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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.

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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 - West Highland Way
We felt safe and well taken care of! And Since you can offer sevral other trails and differens kind of sports, W'll want to go With you again

Young-a Kang


Self Guided - The Great Glen Way
Best vacation so far

Daniel Webster


Self Guided - The Great Glen Way
This was our first trip to Scotland and Wilderness Scotland made it the most amazing experience. The web site tour outlines are true in their description. There is great communication with the booking team members. Accommodations were welcoming, very clean, comfortable with good food. We experienced exceptional Highland hospitality. Our guide, Tim Frances was highly experienced. A love for the country, it's history and it's great outdoors opportunities were reflected in his intimate knowledge of the land making our stay outstanding !

Cecile Frank


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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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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 - 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 £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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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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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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Rob Roy: A Crook or a Hero? Make your mind up by walking the Rob Roy Way.

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Gill McMillan

Rob Roy Way

If there’s one character from Scotland’s long history who seems to split opinion, it’s Rob Roy MacGregor. We all think we know something about him: robber, thief, outlaw, hero, Highland legend, patriot. The list goes on. Sir Walter Scott immortalised him in his novel Rob Roy 200 years ago but who was he really? Wilderness Guide […]

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