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April 2021 – Walks around Ullapool

From April 2021 (depending on COVID-19 Rules at the time) we are delighted to offer 1 Day Walking Adventures “Walks around Ullapool” (within 45 minutes drive maximum) on a monthly basis.

We will mix each week with difficulty levels from easy to hard and will outline the week regularly on our BlogFacebook and Instagram pages in advance.

All groups will be run with a maximum of 1:7 Guide to client ratio.

More walks will follow and we add them every week. Here you can read more about each walk and book straight online 24/7.

April 2021

DateDayWalk NameWalk DetailsDifficulty
01/04/2021ThursdayNavigation and Mountain Safety DayEASY
02/04/2021FridayStac Pollaidh at sunset2.75 miles, 4.5 km – Ascent 470 m, Descent 470 m – Walking time 2.5 -3 hLevel 2+
04/04/2021SundayUllapool Hill and Beinn Eilideach Loop8 miles, 13 km – Ascent 575 m, Descent 575 m – Walking time 5 hLevel 2+
05/04/2021MondayLoch Toll an Lochain, a Corrie not to miss6.2 miles, 10 km – Ascent 270 m, Descent 380 m – Walking time 3 – 4 hLevel 2+
06/04/2021TuesdayCul Mor, one of the highest peaks in Assynt8 miles, 13 km – Ascent 670 m, Descent 670 m – Walking time 5 hLevel 3
07/04/2021WednesdayExplore the highest Waterfall in Scotland with 658 ft (200 m)9.4 miles, 15 km – Ascent 840 m, Descent 700 m – Walking time 5 – 6 hLevel 3+
08/04/2021ThursdayUllapool Hill and Beinn Eilideach Loop8 miles, 13 km – Ascent 575 m, Descent 575 m – Walking time 5 hLevel 2+
09/04/2021FridayStac Pollaidh at sunset2.75 miles, 4.5 km – Ascent 470 m, Descent 470 m – Walking time 2.5 -3 hLevel 2+
10/04/2021SaturdayNavigation and Mountain Safety DayEASY
11/04/2021SundaySuilven with a cycling and walking approachWalk details: 3.2 miles, 11 km – Ascent 515 m, Descent 515 m- Walking time 3 – 4 h, Ride details: 9 miles, 14.5 km – Ascent 115 m, Descent 115 m – Cycling time 1.5 hLevel 3+
12/04/2021MondayLoch Toll an Lochain, a Corrie not to miss6.2 miles, 10 km – Ascent 270 m, Descent 380 m – Walking time 3 – 4 hLevel 2+
14/04/2021WednesdayStac Pollaidh at sunset2.75 miles, 4.5 km – Ascent 470 m, Descent 470 m – Walking time 2.5 -3 hLevel 2+
15/04/2022ThursdayUllapool Hill and Beinn Eilideach Loop8 miles, 13 km – Ascent 575 m, Descent 575 m – Walking time 5 hLevel 2+
16/04/2021FridaySuilven with a cycling and walking approachWalk details: 3.2 miles, 11 km – Ascent 515 m, Descent 515 m- Walking time 3 – 4 h, Ride details: 9 miles, 14.5 km – Ascent 115 m, Descent 115 m – Cycling time 1.5 hLevel 3+
17/04/2021SaturdayQuinag and a magnificent ridge walk6.5 miles, 10 km – Ascent 750 m, Descent 750 m – Walking time 4.5 – 5 hLevel 3+
19/04/2021MondayLoch Toll an Lochain, a Corrie not to miss6.2 miles, 10 km – Ascent 270 m, Descent 380 m – Walking time 3 – 4 hLevel 2+
20/04/2021TuesdayMagnificent Sandwood Bay9.5 miles, 15 km – Ascent 360 m, Descent 360 m – Walking time 4.5 hLevel 2+
21/04/2021WednesdayBeinn Dearg Loop and the ‘famine’ wall12.3 miles, 20 km – Ascent 1066 m, Descent 1066 m – Walking time 7 hLevel 4
22/04/2021ThursdayUllapool Hill and Beinn Eilideach Loop8 miles, 13 km – Ascent 575 m, Descent 575 m – Walking time 5 hLevel 2+
23/04/2021FridayQuinag and a magnificent ridge walk6.5 miles, 10 km – Ascent 750 m, Descent 750 m – Walking time 4.5 – 5 hLevel 3+
24/04/2021SaturdayNavigation and Mountain Safety DayEASY
25/04/2021SundayLoch Toll an Lochain, a Corrie not to miss6.2 miles, 10 km – Ascent 270 m, Descent 380 m – Walking time 3 – 4 hLevel 2+
26/04/2021MondayBone Caves to Traligill Caves and Inchnadampf6.5 miles, 10 km – Ascent 400 m, Descent 470 m – Walking time 4 hLevel 2+
27/04/2021TuesdayCul Mor, one of the highest peaks in Assynt8 miles, 13 km – Ascent 670 m, Descent 670 m – Walking time 5 hLevel 3
28/04/2021WednesdayBeinn Dearg Loop and the ‘famine’ wall12.3 miles, 20 km – Ascent 1066 m, Descent 1066 m – Walking time 7 hLevel 4
29/04/2021ThursdayStac Pollaidh at sunset2.75 miles, 4.5 km – Ascent 470 m, Descent 470 m – Walking time 2.5 -3 hLevel 2+
30/04/2021FridayQuinag and a magnificent ridge walk6.5 miles, 10 km – Ascent 750 m, Descent 750 m – Walking time 4.5 – 5 hLevel 3+

