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Eigg and Rum walking holiday

This is an opportunity to visit two of the most spectacular and engaging "Small Isles". Eigg, well known as the jewel in the Hebridean crown for its outstanding beauty, is both calming and dramatic. The ‘Sgurr’ identifies it from far and wide and wildlife, singing sands and a vibrant community, set it aside as special.

With its very own Cuillins, Rum is not only a delight to the walker, but is an island of immense attraction to anyone with even a passing interest in wildlife. There is the possibility of spying eagles, Manx shearwaters, wild goats, otters and probably many of the red deer which are the subjects of a long term study on the mystery isle. Two islands not to be missed.

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1-7 Oct 2016 £785 n/a Limited spaces available

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Ferry Journeys

There is always a slight possibility on trips involving ferries, that severe weather conditions or other reasons will prevent a scheduled sailing. However unlikely this may be on this trip, it may not be possible to keep to the planned timings. Any additional expenses incurred through changes in the ferry schedule will not be met by C-N-Do Scotland.

map - Eigg and Rum walking holiday

Your walking holiday includes:

  • Qualified Mountain Leader
  • 7 days with walking
  • 6 nights Hostel accommodation
  • All meals from dinner day 1 to lunch day 7
  • Transport from and back to Stirling
  • Daily transport as required and for baggage
  • 3 ferry journeys
  • VAT at 20%

Eigg and Rum - Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Travel by minibus to Mallaig in time to get the afternoon ferry to Eigg (takes 1¼hr). Settle in to our accommodation and then go exploring perhaps to the Cathedral Cave, 4km> / 90m^

Day 2: The Sgurr or Eigg, the island’s most iconic geological feature, 8km> / 400m^.

Day 3: Local exploring before getting the late morning boat to Rum (takes 1hr). After settling in, spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the surrounds of Kinloch.

Day 4: Possibly walk over towards previously inhabited Harris on the west facing side, with its extensive lazy beds. Perhaps pop over Ard Nev and Orval on the way there or back. 24km> / 100m^.

Day 5: Ascent of Barkeval and Hallival, 13km> / 900m^.

Day 6: Either head over and down to Kilmory, Rum’s beautiful sandy beach, 18.5km> / 125m^. Alternatively, wander over to the wild Guirdil side via Glens Shellesder and Guirdil. 20km> / 700m^.

Day 7: A good half day remains to further explore some hidden corners, along the moorland path to drop down to towards Cave Bay and return by the ruined village on the coast, 8km> / 280m^. We need to be ready to get the late afternoon boat back to Mallaig (takes 1hr 20mins) and our transport back to Stirling, arriving there ~22.00.

Accommodation:

You will be staying in good standard private hostel accommodation, in small bunk rooms. All bedding is provided and towels can be hired. Drying facilities are available.

Meals:

The group will eat out on the first night. After that food for all meals from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast day 7 is provided to provide meals of basic wholesome fare. Essential help from the group in preparation and clearing up is need to create meals. Special diets can be catered up to a point for but only if notified in advance.

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