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Autumn Walking Breaks

Sadly, it’s official, the sun has set on the Scottish summer.

Luckily for us, it just so happens that autumn is one of the nicest seasons to see the West Coast of Scotland.

With the red deer and golden eagles out in force and the unspoilt landscape’s transformation to an orangey, reddish hue, autumn with us means spectacular scenes. So, take a long walk, explore the countryside, then come back to cosy up by our roaring log fire.

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Throughout October The National Trust for Scotland will be running guided walks led by their expert rangers.

 

Starting with a challenging walk, on the Friday 14th October, the rangers will guide you through the Buachaille Etive Beag. For this eight hour walk a good level of fitness is required, as you’ll be walking through some rough and steep terrain.

 

You’ll be rewarded for your efforts with stunning views and the pride of having bagged another two Munros along the Buachaille Etive Beag ridge. There’ll be fantastic views from both summits, and the knowledgeable rangers will fill you in on everything you could want to know, as far as the eye can see (well almost).

This is an adult only walk, but for something a little less challenging, child friendly and with equally beautiful scenery – the Glencoe Autumn Deer Walk will be taking place on the Saturday 15th October.

 

Follow one of the National Trust’s deer stalkers on a walk around the hills of Glencoe.

You’ll get the chance to experience the deer rut first-hand, where you might catch the males sharpening their antlers and fighting over the females. The hills will be alive with the sound of the rut and the warm autumn colours.

This walk requires a reasonable fitness level as depending on the location of the deer, the rangers may take you through rough or boggy ground and short rocky exposed sections. This walk will take you five hours.

The third walk will guide you through vast hidden valley of Glencoe. The rangers will tell you all about the local environment and you’ll get to see where MacDonalds of Glencoe hid their rustled cattle. It takes place on Friday 21st and Monday 24th October, and will take four hours.

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Come and see all that Glencoe has to offer for yourself, with one of our Autumn Getaways.

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