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Glencoe Experience

Glencoe is not only a holiday centre for hillwalking and mountaineering, it is also an ideal base from which to explore the Highlands of Scotland.

Glencoe is unquestionably one of Scotland's most historic and scenic glens. Visitors holiday here from all over the world - year after year, inspired by the sheer scale and grandeur of its surrounding mountains and fascinated by the intrigue of its turbulent past...

  Buachaille Etive Mor in summer
     

This is an area of the Scottish Highlands rich in history, blessed with stunning scenery and serviced by world-class accommodation and visitor amenities all offering outstanding, warm hospitality to all types of travellers from single travellers, families and private groups to corporate business.

In addition to its own attractions, Glencoe is only 14 miles south of Fort William - which makes it very covenient for the ascent of Ben Nevis.

  Bidean nam Bian
     

Less than 2 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh, Glencoe & Loch Leven offers:

  • Some of the finest scenery in Europe.

  • Outstanding low level walking

  • Great mountaineering opportunities with 43 Munro Mountains within 15 miles.

  • Excellent eating and shopping experiences.

  • Relaxation and tranquillity including stressbusting leisure activities.

  The Aonach Eagach Ridge - one of the most precipitous ridges on the UK mainland
     

So much myth, legend and history precedes a visit to the expanse of Glencoe and Loch Leven, that visitors are unprepared for the sheer beauty and breathtaking serenity of this vast sweeping pass.

With each of the four seasons, new waves of colour wash across the sharply steepening foothills up to the massive angular peaks that push into an ever changing sky.

  The Three Sisters of Glencoe
     
Glencoe is without doubt one of Europe's scenic highlights. But the famous pass is only the beginning. From the scene of the Appin Murder which inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write 'Kidnapped' to the high road to Kinlochleven, from the enchantment of Eilean Munde, the burial isle to the village of Glencoe, Ballachulish and Onich, it's easy to see why seasoned visitors would keep this wonderful place a secret if they could.
  The Lost Valley Horseshoe - Glencoe
     
The area is alive with wild flowers from May onwards and Glencoe is an important conservation area for Alpine species. The ancient woodlands also provide a display of woodland flowers like bluebells with the trees themselves putting on a wonderful show of colour in the autumn. Wildlife is abundant with deer, pine-marten, otters and wildcat all growing local populations seen year-round. Golden Eagles and other raptors may be seen, while Loch Leven is a breeding territory for many seabirds and ducks.
  Glen Etive - early winter
     

Mountain Adventures provide a short 4 day break to this region which can be easily extended to include visits to Fort William or the Isle of Skye.

Our Glencoe experience is designed to enable corporate or private groups to participate in a memorable mountaineering excursion and is the ideal environment for both team building and the more leisure-orientated visit to this beautiful region.

 

 

 

  Glen Etive

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