May 12-18 WEST HIGHLANDS, GLEN COE, OBAN, ISLE OF SKYE & Ben Nevis

AAA Outdoor & Hiking - Adventure Travel
AAA Outdoor & Hiking - Adventure Travel
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Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, PA3 2SW · Glasgow

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Join us on Scottish Highlands Adventure holiday with AAA LG.
We have been successfully running trips to Scotland since 2009!

You may see our pictures and reviews from previous trips by clicking below:

May[masked] SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS (http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/events/37106232/)

May 13-19 SCOTTISH ADVENTURE 2 WEST HIGHLANDS & Ben Nevis (http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/events/138527512/)

May[masked] SCOTTISH ADVENTURE 2 WEST HIGHLANDS, ISLE OF SKYE & Ben Nevis (http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/events/215857382/)

May[masked] WEST HIGHLANDS, GLEN COE, ISLE OF SKYE & Ben Nevis (http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/events/226026846/)

May[masked] WEST HIGHLANDS, GLEN COE, OBAN, ISLE OF SKYE & Ben Nevis (https://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/events/232583831/)

Most of the photos below taken by our members during the previous years trips, except food (collage made by us), distillery, lodge.

As an old Scots saying has it, ‘guid gear comes in sma’ bouk’ (good things come in small packages). And despite its small size, Scotland certainly has many treasures crammed into its compact territory. There’s something for all tastes.
I have always wanted to go to Scotland to explore this great country with “Brave hearts” people.
We plan to stay in the Scottish Highlands for 6 nights and 5 full days, exploring the area:

- climbing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK;

- hiking in the Glen Coe Valley, which boasts some of the most majestic picture postcard scenery to be seen in the Highlands;

- visiting Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in the world. Certainly, Eilean Donan is Scotland's most romantic and recognizable;

- Oban, Scotland's most popular west-coast holiday town and amazing destination for coastal hikes;

- Isle of Skye, the worlds favourite island, recently voted '4th best island in the world by National Geographic magazine’ and movie film location of 'BLESSED', starring James Nesbitt.

This will be a combined holiday of hiking and sightseeing! All will be planned according to the weather to enjoy the most of it. We will choose the best weather day (OUT OF FULL 5 WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU WILL ENJOY THE FANTASTIC VIEWS) to climb Ben Nevis.

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain. The classic route (http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/bennevis.shtml#route-profile), so-called Tourist Route up the mountain. It is straightforward, if strenuous, by hill-walking standards, but the less experienced should read all the precautions.

TERRAIN
Steep path throughout. The upper section is rough and very stony; it is often snow covered and losing the line of the path easily leads onto dangerous terrain - navigational skills are needed. NB. as with any mountain walk, any ascent when snow is lying on the path requires winter equipment and skills.

Distance 17km / 10.75 miles Time 7 - 9 hours Ascent 1352m Profile (http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/bennevis.shtml#route-profile)

HIKING

If we need we may split a group into two smaller groups every day so members can choose a hike according to their fitness and abilities!

Glen Coe & Loch Leven is a magical place where true Highland Hospitality combines with worlds famous scenery, poignant history and some of the best things to see and do Scotland has to offer. Here mountains and sparkling lochs combine to create the breathtaking uniqueness that is Glen Coe... Glen Coe is, without doubt, one of the most famous and scenic of all Scottish Glens.
The Island of Skye, situated off the West coast of Mainland Scotland, is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides.

We will hike to the Fairy Pools and Coire na Creiche, the walk (http://www.isleofskye.com/skye-guide/top-ten-skye-walks/fairy-pools) is a great chance to get you into the Cuillin scenery without the need for any scrambling or other difficulties. The first section follows a beautiful crystal clear stream full of lovely pools and waterfalls.

Oban, the Seafood Capital of Scotland, is also known as the Gateway to the Isles.
Well worth a visit while we are in Oban, especially if the weather is unkind, is the Oban Distillery, unusual in being located in the heart of such a busy town.

ACCOMMODATION

We will be staying in the picturesque village of Onich, in an area of the Scottish Highlands renowned for its magnificent and varied scenic beauty.

Set within private & naturally wooded grounds, our accommodation has got panoramic views overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Mountains, it is popular with active-minded guests - Being midway between the Ben Nevis & Glencoe mountain ranges, (20 minute drive to Ben Nevis, 10 minutes to Glencoe.) walkers and climbers are spoiled for choice.

LOCATION

Glencoe Visitor Centre (10 min away) - a multi-award winning Visitor Centre and Building, encompassing a shop - with lots of interesting local products, a café - with fabulous home baking, an information point - including weather forecasts for climbers & walkers and advise on routes, a viewing platform.

WEATHER

The weather is unpredictable in Scotland even in May, which is the best time of the year to visit this amazing country. There are long days and NO midges yet (they start to appear at the end of Spring and can make your holiday awful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_midge ).

FLIGHTS OR TRAINS:

You may choose any flights or trains to Glasgow, there are a few choices
BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON TIME FOR MEETING.
The meeting point will be at arrival at Glasgow Airport on Tuesday, May 12 at 2 pm. TRANSFER IS ORGANISED FOR 2 PM PICK UP.
We will drop you off at Glasgow Airport on Mon, May 18 at 11-30 am.

THE PRICE of £569 INCLUDES:

- All accommodation for 6 nights in twin rooms en-suite with flat-screen TV and free WiFi. Some rooms have mountain and loch views.

- Financial Consumer Protection according to Package Holidays and Tours Regulations 1992,

- 6 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches and 2 dinners

- All transport and choice of guided hikes. We will have at least 2 hike leaders, so may have different walk/hikes options on one day.

The price does NOT include:
flights and 4 dinners when we will go out to try some local cuisine.

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