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Self Guided Walking Holidays

Our Self Guided walking holidays allow you to explore the magnificence of Scotland at your own pace.

We package each tour so that accommodation, route notes, maps, baggage transfer and 24 hour support is taken care of. Choose an iconic self guided walking route, like the West Highland Way or Rob Roy Way, and hike from point to point through the stunning scenery of the Highlands following one of Scotland's finest long distance trails.

Our Self Guided walking holidays allow you to explore the magnificence of Scotland at your own pace.

We package each tour so that accommodation, route notes, maps, baggage transfer and 24 hour support is taken care of. Choose an iconic self guided walking route, like the West Highland Way or Rob Roy Way, and hike from point to point through the stunning scenery of the Highlands following one of Scotland's finest long distance trails.

Popular Self Guided Walking Holidays

Trip Difficulty Price Duration  
Self Guided – West Highland Way 4 £775 8 Nights Trip Details
Self Guided – The Great Glen Way 4 £695 7 Nights Trip Details
Self Guided – The Rob Roy Way 4 £735 8 Nights Trip Details

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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.

Self Guided - West Highland Way
You rock. This was one of the best experiences of my life.

TEAM WILDERNESS RESPONSE:

Thank you for your comments, we hope you get back to the Highlands to join us for another adventure soon.

Maja Gray
04/09/2015

5

Self Guided - The Rob Roy Way
One of my best holidays.

Roy Apps
10/07/2014

4

Self Guided - West Highland Way
Despite the weather, the pain :) and the fact that it was our first long distance walk, we all said we would do it again in a heartbeat.

Vanitia Campbell
23/08/2017

5

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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 £735

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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
  • You pick the dates that suit you - we make all the arrangements required
  • We will arrange all accommodation, luggage transfer and provide you with OS maps and comprehensive route notes

Price: from £775

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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 £745

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Great job! So nice to have everything taken care of for you so you could just enjoy the beautiful scenery of Scotland. Great value and Would definitely use Wilderness Scotland again!

Paula Hemmerly
Self Guided - West Highland Way

Customer Rating: 5

We will return for more hiking and exploring in such a safe, welcoming, enchanting country!! We look forward to working with Wilderness Scotland again.

Joseph Rayball
Self Guided - West Highland Way

Customer Rating: 5

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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 £695

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Self Guided Walking Holidays – Your Questions Answered

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 by David Russell

self guided walking holidays

Ready to take on one of Scotland’s most iconic long-distance walks? Need a little help along the way? We offer a range of Self-Guided walking holidays. If you’re a little unsure what to expect, read on to find the most common questions answered. Q) What do we mean by a self-guided hike? These walking holidays […]

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Guest Post: The Unexpected Charms of B&Bs on the West Highland Way

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 by Wilderness

The Unexpected Charms of Scottish B&Bs: An American Perspective A guest article from American hiker and writer, Brandi Willis Schreiber On a narrow rail line about 60 miles from Glasgow, I pressed my nose against the glass and watched the silvery River Clyde open into the wide waters of Gare Loch. Somewhere down the line was […]

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On each of our self guided walking holidays you’ll experience the magnificent scenery of Scotland at your own pace.

Self guided walking holidays offer the perfect combination of immersion in the lush Scottish landscape, hiking at your own pace and the freedom to explore anything of interest along the way, without the feeling that you’re holding anyone else up. 

On a Wilderness Scotland self guided tour you might be walking on your own but you’ve got the support of 24 hour assistance from the office team, plus the route notes, maps and luggage transfer that we arrange in advance for you.

Journey from inn to inn, or hotel to hotel knowing that a warm welcome awaits you and that your bags will be there waiting for you. Long distance walking trails like the world renowned and iconic West Highland Way and Rob Roy Way are particular favourites for self guided walkers.

You certainly don’t need to be an expert hiker to take on a self guided holiday, however 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 walking holidays.

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