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      We offer the widest range of inspiring holidays, journeys and outdoor experiences in the most remote and beautiful regions of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

      Book your Outdoor Adventure Holiday with Wilderness Scotland

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      We take care of every detail so that you have the most inspiring experience possible. That means we take the worry out of finding the local hidden trails to explore, the most friendly accommodation to stay and the tasty eateries that know how to treat fresh seasonal ingredients. Don’t take our word for it though, we have over 3,500 unedited customer reviews so you can see what other travellers thought of the trips you’re interested in booking.

      Click on a category below to find out more or use our search facility on the left to find your perfect activity holiday.

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      …And when you’re done, explore the outdoor holidays in Scotland that create a lifetime of memories by choosing your favourite activity above.

      Travel Tips

      What to Wear on Your Outdoor Adventure Holiday Read More

      See below for advice on what you should wear on each of our activity holidays:

      Walking

      What to Wear Summer Hiking

      Footwear: Boots vs Shoes

       

      Sea Kayaking & Canoeing

      What to Wear Sea Kayaking

      What to Wear Canoeing

      Footwear for Sea Kayaking & Canoeing

       

      Road Cycling

      What to Wear Road Cycling

       

      Mountain Biking

      What to Wear Mountain Biking

      Weather Read More

      Scotland is known for its ever-changing weather conditions – yes, you should prepare for rainy conditions with appropriate waterproofs for protection, but really you should prepare for all types of weather changes. Especially in Summer, you can experience rather interchangeable conditions – one moment the skies can be clear blue with the sun shining brightly, then later in the day the heavens open up to provide some refreshing rain to help you cool down and then before you know it the sun is back to accompany you for the rest of the day. So, the best advice is to take your raincoat and some suntan lotion.

      Below are some articles relating to Scottish weather and seasons:

      10 Best Weather Forcast Websites

      What is the Best Season to Hike in Scotland?

      8 Reasons to Travel in Spring

      What is a Scottish Summer Like?

      5 Reasons to Visit Scotland in Autumn

       

      Travelling to Scotland Read More

      See below for our guide on various travel links within the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia/New Zeland:

      Travel to Scotland

      Solo Travel Read More

      Whether travelling solo on a group holiday or journeying on a self-guided walking adventure, we can provide you with advice about solo travel. Check out the articles below for more information:

      Travelling Solo on a Group Adventure: A Guide’s Perspective

      Solo Travel: Making New Friends on Arran, Islay and Jura

      Self Guided Walking Holidays – Your Questions Answered

      5 tips for Self Guided Walks

       

      Fitness Levels Read More

      Our holidays are open to people with various levels of fitness – all our trips are graded by difficulty; green trips are the easiest, while blue trips offer an intermediate challenge and red graded activities are the most challenging. Click the link below to view our guides and videos on grading for each activity holiday that we offer.

      Our Trip Grading Explained

      While our grading system caters for a range of fitness levels it is good to get your body prepared before heading on your adventure:

      How to Get Fit for a Long Distance Hike

      Getting Fit for Sea Kayaking

       

      Accommodation Read More

      From spending nights in grandiose castles, relaxing by a cosy fireplace in a beautiful 4-star hotel or camping lochside during one of our canoeing holidays you can be sure to have a memorable time with whichever activity holiday you choose. In castle and hotel accommodation look forward to tasting some fine locally sourced food from some of the most magical locations in Scotland. On our luxury walking holidays experience some of the greatest 5-star hotels in Scotland.

      Top 5 luxury hotels in Scotland

       

      Further Information

      Most of our small group outdoor adventure holidays in Scotland have a maximum group size of just 8 clients. These holidays are led by fully qualified and very experienced guides, who will lead you on all of our small group trips, as well as looking after all of your requirements while you are on holiday with us.

      Our activity holidays in Scotland are not for everyone. They are not sightseeing tours of the Highlands and Islands. All of the trips involve an outdoor activity, so you will need to have the appropriate level of fitness to join any particular holiday. Even our ‘easy’ graded trips require a reasonable level of fitness.

      Furthermore, our trips venture into wilderness areas and national parks, so you need to expect the unexpected and accept that the weather and other factors sometimes mean a change of plan. This is all part of adventure travel. Please do call us if you would like to discuss any aspect of our small group holidays.

      Most of our adventure holidays in Scotland focus on one activity. We offer walking, sea kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, road cycling, sailing, photography, winter walking and family outdoor holidays.

      As well as small group holidays, we offer bespoke private group holidays and self-guided walking holidays. Please do contact us if you would like to discuss any of our holidays in Scotland or visit our sister company Wilderness Ireland for Irish activity holidays.

      Our holidays reviewed
      in your own words

      I would do this trip again in a heartbeat - loved every second and can't think of a better way to get a blast of fresh air and recharge batteries in just a few days. Wilderness Scotland - the trips, the guides, the guests - unbeatable.

      Karen Bennett
      Open Canoeing - River Spey Descent
      Reviewed on 24/09/2015

      Rated 4.87 out of 5 based on 4,382 reviews

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