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.
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.
OLD TRIP - Highland Escape - Isle of Skye
We were very pleased with the advice Wilderness Scotland provided to us. It was very helpful to have detailed information in advance of arriving in Scotland so that we could plan our vacation at our leisure. Similarly, the trails recommended by Wilderness Scotland covered a wide range of skill levels which enabled us to customize our vacation. And, of course, the trails themselves were stunningly beautiful, showing Skye at its finest. Our time on Skye was wonderful and we appreciate Wilderness Scotland's role in making it so. We would heartily recommend Wilderness Scotland to anyone seeking a wonderful hiking vacation on the Isle of Skye.
Well organised, well planned and beautifully executed walk. Very pleased to have done it.
Beyond expectations (which were high). Definitely the best way to experience Scotland!
Self Guided Walking Holidays articles from our blog
Self Guided Walking Holidays – Your Questions Answered
Posted on Feb 19, 2018 by David Russell
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 […]
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 […]