3 Day Trail Running & Crofting Getaway from Fort William

From £ 627

Fort William

3 Day Trail Running & Crofting Getaway from Fort William
Minimum age: 18
Fort William
Max. group size: 10
Cancellation: Firm
Duration: 3 days
From £ 627

Activity Highlights:

Learn about local history through the folklore and stories of those who used the very paths & hillsides we now run.

Join us for a unique 3 Day Trail Running & Crofting Getaway, where you will explore the remote hills and paths above Strontian on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. This retreat is a chance to connect with nature and learn about the rich history of crofting in the area.

Key Details

  • Duration: 3 nights, 3 days
  • Meeting Point: Fort William (pick-up available)
  • Accommodation: Shared Occupancy at Ariundle Lodge, Strontian
  • Meals: All included
  • Who is it for: Suited for runners comfortable covering 10km per day, eager to experience more than just running. This trip offers a chance to learn traditional ways of living and take some time out for personal reflection.
  • Minimum Group Size: 5 people 

What to Expect

Over three days, you’ll explore the beautiful and remote hills above Strontian, delving into the history of crofting and small-scale farming that has shaped the region.

The trails offer a mix of terrains and stunning views, perfect for a beginner or intermediate trail runner. In addition to running, you’ll participate in croft and wellbeing workshops, gaining insights into sustainable living and local folklore.

Expect a welcoming environment, supportive guides, and a chance to connect deeply with nature and history.

Accommodation

You will stay at the cosy Ariundle Lodge in Strontian, offering shared occupancy. The lodge provides a comfortable and communal environment, ideal for relaxation and bonding with fellow participants. Private accommodation is available upon request.

Location

Strontian, located on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, is known for its rich history and stunning landscapes. The area is a perfect retreat for trail runners and those interested in learning about the traditional crofting lifestyle. The remote hills and paths offer an idyllic setting for this unique adventure.

Prerequisites

This retreat is designed for beginner to intermediate runners who are comfortable covering 10km per day. No prior trail running experience is necessary, but a basic level of fitness is required. An interest in cultural history and sustainable living will enhance your experience.

Why Choose Us

We are dedicated to creating enriching and memorable experiences that go beyond the physical activity of running. Our Trail Running & Crofting Retreat offers a unique blend of adventure, cultural immersion, and personal growth. With experienced local guides, carefully planned activities, and a supportive environment, we ensure that you not only enjoy the beauty of the Scottish Highlands but also gain a deeper understanding of its history and traditions. Join us for a retreat that promises relaxation, education, and inspiration.

Ready to join this unique adventure? Book now and immerse yourself in the beauty and history of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. If you have any questions or need more information, feel free send a query or message the adventuro team via the live chat. We look forward to welcoming you on this journey!

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What's Included:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Ariundle Lodge
  • All meals: 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 breakfasts
  • Local Mountain Guide & Wild Swimming Guide
  • 2 Croft and Wellbeing Workshops
  • Optional pick-up from Fort William

What's Not Included:

  • Personal running gear (clothing, shoes, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional personal expenses

Group Size of 2 and above: 5% discount

Group Size of 3 and above: 7.5% discount

Discounts

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Group Size of 2 and above: 5% discount

Group Size of 3 and above: 7.5% discount

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Frequently Asked Questions

This retreat is designed for beginner to intermediate runners who are comfortable covering 10km per day. A basic level of fitness and enthusiasm for trail running and outdoor activities are essential.

You should bring suitable running clothing, including layers for varying weather conditions, trail running shoes with good grip, a waterproof jacket, a small daypack/hydration vest, personal items like sunscreen, a hat, a headlamp, and any personal medications. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.

While prior trail running experience is beneficial, it is not required. This retreat is suitable for those with a basic level of fitness who can comfortably run or walk 10km per day on varied terrain.

The minimum group size is 5 participants, with a maximum of 10. This ensures a personalised experience and allows participants to connect closely with each other and the guides. If you would like to book this retreat for a larger private group, we would be happy to make this happen.

Accommodation at Ariundle Lodge is shared, offering a comfortable and communal environment ideal for bonding with fellow participants. Private accommodation is available upon request at an additional cost.

We plan our retreats to align with the best possible weather windows. However, the Scottish Highlands can be unpredictable. Our guides are experienced in adjusting activities to ensure safety and enjoyment, regardless of weather conditions.

We offer an optional pick-up service from Fort William, which is where our trip will begin. Please let us know if you require this service when you book, and we will arrange the details.

Our experienced local guides will support you throughout the retreat, offering guidance, encouragement, and knowledge about the area’s history and culture. They are trained in first aid and equipped to handle any emergencies, ensuring your safety and well-being.

Crofting is a traditional form of land tenure and small-scale food production unique to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It involves working small plots of land, known as crofts, typically in rural and often coastal areas.

Extras / Options

To book with shared accommodation, the total cost is £627 per person.

Rooms are triple or bunk shared, if you book in pairs 5% or group of three 7.5% discount added at checkout. If book in a group of three we will try and room you together, but we can’t guarantee based on rooming allocation. 

To book with private accommodation, the total cost is £757 per person. Rooms are twin, so if you book with pairs or triple with private accomodation you will be allocated a room to yourselves. 

Book in pairs 5% or group of three 7.5% discount added at checkout. 

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  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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