Loch Ossian Walking Weekend

Loch Ossian, Scotland, Walking Weekend

Friday 11 May - Sunday 13 May 2018

 

Enjoy a long weekend, walking in the beautiful and remote area of Loch Ossian, Scotland with the chance to bag a Munro if weather conditions are suitable.  You will be part of a small group, and with a guide.  The weekend includes a two night stay at Loch Ossian Youth Hostel which is one of the most remote in the country, and accessible only on foot.

Loch Ossian

The planned programme for our Loch Ossian guided walking weekend:

 

Friday 11th.  Meet your guide and the rest of the small group at Glasgow, Queen Street, railway station at about 12 noon.  We will get the train to Corrour station, which is basically just a platform in the middle of Rannoch Moor, with no vehicular access.  From here we walk to the remote Loch Ossian Youth Hostel about a mile along a track.  The evening is free time to relax in the hostel, or take a stroll around the scenic loch.   

 

Saturday 12th.  A full day guided walk starting and finishing at Loch Ossian Youth Hostel amid stunning scenery.  A decision will be taken on the day regarding the route, taking into account the weather conditions.  If at all possible we'll try to climb one or more of the Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet high) in the area.  This could might be include Beinn na Lap (935m) or Carn Dearg (941m) or possibly Sgor Gaibhre (955m).  If the weather is poor, then we'll take a lower level route, to include the path around the lake.     

 

Sunday 13th.  Check out of the hostel, then enjoy a short morning walk to soak in more of the amazing scenery before walking back to Corrour station for the lunch time train, arriving back at Glasgow, Queen Street at about 15:20.   

 

This long weekend is suitable for people with a reasonably good level of fitness, as the walk up Scottish mountains can be strenuous, over rough and sometimes boggy terrain, often without a path.  Proper hiking boots and outdoor clothing, including good quality waterproofs are essential.  

About the Accommodation

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is surrounded by stunning scenery, in a very remote area, and is a unique eco-hostel.  Facilities are basic.  Accommodation is in dormitory rooms, and you will most likely be sharing the room with others who aren't in our group.

 

The hostel is self catering only.  They have a small shop that sells 'ready meals' and snacks, but we recommend bringing your own food.  A few weeks before this holiday, we'll contact you to see if you are interesting in joining with others in our group for group prepared and shared meals.

 

Because you will have to carry everything you need for the weekend, including food, on the short walks on Friday and Sunday, we recommend that you travel very light!  

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Cost

The cost of this long weekend walking holiday is £195 per person.  A non-refundable deposit of £50 is payable upon booking, and the balance of £145 is due by the beginning of April 2018   

 

The price includes

  • A full day guided walk on the Saturday and shorter guided walks to and from the hostel on the Friday and Sunday
  • Two nights accommodation in dormitory accommodation at Loch Ossian Hostel 
  • Rail fare between Glasgow, Queen Street station and Corrour station.

The price does not include

  • Travel between your home and Glasgow, Queen Street railway station
  • Any meals, food or drinks.

Booking

Please contact us to enquiry about availability and booking.