Sean Connery, Braveheart and Nessie are some of the famous names associated with Scotland. It is also well known for its whiskey, haggis, rugged beauty, peaceful lakes and tranquil glens. Combined, they capture the perfect setting for a walking short break.
This four-day guided short break in Scotland will bring you to the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis which stands at 1,344 m. Your next walk is on one of Scotland’s oldest way-marked trails, the West Highland Way, which offers an ever-changing landscape that will make for an unforgettable day of walking.
Prices / Dates
Price: €390 per person sharing
Single Supplement: +€144
Friday 26 March to Monday 29 March 2021
Friday 7 May Monday 10 May 2021
Tour Grade: Moderate
Included / Excluded
We will depart Dublin early in the morning and drive to Belfast where we will board the ferry for Stranraer. On arrival we drive north through some spectacular countryside to our base in Fort William, making several stops along the way.
Our first walk starts just a short bus ride from Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis. It is the highest mountain in the British Isles, standing at 1,344 m. We will cross the river Nevis to join the mountain track which takes us to the summit and back. Along the way, we will enjoy some stunning views of the valley of Glen Nevis and the surrounding mountains. Furthermore, if we have a clear day, the views from the summit are simply breathtaking.
Distance: 16 km/10 miles, Ascent: 1324 m/2972 ft
Our next walk takes us on one of Scotland’s oldest way-marked trails, the West Highland Way. This is one of the finest low-level walks that you are liable to find. The West Highland Way offers an ever-changing landscape that will make for an unforgettable day.
Distance: 12 km/7.5 miles, Ascent: 200 m/600 ft
On our departure day, we will leave Tyndrum after a hearty Scottish breakfast and drive down to Stranraer, where will take the ferry back home. We will arrive back in Dublin at approximately 21.00 hrs.