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Loch Lomond & The Western Isles

United Kingdom

Contact provider for price 7 Days June, September
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: The Wayfarers 16 people max
  • Glasgow airport, abbotsinch, united kingdom
  • Active & Adventure trips
The Scots' pride in their land's spectacular beauty, Celtic traditions and historic battles are evident throughout our Walk in this stunning countryside.

On Highland trails we encounter a pristine landscape of magnificent lochs, heathered moors, mountains and woods scattered with fields rich in flowers, birds and wildlife. Remote islands beckon with lush scenery and picture-perfect spots.

Here rose legendary Scottish heroes - William Wallace ("Braveheart"), Robert the Bruce, Rob Roy and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Ancient Druids built mysterious stone circles, and contentious clans gathered within medieval castles before doing battle. We take the ferry to the Isles of Kerrera and Mull, and visit hauntingly beautiful Gylen Castle .

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Itinerary

Sunday

We rendezvous in Glasgow and drive to our beautifully situated hotel by the Crinan Canal for an Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.
Overnight: Crinan by Lochgilphead

Monday

This morning we walk along the Crinan Canal, built by the Duke of Argyll in the 18th century to link Glasgow and the Hebrides. Enjoy panoramic views of the Sound of Jura and Loch Crinan, setting for the James Bond movie "From Russia with Love". We experience spectacular vistas of ocean, highlands and islands as we explore an Iron Age fort and return to our hotel.
Overnight: Crinan by Lochgilphead

Tuesday

We walk through Kilmartin Glen, noting Iron Age stone circles and burial cairns, visiting Dunadd, capital of one of the early Scottish kingdoms. After lunch in the museum, we transfer to Loch Melfort and walk to Armaddy Castle through wild country with the islands of Luing and Seil on the horizon. We cross the "Bridge over the Atlantic" for Afternoon Tea in a small historic inn. Then it's on to Oban for Dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Oban

Wednesday

We take a ferry across Oban Bay to the unspoiled Isle of Kerrera where the few local residents and the abundant wildlife live in harmony. On the rocky south-west coast we visit haunting Gylen Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan MacDougall. After lunch in a charming setting, we take the ferry back to the mainland, then walk towards Oban along a track with panoramic views of the town and surrounding islands. A highlight of the day follows with a visit to the local whisky distillery.
Overnight: Oban

Thursday

We cruise to the legendary Isle of Mull and travel to the remote and unspoiled Isle of Ulva, population 30, with the possibility of seeing otter, red deer and golden eagle. After lunch in the local boathouse, we visit Tobermory, the picturesque and colorful capital of Mull, passing cascading streams and waterfalls tumbling into the ocean. At the end of the day we return by ferry to Oban.
Overnight: Oban

Friday

After breakfast, we drive south to catch a boat across Loch Lomond. Then we walk along the West Highland Way, exploring the shores and hills of the eastern side of the loch with views of the awesome peak of Ben Lomond towering above. After lunch we explore one of the islands in the loch. Our final destination is The Lodge, our stunning hotel, sitting on "the bonnie, bonnie banks" and a Farewell Dinner overlooking the loch.
Overnight: Loch Lomond

Saturday

After breakfast, we provide a private transfer back to Glasgow.

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