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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.

Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
It has long been a dream of mine to visit the Western Isles, I have been really looking forward to it for weeks and even then it still surpassed all expectation. From the professionalism and support of your team, to the friendliness of the people we met on the islands, my fabulous holiday companions, the spectacular beauty of the Islands, my sore bum..... all make this holiday an experience that I wont forget.

Pamela Duncan
17/09/2015

5

Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
Seeing the secret places across Scotland, that you will never experience by car. Being able to fit in so much in a week for such a stunning and beautiful country. Great trip, and memories that I will never forget.

Shelagh Munday
31/08/2015

5

Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North - Gaelic Coast
W.S. took me to places I would never have been able to go without them.
Fantastic experience.

jeremy raphael
08/06/2014

5

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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: 5th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Orkney and Shetland Isles    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2

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

Price: from £1,395

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