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Rated 4.85 out of 5 based on 2860 reviews from people who have travelled with Wilderness Scotland

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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.

Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands

by Matthew Montgomery 27/11/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

4The Bottom Line

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by Robert Burke 26/11/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

4The Bottom Line

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by Jeff Royce 20/11/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Rachel was a great resource for assisting us determine the best activities and travel plans for our time in Scotland. She helped us tailor our travel and helped navigate options for extra days in Scotland. She suggested tickets to the Enchanted Forest, which was an excellent experience.
Trip Comments
With Rachel's assistance, we were able to tailor our vacation with enough scheduled activities to keep us active and enough time for us to unwind. Exploring Edinburgh with our guide provided numerous options for our extended time in the city. Our time in the Highlands was exactly what we needed: amazing scenery and hiking.
Accommodation and Food
Our stays at the Balmoral, Monochyl Mohr, and Fonab Castle were a great mix of downtown and remote serenity.

We're both adventurous eaters. The accommodations provided some of the best food we've ever eaten. Haggis is a favorite!
Your Guide
Our guides were excellent. After discussing our time in Scotland with Shana, we decided it would be best for her to provide a high-level tour of Edinburgh, suggesting locations for us to explore on other days.

We really enjoyed our time in the Highlands with Allan. He made excellent suggestions for trekking into the wilderness. While our ventures with Allan didn't have optimal weather, Hurricane Ophelia kept the weather windy and wet, he kept us excited the whole time. Our exploration of Ben Lawers and Ben Ghlas was amazing!
The Bottom Line
Wilderness Scotland was amazing from planning stages to our final morning. The assistance we received from Rachel in planning our vacation was excellent. She helped us tailor our time in Scotland to our preferences, suggesting activities that we never would have experienced with her help. Our guides were great and always willing to make an adjustment based on our whims. The accommodations were simply perfect.
Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands

by Kathleen O'Gorman 11/11/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
I had trouble accessing the trip info files sent to me at one point, and when I contacted you about it, you immediately sent me the documents in a different format. That was great! Very responsive, very personal.
Trip Comments
The trip exceeded my expectations in every way. Kirsty set a great tone, and her knowledge and energy were wonderful. The hikes were spectacular, and she paced them especially appropriately, given the range of endurance capabilities in the group. It never felt awkward to be stopping so others could catch up: she managed, instead, to make the pauses just as much fun as the trekking, explaining details of plants and animals along the way. Among the memories that I'll never forget: hearing her read a poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns at the gravesite of the person about whom Burns had written it. (How many guides would have even stopped at the grave?!) I regretted not getting a video of that at the time and said so later. So, huddled in a cozy hut along a trail where we'd stopped for lunch, she got out the poem again and read it so I could record it, getting the beauty of the Scots language as it should be spoken to supplement the beauty of the countryside. She is outstanding and represents Wilderness Scotland wonderfully. (She was also a pro at dealing with unexpected problems with reservations, etc.)
Accommodation and Food
The accommodations were great in many ways, but the Lovat Hotel needs to make it possible for guests to control the temperature in rooms (or something!). We found ourselves overheated every night, and it made it difficult to sleep. Almost everyone in the group reported the same problem, so I don't think it was peculiar to one or two of us. Not sleeping decently for several days in a row can take its toll, especially when doing so much physical activity. It was a lovely place in many regards--loved the room with fireplace, where several of us usually gathered in the evenings, very well situated in town and with regard to access to trails--so that was worth a lot, but the heat really did impact the overall experience as the days passed.
Your Guide
I'm going to copy here what I wrote about the trip in general (excellent), because it was largely because of our guide--Kirsty--that it was so wonderful. Kirsty set a great tone, and her knowledge and energy were wonderful. The hikes were spectacular, and she paced them especially appropriately, given the range of endurance capabilities in the group. It never felt awkward to be stopping so others could catch up: she managed, instead, to make the pauses just as much fun as the trekking, explaining details of plants and animals along the way. Among the memories that I'll never forget: hearing her read a poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns at the gravesite of the person about whom Burns had written it. (How many guides would have even stopped at the grave?!) I regretted not getting a video of that at the time and said so later. So, huddled in a cozy hut along a trail where we'd stopped for lunch, she got out the poem again and read it so I could record it, getting the beauty of the Scots language as it should be spoken to supplement the beauty of the countryside. She is outstanding and represents Wilderness Scotland wonderfully. (She was also a pro at dealing with unexpected problems with reservations, etc.) I'd also add: the personal touch of her getting a birthday cake and candles for a fellow hiker: perfect! Give her a raise! She is outstanding in every way.
The Bottom Line
A number of the people on the hiking vacation I took with Wilderness Scotland were on their 3rd or 4th trip with them. I can see why! This was an outstanding experience, handled at every level by professionals, but not "professionalized." It was such fun, whatever one's level of physical endurance! I recommend Wilderness Scotland with the greatest possible enthusiasm—have already recommended them to friends—and hope to join them again for future treks!
Photography - Assynt & Coigach

