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Glencoe Challenge Week 2025

Sunday 22 June – Friday 27 June 2025.

Optional Ben Nevis ascent on Saturday 28 June 2025.

Join us in the Glenoce and Fort William area, for six days hiking on some classic mountains and Munros (peaks over 3000ft / 914m).  There’s breathtaking scenery with lochs, seascapes and some fabulous summits, including  Grey Corries, Mamores, The Ballachuilish Munros, The Three Sisters of Glencoe and Buachaille Etive Mor. There’s an endless choice of routes to enjoy with an option to climb Ben Nevis on day seven!

  • Distance: 6 – 12 miles/9.5km – 19km per day.
  • Ascent: Over 3000ft/914m per day.
  • Difficulty: Tough!
  • Great For: Experienced walkers who are fit to tackle steep ascents.
  • Approx Timings: 0900 – 1700 each day. Confirmed when you book.
  • Start/Finish:  Glencoe Area. Confirmed when you book.
  • Location Map >

£49.00£343.00

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Description

The Routes

Description

Each of the six days, will be a full day out in the mountains, weather permitting.  There is an option to book and climb Ben Nevis on the seventh day.

Here are some examples of what we will aim to do during the week:

Munros (Good Weather Options)

  • Stob Ban 3274ft/998m and Mullach nan Coirean 3081ft/939m from Glen Nevis.
  • Sgorr nam Fiannaidh 3173ft/967m and the Pap of Glencoe 2434ft/742m.
  • Ballachulish Horseshoe.
  • Stob Coire nan Lochan 3658ft/1115m.
  • Buachaille Etive Beag 3143ft/958m and 3035ft/925m.
  • Buachaille Etive Mor 3350ft/1021m.
  • Meall a Bhuridh 3635ft/1108m and Creise 3609ft/1100m.

 

  • Day Seven Option:  Ben Nevis 4413ft/1345m.

 

Other Walks (Bad Weather Options)

  • Lost Valley of Glencoe.
  • Glen Nevis.
  • Pap of Glencoe.
  • West Highland Way Route through Glen Coe.
  • Cow Hill Trail, Fort William.
  • North Face of Ben Nevis.
  • Beinn na Caillich.

 

On all days, to maximise your enjoyment and safety, it’s possible we may have to alter routes according to weather conditions and party ability. Alternative routes will be in the same areas.

Important Information: 

  • Accommodation and Food:  We can provide accommodation and food for the week.  This service can be provided on request and we will charge you accordingly. Please see the Accommodation Tab above for further information.

Additional information

Walk Date

Glencoe Challenge Sat 21 – Fri 27 June 2025 £294, Glencoe Challenge Sat 21 – Fri 27 June Plus Ben Nevis on Sat 28 June 2025 £343, Ben Nevis Only on Sat 28 June 2025 £49

What’s included?

Included:
  • Qualified Mountain Leader with Outdoor First Aid Qualifications.
  • Guiding throughout the day with briefing advice and support to ensure your safety.
  • Narrative on local points of interest, wildlife, geology, history and culture.
  • Optional photography of your day which can be shared with you.
  • The option of a free, return lift from your accommodation, a station or bus stop to the start of your walk to encourage sustainable travel. We can only arrange this if we have spare space in our vehicle and the pick-up point is reasonably close to your walk. Ask us when you book.

Optional:  

  • Accommodation with dinner, bed and breakfast and picnic. This can service can be provided on request and we will charge you accordingly. Please see the Accommodation Tab for details.

Not Included:

  • Additional parking or transport costs associated with your walk.
  • Essential walking kit.
  • Food (unless booked as part of the optional accommodation option – see the Accommodation Tab)
  • Navigation equipment and maps for Navigation Courses (we will help if we have spares).

What to Bring

Here’s an Essential Daily Kit Kist for all our walks >

However, any specific information about kit, picnics and clothing linked to this walk will be provided when you book.

Meeting and Parking

Final confirmation of timings and meeting places will be agreed on a daily basis during the week, with the first day’s meeting place agreed in advanced.

Please see a Google Map showing the area here

Coming by Bus or Train
We’re keen to support public transport use and reduce emissions. If you’re arriving reasonably nearby we’ll give you a free lift.

Facilities

Fort William is the nearest town to our walking area with a train station, hotels, B&Bs, hostels, pubs, supermarkets, shops and restaurants.

Click here to see a Google map of local facilities.

For more information on facilities and accommodation at the over night stops during the week please refer to the maps on the Accommodation Page.

Walk Difficulty

This is a Tough Walk. Here is our walk difficulty guide >

Please Note:  Each walk involves paths that are rough and stony in places with some steep sections of loose stones, and some boulder fields to cross. There will be some very easy scrambling involved which may involve using hands to support but this will be non-technical and well within the boundaries of a mountain walk.  It can be wet and boggy in other places. You therefore need to be confident to walk at a reasonable pace over this type of terrain. The walk is suitable for people with a good level of fitness, previous mountain experience or experience walking with us in the Peak District – confidence on steep ground that could be slippery underfoot is important. Should weather conditions be unsuitable to be up in the mountains, an alternative guided walk will be offered in the local area.

FAQs

We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >

Or you can contact us for specific questions about this walk.

Accommodation

Accommodation and Meals 

We have secured the use of a cottage – River Mill House in Ballachulish, Glencoe. This is a spacious cottage with six available bedrooms of varying sizes.

We very much hope you would like to join us. There’s more information about River Mill House here >.

Rooms at River Mill House

Here are the rooms available, for seven nights,  from Saturday 21 June to Saturday 28 June 2025:

Twin Ensuite

  • Single occupancy for seven nights: £500.
  • Shared occupancy for seven nights:  £300.

 

Twin with Shared Bathroom

  • Single occupancy for seven nights: £450.
  • Shared occupancy for seven nights: £250

 

King Size Double Ensuite

  • For seven nights: £600

 

Double with Shared Bathroom (two rooms available)

  • For seven nights: £500

 

Food

We can offer breakfast, a picnic lunch and a two course evening meal at the cottage, at an approximate cost of £180 per person.  Special diets can be catered for on request.

This is for six full days, commencing with an evening meal on Saturday 21 June 2025. There is one ‘cook’s night off’ during week – an evening meal will be arranged in a local establishment and is not included in your costs.

Please contact Rachel Bolton at Peak Walking Adventures for further information about accommodation, food and final costs: rachel.bolton@peakwalking.com

Doing Your Own Thing? 

Click here to see a Google map of local accommodation.

Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come.  Following The Countryside Code really helps…

Respect:
  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Protect:
  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
Enjoy:
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
  • Sustainability – our actions and fund raising to support the local environment, communities and economy.
  • Contact Us – ask a question or make a suggestion.