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Mountains of Assynt from the Stoer peninsula
Assynt, North-west Highlands © About Argyll Walking Holidays

North-west Highlands Walking Tour

From £1360 per adult

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May — September

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Hiking tour to Torridon and Assynt in the undiscovered north-west Highlands. These are some the most remote and scenic parts of mainland Scotland and by many regarded as the finest areas of wild land in Scotland.

Hiking tour in the north-west Highlands of Scotland

If you love remote places, open moorland, spectacular mountains and a long coastline, this walking tour has it all. You'll walk in Wester Ross and Assynt with three nights in Torridon and four nights in Lochinver.

Torridon and Applecross, Wester Ross

Torridon is a mecca for lovers of wild places. The sandstone mountains that give this district its reputation, are huge, brooding monoliths. The impressively gouged glacial trench Glen Torridon and Loch Torridon runs between these magnificent peaks, bordered by pinewoods and beautiful vistas, offering great coastal and mountain walks.

The Applecross peninsula is famous for Britain's most spectacular pass, the Bealach Na Ba. To the east of the pass are a series of dramatic ice-scraped corries while to the west the mountains gently slope down to the coast with both coral white and red sand beaches.


Assynt, Sutherland

Assynt has a stark, eerie landscape and is a hauntingly beautiful area, with strange isolated mountains and sparkling beaches. The vast, undulating moorland on Lewisian Gneiss that could be three billion years old, is studded with a maze of a thousand fresh-water lochans. Up from this rise a series of remarkable mountains. These peaks are very steep and completely separate from one another. They are eroded into fantastic, individual shapes, making this one of the most memorable landscapes in Scotland. According to Norse legend, this was where the gods practised mountain building. They did it on a grand scale. Each hill is a set piece, a stand-alone, an island amongst islands.


Wildlife

The moorland, mountains and coast support a large variation of wild flowers, birds and mammals to enjoy during the walks. It is a stronghold for white-tailed and golden eagles with golden plovers and deer on the moors and during our coastal walks there is a chance to see dolphins and even whales.


Day-by-day Programme
  • Saturday: Glasgow - Inverness - Torridon
  • Sunday: Aird Mhor, Falls of Balgy and Shieldaig
  • Monday: Applecross peninsula
  • Tuesday: Torridon - Sutherland
  • Wednesday: Oldshoremore Bay
  • Thursday: Gleann Dubh and Little Assynt
  • Friday: Durness
  • Saturday: Scourie - Inverness - Glasgow
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    About Argyll Walking Holidays
    Letters Lodge South
    Strathlachlan
    Argyll
    Scotland
    PA27 8BZ
    Starting
    Glasgow Inverness
    Length
    8
    Days
    Transport
    Boat Driver guide Minibus Train Walking
    Type
    Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
    Themes
    Adventure Geology History Landscapes Walking Walking/Hiking Wildlife

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    About Argyll Walking Holidays

    About Argyll Walking Holidays offers guided walking holidays and hiking tours in beautiful but undiscovered parts of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. We will take you to quiet, remote corners that can only be reached on foot, enabling you to enjoy the solitude of Scotland's secret places. With About Argyll you can discover more about the history and culture, nature and landscape of what is one of the world's most excitingly varied small countries. We offer both scheduled walking holidays and bespoke private guided hiking trips.

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