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    Get active and explore the beautiful Highlands of Scotland at your own pace.

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    Welcome to Our Wilderness

    The trips featured here are available for private groups of two or more people. They are designed to allow you to explore the magnificent landscapes of the Scottish Highlands while enjoying a number of activities on the way. Trips are designed as self guided walk or cycling, or self-drive.

    Depending on the trip, you may be joined by a guide on certain days for planned activities.

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    Our Self Drive Holidays

    7 Self Drive Trips with 33 Reviews

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    • Discover Perthshire and the beautiful scenery in the heart of Scotland
    • Enjoy hikes & cycling with your private Wilderness Scotland Guide
    • Experience Scotland's history from crannogs to historical houses
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    • Discover the breath-taking beauty of Scotland's West Coast
    • Enjoy guided activities with fully qualified experts including the option to summit the UK's highest peak
    • Experience the clear waters and wildlife of Arisaig as you kayak through the skerries
    • Explore at your own pace with self-guided options and time to relax
    • Upgrade the accommodation and add on extra days and activities
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    • Discover the majesty of the mountains and lochs of the Cairngorms National Park
    • Enjoy a combination of hiking, cycling and paddling through the heart of the Cairngorms
    • Seek out the native wildlife
    • Explore at your own pace with self-guided options and time to relax
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    • Enjoy varied hiking with your expert Wilderness Scotland guide, tailored to suit you.
    • Get to know the rich history of the island through the stories told by your guide.
    • Explore at your own pace with self-guided visits to iconic locations including ancient castles and magical landscapes.
    • Upgrade the accommodation and add on extra days and activities.
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    • Soak up the magnificent scenery along the North Coast 500, one of the worlds most beautiful road trips.
    • Enjoy a walk out to Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on mainland Britain.
    • Choose from a variety of cliff, coastal or mountain guided and self guided walks.
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    • Enjoy fabulous scenic Winter hiking in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park with an expert guide.
    • Relax and unwind as you cosy up with a hot drink in front of the fire.
    • Gaze in wonder at the endless stars in the clear winter night skies.
    • Enjoy a special wildlife experience as you walk with the Cairngorm Reindeer herd in the hills.
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    • Enjoy fabulous scenic winter hiking in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park with an expert guide (great options for all abilities)
    • Relax in your luxurious 5* hotel and cosy up with a hot drink in front of the fire
    • Gaze in wonder at the endless stars in the clear winter night skies
    • Breath cool clean air and enjoy rejuvenating treatments in the spa
    • Customise the itinerary to create your perfect trip with optional upgrades and extra days

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    Our holidays reviewed in your own words...

     

    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.

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    Alastair Ford

    Self-Drive - The North Coast 500

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 03/05/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    It was a high-end experience with high quality service, accommodation and support. Well done by all involved. A big thank you to Bridget, who helped make all the arrangements.

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    Kelly Shaw

    Self Drive Collection - Skye

    Age: 30 - 40
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 23/03/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    My friends and I had a remarkable and memorable time with Wilderness Scotland. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and organized - the treks both days were diverse and just the right balance of challenging & relaxing moments. Skye is a beautiful place and having the guides plan and coordinate the trip really took the stress out of our planning and enabled us to just take in the sights.

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    Gunvor Rottensten

    Self-Drive - Winter Highland Cosy Cairngorms

    Age: 70 - 80
    Country: Luxembourg
    Trip Date: 29/01/2020
    Trips Taken: 10

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Our Cozy Cairngorms trip gave us all we had been promised. We loved the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar, the massage on the first afternoon was just what we needed after our walk, and the afternoon with Katie very interesting and enjoyable.

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    Popular Self Drive Trips

    TripDifficultyPriceDuration 
    Self-Drive – The North Coast 500Your Own Pace £1,095 7 Nights Trip Details
    Self-Drive – Skye and The North West HighlandsYour Own Pace £1,995 6 Nights Trip Details
    Self-Drive – Edinburgh to Highland PerthshireYour Own Pace £2,855 6 Nights Trip Details

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