Bagging Autumn munros is a very much under-rated joy. Walking in Scotland brings so many rewards – and in autumn you’ll be delighted by a scenery of fabulous rich colours. At this time of year, the stunning backdrop is of golden birch mixes, deep green pines, rusty bracken and rich brown moors, often dusted on hill and mountain tops with the first flurries of snow. Other treats in store include the deep bellow of rutting red deer stags and the fresh rush of rivers and waterfalls.
This holiday includes five days of guided mountain walks to reach seven Munro summits.
- 7 nights accommodation at Fraoch Lodge
- all meals included
- 5 guided Munro hikes
- 1 day off hiking to explore the local area or take some time out for a bit of mindfulness
- transport to the walks
- pick up/drop off from Aviemore station or Inverness airport
- Sgor Gaoith: 16km, 870m of ascent and 6:15 hrs of walking excluding breaks and stops.
- Geal Charn (Monadhliath): 17.5km, 770m of ascent and 6:35 hrs of walking excluding breaks and stops.
- Beinn a’ Chaorainn: 17km, 885m of ascent and 6:35 hrs of walking excluding breaks and stops.
- Creag Pitridh & Geal Charn: 21km, 913m of ascent and 7:00 hrs of walking excluding breaks and stops.
- Carn Dearg (Monadhliath) 19km, 755m of ascent and 6:30 hrs of walking excluding breaks and stops.
Day of arrival: Guests usually aim to arrive between 5 & 7 pm in time to meet up with the rest of the group and settle in before dinner. We will pick up from both Aviemore train station and Inverness airport. The airport is a 45min drive from us so we can only make one airport/Inverness pick up per trip so we will co-ordinate arrival times to offer the best pick up option we can. If you do arrive early we can offer solutions to reach us without a long stay at the airport. Please ask for details if relevant.
Day 1: Sgor Gaoith: 16km, 870m of ascent and 6:15 hrs of walking excluding breaks and stops.
Day 4: A day off – and a chance to explore the local area, or head to the shops in Aviemore or Inverness. We’ll gather again for a group meal in the evening at a local restaurant (included in the trip price).
Day 5: Creag Pitridh & Geal Charn: 21km, 913m of ascent and 7:00 hrs of walking excluding breaks and stops.
Day 6: Carn Dearg (Monadhliath) 19km, 755m of ascent and 6:30 hrs of walking excluding breaks and stops.
Departure: The next day following breakfast. We will be sad to see you go, but we hope you’ll return again for another of our walking holidays.
We asked our guests what sets Scot Mountain Holidays apart, why they return year after year:
“the social aspect” – “the camaraderie, food and conversation” –
“the company of the hosts” – “so warm and welcoming” –
“a profound sense of belonging” – “the welcome of Rebecca’s home cooked meal” – “Andy’s skills as a guide, naturalist and leader” – “stewardship, sustainability and a small footprint” – “in harmony with the land” – “a slice of rural Scottish life”
Scot Mountain Holidays is the ONLY adventure tour operator in Highlands of Scotland with a combined home and guest lodge. We strive to be more than just an tour. We aim to provide you with a ‘home away from home’ on your adventures. We thought of no better way of doing this than to welcome you into our own home.
We have owned and operated Fraoch Lodge as our home base and business since 1999. In that time, we have come to embrace our guests as members of our extended Highland family.
We source our meals from locally produced and home grown ingredients to provide you with the most delicious flavours and traditions the area has to offer (while minimising our impact on the environment, too). Our dining room and lounge are shared spaces where we gather with guests and friends to share in the holiday and offer you extensive knowledge of your tour.
No matter the season, the Cairngorms and Fraoch Lodge is a place to relax and explore all its beauty and comforts, and we hope to make you feel as at home as we are.
We have achieved Gold Star Awards from the world’s most highly respected green accreditation scheme, Green Tourism, and were awarded Highly Commended in their Green Star Awards 2013 for both Scot Mountain Holidays and Fraoch Lodge. We offer a Green Travel Discount of £15 to any guests who travel to us by public transport. Our primary aim is to minimise the carbon footprint of our holidays, and to this end we donate 1% of the price of our tours to the RSPB’s Abernethy Reforestation project.
It is a holistic approach we have to the care of the environment. Andy your adventure guide has a passion for the natural world – whether it’s the flora, fauna or fungi. He has a background in geology and a lifelong interest in natural history, as well as being a keen gardener. He knows a Golden Plover from a Dotterel, a Green Shank and a Dunlin. He also makes no apologies to being very excitable upon spying a Golden Eagle!
For further information, please don’t hesitate to check out our Environmental Responsibility page, or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.