfaction in reaching the top and momentarily becoming the highest person in Britain.

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 7Mountains of Glen Coe

Option 1 – Glen Etive to Glen Coe
Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 1,700 feet (520m)
In summary: Walk from Glen Etive to Glen Coe between the spectacular ridges of Buachaille Etive Beag and Buachaille Etive Mor. Our path crosses a pass known as the Lairig Gartrain, then descends to Glen Coe and along the West Highland Way to the Kingshouse Inn. 
Highlight: A spectacular walk beneath the towering mountains of Glen Coe. Look out for Red Deer and Golden Eagles as you discover this amazing landscape.

Option 2 – Buachaille Etive Beag
Distance: 6 miles (10km)
Ascent: 3,050 feet (930m)
In summary: The ‘little sister’ to Buachaille Etive Mor –  one of Scotland’s most iconic mountains – Buachaille Etive Beag is a magnificent ridge in its own right. Starting from Glen Coe, we we follow a good path to the ridge and visit both summits, before descending into another valley and returning to Glen Coe.
Highlight: Excellent views of Glen Etive and Glen Coe.

Option 3 – Buachaille Etive Mor
Distance: 9.5 miles (15km)
Ascent: 3,200 feet (980m)
In summary: Ascend steeply from Glen Coe up a rocky path through Coire Altruim onto Buachaille Etive Mor. We’ll then follow the undulating ridge to the summit of Stob Dearg then descend and follow the valley to the Kingshouse inn. 
Highlight: From the top there’s a an eagle’s eye view over Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe stretching out beneath. 

Accommodation: Alltshellach (B, L, D)

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Dates and Prices
Version 1
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: March 12 $1,840 $2,120
2021: May 1 $2,170 $2,450
2021: June 12, 26 $2,170 $2,450
2021: August 21 $2,170 $2,450
Version 3
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: April 16 $2,000 $2,280
2021: May 8 $2,170 $2,450
2021: June 5 $2,170 $2,450
2021: July 17, 31 $2,170 $2,450
2021: August 14, 28 $2,170 $2,450
2021: September 25 $2,000 $2,280
2021: October 23 $2,000 $2,280
Version 4
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: July 24 $2,170 $2,450
2021: September 11 $2,170 $2,450
2021: October 16 $2,000 $2,280

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on single/twin/double occupancy.

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates are in $ CAD. Rates include room upgrade (better) and membership fees. 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline. We can assist in your travel to/from the Country House.

This tour is also available in 3, 4 or 6 night duration. 

This holiday includes active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet.

While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice. Sometimes things happen beyond our control – the weather, traffic jams or changes at the places we visit. If we need to adjust your holiday programme, for whatever reason, your leader will help smooth the way.

Travel Details:
Address is: Alltshellach, Onich, Fort William, Invernesshire PH33 6SA

By Rail:
The nearest station is in Fort William, however most guests travel to Glasgow then catch our transfer coach.

By Bus:
If you are not travelling on a Saturday, the journey from either Glasgow Buchanan Street or the airport can be made using the Scottish Citylink bus, numbers 914 or 915. Ask the driver to stop at the north side of Ballachulish Bridge – from here it is a 400 metre walk to Alltshellach.

By Car:
From Glasgow take the A82 towards Crianlarich. Continue on the A82 towards Fort William. Head for Ballachulish keeping the village on your left. Go straight on at the roundabout over the steel bridge and take the second right B863 to Kinlochleven and the seafood restaurant. Alltshellach is 400 yards further on, on  your right.

Hotel Descriptions
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Alltshellach

Situated in a stunning location on the shores of Loch Leven, Alltshellach is a stately Scottish house set amid a rugged landscape. The house is a picture of Highland solidity, with spectacular views of craggy mountains and grassy slopes beyond the loch. This pocket of domesticity lets you admire nature at your leisure though, sipping tea or G&T as you watch clouds scud across the sky. In fact, this one-time home of the Bishop of Argyll & the Isles has been recast as a hiker’s hotel, with an air of old-world splendour, excellent accommodation, a generous indoor pool, three lounges and a supremely cosy Highland Bar that’s well-stocked with local beer and whisky, all of which is (almost) enough to distract you from the vast vistas over the waters. But it’s the great outdoors you’re here for and the house is ideally situated for accessing the Mamores, the mountains of Glen Coe and tackling Ben Nevis as well as bagging munros and spotting local wildlife.

Address: Alltshellach, Onich, Fort William, Invernesshire PH33 6SA

Room Amenities: Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

There are 38 comfortable bedrooms, all in the main house, with a range of ‘Good’, ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ options to choose from. Rooms radiate cosiness thanks to little touches – a remedy for even the dreichest day. Those with a view are worth the extra spend, as you’ll be overlooking the gardens and loch. The Best rooms include Room 21, a spacious corner room with lovely views of Loch Leven, while Room 23 is a stately showstopper that was once the official Bishop’s bedroom, complete with original features and cracking views.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive gardens, heated indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring, return to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Stroll the gardens that dip down to the loch. The small peninsula at the bottom of the lawns is called An Dunan and often becomes an island at high tide – look for prehistoric rock art cut into the slabs on its side. Make time too to plunge into the heated indoor swimming pool and do a couple of lengths under the watchful eye of the mountains through the panoramic windows. Inside the house, head for one of the communal areas: you’ll have three to choose from and can kick back, relax and catch up with other guests. Later, stop in the Highland Bar for a nip of whisky or a nightcap – the comfy seats make a fine spot for a dram and there’s a range of good single malts to choose from that’ll have you believing you’re living a laird’s life.

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