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Highland Railway and Hills Trek

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  • Our “Highland Railways and Hills” tour takes in much of Scotland, using a mixture of scheduled service trains, steam railways, ferries – and feet! Scotland’s railways offer access to incredible scenery, and trains provide views so much better than you will ever see from a car. The itinerary below is designed to be flexible to allow for any level of fitness

Additional Information

Trek Duration

More Than Five days

Destinations

Edinburgh, Highlands

Company

Walkabout Scotland

Suitable For

< 18 year olds, 18-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds, Families

Trek Difficulty

Medium

Tour Languages

Czech, English, French, German, Norwegian

Guiding Method

Guide/Instructor

Walkabout Scotland

As one of the leading walking holiday tour operators in Scotland, we offer you an unrivalled walking and hiking experience through the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands.

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Day 1 (Sunday): 

Leaving Edinburgh Waverley on a mid morning train, you will travel to Aviemore and check into the hotel before an afternoon walk through the Rothiemurcus forest. If the group is feeling exceptionally fit, we may stop en route at Pitlochry for an ascent of Ben Vrackie before onward travel to Aviemore.
Rothiemurcus: 8km/5m, flat, good trail or Ben Vrackie: 10km/6m, 600m/2000ft ascent, good trail

Day 2 (Monday): A journey on the Strathspey steam railway – whose station is opposite our hotel! – takes us to Broomhill. A spectacular walk follows, through the ancient Rothiemurchas Forest and into the Cairngorm Mountains. The walk ends at Glenmore on the shores of Loch Morlich, from where a bus takes us back to the hotel.
14km/8m, 100m/300ft ascent

Day 3 (Tuesday): A Scotrail train from Aviemore takes us to Inverness, where we transfer onto train for Kyle of Lochalsh. The Kyle line is one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world, and is known as the “Skye train”. At Kyle, we transfer to a bus for the short hop to Broadford on the Isle of Skye, where a quality bed and breakfast forms our base for the next few days. Time permitting, we will have an afternoon coastal walk from Broadford and admire views of the surrounding Cullin mountain range.

Day 4 (Wednesday): A full day of walking on Skye. We’ll go up into the hills if the weather is kind, and if not an equally spectacular coastal walk is planned.
10km/6m, 100m/300ft ascent, mainly good tracks

Day 5: (Thursday): A bus takes us from Broadford to the ferry terminal at Armadale, on the Southern end of Skye. From here we cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry, and arrive back on the mainland at Mallaig. We then travel by small charter boat over to Inverrie, on the Knoydart peninsular. You have the option of stopping at the Old Forge, Britain’s most isolated pub or doing a short walk. The boat trip should hopefully give us chance to spot some of Scotland’s larger sea mamals.
8km/5m, 100m/300ft ascent, good tracks

Day 6 (Friday): A late departure from Fort William means keener walkers can join us for a morning excursion up beautiful Glen Nevis. However, we need to be back at the station for 11.30 when we rejoin the West Highland line for a service to Corrrour – Britain’s most remote station. From here we make an ascent of Ben Na Lap, which provides astonishing views without being too steep a climb! Returning on the evening train to Fort William.
10km/6m, 450m/1500ft ascent, rough path

Day 7: (Saturday): Return to Edinburgh – Our last day, and we take the morning train from Fort William southwards towards Glasgow, skirting the banks of Loch Lomond. Arrival in Edinburgh should be around 12.30, giving additional time to explore the Scottish capital before setting out for home if you wish.

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What’s Included

  • Guiding
  • Rail, ferry, bus, local taxi transport
  • Breakfasts and evening meals
  • Hotel and guest house accommodation
  • Heritage railway and tour boat/wildlife watching trip.

What’s Excluded

  • Drinks
  • Packed lunches
  • Castle and distillery entries not on the programme

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Company Information

As one of the leading walking holiday tour operators in Scotland, we offer you an unrivalled walking and hiking experience through the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands.

Tour Details

  • Availability
    Available Daily
  • Booking Type
    Instant Booking
  • Duration
    7 Days
  • Guiding method
    Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    English, German, French, Czech, Norwegian
  • Meeting/Starts Point
    Edinburgh Waverley Station
  • Maximum Altitude
    300 Meters
  • Trek Difficulty
    Medium

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