Wilderness Scotland is a 5 Star, award-winning adventure travel and ecotourism company specialising in walking holidays in the Highlands and Islands.
Walking Holidays Scotland
Wilderness Scotland’s award-winning walking holidays explore the wild and remote areas of Scotland based from Highland lodges, hotels and guest houses.
Led by expert walking guides Wilderness Scotland offer all grades of walking from easy through to more challenging terrain. The one thing you can be sure of is the areas of outstanding beauty you’ll see.
They have a maximum group size of 8 clients and trip dates are regular throughout the year. Whichever trip you choose you are sure to be spoiled by a range of inspiring coastal walks, hill walks and walks through some of Scotland’s glens while your guide brings Scotland’s bloody history and diverse culture to life and points out plant and animal life on the way.
The majority of our trips depart and return to Inverness, which makes for easy connections to the rest of Scotland.
Wilderness Scotland also offers private group trips and tailor made holidays across the Highlands and Islands.
Guided Walking Holidays
Joining a guided walking trip is simple, have a look below to see some of the trips that we offer, alternatively visit our website!
Venture to the Outer Hebrides for some of the best hiking and coastal views on our two guided walking tours. Outer Hebrides and Skye will take you to some of the most diverse and spectacular regions of Europe where you can immerse yourself in the wild scenery, rich history and unique culture of the islands. Visit seven of the smaller and more southern islands on our Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingular trip for some truly spectacular scenery and wildlife.
Get the best of the Inner Hebrides on our tour to Argyll and the Isles to visit 4 islands, see the world's third largest natural whirlpool and do some stellar hiking. Journey from Skye to Scotland's most magnificent valley Glen Affric on our Skye and the Great Glen walking holiday to see some Scottish icons such as the Clearance Villages, the Cuillin Mountains and Loch Ness.
Go to one of Scotland's most remote locations when visiting the Orkney Isles on this easy walking holiday. With the help of our knowledgeable guides, explore the ancient landscapes, weathered sea cliffs, cultural heritage and rich history on this unforgettable journey.
Breathe in the fresh sea air as you access some of the finest walking routes in Scotland via boat on your way to the Knoydart Peninsula. Enjoy the unparalleled wilderness experience of the rough bounds of Knoydart and experience the wildlife which lives there.
The North West Highlands provide some of Scotland's most rugged and wild vistas. Discover the Wilds of Assynt, a walking tour set in a landscape so unique that it was the first area in the UK to be designated a UNESCO Geopark. The Cape Wrath and the North West Highlands holiday will take you to an intriguing and captivating corner of Scotland, sculpted by the forces of nature and the historical influence of the Highland Clearances.
Take a trip to an area named by National Geographic as one of the 50 Greatest Places on Earth on our Cairngorms and Royal Deeside tour. This 7 day holiday does some easy walking with day trips to Balmoral Castle, an ancient whisky smugglers trail and Scotland's first licensed distillery.
Outside of the summer season we offer a dramatic and scenic walking tour of the wild glens, primordial lochs and rugged peaks in Applecross and Torridon. You can also treat yourself to a spectacular autumn on our Autumn Highlands holiday to experience the best fall colours whilst staying at an eco-friendly lodge.
In the winter we can take the tough and hardy out to see snow-capped peaks and white pine forests with our various Winter Highland trips. This is the time of year with the best chance to see the aurora borealis!
Self Guided Walking Holidays
Explore Scotland at your own pace by going on a self guided walking holiday.
Long Distance Treks
Taking on the challenge of one of Scotland’s long distance trails is a great way to explore the regions you’ll pass through. Time slows down to allow you to see much more in the way of wildlife and pause to capture the dramatic views. Walk the West Highland Way and pass through some of Scotland’s iconic scenery or walk from Coast to Coast along the Great Glen Way.
Live like a King and Queen on a short stay Highland Castle Experience, or relive the John Muir Journey and escape to the Isle of Skye, the lofty peaks of Ben Nevis and the Cairngorms National Park.
Follow the same path once used by Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's most notorious outlaw on the Rob Roy Way or hike your way from the sea to the Cairngorms National Park, stopping by Scotland's finest distilleries, on the Speyside Way.
Go exploring from a comfortable base in Newtonmore and in Strathspey and the Cairngorms or go quite a bit further and visit Arisaig and the Small Isles for a week of wild coastal walking.
In addition to guided and self guided walking holidays, Wilderness Scotland also offers mountain biking, sea-kayaking, sailing, open canoeing and photography holidays. All of the trips are eco-friendly and the company has won several awards for its approach to sustainable tourism.
Reasons to travel with Wilderness Scotland this year...
We are the only VisitScotland 5 Star Adventure Tour Operator
Rated No. 1 Adventure Travel Company in Europe by National Geographic Magazine
Our office team and expert guides will ensure your experience is truly memorable