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3-day adventure to the highest mountain in southern Scotland (843m). Minibus transport from Manchester and guide Included.




Set in the remote South West part of Scotland, surrounded by vast mountains, forests, and lochs this is the perfect location for a wild adventure!

The route starts at Bruce`s Stone at the head of Loch Trool; there is a panoramic view that includes much of the Galloway Forest, Ailsa Craig, The Isle of Man, and Northern Ireland. The path to the summit crosses over the top of Ben Yellary which along with The Merrick form two of the five knuckles of the wild Range.

Height: 843m

Distance: 13km

Time Hiking: 8 hours

Beware if you like your creature comforts as there is NO toilets, tv or kitchen. This is an exclusively wild adventure! Everything you need you will carry. Join us on our day trips from Manchester today. Transportation from Manchester included!

We do not supply camping equipment so you will need the item below (Although we do have items you can rent for a small fee). If you need any advice on equipment please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to share our knowledge.

For the hike:

  • Backpack (20-40 litre max) (We can lend you this for free)

  • Waterproof Jacket and pants

  • Walking Boots/Shoes

  • Walking trousers/shorts (No Jeans)

  • Fleece

  • Warm Jacket

  • Gloves

  • Hat

  • Food (Breakfast, Dinner and Tea) 

  • Snacks

  • Flask with a hot drink

  • Water (minimum 1 litre)

  • Personal First Aid/medication


Wild camping:

  • Cooker & Gas

  • Sleeping bag (We can rent you this for a small fee, just click here)

  • Sleeping mat (We can rent you this for a small fee, just click here)

  • Tent (We can rent you this for a small fee, just click here)

  • Food

  • Warm clothes

  • Torch (Preferably a head torch)


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On the day

Day 1 - 10.00am - Pick-up - we will be parked waiting outside the National Express coach station on Chorlton Street, Manchester. Roughly 5 min walk from Piccadilly.

12am - Service stop for refreshments.

2pm - We arrive at the car park to begin our adventure. Time to find our wild camping spot.

Day 2 - After a good night's rest, we'll start our 13km round hike to The Merrick and return back for another night's camp.

Day 3 - We'll pack up, eat breakfast and head back down the to minibus.

4pm -  Drop-off - Arrive back at Chorlton Street, Manchester for departure. Already missing the wild!

*Times may change due to traffic and other circumstances.

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Most people join us as solo travellers but groups are welcome. We've created some handy links below to help navigate you through our website:

Kit List - What do I need to bring?

FAQs - I have a million more questions? If you don't find your answer just contact us.

Difficulty chart - Am I fit enough to take part?

Meet the guides - Who are you?

Testimonials - Why book with BEE Adventures?

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