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    Walking Holidays Scotland

    Our travellers consistently rate our tours as the best walking holidays in Scotland. We offer walking and hiking tours giving you the freedom to explore Scotland on foot. Our tours visit iconic scenery like The West Highland Way, Skye, Glencoe and The Speyside Way.

    Whichever holiday you choose, you’ll experience a variety of hikes, discovering the profound beauty of Scotland.

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    We remain true to our values and we're reopening in a considered way, that respects each of you as individual travellers, while in equal measure respecting the communities that we visit.

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    Book your walking holiday with Europe's No.1 Adventure Travel Company

    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.

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    Quality Assured

    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.

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    Walking tours are available in the following locations:

    Luxury Walking Holidays Read More

    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.

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    Trip Grading Explained Read More
    Green Graded: Difficulty 1-3

    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: Difficulty 4-6

    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: Difficulty 7-9

    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.

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    Guided

    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.

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    Self Guided

    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.

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    Our Walking Holidays

    20 Wilderness Walking Trips with 1627 Reviews

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    • Discover the thrill of invigorating wild weather walks with sweeping coastal views
    • Experience the rich natural and cultural heritage of these special islands in the company of your knowledgeable guide
    • Enjoy Orcadian hospitality and fresh local produce in warm and welcoming accommodation
    Next Available Trip:
    19th February | 5th March
    Region:
    Orkney and Shetland Isles
    Duration:
    5 Days / 4 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Green Grade 3
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    • 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
    Next Available Trip:
    10th April
    Region:
    West Highlands including Knoydart
    Duration:
    5 Days / 4 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 4
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    • 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:
    24th April | 21st August
    Region:
    Cairngorms and Central Highlands
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 4

    Wilds of Assynt

    149 review(s)
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    • Enjoy guided hikes up iconic Scottish mountains such as Suilven and Stac Pollaidh.
    • Discover some of the best coastal walking in Scotland including the Old Man of Stoer.
    • Relax and look for marine wildlife on a cruise around the Summer Isles.
    Next Available Trip:
    24th April | 15th May
    Region:
    North West Highlands
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 6

    The Orkney Islands

    228 review(s)
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    • Discover wild walks, ancient landscapes and spectacularly weathered sea cliffs on the walking holiday of a lifetime.
    • Experience the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Orkneys in the company of our knowledgeable guides.
    • Enjoy Orcadian hospitality and fresh local produce at our stylish accommodation in a historic guest house.
    Next Available Trip:
    24th April | 8th May
    Region:
    Orkney and Shetland Isles
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Green Grade 2

    Isle of Skye

    121 review(s)
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    • Explore the spectacular Isle of Skye through a number of beautiful hikes, taking in the rich scenery and fascinating history of the island.
    • Take a boat trip into the heart of the Cuillin mountains for one of the best hikes of any walking holiday in Scotland.
    • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected hotels, set in beautiful water- side locations.
    Next Available Trip:
    27th March | 24th April
    Region:
    Inner Hebrides including Skye
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Green Grade 3

    The West Highland Way

    141 review(s)
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    • Take on the challenge of Scotland's most famous and one of the world's greatest long distance trails - the West Highland Way.
    • Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery as you walk through the beautiful landscapes of Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor and Glencoe.
    • With the knowledge and experience of an expert guide, learn about the area's history and legends, as well as the flora and fauna along the route.
    Next Available Trip:
    10th May | 17th May
    Region:
    Multi-Location
    Duration:
    8 Days / 7 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 6
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    • Explore the high reaches and hidden corners of the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains
    • Hike on good trails across the high tundra, looking out for rare wildlife as you walk
    • Enjoy the warm hospitality of our private lodge, with all meals included
    Next Available Trip:
    15th May | 19th June
    Region:
    Cairngorms and Central Highlands
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 6

    Autumn Highlands

    52 review(s)
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    • See Scotland painted in golden hues as you enjoy the autumn colours of the Highlands.
    • Enjoy low level hikes as you explore the beautiful glens of the Central Highlands.
    • An all inclusive walking tour where we take care of you from start to finish.
    Next Available Trip:
    2nd October | 9th October
    Region:
    Cairngorms and Central Highlands
    Duration:
    5 Days / 4 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Green Grade 3
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    • Hike on ancient whisky smugglers' trails and visit Scotland's first licensed whisky distillery.
    • Discover the majesty of the deep glens, clear rivers and wild lochs on expertly guided walks.
    • Enjoy the huge variety of wildlife to be found in the Cairngorms National Park.
    Next Available Trip:
    17th April | 15th May
    Region:
    Cairngorms and Central Highlands
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Green Grade 3

    The Knoydart Peninsula

    202 review(s)
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    • This is one of the finest walking tours in Scotland. Boat access allows you to explore the most remote mountains in the UK.
    • Visit the wonderful Small Isles for day walks with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities on both land and sea.
    • Enjoy the unparalleled wilderness of the rough bounds of Knoydart and experience the wildlife that thrives there.
    • Sample some of the finest cuisine in Scotland while staying in a unique lodge which can only be accessed by boat on this all inclusive walking holiday.
    Next Available Trip:
    3rd July | 11th September
    Region:
    West Highlands including Knoydart
    Duration:
    8 Days / 7 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 5
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    • Enjoy some of the finest hiking in Northern England with an expert guide.
    • Learn the fascinating history of the area from Medieval Britain to the Romantic poets of Wordsworth and Coleridge.
    • Walk through changing scenery from dramatic fells of the Lakes to the rolling green hills of the Dales, discovering how the land is used to this day.
    • Stay in a mix of traditional accommodation and enjoy fresh produce including a traditional cream tea.
    Next Available Trip:
    1st August | 22nd August
    Region:
    England
    Duration:
    13 Days / 12 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 6

