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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 at trying a new activity, take pride in your own abilities, avoid feeling self-conscious or simply become a part of the wilderness women 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.

    Watch our film series Women in the Wild

    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.

    Women Only Departures

    TripDatePriceAvailabilityBook
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye23rd Apr - 29th Apr 2022£1,7558 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Wilderness Retreat21st May - 27th May 2022£1,7352 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay21st May - 27th May 2022£1,6753 place(s) leftBook Now
    Road Cycling - Scotland's National Parks25th Jun - 1st Jul 2022£1,9358 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way27th Jun - 4th Jul 2022£1,69515 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Argyll & the Isles23rd Jul - 29th Jul 2022£1,7856 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Wilderness Retreat6th Aug - 12th Aug 2022£1,7355 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands13th Aug - 19th Aug 2022£1,7457 place(s) leftBook Now
    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course13th Aug - 17th Aug 2022£8758 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands3rd Sep - 9th Sep 2022£1,9956 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Wilderness Retreat24th Sep - 30th Sep 2022£1,7358 place(s) leftBook Now

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    WS is an very professionally run organization. I have taken over 20 kayak trips with outfitters, and WS ranks with the best-run of them.

    Lawrence Stephenson
    Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail South - The Whisky Coast
    Reviewed on 07/07/2013

    Rated 4.87 out of 5 based on 4,790 reviews

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