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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.

Self Guided - West Highland Way
Our experience with Wilderness Scotland was outstanding. We truly had the trip of a lifetime!

Susannah Jones
22/09/2015

5

Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
Can't wait to do another trip with Wilderness Scotland & will tell everyone I know to do the same. See previous comments for specific benefits. The only thing I could add is the small group sizes are a very clever move as this ensured the service we received was highly personalised. We felt very well looked after & were never rushed.

Beverley Lambert
06/07/2016

5

Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
I seldom wax lyrical about travel companies, however I have nothing but praise for Wilderness Scotland. Your business model clearly works supplemented by that essential ingredient: charming, efficient and professional staff. I really enjoyed my week with you and would hope to come again !

Tim Hare
06/08/2015

5

Rated 4.86 out of 5 based on 3659 reviews from people who have travelled with Wilderness Scotland

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Orkney and Shetland Isles

  • Orkney and Shetland
    These often consist of massive, sloping blocks of red sandstone, eroded by the continuous pounding of the sea to produce cliffs, caves and sea stacks, of which the 450 foot Old Man of Hoy is the most famous.

 

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: 13th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Orkney and Shetland Isles    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • Experience the 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.
  • Hike to the dramatic coastline of Muckle Flugga, the most northerly point in the UK.
  • Enjoy a boat trip to view the bird colonies at Noss National Nature Reserve where we'll be deafened by the noise of 20,000 gannets, 25,000 guillemots, 3,000 kittiwakes, 1,200 puffins and hundreds of razorbills, shags and skuas!
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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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