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Walking group in the Quiraing mountains on the Isle of Skye

Wilderness Adventure - Walking Holiday
Western Highlands & Isle of Skye

Dates: 28. July/ 18. August/ 15. September 2019

Itinerary

Day 1 - Journey through the Highlands
Following our departure from Glasgow Central Station (10:30 am) and Glasgow Airport (10.45 am) you travel through some of the Highlands most scenic landscapes: along the shores of Loch Lomond, through dramatic Glen Coe, past Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis further and north west with wonderful views of lakes such as Loch Garry and Loch Cluanie.

We stop at the northern end of Loch Lomond for a short hike along the West Highland Way and refreshments.


In Shiel Bridge, surrounded by the peaks of the Kintail mountains on the shore of Loch Duich we find our accommodation and hospitality for the next 3 days.
Journey time 4 hours
Overnight Kintail


Day 2 - Hiking Glen Licht
An excellent first day's walking in the wide river valley Gleann Licht: At the end of the valley you climb your first pass into the wide mountain scenery and admire an impressive (and refreshing) waterfall.
Walking: 6 hours with breaks, 15 km, alt 320m
Overnight Kintail

Day 3 - Remote Peninsula Glen Elg
A short but spectacular drive over the steep Ratagan Pass offering superb views of the neighbouring peninsula famous for its wild landscapes, Knoydart, as far as the craggy peaks of the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye.
In the gentle hillside of Glen Elg we discover mysterious ruinous towers left to us by the Pictish people who inhabited Scotland 2000 years ago.
Driving further along the wild coastline we arrive in the tiny and romantic village of Corran where our path takes us along a beautiful pebble beach, through heather and oak forests, always with magnificent views over to Skye and the lonely valleys of Knoydart and its big mountain, Labhar Bhein.
To celebrate the day, we take a delicious cup of tea in Sheena's wonderfully decorated hut.
Walking: 4 hours, 8 km, undulating
Overnight Kintail

Day 4 - Hiking into Glen Affric and the Isle of Skye
Steadily up and across a hopefully tamed river we head for Loch a'Bhealaich which opens up to famous Glen Affric, a world of waterfalls, lakes, mountains and wide valleys.
In the afternoon, en route to Skye we venture on a tiny ferry across the ancient route over the sea ...
We spend the next 3 nights on the Isle of Skye at The Uig Hotel in the north west of the island.
Walking: 5 hours with breaks, 8 km, alt 410m
Overnight Isle of Skye


Day 5 - The Mighty Quiraing
One of Scotland's most spectacular land cliffs provides a classic hill walk with stunning views of the impressive mountains of Torridon and the Western Isles. A birds eye view of pinnacles, lochs, moor, rock tables and cost, some of the features previous earth activity has shaped into an amazing landscape.
Walking: 5 Hours with breaks, 7 km alt 340m
Overnight Isle of Skye

Day 6 - Remote Coast of Boreraig
This
atmospheric and wild hike takes us to the 'cleared' coast of a deserted and now ruined village located in a stunningly beautiful coastal location with fabulous views of the islands Rum and Eig. The village was forcibly cleared of the population in the 1850s to make way for sheep and the ruins left behind bear witness to a thriving community and, if you are interested, some fine examples of dry stone walling.
Sitting on the rock plateau at Boreraig, this is a fantastic place to take in the sound of nature and watching for seabirds, dolphins and otters.
Walking: 4 Hours with breaks, 12 km alt 180m
Overnight Isle of Skye

Day 7 - Return Journey via the famous Road to the Isles
After breakfast we begin our return journey to Glasgow: the ferry from Armadale takes us to the lively fishing town of Mallaig on the mainland, then we continue south along the spectacular 'Road to the Isles' with its sparkly white sandy beaches, a historic location at Glenfinnan and the famous rail viaduct which Harry Potter passes on his way to school.
We arrive in Glasgow around at around 5pm. End of Tour

Tour Pdf

Majestic eagle's brown head

Scottish white Highland cottage in sunshine behind dry stone wall

Orange blooming crocosmos by bridge on Isle of Skye

Group of walkers in the Quiraing mountains Isle of Skye

Highland Hunting Lodge Torridon with cattle grazing - Walk Wild Scotland

crashing waves onto sandy beach with rocks in Scotland