Hard/Strenuous
Grade
Ben Nevis & Glen Coe
Mountain range
Fort William
Nearest town
Fri – Mon (3 days hiking)
Duration

Scotland (Ben Nevis & Glen Coe) hiking weekend

The Mountains of Lochaber – (Hard/Strenuous)

If you have ever dreamed of climbing the mighty Ben Nevis in Scotland, then join us on this holiday weekend trip to a land of  iconic mountains and great beauty. During our 3 day visit we will climb Ben Nevis and other stunning peaks in the Glen Coe area.

About the Scotland Hiking Weekend

Scotland weekendWe will fly from Dublin to Glasgow on the Friday afternoon, and after hiring cars in Glasgow, will drive to our accommodation at Inchree near Glencoe.

Cost includes all transport from Dublin airport, accommodation, and 3 days guided mountain hikes.

We will stay in the Inchree chalets in Onich, 8 miles from Fort William.


 Day 1 – Ascent of Ben Nevis

We will climb Ben Nevis, at 1344 metres the highest point in the United Kingdom, from the Visitor Centre in Glen Nevis. To attempt this mountain you would need to be a reasonably experienced hillwalker with a good level of fitness and stamina. There is a steep and steady climb up a well made mountain path for much of the ascent, which becomes more rocky towards the summit.

The distance is 17km (10.75 miles), with approx 1300 metres of ascent. The hike should take around 9 hours to complete. ( Note that mountain weather can be unpredictable, and as a result we may have to alter the itinerary to make our climb on day 2).


Day 2 – Glen Coe

Scotland hiking weekendBeloved by car advert makers and James Bond movies, driving through the majestic Glen Coe is something that we never tire of.  The valley is lined by a series of seemingly inaccessible towering peaks. We have a huge choice of mountains to climb here, and our exact itinerary will depend on the prevailing weather and our energy reserves on the day!

Our options include Bidean nam Bian (1050 m), Stob Dearg (1022 m) and Stob Coire Raineach (925 m).


Day – 3 Optional hike

After the exertions of the previous two days, you may wish to take it easy and do a little sightseeing. For those with a little more energy there will be a 4 -5 hour hike arranged. Possibilities include The Lost Valley, Glen Nevis and the Polldubh Falls or the Caledonian Canal.

We will leave in the late afternoon for our return journey to Glasgow and our flight home to Dublin.

MEETING POINT Dublin Airport 12.00 Friday.
RETURN TIME To Dublin approx. 23.00 the following Monday.
EQUIPMENT Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential – without these items you will regrettably be excluded from participating; walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing, (no jeans please); spare warm layer e.g. fleece; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are optional.
TRANSPORT
Includes all flights and transport in Scotland.
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
3 days hiking with a professional mountain leader with first aid certification and full insurance.
Chance to explore the wonderful Glen Coe.
Accommodation.
Food and drink.
Specialist hiking clothing.
RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION
The Inchree Chalets

Scotland Weekend Testimonials:

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Further reading on our blog:

OSI Sheet: Explorer Map OL17

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