If you enjoy being in the great outdoors you can be sure of a warm welcome at Saddle Mountain Hostel. When we’re not busy at the hostel that’s where you’ll find us! Stay with us just for a night or use us as a base. We’d love to hear about your adventure and we’re always happy to provide advice and suggestions based on our own local knowledge. We have a great drying room and laundry to get you ready for the next day and, if you’re travelling by bike, we have secure bike storage, bike cleaning facilities and tools.
Saddle Mountain Hostel is in the middle of some of Scotland’s most spectacular mountain areas. Within an hour’s drive of the hostel you can be at the start point to climb 65 of Scotland’s Munros. How about these suggestions to whet your appetite?
- Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
- Iconic ridge walks taking in multiple Munros such as the Five Sisters, the South Glen Shiel Ridge, the Ring of Steall and the Grey Corries.
- Classic scrambles to the top of Munros including the Forcan Ridge, Carn Mor Dearg Arete and Ledge Route.
Add the Corbetts that are also within an hour’s drive (there are just over 30 of them) and we think that’s a pretty good choice!
Long distance treks
Scotland has some great long distance hiking routes and we’re on the routes of four of them. The Great Glen Way, Cape Wrath Trail, Scottish National Trail and International Appalachian Trail all come through the Great Glen and take you past Saddle Mountain Hostel.
There are loads of opportunities to get out on your bike in the Scottish Highlands. Stopover at Saddle Mountain Hostel if you’re cycling the Great Glen Way, the Caledonia Way (National Cycle Route 78), Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG or JOGLE) or your own bike tour.
Saddle Mountain Hostel is close to the River Garry, Loch Oich and the Caledonian Canal. You can kayak or raft the white water on the River Garry or paddle the Great Glen Canoe Trail between Fort William and Inverness.