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Self Guided Holidays

Book your activity holiday with Europe's No.1 Adventure Travel Company - Wilderness Scotland

Our self guided holidays allow you to experience the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands at your own pace.

We make all arrangements for you including your accommodation, route notes and maps, baggage transfers and a 24-hour support service.

Choose an adventure and hike from point to point through the stunning scenery of the Highlands following one of Scotland’s finest long distance trails. Journey from inn to inn knowing that a warm welcome awaits you and that your bags will be there waiting for you.

While you don’t need to be an expert hiker to take on a self guided holiday, you do need to be more self-reliant. To book any of these trips, you must be travelling with at least one other person. If you are travelling on your own, we hope that you will be interested in joining one of our small group guided trips.

Trip Reviews

Customer Kudos

Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us.

Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

That's why we read each of our client's reviews and although we don't respond to all of them, if it's glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

Self Guided - Highland Castle Experience
Great trip overall, loved the accommodations and exploring the Highlands. Most inspirational moment was after we couldn't find the trail head, feeling very frustrated we wound up climbing to the top of a three thousand foot peak by mistake. The views were stunning.

Maxine Lopez-Keough


Self Guided - West Highland Way
Loved it! The path along Loch Lomond where the weather permitted us to swim a couple of times. Coming round Conic Hill was fantastic and crossing over the hills at Bridge of Orchy coming up to the top there for a 350 degree view.

Irene Eisler


Self Guided - The Speyside Way
A very good walk, lots of interest and variety of landscapes. Met lots of friendly people on the route who were sharing the experience.

Robb Radford


Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 146 reviews of Self Guided

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If you find yourself overwhelmed by the choice, or if you have questions about your fitness or suitability for any of these holidays, please feel free to contact our office on +44 (0)1479 420020 or by email.

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29 review(s)

Self Guided - The Great Glen Way

Duration: 7 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 4
  • Traverse Scotland from coast to coast on a rewarding journey through deep glens and past dramatic mountain ranges
  • Take in the sweeping views across Loch Ness, perhaps catching a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster
  • Enjoy moderate hiking on good trails as you hike from village to village through this spectacular geological fault line

Price: from £645

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Self Guided - West Highland Way

Duration: 8 night(s)
Location: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • Trek the 100 miles of the West Highland Way, taking on the challenge of Scotland's most famous long distance trail
  • Experience changing scenery as you hike from the lowlands of Scotland into the heart of the West Highlands
  • We will arrange all accommodation, luggage transfer and provide you with OS maps and comprehensive route notes

Price: from £695

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Self Guided - The Speyside Way

Duration: 7 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 4
  • Hike the Speyside Way from the sea to the Cairngorms National Park - home to some of the highest mountains in Scotland
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of hiking from point to point each day, covering over 65 miles along the trail
  • Visit some of Scotland's finest whisky distilleries, many of which are located along the route of the Speyside Way

Price: from £695

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Self Guided - The Rob Roy Way

Duration: 8 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • Follow the path once used by Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's most notorious outlaw
  • Experience the breathtaking views of The Rob Roy Way, taking in ancient woodlands, open moorlands and rolling hills
  • Enjoy the sense of accomplishment each day, hiking from point to point, covering 92 miles along this trail

Price: from £695

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New Year, New Trips! – 2016 Adventures

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 by Meike van Krimpen

Isle of Skye

Check out our range of exciting new adventures for 2016! One of the best things we get to do here at the Wilderness HQ is dream up new trips that take people out to Scotland’s beautiful highlands and islands. As you may have gathered, we are all pretty crazy about the outdoors and we love designing […]

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Favourite Five Cafes on the North Coast 500

Posted on Oct 05, 2015 by Zoe Newsam


 I like a good cup of coffee wherever I roam. Wilderness Guide, Zoe Newsam is lucky enough to sample the best in coffee culture all over the Highlands. Here she shares her Favourite Five Cafes on the North Coast 500 route. The North Coast 500 is a new scenic route of Scotland’s most rugged and beautiful coastline. Much […]

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