2021 – Walks around Ullapool

All McKenzie Mountaineering – Guided Walking Adventure walks and courses are limited to 7 places, to give you a great experience and to minimise our impact on the environment.

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COVID-19 Payment Policy Update – 14/01/2021

As the situation regarding COVID-19 is still very uncertain and holidays are booked very short notice we want to be more flexible with our COVID-19 Payment Policy for the coming month and 2021 for you.

We decided to update our payment and refund policy even further in regards to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation.

To make it easier for all new bookings for trips taken between now and the whole of 2021, we take the usual 20 % trip deposit at the time of booking but this is refundable.

Any trip longer than 3 days, the balance has to be paid 8 weeks before as usual. This will be refunded in full including deposit if a cancellation because of COVID-19 is necessary.

All walking holidays shorter than 3 days the full payment has to be made at the time of booking. Nevertheless, the payment is fully refundable until 24 hours before the Walking Adventure is commencing.

If you have to cancel without a COVID-19 situation, cancellation policies are shown in each booking widget.

For our 1 Day and 3 Day Walking Adventures, we have a policy of free cancellation until 24 hours before the walk/trip starts.

For our 7+ walking adventure trips, these are between 3 days and 2 weeks before a trip commences.

If we have to cancel for guideline reasons, illness or travel restrictions you will receive a full refund of deposit and balance as soon as possible after our or your cancellation.

This COVID-19 policy will be in place until the 31st December 2021 and is valid for all new Tours that we run between January 2021 until January 2022.

We will review the situation weekly and if there is further uncertainty after this date we may extend this policy well in advance and give notice here.

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COVID-19 Payment Policy now valid until Jan 2022

As the situation regarding COVID-19 is still very uncertain and holidays are booked very short notice we want to be more flexible with our COVID-19 Payment Policy for the coming month and 2021 for you.

We decided to update our payment and refund policy even further in regards to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation.

To make it easier for all new bookings for trips taken between October 2020 and the whole of 2021, we take the usual 20 – 25 % trip deposit at the time of booking but this is now refundable.

The balance is only due on the day the activity is commencing (if the trip is not longer than 3 days). This should give you and us a much more flexible approach if there are any changes in guidelines or travel restrictions.

Any trip longer than 3 days, the balance has to be paid 8 weeks before as usual. This will be refunded in full including deposit if a cancellation because of COVID-19 is necessary.

If we have to cancel for guideline reasons, illness or travel restrictions you will receive a full refund of deposit and balance as soon as possible after our or your cancellation.

This COVID-19 policy will be in place until the 31st December 2021 and is valid for all new Tours that we run between October 2020 and January 2022. 

We will review the situation daily and if there is further uncertainty after this date we may extend this policy well in advance and give notice here.

