Sun, 15 Oct|
Distant Hills Walking Holiday October 2023
Each holiday consists of a 6 night stay in a cosy 4 star Distant Hills Guest House in Spean Bridge with 4 days of guided walking in the stunning surrounding Highlands.
Time & Location
15 Oct, 13:00 – 21 Oct, 13:00
Roybridge, Roybridge, Road, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, UK
About the event
The walking holiday consists of a 6-night stay at the cosy 4 star Distant Hills Guest House in Spean Bridge with 4 days of guided walking in the stunning surrounding Highlands. As well as a full, hearty breakfast every morning, you will also be treated to a delicious three course evening meal on five of the nights. Packed lunches, afternoon tea and home baked cakes will also be included on each of the walking days. You’ll also be able to soak in the Distant Hills hot tub and relax any aching muscles after a great day’s hiking! A free day in the middle of the holiday will give you an opportunity to rest your legs and take in the local sights, attractions and restaurants at your leisure.
Hard Level – Our harder walking itinerary is aimed at people who have experience of walking in the hills and mountains and are used to walking for a minimum of 8-10 hour days and are able to climb approximately 1000m on subsequent days.
You must be able to comfortably walk across a variety of terrain including sections of bog, often rough rock and steeper, pathless terrain. Some of the routes may include airy ridges with some exposure. Each of the routes will take you to a different area in the Lochaber region and could, but not always, include a number of Munro peaks.
The Walks – Your qualified, local guide will carefully select walks tailored to the group and weather conditions and will aim to take you to a different area each day providing a variety of terrain and stimulation. The Lochaber region is rich in natural beauty, history and wildlife and our moderate level walks range from hikes into historical glens with gurgling streams and gushing waterfalls, to trips along breezy coastal footpaths with views of secluded sandy beaches, ruined castles and hills stretching far into the distance, or we might squelch through the bog and bounce atop the springy heather up onto one of the many mountain peaks with breathtaking views in all directions. Your qualified guide will be with you every step of the way to eagerly impart their expert local knowledge, answer your questions and ensure you have the very best experience. A car sharing scheme is required to enable all participants to and from trailheads.
Finer Details -
We would ask all participants to arrive at Distant Hills Guest House in Spean Bridge (8 miles north of Fort William) late afternoon on Sunday 16th April for welcome and evening meal cooked by your hosts Dani & Cameron.
Dinner will be at a local restaurant on each of the walking day evenings at 7pm for a 3-course evening meal, included in the price.
The week starts with a very informal ‘Welcome’ chat on the Sunday evening around 6pm. The guide is usually present that first evening too to introduce him/herself and answer people’s questions as well as to brief the first walk for the following day.
The guided walks take place on the Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday leaving the Wednesday as a free day for people to have space from each other and do their own thing. Breakfast is the only meal included on the free day.
The group will aim to have breakfast 7.15-8.30am with a meet time of 9am in the Distant Hills car park ready to car share and drive to the trailhead.
On the moderate level programme, the group is usually back at Distant Hills around 4pm allowing sufficient time for tea and cake, a soak in our hot tub with a relaxing tipple from the licensed bar which has an honesty box for payment.
Six weeks prior to the event, you will receive an email with a form to fill out which asks for personal information including next of kin, any medical issues, special dietary requirements as well as food dislikes, and a disclaimer statement. The email also tells clients about arrival info, kit list.
Participants will leave the guest house after breakfast on Saturday 22nd April, usually by 10am at the latest.
There is also a purpose-built drying room – all essentials after a day’s walking.
As the event is so close we will be taking halt the total after February payday and the other half after March payday, or by the last day of Feb and March.
Distant Hills 15-21 Oct 2023£889.00