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AUTUMN MUNROS: guided hillwalking in Scotland

Hillwalking in Scotland during Autumn is a very much under-rated joy. Hillwalking in Scotland brings so many rewards – and in autumn you’ll be delighted by a scenery of fabulous rich colours. The joys of autumn are very much under-rated. Yes, there is a wee bit less daylight but that means you have the exceptional opportunity to observe both sunrise and sunset in a day. The sun is at a lower level in the sky so the light you see across the landscape during the day is exceptionally good for photography. There are also far fewer people around generally than in high summer. More than likely we will have our routes to ourselves.

This holiday includes four days of guided mountain walks to reach 7 Munro summits.

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Autumn skyline with the sun going down





Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Beinn a Chlachair (Laggan) – Beinn a’ Chlachair is the highest of a group of three Munros in the Ardverikie Forest south of Loch Laggan. Its finest feature is Coire Mor a’Chlachair, a fine corrie on its northern flanks. The mountain has a spacious plateau but presents a forbidding wall to remote An Lairig to the south, whilst on all other sides it is very steep.
Day 3: Stob a Choire Meadhoin & Stob Coire Easain (Laggan) – This fine pair of Munros – commonly known as the Easains – give a fairly long ridgewalk high above the glacial trough of Loch Treig. Stob Coire Easain in particular is a fine peak and offers superb views; it is quite hidden away behind other summits from most roads which perhaps explains why it isn’t better known.
Day 4: Rest day
family walks (uphill)

Spectacular and unusual views from the viewpoint above Craigellachie Nature Reserve

Day 5: Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair & Creag Meagaidh (Laggan) – the approach to Creag Meagaidh is along a well maintained path. To begin with it doesn’t look as if there will be much to climb but once you see the magnificent amphitheatre which makes up the horseshoe which includes Creag Meagaidh, you’ll appreciate the grandeur of these giants. It’s a popular venue with winter climbers.
Day 6: Beinn Teallach (Laggan) – this is a somewhat overlooked munro compared with its neighbours in the Creag Meagaidh group to the east. The lower approach may prove to be a little boggy but once the ridge is gained, it will prove to be a very rewarding route.
Day 7: Departure

Mountain Walking weekend

We’ve put together a fantastic mountain walking weekend out in the hills of the Scottish Highlands. You’ll be able to blow the cobwebs away; enjoy a blast of fresh air and completely forget about any work related concerns focusing on your well-being and mindfulness. A true slow adventure. By the time you get back home, Friday will seem an eon away. Aim to travel up on Friday in plenty of time to relax, meet the rest of the group and even head out for an aperitif before dinner at 7.30 or so (depending on arrival times of the whole group).

After dinner, over tea and coffee, Andy will chat through the itinerary and a few pointers about how to make the most of your stay and enjoy the hiking.




dependent on size of group and available accommodation


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Gearing up for Scotland’s autumn mountains


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A rewarding view during a group hiking tour.

Take the opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate on a mountain walking weekend staying in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The weekend is fully catered with guiding and accommodation provided in one inclusive package. Saturday is a challenging day tackling one of Britain’s highest peaks while on the Sunday it’s an early start to do a shorter mountain route before you head back home in good time to get organised for your return to the working week.

Sat: Carn Ban Mor & Sgorr Goaith rear up from wooded slopes to form the western flank of the high Cairngorm Massif. Rising from delightful Glen Feshie, with ever expanding views you’re suddenly faced with the astonishing view of Glen Einich & its loch 2000ft directly below. Huge cliffs skirt around its edge to the massive bulk of Braeriach, creating one of the Cairngorms most impressive features.

Sun: Isolated from the main mass of Cairngorm peaks, Ben Rinnes dominates the views across to the Moray Firth coast. We climb along the spine of this bold peak to reach its airy summit and panoramic views of distant peaks. We descend pass rocky tors to complete this circuit in wild and open country. If time allows and the group wants we’ll also try to visit a distillery like The Glenlivet or make a visit to the Whisky Castle to see the World’s Largest Bottle of Whisky.
NB This will mean a late finish to the day and you may want to stay on at Fraoch Lodge for the night

Inside a whisky tasting brewery.

An activity for all whisky lovers when visiting Scotland.

Guided hiking in Glencoe

Many parts of the Scottish Highlands are spectacular, but few compare to the awesome mountain scenery of the Glencoe Area. This dramatic glaciated landscape of high peaks deep glens has drawn mountaineers and hillwalkers for centuries. Here we do some of the more “off the beaten track” peaks.


Bag some Munros in Glencoe this summer under the expert guidance or a qualified, local guide.


The dramatic history of Glencoe, the rivalry of the opposing clans of Macdonald and Campbell, is not as evident to the naked eye as it once was, but the scenery is still imposing and rivals Skye in beauty. When you gaze up at the mountains surrounding you here, it brings home to you how hardy the native Scots must have been to derive a living from the land. To think that people used to walk this terrain with their cattle in kilts/plaid while we need gortex and sturdy hiking boots!


At the end of the day, we’ll also have a cosy, comfortable cottage to retreat to and a hot shower. There’ll be homemade cake on the table and a hot brew to keep you going until the evening meal.


It’s still a simple formula for our trips – walk, eat sleep, not so different from the Highlanders of old, with a few modern comforts thrown in.


HIGHLIGHTS of the Glencoe Munros


PROPOSED ACCOMMODATION: in twin or double rooms in a holiday property in the Glencoe area. Your guide and his/her team will provide all meals at the accommodation and eat with you in the evenings.

GROUP SIZE: 2 – 8 people

PRICE GUIDE: please enquire, depending on group size and available accommodation


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