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Further update to payment and refund policy regarding COVID-19 (valid until 31st October 2020)

We decided to change our payment and refund policy further in regards to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation.

To make it easier for all new bookings for trips taken between July and October 2020, we take the usual 20 – 25 % trip deposit at the time of booking but this is now refundable. You can cancel any time before the trip without any explanation and we will refund the deposit in full.

The balance is only due on the day the activity is commencing. This should give you and us a much more flexible approach if there are any changes in guidelines or travel restrictions.

If we have to cancel for guideline reasons, illness or travel restrictions you will receive a full refund of deposit and balance as soon as possible after our cancellation.

This COVID-19 policy will be in place until the 31st October and valid for all new Tours that we run between July and October 2020. We will review the situation daily and if there is further uncertainty after this date we may extend this policy well in advance and give notice here.

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For your next adventure in the Great Outdoors!

Hi everyone, after a lot of consideration we decided to create this crowdfunding pledge page as a pay forward scheme for future walking trips with us.


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We know so many people are super keen to get back to enjoying walking in the great outdoors and we can’t wait to get back to guiding and sharing the experiences with you, so as an incentive, we are offering 25% on top of everything that is pledged. So, for example, a £50 pledge would be issued as a voucher with a value of £62.50.

We will send you an e-voucher which can be used on any trip including tailor-made within the next 5 years.

We will also enter every pledge into a fantastic prize draw at the end of the crowdfunding! Please take the time to have a look at our page and watch the short video. Thanking you in anticipation 🙏.

We will update the crowdfunding page regularly with news and Interesting content! Click on the link here to see our page.

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Covid-19 Update (27/05/20)

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COVID-19 Statement

Our steps to ensure the safety of our clients

The health and safety of our clients is of the utmost importance to us. With this in mind we are in the process of establishing a framework for how we can run our adventures and trips in a safe manner.

We will take steps to protect you and mitigate the risk of contracting & spreading Coronavirus / COVID-19 while you are traveling on our adventures.

These are the principles we will make our decisons on:

SafeTrip provision will be informed and guided by a public health assessment of risk.
LawfulWe will respect government guidance and legal restrictions.
Evidence-basedWe will use the best available activity-specific evidence and analysis to guide our decision making.
Socially responsibleWe recognise that there must be a balance between economic growth and the welfare of local communities, society and the environment. Guests, suppliers and their staff are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty; the actions of an individual must benefit the whole of society.
ClearWe will provide clarity to our guests to enable compliance, engagement, and accountability.

At the moment we are awaiting guidelines and legal restrictions which will come into effect after the lockdown in Scotland is lifted by the government.

The guidelines will be established by the Mountain Safety Group (Scottish Mountain Rescue, Police Scotland, Mountain Training Scotland and Glenmore Lodge) on how we can deliver a phased return to the hills and mountains.

These proposals will be submitted to the Scottish Government outlining how mountaineering activities such as hill walking, climbing and bouldering can be re-introduced.

With these guidelines and how we can travel to and from a place, we will establish safety measurements for our activities. We will publish these here as soon we have updates from the Scottish Government and Mountain Safety Group.

Updated payment and refund policy (valid until 1st September 2020)

We decided to change our payment and refund policy in regards to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation.

To make it easier for all new bookings for trips taken between July and September 2020, we take the usual 20 – 25 % trip deposit at the time of booking but this is now refundable. You can cancel any time before the trip without any explanation and we will refund the deposit in full.

The balance is only due on the day the activity is commencing. This should give you and us a much more flexible approach if there are any changes in guidelines or travel restrictions.

If we have to cancel for guideline reasons, illness or travel restrictions you will receive a full refund of deposit and balance as soon as possible after our cancellation.

This COVID-19 policy will be in place until the 1st September and valid for all new Tours that we run between July and September 2020. We will review the situation daily and if there is further uncertainty after this date we may extend this policy well in advance and give notice here.


Please, follow the current Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance and ´hold the line´ to avoid travel and stay local for your daily exercise for now.

Despite an easing of restriction in England this week the advice for people in Scotland remains the same – stay home and only go out for essential work, food or health reasons – although people in Scotland may now go outside to exercise more than once daily.

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