Join Ascents of Adventure on a guided walking holiday along the West Highland Way. For 2013 I am offering fully guided and supported group walking holidays on the West Highland Way. Maximum group size for all walking holidays will be 8 people.
The West Highland Way is a good choice for a first walking holiday. It is 95 miles long, starting from just north of Glasgow at the oft mis-pronounced Milngavie (Mullguy) and builds in grandeur to finish at the foot of Ben Nevis in Fort William. Following a series of old drovers tracks, crossing Rannoch Moor and climbing the Devils Staircase out of Glencoe, the West Highland Way is a superb way to see lots of Scottish scenery.
All WHW walking holidays provide B and B accommodation (may be shared rooms and may include Youth Hostels and Bunkhouses). You will need to purchase your own lunches and evening meals. Extra luggage is transported to your next nights accommodation so you need only carry a fairly light rucksack each day and you will be accompanied along the entire route. I will lead all these holidays myself and do not sub contract. There will be more than enough time to introduce the mysterious art of navigation to those who may be interested.
For 2013 I am also providing options for the number of days walked - from a 4 day trip over a long weekend for those that don't mind long walking days to 6 days of shorter distances. However the 4 day option is not being billed as a race and will definitely not include any running!
The best hillwalking that the Lake District, Snowdonia and Scotland have to offer. These walking holidays are based on 3 classic mountain rounds that are often attempted within 24 hours by fell runners. We'll take it at a slightly more leisurely pace!
Each round is within a mile or two 60 miles long with 28000 feet of ascent. The Paddy Buckley Round, based in Snowdonia, walks over 47 summits, the Bob Graham Round in the Lakes walks over 42 summits and the Charlie Ramsay Round based around the Mamores and Grey Corries walks over 24 summits. Do not be fooled by the fewer number of summits on the Ramsay Round, this is a hard 4 days on the Munros around Ben Nevis.
I will only be running 1 trips for each round in 2013.
Each Walk will include accommodation in either B and B's, Youth Hostels, Bunkhouses, tents or bothies. All lunches are included, transport within the 3 mountain areas and all guiding on the hill. You will need to purchase your own evening meals and souvenirs from the 3 areas!
Each walking trip will be a walk of a lifetime and we'll possibly experience the mountains in sun and rain - it is unlikely that we'd get a whole week of sunshine in the UK hills, even in Summer, without some rain. They'll be days where you'll be wishing they'd be over and days where you'll wish that they'll never end. You'll make friendships that will last a lifetime.
7 - 12 August 2013
10 - 13 July 2013
The planned number of days walking would be 6 in Snowdonia, 5 in the Lake District and 4 in Scotland.
Please contact me if you are interested in one of these trips.