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Winter Walking Holidays

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

Our winter walking holidays offer a wide range of experiences – from easy rambles beneath soaring peaks through to ascents of those mountains.

Our range of ‘Winter Highlands’ themed winter walking trips are suitable for most walkers.

They focus on low level hikes beneath snow-capped peaks and through snow-clad forests. They don’t involve any ice axes or crampons – just easy hikes and roaring fires when you get back to the hotel!

Our ‘Winter Skills’ trips, however, will lead you to the high summits. You do need a good level of fitness to join these trips. You will most likely be an avid hiker already and keen to explore Scotland in winter. These trips include formal instruction on ice axe and crampon techniques, as well as other winter skills.

These trips also provide valuable income to the remote communities we visit at a time of year when we are often the only visitors in the village. It’s a wonderful time to visit Scotland and a special season to explore the mountains so we hope you can join us.

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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.

Winter Skills - The Cairngorms and Creag Meagaidh
Wilderness Scotland are an excellent company to travel with to get out in the wild giving good guidance in tricky locations - and you meet other like minded people which is fun.

Sandy Travis


Winter Highlands - Cairngorms

Peter Mortimer


Winter Highlands - North West
This trip wasn't as good as the Cairngorms, but as I said above the rather unique weather conditions were a factor. Overall experience with Wilderness Scotland- can't fault it, the fact that you honoured my bookings with so few other clients is greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Jenni Burfitt


Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 49 reviews of Winter Walking

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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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Winter Highlands - Cairngorms

Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Enjoy exploring the largest National Park in the UK in all its winter glory and marvel at the surrounding snow covered peaks.
  • Wander through ancient Caledonian pine forests seeking out animal footprints in the snow.
  • Be treated to Highland hospitality at its best through a selection of good food, drams and roaring fires.
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Winter Skills - The Cairngorms and Creag Meagaidh

Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • Learn essential winter walking skills from our experienced and qualified guides, while reaching several of the high summits
  • Experience the high massif of the Cairngorms in winter conditions - an arctic environment with Scotland's most reliable snow
  • Enjoy the tranquillity and welcome of the Highlands in winter, where the warmth of the people counters the cold air outside
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Winter Highlands - North West

Location: North West Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Experience the beauty of the Scottish Highlands in winter through a series of easy, low level walks
  • Marvel at the incredible star-scapes of this dark-sky region, and seek out the Aurora Borealis on an evening walk
  • Enjoy the tranquillity and welcome of the Highlands in winter, where the warmth of the people counters the cold air outside
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Top 5 Scottish Winter Walks: Kinlochleven

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 by Alex Kendall

Experience the final day of one of the most popular long distance walks in the UK, The West Highland Way. The last in our series of Top 5 Scottish Winter Walks: Kinlochleven. Wilderness Guide, Alex Kendall outlines this cracking walk which is the final day of one of the UK’s most iconic walking adventures, the West Highland […]

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Top 5 Scottish Winter Walks: Glen Affric

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 by Alex Kendall


The perfect combination of forest, mountain and loch. For sheer rugged beauty, Glen Affric is hard to beat. The fourth in our series of Top 5 Scottish Winter Walks: Glen Affric. Wilderness Guide, Alex Kendall shares another of his favourite winter walks for those keen to avoid the summits and  keep within the glens. Managed by the […]

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