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Glencoe © Ian MacLeod Wild West

Glencoe Mountains and Massacres

From £66 per adult

Departure days

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January — December

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Join Wild West to discover how Scotland's most famous glen was formed by fire and ice, stand in the heart of an ancient caldera and hear the stories of the highlanders, their culture, language and lifestyle. And stand in the footprints of Bond and M

On this private tour we travel south from Fort William, following the shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven to the village of Glencoe, overlooked by the famous Pap. We’ll stop off at the slate quarry and the National Trust visitor centre to learn the story of the 1692 massacre of Glencoe. Then we’ll travel through the spectacular scenery that is Glencoe, learning about the volcanoes and glaciers that shaped the landscape we see today. 

From there we’ll take a walk up the steep narrow path to discover the Lost Valley where the MacDonald’s hid their cattle *. Carrying on to Glen Etive we will start with a visit to the falls on the river Coupall, the subject of innumerable iconic images. Further down the glen, we’ll stop to recreate the famous scene from Skyfall with Bond and M before looking for the red deer which can often be found grazing close to the road.

Tour Highlights
  • Hearing about the dreadful massacre of Glencoe
  • Waking to the Lost Valley
  • Getting close to red deer, Scotland’s largest land mammal
  • Arguably the most spectacular scenery in Scotland 
  • For details of what’s included and what isn’t please see our terms and conditions

*For the less adventurous this can be substituted with a ride up the chairlift. Supplementary charges apply, please ask

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To protect both clients and myself in the current circumstances, all Wild West trips are offered on a private basis to parties of up to six people travelling together. For more information on how Wild West are looking after clients please go to my About page.

Self drive guided tours

For those who would feel more comfortable with the additional social distancing provided by travelling in your own vehicle you can do this without missing out on the tour commentary. You simply tune your car radio to the same frequency as my radio mike and the commentary will be transmitted through your in car sound system. No need to book separately and the price is the same. Just drop me an e-mail at ian@wildwest.scot to let me know you would like to take up this option and i will give you the frequency to tune to. It's as easy as that.

Contact details

Wild West
9 Mackay Crescent
Fort William
Inverness-shire
Scotland
PH34 4EA

Key facilities

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Starting
Fort William
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide Minibus
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English
Themes
Geology History Landscapes Photography Walking Walking/Hiking Wildlife

Tour prices

From

  • £66 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Wild West

Wild West offer a selection of wildlife safaris, scenic tours and photography tours in the west of Scotland. Based in Fort William safaris and tours can cover locations such as Ardnamurchan, Glencoe, Glen Nevis and the islands of Mull and Skye. On wildlife safaris we will be looking for red deer, otters, eagle, red squirrels and seals amongst other species. Join us in October to see the red deer rut. Binoculars and spotting scopes are provided for guest use. Your guide Ian MacLeod is an experienced photographer who will be happy to help you get the best from our camera.

Opening times

Trips normally run between 09.00 and 17.30 daily with evening trips on demand. Tours are available all year. Throughout the winter months, November to March these are by arrangement on a private basis

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