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    Into the Wild

    Starting in 2019, we’ve decided to introduce an assortment of exciting, fully-guided women-only departures to create a space to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever your motivations for travelling. Recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women, Wilderness Scotland’s new trips have been devised to be even more inclusive to women who want to adventure in the wilderness.

    These holidays for women share all the hallmarks of a Wilderness Scotland trip, such as expert guiding, characterful accommodation, unique experiences and inspirational itineraries. Our women-only trips are designed to encourage more women to explore the wilds of off-the-beaten-path Scotland. Travel with like-minded women and see some of Scotland’s most interesting landscapes in a relaxed and inclusive environment.

    Far from excluding people, these women-only trips have been created to include and encourage more women to build adventure confidence and partake in outdoor activities such as cycling, walking and kayaking – activities that have long been male-dominated.

    Whether you want to reduce competitiveness, feel confident in trying a new activity, take pride in your own abilities, avoid feeling self-conscious or simply become a part of the wilderness women’s community, these women-only trips will open up the wilderness to more women to travel the wilds of Scotland with the kind of solidarity, ease and atmosphere that you perhaps wouldn’t get in a mixed group.

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    Women Only Departures

    TripDatePriceAvailabilityBook
    Wilderness Retreats - Skye Winter Wellness26th Mar - 30th Mar 2023£1,395Trip Full
    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course13th May - 17th May 2023£9554 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands20th May - 26th May 2023£2,1953 place(s) leftBook Now
    Road Cycling - North Coast 5003rd Jun - 9th Jun 2023£2,4953 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way12th Jun - 19th Jun 2023£2,0358 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands24th Jun - 30th Jun 2023£2,1957 place(s) leftBook Now
    Road Cycling - Scotland's National Parks15th Jul - 21st Jul 2023£2,2958 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way24th Jul - 31st Jul 2023£2,03515 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands5th Aug - 11th Aug 2023£2,1953 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye12th Aug - 18th Aug 2023£2,1656 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way21st Aug - 28th Aug 2023£2,0359 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands9th Sep - 15th Sep 2023£2,2558 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands16th Sep - 22nd Sep 2023£2,1958 place(s) leftBook Now

    Who Are These Trips For?

    Our women-only departures have been set aside specifically for women adventurers. Whether you’re a female solo traveller, a group of friends travelling together, planning a mother-daughter getaway or a sisters trip, Wilderness Scotland’s women-only travel is perfect for you!

    Open to all ages and backgrounds, these trips are ideal for any and all women who like exploring the outdoors with small groups of like-minded women.

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    Women in the Wild

    Women in the Wild is about inspiring women who love the outdoors. This first episode is about our colleague Alice. She swims. In very cold water. Without a wetsuit. She’s not mad but just loves the way it makes her feel. This series is to celebrate our launch of Women Only adventure holidays.

    Ghillie Basan is an award-winning cook and author living in a very wild spot in the Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands.  Growing up in Africa and travelling widely in younger years has given Ghillie’s cooking a taste of the exotic, combined with the best in local Scottish ingredients.

    Meet Elise, the woman recreating the journeys of history’s forgotten female explorers.

    Five years ago, Jenny Graham had never done any competitive cycling. Since 2018, Jenny holds the world record for the fastest woman to cycle around the world unsupported.

    Our holidays reviewed
    in your own words

    Wilderness Scotland is a top-of-the-line, experienced and professional group. Everyone we had the pleasure of communicating with was eager to help, efficient, and responsive. The information we received ahead of our walk was thorough and completely prepared us. We totally enjoyed our trip, the scenery, everyone we met, and all of our accommodations. Wilderness Scotland made our whole trip fun and relaxing. Thank you!

    Robin Todd-Lee
    Self Guided - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 11/09/2021

    Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 5,608 reviews

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