by Theresa Murphy 08/11/2017

4Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

4The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
All went smoothly.
Trip Comments
The pre-trip material described a green hike as - mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. - Now that we have been there and back I can say they were mostly muddy, wet and rough but if we knew that before we went we would never have booked. We were wet and tired and as happy as two people could be. Justin insisted on carrying my pack on one hike and I will forever be eternally grateful. Also, the van we rode around in was extremely comfortable.
Accommodation and Food
Our room was large with a view of the Loch Broome. The long shelf in the bathroom held everything you needed for easy quick prep for the day. Breakfast was very good as were the packed lunches and dinners in town.
Your Guide
Colin and Justin knew all there was to know about the locations we visited. They considered the weather and any factors to make sure everyone was comfortable. I will always consider Justin my very own guardian angel.
The Bottom Line
We had never gone on a trip like this and have to say it was an excellent experience. When we met on Wednesday morning we were strangers and by our departure on Sunday we were truly friends. We can say we had a fabulous time surrounded by the Scottish Highlands and our like-minded companions even if we were dog tired and our socks were wet.
Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands

by Patrice Boucaud 01/11/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
As always timely reminders and advisories were sent and questions I sent were answered promptly. Customer service was/is excellent.
Trip Comments
It is a premier travel company that provides exceptional travel experiences. The choice routes taken in a marvelous and varied country changes you in a profound way.
Accommodation and Food
The Lovat Arms is an excellent establishment. I would frequent this hotel again. The room was immaculate and the amenities first rate. The hotel restaurant provides offers a experience in the space and on the plate. Supurb service and staff.
Your Guide
Kirsty is joy personified. She embodies what is best about loving what one loves does in an environment that one thrives. She was attentive, alert, informed and poetic. What was not to love in a guide like her. :)
The Bottom Line
It was a lovely walk in the woods in the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness. Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? Think not of them, thou hast thy music too.
Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands

by Lesley Lind 25/10/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

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Walking through Glen Affric with fantastic autumn colours and great views.
Accommodation and Food
High quality accommodation and food. The Lovat Hotel was very good - especially enjoyed lounging in large comfy chairs in front of an open fire after a day's walk.
Your Guide
Kirsty was an excellent guide - so knowledgeable and professional but most importantly good fun.
The Bottom Line
This was another great trip with Wilderness Scotland. Lovely walks in a small group who got on so well together enjoying the forests in all their brilliant autumn colours.
Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands

by Richard Buxton 25/10/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

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nothing could have been better
Trip Comments
Excellent walks
Accommodation and Food
Excellent
Your Guide
Kirsty was first class in every respect
The Bottom Line
Excellent in every respect
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by Richard Purchase 25/10/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

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Ive travelled twice with WS and both trips have been well organised and extremely enjoyable.
Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands

by David Withall 19/10/2017

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

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