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Client Reviews

Rated 4.85 out of 5 based on 2962 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.

Independent Wilderness Scotland Reviews

If you would like to read independent reviews of our holidays then you can do just that over on the AITO website (Association of Independent Tour Operators).

Wilderness Walking - Sutherland: The Great Wild North

by Katharine Ronald 25/05/2018

4Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

4Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Trip Comments
The days that stand out particularly were the sea trip, walk out to the stack and the walk on the last day in the community woodland area.
Accommodation and Food
The was an interesting contrast between the two accommodations, both were good.
Your Guide
Paul was a great guide with lots of knowledge about the environment and local places. We were given choices of walks and keep well informed. It was all very relaxed and enjoyable.
The Bottom Line
It was a great experience going to and seeing wonderful landscapes, wildlife and flora with an engaging and interesting guide in a week of fantastic weather.
Luxury Walking – North Highland Coast

by Elaine McKinnon 25/05/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Trip Comments
Incredible trip. The walks were just spectacular and the setting at the lodge at the end of the day was just what was needed for my tired legs and lungs.
Accommodation and Food
An amazing lodge. Full of history, beautiful decor, and the most friendly and helpful staff. It truly felt like home away from home.
Your Guide
Tim was so helpful to me. This trip was personal challenge for me and he was attentive and encouraging. He provided great information in a timely way, and shared options that allowed the group to address any needed changes in the itinerary. He was hugely informative about the history and ecology, and shared great tales. I loved his sense of humor and he always had a positive attitude. I would love to tour with him again. What a positive start to my adventures with Wilderness Scotland.
The Bottom Line
So memorable. Stunning vistas, challenging walks, great tales of history and information about the ecology.....I'll be back.
Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Outer Hebrides

by Raymonde Veilleux 24/05/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
I appreciated that I had not to wait long for a reply when I asked a question.
Trip Comments
This walking trip was one of the best I made, considering the quality of the guide, the program, and the company of people from all parts of the world. Even the weather contributed.
Accommodation and Food
I would return to Loch Erisort facility anytime. For the quality of the service, the confort of the house and the beauty of the landscape.
Your Guide
Dave managed the group to make sure that every participant met his/her expectations. I appreciated his choice of paths and activities, according to conditions. He managed stops when we passed through beatiful places. And most of all, he gallantly walked for a long time twice during the week, to retrive the car when when we were beginning to be a little bit burned out. I am very thakful for that.
The Bottom Line
Just saying that I liked it so much I would do it again....
Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands

by Yvonne Dawe 23/05/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Always quick to respond and answer questions
Trip Comments
We had a great guide, Pete. I admired his ability to assess interests and ability/fitness level and tweak the days accordingly. His all round general knowledge is impressive.
Accommodation and Food
Lovely hotel with excellent food and very pleasant staff
Your Guide
We were very happy with Pete. He was very in tune with the group.
The Bottom Line
We love Wilderness Scotland. This was our second trip. We went to the Outer Hebrides last year. We will definitely do more. The guides have been excellent, as has the accommodation. The trip planning and organisation works seamlessly.
Open Canoeing - River Spey Descent

by Rachel Cousins 23/05/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Trip Comments
We really enjoyed our fantastic adventure from start to finish, we learned so much and it was a pleasure to so in beautiful surroundings with great company.
Accommodation and Food
The camping equipment provided was all excellent and we loved wild camping by the river, one night was even spent in earshot of our greatest challenge 'The Washing Machine' Thankfully after we had all made it through without capsizing!
Your Guide
Our guides, Mark and Grant, were excellent. Great instruction especially when needed. Building our skills and confidence for each new challenge throughout the 4 days. Friendly, well organised and really lovely people to lead us on our adventure.
The Bottom Line
Brilliant, fantastic, would love to do it again! Perfect trip with a great group of people, so well organised, even had plentiful sunshine and Ospreys in Spey Bay!
Sailing and Walking - Knoydart, Skye & The Small Isles

by Annina Zancanaro 23/05/2018

4Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Trip Comments
Accommodation and Food
Your Guide
The Bottom Line
Self Guided - West Highland Way

by Adeline Lemarac 23/05/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
having all informations on the web site
Trip Comments
Nice weather, nice people and nice walk
Accommodation and Food
all accommodations great except Drove inn lodge. Clean but not as good standard as other ones.
Your Guide
Clear and complete, very useful
The Bottom Line
Great experience !
Luxury Walking – North Highland Coast

