Torridon Giants Trek

Overview

Beinn Alligin from Loch Torridon

Introduction to the Torridon Giants Trek

The Torridon Giants trekking holiday lets you experience this wild and remote area of North West Scotland from sea level to the highest summits! With guided walking and scrambling on Beinn Allign, Liathach and Beinn Eighe. We give you the opportunity to summit 6 Munros in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. However, this area can offer even more than these outstanding mountains. So, we will combine these 3 big days of walking with 2 gentle days of exploring the local area. The gentle days include low level trekking, a visit to The Whistle Stop Café and a Sea Tour by boat. These days give you the opportunity to relax and recover while ensuring you still have the chance to immerse yourself fully in this special place.

View of Beinn Eighe

Highlights of the Torridon Giants Trek

  • Fabulous trekking and introductory scrambling on Beinn Allign and Beinn Eighe.
  • Liathach’s Munros and a traverse of The Am Fasarinen Pinnacles (grade 2 scrambling).
  • Lowlevel walking around Loch Coulin and Loch Clair.
  • A Sea Tour of Loch Shieldaig and Upper Loch Torridon.
  • A small group of 8, with 2 friendly and qualified guides to give you the best chance of success.
Upper Loch Torridon

What's Included with this Holiday

  • Free transfer from Fort William to Torridon if needed
  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • 5 Days walking
  • 1 Qualified Mountain Instructor per 4 customers
  • A Full Information Pack
  • All transfers
  • Maximum group size of 8
  • Free transfer back to Fort William if needed
  • Sea Tour on Loch Shieldaig and Upper Loch Torridon
  • Safety equipment for the scramble

Is the Torridon Giants Trek Right For Me?

The Torridon Giants Trek is an excellent introduction to scrambling and mountaineering in Scotland. The three “Giants” days are demanding and tiring walks, so a reasonable level of fitness will be required. However, since there are gentler days included within the week you will have chance to relax and recover in between the big days of walking. It is designed to be achievable by someone who is of a reasonable level fitness and ready to push themselves. Therefore we would recommend you have at least completed a long distance trek before, and ideally done some mountain walking before. This trek is also an excellent opportunity for the “Munro Baggers” to add 6 munros to their collection. Our schedule gives you the chance to really enjoy them in the way they deserve to be.

Torridon Giants Trek Guided Walking Itinerary

Daily Plan

Liathach from the east

Day 1: Arrive in Torridon

This is your chance to get to the start of the holiday by making your way to Fort William or Torridon. Since Torridon is a remote area, not surprisingly, it is tricky to get to using public transport. Therefore, we are offering a free transfer from Fort William to Torridon for anyone who needs it. Whether you are planning to get the bus, train or drive to Fort William you are very welcome to finish the last part of your journey to Torridon with us. Please do note that the transfer will take three hours and we will be leaving Fort William at 1pm. In the evening you will usually get a chance to meet the rest of your group as well as your guides at a local pub for a drink or two.

Accommodation in or near Torridon

Day 2: Beinn Alligin

We will begin The Torridon Giants Trek with Beinn Alligin or “The Mountain of Beauty”. This certainly lives up to its name and this 10 kilometre trek will give you plenty of chance to explore Torridon’s most westerly mountain. This is the easiest of the giant walks, however, do not let that lure you into thinking this will be an easy day. The route goes over not one but two munros; Tom na Gruagaich and Sgurr Mor before a scramble over The Horns of Alligin. The full day has just under 1250m of ascent and will take approximately 6-8 hours. A perfect introduction to The Torridon Giants and a great way to gain some confidence in your scrambling skills.

Accommodation in or near Torridon

Day 3: Shellfish Safaris & Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve Woodland Walk

Today is a gentle day where you'll get to enjoy some of the sunning woodland and coast around Torridon. We will begin by heading to the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve (not to be confused with the day where we climb Beinn Eighe itself). A woodland walk and visitor centre inform and allow you to see one of the last remaining bastions of Scots Pine forest in the UK. These unique trees bring with them some brilliant bird and insect life. After our short walk through the trees we will carry on our journey to Gairloch, a remote fishing village. From here you can join a Shellfish Safari with a local producer who's family have been fishing the coast for generations and who's shellfish grace some of the finest restaurants in the UK. As part of the experience lunch is provided of langoustines, squat lobsters and dressed crab each with fresh bread and salad. To finish with we'll head back to the accommodation with stunning views of Loch Maree considered by some to be the most beautiful in Scotland.

Accommodation in or near Torridon

Day 4: Beinn Eighe

Today we will be onto our second day of Torridon Giants and there is no denying that Beinn Eighe really is a giant! However, it is well worth the effort you will put in as you will be rewarded by some of the finest hillwalking in the UK. We will start by following a good path through Coire Dubh Mor to Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair. This magical area has truly breath-taking scenery. It is perhaps best described as an amphitheatre of rock and a photographers dream. From here we will head up the first of today’s munros; Ruadh-stac Mor, the highest point on Beinn Eighe. Next we will follow the ridge line over to Spidean Coire nan Clach, our second munro of the day. Before descending down back to the road. At just under 12 miles of walking and more than 1100 metres of ascent today will take approximately 9 hours to complete. It is a tough day but the reward is undeniable.

