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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
Superb. WS handled every detail with professionalism and sincerity.

Pat Apperson


Self Guided - The Great Glen Way
The trip was wonderful, our decision to break the last leg from Drumnadrochit to Inverness into 2 days was a good one. That would have been one long day to do the whole thing.
Make sure you highlight the little trail off to the stone chair, between Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit, its only a five minute walk, but sitting in that chair overlooking Loch Ness was the high point for me.

Joe Johnson


Self Guided - West Highland Way
Thank you Wilderness Scotland for your excellent service from beginning to end. Our
group of 12 had the best adventure. We were well informed and prepared due to your detailed information and regular correspondence. Your friendly team was most helpful and supportive throughout.
I will not hesitate to recommend Wilderness Scotland to all of my friends! You're the best!

Glenys Ryan


Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 195 reviews of Self Guided

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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 £725

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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 £715

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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 £720

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What is a Scottish Summer Like?

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 by Meike van Krimpen

Summer in Scotland

Although the weather in Scotland can become glorious as early as the end of April, summer does not really kick-off till June when the weather is consistently mild for the next four months. We’d be lying if we said that Scottish summers are all warmth and sunshine, they’re not. But they’re also not wet and cold like people think. […]

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Everything you need to know about Highland Cows

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 by Glen Cousquer

Spot Highland Cattle and iconic Scottish Wildlife on our Highland Wildlife Tour. Scottish Highland Cows have long vied with the Loch Ness Monster and the wee ferocious midge for the title of Scotland’s most iconic creature. A sighting of this most noble and magnificent of beasts never disappoints and is, for many visitors to these shores, […]

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