    Outer Hebrides & Skye

    207 review(s)
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    • Visit one of the most diverse and spectacular regions of Europe, indulging in the wild scenery and rich history of the islands.
    • Experience the rich ornithology of Lewis, spy red deer and golden eagles on Harris, and seek out otters on Skye.
    • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected guest houses, set in magnificent locations on the coast.
    Next Available Trip:
    17th April | 15th May
    Region:
    Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Green Grade 2

    Argyll & the Isles

    94 review(s)
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    • Explore the beautiful Argyll Peninsula, visiting some of our favourite islands which hug its western coastline, spending the last three nights at a lovely hotel on the whisky island of Islay.
    • Take a privately chartered boat to the wild island of Jura, detouring to view the turbulent waters of the famous Correyvreckan Whirlpool.
    • Stay in two welcoming small hotels, each with a tranquil setting, with wonderful meals providing the perfect end to each day.
    Next Available Trip:
    24th April | 8th May
    Region:
    Inner Hebrides including Skye
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Green Grade 3
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    • Enjoy some of the finest hiking in Northern England with an expert guide.
    • Discover the fabulous contrast from the Northumberland coastline to the rolling green hills and beautiful valleys of the Lake District.
    • Step into history as you visit ancient settlements and unique castles.
    • Walk over the tidal causeway to explore the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne.
    Next Available Trip:
    19th June | 4th September
    Region:
    England
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 4
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    • Hike in two of the Highland's most beautiful regions, experiencing contrasting landscapes.
    • Enjoy an exciting day speeding between rarely-visited islands on a privately-chartered zodiac.
    • Soak in the quiet of the wilderness on our favourite peaks away from the crowds.
    Next Available Trip:
    3rd July | 14th August
    Region:
    Multi-Location
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 4
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    • Visit seven islands on a spectacular journey through the southern Outer Hebrides, indulging in the wild scenery and rich history of the islands.
    • Journey to the abandoned island of Mingulay on a privately chartered boat, relishing its wild beauty and abundant wildlife while learning about the hardships of life there.
    • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected guest houses, set in magnificent coastal locations.
    Next Available Trip:
    22nd May | 19th June
    Region:
    Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Green Grade 2
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    • Immerse yourself amongst the true wilderness of the North West Highlands - a land of magnificent mountains, sweeping glens and silvery lochs.
    • Enjoy superb hiking, ascending both classic and rarely climbed peaks with panoramic views.
    • Discover the Highland culture - warm hospitality, and living life close to the land.
    Next Available Trip:
    26th June | 14th August
    Region:
    North West Highlands
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Red Grade 7
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    • Enjoy hiking off path on wild hikes among the Hebridean hills, surrounded by sea and sky. A jewel in the crown of Scotland walking tours.
    • Witness stunning vistas of the Hebridean Islands with their unique mix of green hills, white sand beaches and blue waters.
    • Relax in comfort at our all inclusive, private wilderness lodge, located on the shoreline.
    Next Available Trip:
    1st May | 8th May
    Region:
    Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
    Duration:
    8 Days / 7 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 5
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    • Enjoy some of the finest hiking in Britain on this tour of National Parks in Scotland and England.
    • Discover the amazing contrast of landscapes from the majestic mountains of the Highlands to the rolling Dales of Yorkshire.
    • Try the various Scottish and English delicacies such as whisky in the Highlands, cream tea in Yorkshire and Kendal Mint Cake in the Lakes.
    Next Available Trip:
    9th May | 27th June
    Region:
    Multi-Location
    Duration:
    10 Days / 9 Nights
    Difficulty:
    Blue Grade 5

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    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.

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    Kerin Sanders

    Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 24/10/2020
    Trips Taken: 8

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Another great trip with Wilderness Scotland and even more appreciated than usual having not been able to travel all year. I will no doubt be looking for another trip soon.

    MB

    Maura Buchanan

    Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

    Age: 70 - 80
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 24/10/2020
    Trips Taken: 4

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    A wonderful trip in the Cairngorms walking in beautiful forests filled with stunning autumn colours. Our team leader, Tim, was superb, managing our trip to accommodate the Covid-19 restrictions. At all times we felt safe so the trip was a welcome break in a difficult year. My 4th trip with Wilderness Scotland lived up to my expectations, excellent as always!

    AH

    Andrew Halstead

    Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: UK
    Trip Date: 24/10/2020
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

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    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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    A Growing Team

    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.

    We Know Scotland

    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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    Popular Walking Holidays Scotland

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    Wilderness Walking – The Orkney Islands 24/04/2021 £1,745 6 Nights Trip Details
    Wilderness Walking – Autumn Highlands 02/10/2021 £895 4 Nights Trip Details
    Wilderness Walking – The Isle of Skye 27/03/2021 £1,695 6 Nights Trip Details
    Wilderness Walking – The West Highland Way 10/05/2021 £1,695 7 Nights Trip Details
    Wilderness Walking – High Points of the Cairngorms National Park 15/05/2021 £1,675 6 Nights Trip Details

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