Accommodation in or near Torridon

Day 5: Loch Coulin/Loch Clair and The Whistle Stop Cafe

With two of The Torridon Giants behind us, today you have earnt a well-deserved rest. We will have a relaxed and late start before heading off up Glen Torridon to Loch Clair. Here we will do some stunning low level walking around Loch Clair and Loch Coulin. This has fantastic views of Beinn Eighe and Liathach. We will have plenty of time to complete this 9 kilometre trek. It will provide a great opportunity to take many photographs and to simply take in and enjoy this magnificent area. Once the walk is complete we will drive to Kinlochewe to the little gem that is The Whistle Stop Café. Here we will just relax and recover to ensure we can enjoy our final giant tomorrow.

Accommodation in or near Torridon

Day 6: Liathachs and The Am Fasarinen Pinnacles

The last of The Torridon Giants will not disappoint. Liathach gives you the opportunity to enjoy the most technical scrambling of the 5 days for those who wish to do it. We will first head up our 5th munro of the week; Spidean a'Choire Leith. This is a somewhat relentless ascent, which should be taken slowly in order to be enjoyed. Once on the ridge, and weather dependant, we will have the opportunity to scramble along the famous Am Fasarinen Pinnacles. Do note, this is the most exposed and technical part of the Torridon Giant’s Trek and so you will be provided with harnesses and helmets and will be kept safe with ropes. Your guides are there to help and encourage you over this section. They fully understand that you may be nervous of this scramble. If the weather doesn’t allow, or some members of the group do not wish to scramble the pinnacles, then an alternative trek can be arranged. Our guides can change the route however they feel best. Therefore there is no pressure and no stress, only encouragement. After the pinnacles we will summit our 6th and final munro, Mullach an Rathain, before heading back down to the road. This day is a little over 7 miles, however with over 1300m of ascent. Much concentration is needed and so expect it to take approximately 10 hours. A fantastic way to end The Torridon Giants Trek!

Accommodation in or near Torridon

Day 7: Depart

Today your trek with us has come to an end and it is time to make your way home. Once again we will be offering a free transfer for anyone who would like to go back to Fort William with us. We will aim to leave Torridon at 9:30am and should be back in Fort William for around 12:30.

Torridon Giants Trek Accommodation Options

We offer our Torridon Giants trekking holiday with 2 difference accommodation options. Please do note that the Bed and Breakfast option is limited to just 2 people within the group, so you must book early to secure these rooms if you would prefer them.

Photo of Thrail House

Self Catering

Self catering accommodation is provided for the 6 nights of this trek in twin shared rooms. The property is a spacious and comfortable house in the most magnificent setting. It’s the perfect place to return after an exhilarating day in the mountains. There is a large open plan sitting room/kitchen-dining room, a separate utility room, and the kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. While you are welcome to use the kitchen, there is also the opportunity to go to a local pub each evening, so you only need to cook if you would prefer to.

Photo of Tigh Loran B&B from the outside

Bed & Breakfast (Single Room)

We also offer this trek with Bed and Breakfast accommodation for those who would prefer single occupancy rooms, however do note that we only have two of these rooms available per trek and so they must be booked early. Unlike our self-catering option, breakfast is included within the price. Please note that these rooms incur a single supplement which is included within the price.

Where You Will Be Staying

Torridon is a small coastal village in the North West of Scotland, with a magnificent combination of mountain and coastal scenery it is one of the prettiest areas of the UK. This area is incredibly remote and so there are fewer local facilities than you may be used to at home! The village itself has a shop and café that is open everyday except Sunday, but that really is about it. There are no banks, pharmacies, ATMs or other shops here and so try to make sure you bring everything you need with you. Don’t be worried though, while you should plan to bring everything you need if you do forget something extremely important we could take you to Inverness, which is a 2 hour drive away.

Dates & Prices

The dates of our scheduled treks can be seen below. We also off the option of private bookings for groups. Please get in touch if you'd like to book privately.

2018 Treks
Date of Trek Availability
Sunday 15th July 2018 to Saturday 21st July 2018 FULL - Waiting List Only
2019 Treks
Date of Trek Availability
Sunday 2nd June 2019 to Saturday 8th June 2019 Spaces

No Suitable Date?

If there are no dates on this calendar to suit you please let us know, sometimes we can add extra dates if there is enough demand for an extra trip to be added.

Waiting List

If a trek is full but you would like to be added to the waiting list, please do let us know. The waiting list is there so that if anyone drops out of the trek we will contact you and let you know, so you can take their place on the trek instead.

2019 Calendar

We are hoping to publish our calendar for 2019 in the spring of 2018. If you are keen to book early and secure a trek on a date to suit you please do feel free to get in contact with us.

Pricing

Price for Self Catering:

The price of this trip is £899 per person (based on two sharing).

To book this trip we will require a £200 deposit per person with the rest to be paid a month before your trip.

If you are booking as a solo traveller and happy to share a twin room with another solo traveller of the same sex the price is £899.

Price for Bed & Breakfast (Single Room):

The price of this trip is £1049 per person.

To book this trip we will require a £200 deposit per person with the rest to be paid a month before your trip.

Single supplement is included in the cost of this accommodation.

How to Book

Booking is simple, you can either phone us, email us or use our online shopping cart below.

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What Happens Once you Have Booked

Once we have received your booking (either through the online shopping cart, email or phone). We will then confirm with you that your accommodation option and room type, single, twin or double, is available. We will then send you a full booking form and information about paying your deposit for your trek. All deposits can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card. Once we have received back both your booking form and deposit we will let you know and your place on the trip will be secure.