Beginners with good fitness
When to go
April to September
This adventure takes place near Fort William (Highlands), a popular town at the foot of Ben Nevis and widely known as the 'outdoor' capital of the UK. If you’re looking for a remote camping experience, then the epic overland trek to Kinbreack bothy is a must.
On the first day your guide will meet you in Fort William at 9.00am. You'll check you have all the kit and then set off in his car to the trek start point. Along the way you'll take in amazing viewpoints and historical landmarks.
Arriving at the beautiful Loch Arkaig, you'll gear up and begin your two magical days in the wilderness. You'll walk on rough hill paths, going into remote lands, only inhabited by deer and other classic Scottish fauna. Keep a look out for eagles in this area. After a few hours of walking you'll reach the lovely Kinbreack bothy (ask the guide for a story). Here you will set up camp and cook up some well earnt food. With zero light pollution, you can expect an amazing night full of stars and possibly the Northern lights if you're lucky!
The next day will see you head over the mountains, with the option of ascending a munro if the group is up for it. After a remote two days of seeing no one, you'll be exhilarated to arrive back at the car and return to civilisation.
All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s a truly epic British adventure which will give you memories for life. There's a bit of kit for you to sort out before (the guide will advise), but otherwise it's very easy to plan.
We recommend you first send the guide a booking request to agree a date, then get your kit ready. Adventure sorted!
Alan Cameron is a highly experienced Mountain Leader and has an intimate local knowledge of this wild Highland region. He's an excellent provider of adventures and will happily tailor his trips to help clients looking for something more gentle or for a serious challenge. You're guaranteed a fun and fulfilling experience. Alan sees the outdoors as a fantastic way to get fit, boost your confidence and to get to know the British Isles in a completely unique way.
Optional extras include extending the trip to make it 3 days and 2 nights long (ask the guide).
You'll need to come equipped with basic camping kit (tent, roll matt, sleeping bag, stove, spoon, mug) and waterproof clothing. This can be rented or items bought in Fort William if needed.
You'll need to bring your food (we recommend buying those army style meal kits).
This is not for the faint hearted - some previous outdoor experience would be an advantage, and a true sense of adventure is a must!
- Kit for borrowing
- Option for pickup from bus/train/airport
- Advice on kit needed
- Transport during the adventure
- Meals/ drinks
- Camping kit
How to get there
Car to Fort William
From London it is a 9hr 30 mins drive to Fort William.
Train to Fort William
You can take the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Fort William in just under 13 hours.
Plane to Fort William
Flights to either Glasgow or Inverness are available from most London airports. Then hire a car or take a train to your destination. Inverness to Fort William by train takes 1hr 50 mins and from Glasgow a little longer.
Where to stay
If you want accommodation before or after the adventure then we recommend the following.
For a family run B&B experience try Tigh na Drochaid Bed & Breakfast in Nevis Bridge, from £35/person. Call 01397 704177.
For a characterful guest house experience try St Andrews Guest House in Fort William, from £48/person. Call 01397 703038.