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Holidays in the North West Highlands, Scotland

This corner of the earth has eagles flying over it. The landscape is so ancient that man seems out of place, a blot on this sparse countryside. Although maybe sparse is not quite the right word, what with every piece of this landscape a tight ball of time and memories. The rocks here are said to be more than 3,000 million years old: who knows what the Smoo Cave, unique in its formation in the UK with the inner chamber formed by rainwater while the outer was moulded by the sea, would have to tell us? Or what tales the Moine Thurst Belt, with its 190 km belt, would tell. The rocks in the Geopark might even still have an American accent: they were originally attached to the Americas, having made the slow migration to our small island some 60 million years ago. Explore this powerful landscape either on foot or on kayak, seeing the birds, the sights and the stones. For our holiday suggestions and recommended accommodations, follow the links below:

Great Glen Canoe Trail Loch Paddling

The Great Glen Open Canoe Trail, Scotland

This is a classic guided canoe journey from Scottish coast to coast through the spectacular loch and river system of the Great Glen, including canoeing in Loch Ness.
£745

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Eagle Brae

Eagle Brae, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Located amongst pristine Scottish Highlands wilderness, Eagle Brae is a luxury self-catering eco-resort entirely powered by renewables. Genuine hand-crafted log cabins with wild-flower green roofs grazed by goats. Each cabin is a work of log art.
4 cabins sleep 2 persons, 3 cabins sleep up to 6 persons

2 person cabins £910 for a week off season to £1208 for a week prime season; 4-6 person cabins £1129 for a week off season to £1497 for a week prime season

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The Cape Wrath Trail

The Cape Wrath Trail Guided Trek, Scotland

This 11 day trek is one of the most challenging trails in the UK. Our Cape Wrath Trail is 138 miles of the most diverse and remote but guided walking in Scotland whilst staying in a variety of accommodation from hostels to B&Bs and wild camping.

£1599

14 day trip, 11 days walking
Various departures in June or August or by prior arrangements.
See the Highlands from the water

Canoeing and Hiking: North West Highlands, Scotland

Journey through one of the most pristine wilderness areas of Scotland. This trip travels through the glacial lochs of Inverpolly in the North West Highlands in kayaks, hiking over the land of undulating heather moorland and peat bogs.

£925

7 days 6 nights
Various departures available from May to September
Assynt views

Wilderness Walking - The Wilds of Assynt

A guided walking holiday exploring the beautiful regions of Assynt and Coigach in the North West Highlands. Located just to the north of Ullapool, the hills and lochs create a landscape of outstanding natural beauty.

£1,255

7 days, 6 nights
Various departures available from May to October
Sea kayaking in Scotland

Intro to Sea Kayaking: North West Highlands, Scotland

Benefit from lots of kayaking instruction and enjoy some of the finest sea kayaking in Scotland on this short break kayaking course for beginners. Let us equip you with the essential paddling skills to get you started and ready for longer journeys.

£775 per person

5 days
Various departures available from May to September
Winter Walking – Winter Highlands: North West

Wilderness Walking - The Winter Highlands: North West

This trip allows you to enjoy the beauty of the snow covered peaks of the Scottish Highlands while hiking on the spectacularly scenic low level easy trails through the winter.

price on application

5 days
Various winter departures
Great Glen Canoe Trail Loch Paddling

The Great Glen Open Canoe Trail, Scotland

This is a classic guided canoe journey from Scottish coast to coast through the spectacular loch and river system of the Great Glen, including canoeing in Loch Ness.

£745

5 days, 4 nights
Various departures from May to September
Scottish Sea Kayak Trail Central

The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail Central: The Jacobite Coast

The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail is Europe’s first long distance sea kayak trail. This award-winning trip follows the Jacobite Coast over a series of day trips and by combining with other trips can be extended from a week to two or more.

£1175

6 days, 5 nights
Various departures from May to September
Mountain Biking Harris, Skye and Torridon Action

Mountain Biking: Skye, Harris and Torridon

A week of Scottish mountain biking from summit to sea on some of the best trails in Britain in one of the most spectacular, rugged and unspoilt regions of Europe.

£1195

7 days, 6 nights
Various departures May to September
Incredible views

Wilderness Walking - The Isle of Skye

Experience Scotland’s most iconic island through a series of phenomenal hikes along little known coastal, glen and forest trails. Learn of the myths and legends, passed down through generations, that make this place so magical and mysterious.

£1,495

7 days, 6 nights
Various departures from June to September
Walking holidays in Scotland, reachable by train

Isle of Skye Walking Holiday, Scotland

This slow paced, 7-night walking holiday brings you the best of the beautiful Isle of Skye, including spectacular scenery, inspiring geology and fascinating history.

£610 per person (based on two people sharing)

8 days and 7 nights
March - October
Ferry Lochs and Islands Cruise, Scotland

Lochs and Islands Cruise, Scotland

This holiday involves a five night relaxing cruise beginning and ending in the historic town of Edinburgh. Admire beautiful sights such as the Isle of Mull, Neptune's Staircase, cruise along the Caledonian Canal and the famous Loch Ness.

From £1740

8 days
Various departures from April to October
Walking holidays in Scotland, reachable by train

Great Glen Way Walking Holiday, Scotland

This fascinating 79 mile, 6 day walk will take you through Scotland’s most famous Glen, including an introduction to Loch Ness. You’ll encounter ancient forests, peaceful canals and brooding lochs, all at a wonderfully relaxed pace.

£420 per person (based on 2 people sharing)

7-9 days
April to October
Classic Mountain Horseshoes

Classic Mountain Horseshoes

Classic routes around some of Scotland's most amazing peaks through a variety of scenery which together makes the Highlands such a special place. You may even be lucky enough to spot an eagle.

£576

5 days, 6 nights
June to September