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Walking Holidays Scotland

Our travellers consistently rate our tours as the best walking holidays in Scotland.

We offer 18 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.

Our travellers consistently rate our tours as the best walking holidays in Scotland.

We offer 18 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.

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

Our guided walking trips are the ultimate way to see Scotland on two feet.

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 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 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.

Walking tours are available in the following locations:

Luxury Walking Holidays

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.

Our luxury walking trips include the North Highland Coast, a trip based in a stunning Highland lodge, the epitome of Highland Hygge. Or the Glencoe and the Highlands tour, based at two of the highest rated hidden gem hotels in Scotland.

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 - The Knoydart Peninsula
Excellent, I and my 3 walking companions will use Wilderness Scotland/Ireland again.

One final request/suggestion for the future, it would be great to be able to choose from a jacket or rucksac as the pre-trip freebie to suit individual needs, a small point I appreciate.

Lyman Feron
15/05/2018

5

Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Outer Hebrides
Re last score of 4/5. It could be 5/5 but a number of my friends have to watch their finances and others would prefer less comfort.

Ruth Urben
24/07/2018

4

Wilderness Walking - High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross
It took me 5 years to reach my goal of visiting Scotland and I am so glad I did that with Wilderness Scotland. The hiking was incredible and I met the most wonderful people. I want to say Thank You for a magical experience.

Tanya McFarland
19/08/2018

5

Rated 4.90 out of 5 based on 1250 reviews of Wilderness Walking

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27 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands

Next available trip: 2nd October        Duration: 4 night(s)
Region: 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
  • An all inclusive walking tour where we take care of you from start to finish
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69 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Argyll & the Isles

Next available trip: 27th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Inner Hebrides including Skye    
Comfort: Classic
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 Corryvreckan Whirlpool.
  • Stay in two welcoming small hotels, each with a tranquil setting, with wonderful meals providing the perfect end to each day.
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72 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside

Next available trip: 11th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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.
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12 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Cairngorms National Park

Next available trip: 22nd June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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
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27 review(s)

Luxury Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands

Next available trip: 15th June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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 and enjoy an all inclusive walking holiday as you stay in two of the very best hotels in the Scottish Highlands
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50 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay

Next available trip: 27th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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.
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26 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - High Points of Torridon and Wester Ross

Next available trip: 4th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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.
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27 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Outer Hebrides

Next available trip: 4th May        Duration: 7 night(s)
Region: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • 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.
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128 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt

Next available trip: 18th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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.
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10 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK

Next available trip: 5th May        Duration: 9 night(s)
Region: Multi-Location    
Comfort: Deluxe
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
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176 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye

Next available trip: 27th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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 small hotels, set in magnificent locations on the coast
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176 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands

Next available trip: 27th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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
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93 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way

Next available trip: 13th May        Duration: 7 night(s)
Region: 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.
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12 review(s)

Luxury Walking – North Highland Coast

Next available trip: 11th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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
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80 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye

Next available trip: 27th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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 of any walking holiday in Scotland.
  • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected hotels, set in beautiful water-side locations.
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176 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula

Next available trip: 13th April        Duration: 7 night(s)
Region: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • 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
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20 review(s)

Wilderness Walking - Sutherland: The Great Wild North

Next available trip: 11th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: 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 in the Scottish Highlands
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Walking Holidays Scotland

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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.

Our Network
We have fantastic relationships and in many cases personal friendships with our trusted team of suppliers.
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.

Our holidays reviewed in your words

A perfect trip for enjoying a wonderful wilderness, accompanied by the great experience of an excellent guide, a friendly atmosphere, the careful attitude of the entire staff, the crew and the restaurant, and an absolutely delicious cuisine. I really recommend this trip!

Maura Astesano
Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula

Customer Rating: 5

An excellent trip that provided an opportunity not just to explore a very beautiful part of the world but to meet its people too.

Alison Tetley
Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye

Customer Rating: 5

Rated 4.90 out of 5 based on 1250 reviews of Wilderness Walking

by Mike Cheshire 04/07/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

One of the best holidays we have had. Great walking, guide, food, company, and scenery. Knoydart was probably the most peaceful and dramatic place we have ever stayed.

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by Roxanne Jones 20/08/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

3Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

4The Bottom Line

The trip was lovely except for the difficulty with lack of communication about accomodatiion

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by Barbara Macleod 12/05/2018

5Pre-Trip Service

5Trip Comments

5Accommodation and Food

5Your Guide

5The Bottom Line

I'm in love with Orkney and, if I could get our dogs, donkeys, chickens and husband through quarantine, I'd move in a minute.However I might need a translator for the first few months. many thanks for a memorable trip. Now to get my knee replaced before taking on another Wilderness Scotland trip!

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