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Our guided walking holidays and hiking tours are a wonderful way to experience the Scottish Highlands.

All our walking holidays are based from small hotels, guest houses or Highland lodges.

These are generally 3-4 star in standard, offering a high level of comfort and service. Our luxury walking holidays also feature stays at 5 star hotels. You enjoy daily walks and hikes, led by our expert guide, carrying only what you need for the day.

These walking holidays are a wonderful way to experience the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Some itineraries are based in one location throughout, while others visit two or three different regions.

A combination of hill walks, coastal walks and valley walks are available across the itineraries. Our grading system allows you to choose a trip to match your fitness and aspirations. Whichever trip you choose, you will experience variety of hikes, discovering beautiful scenery and real Scottish hospitality along the way.


Trip Reviews

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.

Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
This was my first hiking trip. I'm an active person, but have never walked/hiked for that long or far. I did find that the hikes seemed more difficult than the grading video indicated, but that may also be due to the fact that I am a newbie.

Kirsty, our guide, was superb. She was patient, reassuring, informative, helpful, accommodating, and seems to really love her job.

The places where we walked were breathtaking. It's difficult to keep walking when all you want to do is stop and look (and take a photograph) every 10 feet!

Thank you.

Yvonne Avis
04/08/2014

5

Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
The trip surpassed our expectations and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

helena peacock
22/07/2016

5

Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
An excellent overview of Orkney-all major sites visited,nice walks,plenty of fresh air and great food,transport all ran seamlessly.V helpful guide

Stephanie Goode
07/08/2017

5

Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 893 reviews of Wilderness Walking

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4 star 75

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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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142 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula

Next available trip: 14th April        Duration: 7 night(s)
Location: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • Access some of the finest walking routes in Scotland by boat as you 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

Price: from £1,495

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47 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye

Next available trip: 28th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Inner Hebrides including Skye    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • 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 in Scotland.
  • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected hotels, set in beautiful water- side locations.

Price: from £1,695

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4 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Outer Hebrides

Next available trip: 12th May        Duration: 7 night(s)
Location: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • Hike to the summits of Scotland's most remote and spectacular hills, surrounded by sea and sky.
  • 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 exclusive wilderness lodge, located on the shoreline.

Price: from £1,595

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148 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye

Next available trip: 19th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • 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

Price: from £1,595

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119 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands

Next available trip: 7th July        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Orkney and Shetland Isles    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • 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

Price: from £1,695

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20 review(s)

Luxury Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands

Next available trip: 5th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Deluxe
Difficulty: 4
  • 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
  • Relax as you stay in two of the very best hotels in the Scottish Highlands

Price: from £2,650

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46 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Argyll & the Isles

Next available trip: 28th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Inner Hebrides including Skye    
Comfort: Deluxe
Difficulty: 3
  • Explore the beautiful Argyll Peninsula, visiting four islands which hug its western coastline, spending the final two 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 coastal setting, with wonderful meals providing the perfect end to each day.

Price: from £1,695

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Luxury Walking – North Highland Coast

Next available trip: 12th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Comfort: Luxury
Difficulty: 4
  • Hike among the wildest scenery in Scotland based from an exclusive and luxurious Highland lodge
  • Enjoy the leadership and insights of our expert guide as you explore one of the quietest areas of the Highlands
  • Superb food and drink, created from wonderful local ingredients. All included in the cost and freshly prepared for us by the in-house chef

Price: from £3,095

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32 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay

Next available trip: 2nd June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • 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.

Price: from £1,595

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97 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt

Next available trip: 19th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • 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.

Price: from £1,395

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Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Cairngorms National Park

Next available trip: 2nd June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • 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

Price: from £1,495

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57 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

Next available trip: 12th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • 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.

Price: from £1,395

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13 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Sutherland: The Great Wild North

Next available trip: 12th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Explore the spectacular landscapes of the Northern Highlands on a series of gentle hikes.
  • Experience how the landscapes changes as we hike on the east coast before traversing Scotland to discover the rugged west coast and mountains.
  • Relax as you stay in two beautifully located hotels the Scottish Highlands

Price: from £1,495

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20 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross

Next available trip: 5th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 7
  • 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.

Price: from £1,495

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Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK

Next available trip: 6th May        Duration: 9 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • 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

Price: from £2,195

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Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way

Next available trip: 9th April        Duration: 7 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • 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.

Price: from £1,495

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23 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands

Next available trip: 3rd October        Duration: 4 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Deluxe
Difficulty: 3
  • 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

Price: from £1,150

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Managing your period in the outdoors

Posted on Dec 18, 2017 by Anna Boardman

Managing your period in the outdoors

An outdoor women’s guide to handling everyone’s favourite time of the month: your period. Those pesky periods shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your outdoor adventures. With a little preparation and knowledge, you won’t have to think twice about heading into the wilderness at any time of the month. Operations guru and wilderness guide, Anna shares some key […]

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Sounds of Scotland: the Ultimate Scottish Music Playlist

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 by Rupert Shanks

ultimate scottish music playlist

Music can take us places. We’re lucky in Scotland to have a wealth of music to draw on that connects us to the places we love. We want to create the ultimate Scottish music playlist to accompany an adventure in the Scottish Highlands and Islands… But we need your help. Our guiding and office team […]

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