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The Torridon Giants Trek Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Torridon
This is your chance to get to the start of the holiday by making your way to Fort William or Torridon. Since Torridon is a remote area, not surprisingly, it is tricky to get to using public transport and so we are offering a free transfer from Fort William to Torridon for anyone who needs it. Whether you are planning to get the bus, train or drive to Fort William you are very welcome to finish the last part of your journey to Torridon with us. Please do note that the transfer will take three hours and we will be leaving Fort William at 1pm.

In the evening you will usually get a chance to meet the rest of your group as well as your guides at a local pub for a drink or two.
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Sunny day in Torridon Day 2 – Beinn Alligin
Beinn Alligin or “The Mountain of Beauty” certainly lives up to its name and this 10 kilometre trek will give you plenty of chance to explore Torridon’s most westerly mountain. This is the easiest of the giant walks, however, do not let that lure you into thinking this will be an easy day. The route goes over not one but two munros; Tom na Gruagaich and Sgurr Mor before a scramble over The Horns of Alligin. The full day has just under 1250m of ascent and will take approximately 6-8 hours. A perfect introduction to Torridon and a great way to gain some confidence in your scrambling skills.
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Day 3 - Sea Tour & The Aird Mhor Peninsula and Falls of Balgy
Today we will be having a gentle day with a late and relaxed start. We will begin by heading over to the village of Shieldaig and embarking on a Sea Tour for approximately 2 hours. This will begin by sailing around Shieldaig Island, which is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is famously home to a pair of nesting white-tailed sea eagles. Hopefully we will get a glimpse of these wonderful birds in their natural environment. Next, we will be following the shore of Loch Shieldaig into Upper Loch Torridon, where we can really appreciate the towering heights of Beinn Alligin, yesterday’s walk and Liathach, which is still to come! After the Sea Tour we will go for a gentle circular walk exploring The Aird Mhor Peninsula, with its excellent coastal scenery, and the Falls of Balgy. This is approximately 5 miles of gentle lowlevel walking and should take around 2 and a half hours. This gentle day will help you make the most of your time in Torridon while relaxing and recovering, ready for tomorrow’s second giant!
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Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair Day 4 – Beinn Eighe
Today we will be onto our second day of Torridon’s Giants and there is no denying that Beinn Eighe really is a giant! However, it is well worth the effort you will put in as you will be rewarded by some of the finest hillwalking in the UK. We will start by following a good path through Coire Dubh Mor to Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair. This magical area has truly breath-taking scenery, and is perhaps best described as an amphitheatre of rock and a photographers dream. From here we will head up the first of today’s munros; Ruadh-stac Mor, the highest point on Beinn Eighe. Next we will follow the ridge line over to Spidean Coire nan Clach, our second munro of the day, before descending down back to the road. At just under 12 miles of walking and more than 1100 metres of ascent today will take approximately 9 hours to complete. It is a tough day but the reward is undeniable.
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Day 5 – Loch Coulin/Loch Clair and The Whistle Stop Cafe
With two of Torridon’s Giants behind us, today you have earnt a well-deserved rest. We will have a relaxed and late start before heading off up Glen Torridon to Loch Clair. Here we will do some stunning low level walking around Loch Clair and Loch Coulin, giving us fantastic views of Beinn Eighe and Liathach. We will have plenty of time to complete this 9 kilometre trek, and it will provide a great opportunity to take many photographs and to simply take in and enjoy this magnificent area. Once the walk is complete we will drive to Kinlochewe to the little gem that is The Whistle Stop Café, to just relax and recover to ensure we can enjoy our final giant tomorrow.
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Scrambling in Torridon Day 6 – Liathachs and The Am Fasarinen Pinnacles
The last of The Torridon Giant’s will not disappoint, Liathach gives you the opportunity to enjoy the most technical scrambling of the 5 days for those who wish to do it. We will first head up our 5th munro of the week; Spidean a'Choire Leith. This is a somewhat relentless ascent, which should be taken slowly in order to be enjoyed.

Once on the ridge, and weather dependant, we will have the opportunity to scramble along the famous Am Fasarinen Pinnacles. Do note, this is the most exposed and technical part of the Torridon Giant’s Trek and so you will be provided with harnesses and helmets and will be kept safe with ropes. Your guides are there to help and encourage you over this section and fully understand that you may be nervous of this scramble. If the weather doesn’t allow or some members of the group do not wish to scramble the pinnacles then an alternative trek can be arranged. Our 2 guides can split the group however they feel best and so not everyone has to do the same thing, therefore there is no pressure and no stress, only encouragement. After the pinnacles we will summit our 6th and final munro, Mullach an Rathain, before heading back down to the road. This day is a little over 7 miles, however with over 1300m of ascent and much concentration needed expect it to take approximately 10 hours. A fantastic way to end The Torridon Giant’s Trek!
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Day 7 – Depart
Today your trek with us has come to an end and it is time to make your way home. Once again we will be offering a free transfer for anyone who would like to go back to Fort William with us. We will aim to leave Torridon at 9:30am and should be back in Fort William for around 12:30.

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