- Hiking up to the summit of the highest peak on the island
- Immersing in heritage and history of this fantastic island
- Enjoy some beautiful coastal scenery and views across to Ireland
- Soak up the wilderness away from the crowds
Across Spring, Summer and Autumn, we run over 100 departure dates, across a mix of grades. So you’re sure to find the ideal walking in Scotland trip. Visit: AITO’s independent reviews of our trips.
We base all our walking packages in small hotels, guest houses or Highland lodges. A combination of hill walks, coastal walks and valley hikes are available across the tours. Our grading system allows you to choose a holiday to match your fitness.
To ensure a high level of comfort and friendly service, we check the accommodation you stay in. It is generally 3-4 star as standard and offers a high level of comfort and friendly service. Our luxury walking holidays also feature stays at 5 star hotels.
Many of our tours are all inclusive walking holidays. You will enjoy daily walks and hikes, led by our expert guides through some absolute stunning walking trails and you’ll only carry with you what you need for the day.
Our group tours are ideal for single or solo travellers as you get the chance to join like-minded people, you can also book any of our holidays on a private basis, only for your group of closest friends, family or colleagues.
You can expect to enjoy walking in Scotland by exploring a variety of exhilarating routes during an epic adventure exploring the country’s most beautiful landscapes, diverse wildlife and rich history.
Walking tours are available in the following locations:
Do you prefer 5 Star accommodation in private lodges and hotels? If so, our Luxury Walking tours might be more suitable. Their remote locations allow us to explore parts of Scotland that many rarely see.
Green graded walking holidays are suitable for active travellers who are reasonably fit and enjoy moderate hikes. We walk at a comfortable pace and you can expect to be out for 5-6 hours a day. The terrain will be mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 1,500 feet / 450m. Distances will be typically 8-10km. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.
Blue graded walking holidays are suitable for fit and experienced hikers. We walk at a good pace and you can expect to be out for 6-8 hours a day. You will not always be on a path and the terrain underfoot can be rough and boggy, including boulder fields and mountain tops. Some of the daily walks will involve a mountain ascent of over 3000ft / 900m high. Daily distances will be typically up to 16km but may be longer occasionally. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.
Red graded walking holidays are suitable for fit and experienced hikers used to more challenging routes and rough terrain. The terrain will be varied but include rough hill tracks, boggy ground, boulder fields and mountain tops. There may be ridge walks or short non-technical scrambling so a good head for heights is useful. Daily distances will be 15 – 20km a day and often include an ascent of a major peak up to 3000ft / 900m high. Daily hikes are available in the itinerary.
Booking a guided walking holiday with Wilderness Scotland means booking a trip with the most experienced guides in the business. Our guides don’t just simply take you from A to B. They are ambassadors for Scotland and are passionate about sharing their in-depth knowledge of the nature, geology, history and culture of the country, truly immersing you in your surroundings.
They’ll bring the landscape to life through tales of local myths and legends. While their expert knowledge of the flora and fauna will make you feel more connected nature than ever as you journey through the Highlands of Scotland.
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.
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.
19 Wilderness Walking Trips with 1598 Reviews
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.
Age: 40 - 50
Country: United States
Trip Date: 05/05/2018
Trips Taken: 1
Accommodation & Food
The Bottom Line
Very helpful and communicative. A few mis-sent emails before the trip, but no big deal.
Mark was a fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable, prepared and extremely competent guide which made for a wonderful experience. The outer Hebrides are stunning and easily impressive, but the guide, lodge and other guests made the experience unforgettable.
Superb food, clean comfortable and historical lodge, warm atmosphere. Folks quickly learned of my penchant for black pudding and I found it served every day, much to my palettes pleasure and hearts chagrin.
Mark was an excellent guide- please see first comment.
We will be back for another trip!
Age: 60 - 70
Country: United States
Trip Date: 31/08/2019
Trips Taken: 1
Accommodation & Food
The Bottom Line
This was our first time booking a "tour" as we are travelers who like to plan our own trips details so we were a bit hesitant. Your staff were quick to answer our questions and we all worked out well....really better then we expected!
Jeremy was an absolute jewel as a guide. He always had a smile and an answer to our many questions. He was even happy when the weather conditions were poor. Loved the flexibility of the daily schedule allowing us extra time if needed to make a detour and/or to talk with locals!
The accommodations were excellent. Don't change a thing!
Jeremy was just EXCELLENT! We felt he was a friend from the moment when we met and when we said good-bye.....
We just loved every day of the tour.....just be prepared for any weather conditions and Wilderness Scotland will take care of the rest! We have booked another walking tour with your sister company, Wilderness Ireland, for 2020. Needless to say, we are so excited for this one too and feel very comfortable to just let you handle all the minute details again!
“As a 5 Star tour operator this is how we see customer service.
For example, we can’t say we will get back to you within 3 hours because sometimes we won’t and we can’t say we endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible, because that’s just wishy washy and everyone says that.
Great customer service isn’t tangible.
It’s tone of voice, and relationship building.
And going that wee bit further to make someone’s day and it can’t be quantified.
It’s how we make you feel…
and we feel that it’s the following things that go towards making the difference between a holiday, and an amazing, memorable experience.”
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We have fantastic relationships and in many cases personal friendships with our trusted team of suppliers.
Our team of 35 travel professionals in the office and over 60+ expert guides mean we’re small enough to care about every detail but big enough to deal with any curveballs, meaning your holiday experience will be seamless.
Being outdoors people, we have an unrivalled depth and breadth of knowledge when it comes to Scotland’s wild places. We’ve been there and can recommend locations and activities from our own experience.
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