by Anne-Laure Courbes 23/05/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
All my questions were answered very quickly and very kindly. When looked after by 2 different people there was perfect follow-up between them.
Trip Comments
Summary = 6 days on perfect happiness in heaven ! Even the weather was cooperative! I understand this trip is new and this was the first trial. Huge success!
Accommodation and Food
Kinloch lodge was exceptional as a base. The decor was a bliss to my eyes, flowers in every commun room, toiletry products, bedding, all excellent.
Initially when I read we would have to share bathroom, I thought this is far from ideal for a “luxury trip “ but I have to admit that this was not at all an issue. Such a level of perfection together with kindness and thoughtfulness of Liz, Marina, Angela and Ernst, I really felt like the “Lady of the Estate”.
There is only 1 thing I would improve = provide a box of tissue in every bedroom.
Your Guide
Tim was very attentive / considerate to our safety with the help of Rupert in trickier situations.
He listened to every one of us to understand our objective and likes/specifics.
Tim also went out his way to provide for our wishes (e.g. hot tea at lunch picnic, music/dance in a pub one evening)
He was very knowledgeable but right balance for me as he didn’t not try to push it on you.
I found him Very considerate and helpful when someone in the group was struggling more than the others.
I particularly enjoyed the perfect balance to let us go ahead when no risk with clear rules (visibility “I need to be able to see you”)
At last but not least, he is lots of fun to be with with a great sense of humour.
The Bottom Line
Before I do this, let me give a word about Rupert who accompanied us to take pictures/films. Athough with us to tell the trip story / take pictures, Rupert was always ready to help and support Tim on the more challenging parts of the hike (Seal island for ex). Before the trip, I was wondering how this filming would go but I must admit this added an additional pleasure to the whole experience. Rupert is extremely kind and considerate when taking pictures. Felt i was filmed/photographed by a friend. And btw, love the pictures he took of us. They reflect perfectly the “joie de vivre” that was shared by all the members of our hiking group.
so in a nutshell, as I said in introduction, one perfect blissful week of hiking in wonderful and varied landscapes with a wonderful group of people which I would have loved could never finish! Icing on the cake being Kinloch Lodge and its wonderful and always responsive staff.
Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands

by John Rae 22/05/2018

4Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Trip Comments
Lorraine was always gentle but very encouraging. She knew the territory well and explained what was happening. Of course Orkney was a great place to be.
Accommodation and Food
The hotel was described as quirky but suited our needs in every way. The staff especially were very helpful.
Your Guide
Our guide was one of the highlights of the trip
The Bottom Line
I had a great time and learned so much in those few days
Road Cycling - Island Explorer

by Paul Travers 22/05/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

Pre-Trip Service
Team was in communication before the trip to make sure all parties had all the necessary information required to make the trip a success. This certainly builds confidence that you can turn up at the appointed spot and from then on everything will be taken care of.
Trip Comments
It's very hard to identify a particular highlight from a trip that was pretty much a plateau of pleasure. Even the one day on Islay where the weather was less than perfect was tempered by humour ("You can see the American monument behind me .. oh no you can't, the mist's come down as I've been talking") and the distillery visit. My own favourite was probably the last day, cycling through Jura, where incredible scenery and fantastic weather combined with the boy's own adventure of cycling down to a small harbour and loading the bikes onto a RIB for a trip through Corryvreckan. Other high points have to include chocolate cake, the seals in Portnahaven harbour, cycling to Lochranza for the ferry to Skipness, and the Velo Cafe stop.
Accommodation and Food
The itinerary was great, with a minimum of hotel changes so not a lot of unpacking and repacking. The Glenisle in Lamlash was charming and had good food - possibly the best breakfast - but the sloping eaves in the room we had restricted movement a little. The Bridgend hotel in Islay was also charming and the food was excellent. The last night in Medfort was very comfortable with a much bigger room and fantastic views.
Your Guide
The guides were great. Both Craig and Mike were kind, considerate, knowledgeable and highly competent. They were just incredibly nice guys who made us feel at ease right from the start. It was a very small trip - just the two of us and a third person from Wilderness Scotland on a 'fam trip' - so the overall feeling was very much like a family, or a bunch of friends out together. The feeling that they were there for backup was very comforting, even if it wasn't needed.
The Bottom Line
The whole experience was a fantastic way to experience what Scotland has to offer in terms of scenery, wildlife, people and food, on a much more intimate level than just driving through the same terrain. The guides and their knowledge added value to enrich the experience, and made the whole process seamless and worry-free. Probably the best way to sum up was that I ended up making a commitment to an Outer Hebrides trip next year.
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