Grassroutes

Itinerary

Grassroutes

DAY 1

Depart by small, fully fitted coach or comfortable 12/15 seater mini-bus (passenger van) from London. Leicester, Manchester & Glasgow. (It might be possible to arrange other pickup points en route, dependent on the location of other participants). Continue to the Loch Lomond area for a 3 night stay. Accommodation will be in a comfortable 3 star hotel, or similar. Dinner in the hotel.


DAYS 2, 3

Breakfast at the hotel each day. Two full days of walking around the Loch Lomond/Ben Lomond area. Walking options include the ascent of Ben Lomond (3,191 ft) and sections of the West Highland Way. Dinner at the hotel each day.


DAY 4

Breakfast at hotel. Today you transfer to the Fort William/Ben Nevis area, where you will stay for 4 nights in a comfortable hotel. The route follows roughly parallel to the West Highland Way, along Loch Lomond, over lonely Rannoch Moor and the Pass of Glencoe, scene of the famous massacre of the MacDonalds. Walking possibilities en route include short sections of the West Highland Way, on Rannoch Moor and the around Glencoe area. Visits can also be made to the “Highland Mystery World” Centre and/or the Glencoe Folk Museum. Dinner at the hotel.


DAYS 5, 6, 7

Breakfast at hotel each day. 3 full days of walking. Options include various walks in the Ben Nevis range itself, along Glen Spean and around Loch Eil. Dinner in the hotel each day.


DAY 8

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Torridons area. The route follows Loch Ness, so keep your eyes alert for the Monster. Those who wish have the opportunity of visiting the Monster Centre. By-passing Inverness you travel through the wild and beautiful scenery of Wester Ross. Stay 4 nights at a comfortable hotel. Dinner at hotel.


DAYS 9, 10, 11

Breakfast at hotel each day. 3 full days of walking in the Torridons. There are challenging peaks like great Ben Eige, awesome Liathach, Ben Alligin and lovely Slioch, all between 3,100/3,300 ft. There are also many easier walks along the rivers and glens and around the coast. Dinner at hotel each day.


DAY 12

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the Cairngorms, for a stay of three nights. En route there are various possibilities for short walks and you can also visit a whisky distillery ! Dinner at the hotel.


DAYS 13, 14

Breakfast at the hotel each day. 2 full days of Hiking in the Cairngorms. There are many options for walks, including ascents of great 4,000ft.+ peaks like Ben MacDhui, Braeriach, Cairntoul and of course Cairgorm itself, as well as the famous Larig Ghru pass. Easier options include walks along the River Tay, in the Glen More Forest Park and the famous Osprey Reserve at Loch Garten. Dinner at your hotel each day.


DAY 15

Breakfast at the hotel. Return transfer back to Glasgow, Manchester, Leicester and London (plus any other outward pick-up points).