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Liathach, Torridon

Classic Torridon

Duration:
6 days, 7 nights
Transport:
Minibus
Tour Type:
Private guided walking tour
Group size:
4 - 8
Grade:
3 out of 5
Discount:

Arrive: at pick-up points by stipulated time (see options below) on day before walking starts.

 

Day 1: The narrow ridges followed by the entertaining three Horns of the Jewel Mountain, Beinn Alligin, makes a very fine introduction to the Torridon mountains.

 

Day 2: Slioch – ‘the spear’ – rises fortress like to dominate the most beautiful of lochs, Loch Maree. A walk in mountain splendour and one of the Scotland’s classic peaks.

 

Day 3: The view of Liathach from Glen Torridon is stupendous. It’s eastern spine appears to rise sheer in a series of fortressed buttresses. We breach the defences of this huge monolith for a traverse along its sensational crest.

 

Liathach, Torridon

The Pinnacles on Liathach, Torridon. A classic view of one of the premier ridge walks in Scotland

 

Day 4: Rest day

 

Day 5: Beinn Eighe’s is another of Torridon’s Giants. Its northerly flanks thrust out rocky spurs to encircle deep corries with cliff skirted headwalls, the finest of which is Coire Mhic Fhearchair & it’s 1000ft triple buttress – one of the natural wonders of Scotland.

 

Day 6: Beinn Damh may be just short of Munro status but it doesn’t lack interest. Its dramatic east face of towering buttresses & huge cliffs makes it an equal amongst its neighbouring giants.

 

Depart: day after walking finishes after breakfast.

 

Classic Torridon

Above the clouds in spectacular mountain scenery

 

Torridon

Spectacular west coast scenery

West Coast of Scotland - spectacular Torridon

The ridges of Torridon

We take the whole ethos with us when we run trips away from our home base of Fraoch Lodge. The whole family team journeys out with you and provides for you no matter where our base is.

 

Fraoch Lodge, Boat of Garten

Andy and Rebecca displaying their awards at Fraoch Lodge

 

Accommodation in Torridon –

 

We’ll book a well-appointed cottage large enough for our group and in Glen Torridon or nearby. The cottage will have wifi but may not have a TV signal. In 2016, we are staying at Thrail House on the Ben Damph estate.

 

Scot Mountain Holidays will be hosting, guiding and catering with the best of Scottish produce. As there will be limited opportunities to restock our supplies while over in the Hebrides we will be planning the menu in advance and would ask that you make sure to give us all your requirements in advance. If there are any Scottish specialities you definitely don’t want to try, please say.

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 info@scotmountainholidays.com.

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