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Assynt Hill Walks

Introduction Level - 5 days | Prices from £750.00

You don’t need to travel to New Zealand to feel like you’ve landed in the pages of a J RR Tolkien novel, or to feast on turquoise waters and white sandy beaches . Join us for 5 days walking in Assynt and Coigach. Enjoy stunning and unique mountains, offering an unforgettable beauty, rising up out of rugged moorland, studded with a myriad of lochains, glittering like jewels. All of this just over an hour from Inverness.

You will be accompanied by one of our knowledgeable instructors. On hand to share knowledge and experience, you don’t need any experience to join this week.

Stay in the Elphin Hut, a traditional stone Scottish cottage, owned by the Scottish Mountaineering Club, adding to the full experience of North West Scotland, you’ll also have the chance to sample some of the local food and drink.

Join us on 5 August or 16 September. Don’t take our word for it!

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Dates & Prices

Cost (with accommodation): £750.00

Is It For Me?

Join us for an incredible week whilst we immerse ourselves in this stunning landscape, sharing the experience with other like minded people. On top of this you will be accompanied by one of our knowledgeable instructors, on hand to share knowledge and experience. All of which allows you to develop at your own pace.

Just some of the hills you may enjoy:

Stac Polaidh
Ben More Assynt

Course Aims

If you’d like to increase your self-reliance and would like to gain the confidence to play a more pivotal role in your walking. Whilst traveling through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. Then this is for you! We aim to set you on course to developing skills that will enable you to be comfortable and safe in our truly unique wild places.

Course Content

Course content:

  • Navigation skills
  • Route planning
  • Mountain weather
  • Dealing with an emergency
  • Water hazards
  • Environmental knowledge
  • Local & historical knowledge

Meet 16:00 at Glenmore Lodge the evening of the course start date.

What Will I Need?

Glenmore Lodge has a large, and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. You are welcome to use your own equipment and pick and choose odd items from the store. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity.


  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Leather Boots
  • Gaiters
  • Day Sac

Equipment you need to bring which we do not have in stores:

Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Informal clothing for leisure wear
  • Warm outdoor wear
  • Insulating layers – at least one mid weight and one warm fleece layer
  • General trekking trousers are recommended, not jeans though.
  • Thick socks (several pairs)
  • Spare fleece/insulated jacket
  • Hat & gloves***
  • Whistle
  • Compass – Silva type 4 recommended ***
  • OS 1:50 or Harvey 1:40
  • All maps need to be in a waterproof case. Maps and map cases are not a stores item but can be purchased from our shop.
  • Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) / dry bags
  • Vacuum Flask & Water Bottle ***
  • Box or bag for packed lunch.
  • Blister kit/ small first aid kit
  • Suncream – you just never know! ***

Course Pre-Requisites

No experience necessary.

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We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply give us a call to discuss your requirements.

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