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Walking Tours

Walking Holidays in Scotland

With its dramatic landscapes of rolling hills and forests building into the great mountain ranges of the Highlands, criss-crossed by lochs and surrounded by thousands of miles of beautiful coastline and a myriad islands, Scotland is quite simply a paradise for walkers. Whatever pace you wish to take or ability level you have, there is definitely a path or route for you, undoubtedly offering wonderful views and the chance to experience nature right up close.

The Cairngorms are a lovely place to wander through varied scenery such as beautiful dense forests and rolling hills, while hiking in the Outer Hebrides takes to the core of Celtic traditions and the views of small Isles are the real highlights of coastal walking in the West Highlands. For those up for a challenge, trekking up Britain’s tallest peak, Ben Nevis is an exhilarating journey where you’ve the chance to be rewarded with spectacular views of Mull, Skye, Glencoe and the Cairngorms.  

During snowy months, the high massif of the Cairngorms and the Knoydart Peninsula are both fantastic locations to try your hand at winter walking. Whatever your interests, Scotland offers walkers countless great trails and the opportunity for memorable walking holidays.

Whether you’re interested in being part of a walking tour or prefer more independence, there is a wide range of guided and self-guided holidays to choose from. Featured below are some of the best walking holidays on offer in Scotland, all of which are easily reachable by public transport. 

Western Highlands & Isle of Skye - Guided Walking Holiday

Western Highlands & Isle of Skye - Guided Walking H

Hiking in rugged mountains surrounded by wild sea, white beaches and green islands, this trip is for those with a taste for wilderness, good food and an appetite for Scotland's cultural delights. Spectacular walking at an intermediate level.
£1195 based on two people sharing
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.


7 days, 6 nights
Various departures available from May to October
Hiking along paths in the West Highlands

Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is the classic long distance trek covering over 95 miles (150km). Enjoy a guided journey on the banks of Loch Lomond, across Rannoch Moor, over the high pass of the Devil's Staircase before finishing in Fort William.


8 days, 7 nights
Various departures available from June 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.


7 days, 6 nights
Various departures from June to September
Treking across the snow in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Winter Walking - The Cairngorms and Creag Meagaidh

This winter walking skills break is perfectly suited to people with little or no previous experience of winter walking in Scotland. The high massif of the Cairngorms is the ideal venue for a winter trip, with a good snow record and high mountains.

price on application

5 days
Various winter departures
Orkney Island

Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Isles

Walking the archipelago of 70 small islands and skerries making up the Orkneys is the best way to discover them. Experience the long days and colourful night skies and witness a wealth of sea life and sea birds, remarkable flora and fauna.


7 days, 6 nights
Various departures available from May to September
A well deserved rest

Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula

Often described as the "last wilderness" in Scotland, the Knoydart peninsula has an island feel, isolated as it is from the rest of the Western Highlands by the ‘rough bounds’. A guided walk to the isles of Skye, Rum & Eigg, exploring the coasts.


8 days, 7 nights
Various departures available from April to September
Gentle Giants - expand your horizons in the Cairngorms.

Gentle Giants - expand your horizons in the Cairngorms.

Walk, eat, sleep - and discover some secrets to spice up the basic successful formula. Hike up to the Cairngorm Plateau and conquer some munros here in Britain's largest national park. Bonus factor: you'll be ascending Britain's 2nd highest peak.

£283 - including accommodation, all meals, guiding and transport

2 days, 3 nights
16th January 2015, 22 May 2015, 7 August 2015
Mountains and Malts - a walking and whisky trip for Scotland

Mountains and Malts - a walking and whisky trip for Scotland

Sample the scenery and the produce of Speyside on this hiking trip in the Highlands of Scotland. Stay with your hosts and guides at Fraoch Lodge for an authentic experience of Highland hospitality and freshly picked and prepared Scottish produce.

£431 inclusive of all except travel to Scotland

3 days, 4 nights
14th July, 11th August and 1st September 2015
Coastal Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay

Often overlooked by those drawn to the larger islands of Lewis and Harris to the north, Uists, Barra & Mingulay will reward the curious traveller with uncrowded islands and the complex tapestry of local life, history and geology.

From £1,395

7 days, 6 nights
Various departures available from May to September