Introductory Hill Walking Holidays
Walking holidays are a wonderful way to experience the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Scotland is criss-crossed with a huge number of hill tracks, some created fairly recently while others have been used over the centuries by successive generations. The Trossachs has its fair share of these and the aim of the week is to explore some of them – not only in the physical sense but also to touch on some of the history about them and to look at the environment through which they pass.
During your stay you will enjoy a selection of walks guided by our expert Gavin Clarke. Walks will occasionally involve (but not in all cases) treks over pathless heather and rough terrain. Distances for walks are between 6 to 9 miles, climbing up to a maximum 3000 feet, which will gradually increase through the week. Duration of walks is 5 to 7 hours.
Example walks include:
GlenDochart to Balquidder via Kirkton Glen
This is a gentle walk to break those boots in, crossing a pleasant hill pass between two major glens. You can start at Ledcharrie farm in Glen Dochart and follow the old hill track, past some ruined sheilings to Lochan an Eirannaich. From there drop down to Balquidder on more recently constructed forestry tracks. At Balquidder you can visit Rob Roy’s grave. (6 miles & 1500’ of ascent).
Tigh Mor to Kinlochard via Ben Venue
Starting from Loch Achray follow forestry tracks to reach the hill path which follows Glen Riabhach up onto the shoulder of Ben Venue. If time and weather permits you can go up to the summit before dropping down Ledard Glen to reach Kinlochard. (6 miles & 2000’ of ascent).
Aberfoyle to Brig o’ Turk over the Menteith Hills
Explore Aberfoyle to Brig o’ Turk, via the Menteith Hills. Depending on the weather, you can go over the hills themselves or follow the lower level route below them. (Up to 9 miles & 2000’ of ascent – depending on exact route taken).
Included in your break
- En-suite accommodation in Gartmore House
- Full board during your stay – breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Packed lunches to take out on your walking trips
- Professional walking guide Gavin Clarke
What you need to bring
- Layered outdoor gear
- Non cotton trousers
- Walking boots (waterproof if possible)
- Waterproof jacket and over-trousers
- Day pack for food and spare kit
- Gaiters (advised but not essential)
Dates and prices
Sunday 7th – Friday 12th October 2018 – £499 per person (5 nights) – BOOK ONLINE
Sunday 31st March – Friday 5th April 2019 – £550 per person (5 nights) – BOOK ONLINE
Sunday 20th – Friday 26th July 2019 – £625 per person (6 nights) – BOOK ONLINE
Sunday 25th – Friday 30th August 2019 – £550 per person (5 nights) – BOOK ONLINE
Sunday 8th – Friday 13th September 2019 – £550 per person (5 nights) – BOOK ONLINE
How to book
Terms and Conditions
A £100 per person deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For breaks booked within 6 weeks, full payment is required at time of booking. Breaks are subject to availability and subject to change.