April 21, 2014 – April 30, 2014
Organiser – Gary Box
When – April 22nd-29th 2014
Cost – £365.00 (7 nights accommodation excluding flights) or £385.00 (9 nights accommodation and no flights needed)
Join us for a Scottish adventure that will include the best hiking and sightseeing on offer. You can fly to Glasgow or just join us straight from the Easter Lake District trip and see more of Edinburgh too. Hikes will include Ben Nevis, all 3 munros on Knoydart Peninsula, the 5 sisters of Kintail and the South Glen Shiel Ridge. Some of these are long, tough walks so only confident hikers should apply. Other sights will include Stirling Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness and many other scenic location we pass on the way.
Anyone who is also joining us for the Easter trip to Lake District is welcome to join me as I head to Edinburgh. After checking into our city centre hostel there will be time to explore this city. Popular sights include the castle and Arthur’s seat. Ghost tours are also a popular late night option.
Those flying in to Edinburgh will be collected and we will then head to Fort William via Stirling Castle where we will have some time to explore. Once we arrive in Fort William we will check in to hostel. There will be time to buy supplies and explore the town.
The walk will be to the summit of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis. If conditions allow we will do the CMD route which is narrow and exposed. If wind / weather conditions dictate we will summit via the ‘tourist’ route. Once the walk is over we will be taken to Mallaig where we will catch 6pm ferry to Inverie (Knoydart). Check in to Knoydart bunkhouse for first of three nights. Knoydart is often described as Britain’s last wilderness as it can only be reached by ferry, walking or canoe. The local pub is a great place to spend our evenings.
Hike to Ladhar Bheinn which is one of 3 munros in Knoydart. Route is 14 miles, has 1400 metres of ascent and could take 12 hours.
Hike the remaining 2 munros, Luinne Bheinn and Meall Bhuidhe. Route is 16.75 miles with 1600 metres of ascent and could take 13 hours to complete.
Early start to catch the 8:45 ferry back to Mallaig. Drive to Ratagan stopping at interesting sights including Eilean Donan castle. Accommodation will be Ratagan Youth Hostel for first of 3 nights.
The hike will be 5 sisters of Kintail route.
Hike will be South Glen Shiel Ridge which is 7 peaks all of which are Munros.
Leave Ratagan for drive back to Edinburgh. Drop people at airport who are flying back to London. Those who book the 9 night option will stay at city centre hostel and have more time to explore this city.
Drive from Edinbugh to London.