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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.

Sea Kayaking - West Coast Explorer
An experience that I will never forget. Blending people who don't know each other into a team, experiencing the beauty of the west coast of Scotland and even getting to like the rain!! An amazing holiday that surpasses expectation.

David Oliver
26/07/2015

5

Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
Wilderness Scotland is the best. I chose it by chance on the Web, and as the trip went on, I was more and more convinced that I had lucked into an outstanding organization--well orchestrated, high quality, wonderful people.

Darsie Bowden
07/06/2016

5

Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
Assynt is a wonderful area of wild unspoiled country, with a great combination of remote mountains and coastal scenery. The trip is well paced, with plenty of variety and opportunity to explore the range of scenery. The accommodation and food all add to a most enjoyable holiday. I particularly like the "minimum impact" ethos of "Wilderness Scotland" which makes it a first choice for exploring wild areas of Scotland.

Rosemary Bailey
04/08/2015

5

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Orkney and Shetland Isles

  • The Isle of Hoy in Orkney. Orkney is an island archipelago six miles off the northern coast of the Scottish mainland. Apart from the mountainous island of Hoy, the thirty plus islands are relatively low lying but have wild and spectacular coastlines.

 

The far-flung Orkney and Shetland Isles offer the active visitor an invigorating and rewarding experience, with jaw-dropping natural scenery and wildlife spectacles.

With a strong norse influence, these island groups provide a surprisingly contrasting cultural experience when compared to the Hebrides. The wild landscapes feature intricate coastlines marked by towering cliffs, deep caves and giant rock stacks which make for an inspiring backdrop for various activities such as walking and sea kayaking.

The islands geographic location makes it a crossroad for wildlife. They are home to a vast array of seabirds and unusual Scottish fauna, such as the rare Scottish Primrose, which means that the natural environment plays a starring role in any trip to these islands. Meanwhile, the rich ancient history and numerous archaeological sites offer a fascinating glimpse into the past, with many details of life preserved. The islanders themselves feel a strong local identity and you can be guaranteed a warm island welcome and some fantastic local fresh food.

Our Trips on Orkney and Shetland

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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Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles

Next available trip: 5th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Orkney and Shetland Isles    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • Experience the diverse landscapes and fascinating wildlife of Scotland's most northerly islands
  • Be amazed by the prolific birdlife at Sumburgh and the heritage of the Vikings at Jarlshof
  • Enjoy the very best local produce and cuisine while staying in one of Shetland's best and most unique hotels

Price: from £1,495

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Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands

Next available trip: 12th May        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 £1,395

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