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    Wilderness Retreats

    Knowing that every detail has been carefully considered, you can relax and recharge amidst beautiful scenery. Our Wilderness Retreats allow you to explore Scotland’s wild places at a relaxed pace and in a friendly and supportive environment.

    16 reviews

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    Find Your Perfect Wellness Holiday

    Choose to take a break from your busy routine by joining an enriching and immersive Wilderness Retreat. Spend time in beautiful wild spaces, from the Cairngorms National Park to the captivating Isle of Skye. Take the opportunity to participate in a variety of engaging and enjoyable activities from yoga to hiking, wild swimming to foraging.

    Giving yourself the chance to take a breath can easily be pushed to the bottom of an already lengthy to-do list. On a Wilderness Retreat, you will have the time to fully recharge in a beautiful location, partake in immersive, exciting activities and enjoy spending time with like-minded individuals. Underpinned by cosy accommodation and fresh seasonal meals, choose to unwind and relax in the wonderful wilds of Scotland.

    Our Wilderness Retreats Holidays

    2 Wilderness Retreat Trips with 16 Reviews

    Trip Flag
    • Hike in the beauty of the Cairngorms National Park
    • Try Wild Swimming in a sparkling mountain loch
    • Connect with like-minded women in a supportive environment
    • Learn new skills with your expert guide
    • Recharge and invigorate yourself on this active retreat
    Next Available Trip:
    16th September
    Cairngorms and Central Highlands
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Blue Grade 4 (Moderate to Challenging) ? What does this mean?
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    Carbon Footprint:
    120kg ? What does this mean?
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    Trip Flag
    • Go on a mindfulness walk, focusing on the island's unique topography and marine wildlife.
    • Stay in an exclusive lodge with cosy character, excellent cuisine and breathtaking views.
    • Immerse yourself in nature, connecting with like-minded women in a supportive and inclusive environment

    Our holidays reviewed in your own words...


    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.


    Marcia Carr

    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 24/09/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Completely enjoyed this trip (the first that I've done like this) and liked that it was a small group of 8. The other guests were great, like-minded, the location was wonderful, lodging equally wonderful, and it certainly helped that we were able to mostly avoid bad weather. Very happy to have done this trip.


    Joann Wallace

    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands

    Age: 70 - 80
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 24/09/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    This was an incredible experience that encourages me to want to broaden my hiking experiences with Wilderness Scotland/England/Ireland.


    Heather Mackenzie

    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 24/09/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    The Women's Wilderness Retreat is an amazing experience. Everything from the activities to the food to the amazing guide felt perfectly curated. Cairngorms is a wonderful location to experience the beauty of the Highlands and to challenge yourself---hiking Cairn Gorm and wild swimming. I highly recommend Wilderness Scotland and hope to plan a future adventure.

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