What to Wear in Scotland
See below for advice on what you should wear for various activities depending on the self guided trip you choose.
What to Wear Summer Hiking
Footwear: Boots vs Shoes
Sea Kayaking & Canoeing
What to Wear Sea Kayaking
What to Wear Canoeing
Footwear for Sea Kayaking & Canoeing
What to Wear Road Cycling
What to Wear Mountain Biking
What is the Weather like in Scotland?
Scotland is known for its ever-changing weather conditions – yes, you should prepare for rainy conditions with appropriate waterproofs for protection, but really you should prepare for all types of weather changes.
Especially in summer, expect to experience rather interchangeable conditions – one moment the skies can be clear blue with the sun shining brightly, then later in the day the heavens open up to provide some refreshing rain to help you cool down and then before you know it the sun is back to accompany you for the rest of the day.
So, our best advice is to pack both your raincoat and some suntan lotion.
Learn more about Scotland’s climate and weather
Or, browse by season:
Travelling to Scotland
See below for our guide on various travel links within the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia/New Zeland:
Travel to Scotland
Can I Travel Solo on a Self Guided Trip?
While solo travellers are very welcome on our small group trips, unfortunately for self guided and self drive trips, our minimum number is 2 people. This is for safety reasons.
Read more FAQs on both guided and self guided trips.
Our self guided holidays are open to people with various levels of fitness. Our small group trips are graded by difficulty: green trips are the easiest, while blue trips offer an intermediate challenge and red graded activities are the most challenging. Click the link below to view our guides and videos on grading for each activity holiday that we offer.
Our Trip Grading Explained
When it comes to most self guided and self drive trips, you are free to travel at your own pace – whether this means challenging yourself by zooming up the hills, taking things at a relaxing pace, or anything in between. Of course, distance and elevation also must be taken into account.
While our grading system caters for a range of fitness levels it is good to get your body prepared before heading on your adventure:
How to Get Fit for a Long Distance Hike
Getting Fit for Sea Kayaking
What Kind of Accommodation Can I Expect?
From spending nights in grandiose castles, relaxing by a cosy fireplace in a beautiful 4-star hotel or perhaps even. camping lochside, you can be sure to have a memorable time with whichever self guided holiday you choose.
In castle and hotel accommodation, look forward to tasting some fine locally sourced food from some of the most magical locations in Scotland. Looking for luxury? Combine spectacular walking with some of the greatest 5-star hotels in Scotland on luxury trips.
View Scotland’s Top 5 Luxury Hotels
Most self guided trips offer the opportunity to upgrade your accommodation should you wish to do so.