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Scotland Walking Holidays

Walking Holidays in Scotland

On our self guided walking holidays in Scotland you will experience the magnificent scenery of the Highlands and the Scottish islands at your own pace. Magical mountains, unspoilt isles and tranquil lochs wait to be discovered. All of our walking holidays in Scotland include en-suite accommodation, baggage transfers on all walking days, pre-departure info pack and route notes/guidebooks, leaving you to fully immerse yourself in the walking experience.

Where Do our Walking Holidays in Scotland Take Place?

West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is Scotland’s most popular long-distance walking route. The West Highland Way stretches 96 miles (154 km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in a huge variety of scenery along the way, from countryside fields to loch-shores and open moorlands to rugged mountains. Normally the route is completed from south to north.

Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way is a 75-mile (120 km) walk through Scotland’s famous Great Glen valley from Fort William to Inverness passing by the beautiful Loch Ness. The Great Glen Way is generally walked from southwest to northeast to follow the direction of the prevailing wind.

Rob Roy Way

The Rob Roy Way crosses the southern Highlands of Scotland taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Starting from Drymen on the West Highland Way, it goes northeast to finish in Pitlochry. The Rob Roy Way is 77 or 94 miles – 124 or 151 km depending on the route chosen.

Southern Upland Way

The Southern Upland Way is Britain’s first official coast to coast long distance footpath. The full route runs 212 miles (340 km) from Portpatrick on the southwest coast of Scotland to Cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard. It offers superb and varied walking opportunities. The full Southern Upland Way provides some demanding stretches, yet some of the shorter itineraries are suitable for families and the less experienced. There are no summits above 3,000 ft (914 m), but over 80 rise above 2,000 ft (610 m), offering some fine hill walking.

Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles. The largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago, it has an indented coastline of peninsulas and narrow lochs, radiating out from a mountainous interior. The Skye Trail is a demanding long-distance walk, covering most of the length of Skye and passing through the best hiking areas of the island. Or you can opt for some less demanding coastal walks by quiet beaches, along remote cliff-tops, by deserted villages and through the heart of the Cuillin mountains.

Accommodation on our Walking Holidays in Scotland

All of our self guided walking holidays in Scotland offer comfortable en-suite accommodation in nice hotels and B&Bs. Only on the Skye Trail, we recommend that you have a bit more flexibility over the type of lodging (ranging from hostels to more expensive hotels and sometimes even a self-catering facility) as it is very remote and there are not many options at certain locations. We have carefully hand-picked all places and regularly monitor their quality. We have tried to choose accommodations that offer friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms and local flavour.

Sample hotels* that we use on our self guided walking holidays in Scotland

West Highland Way

Great Glen Way

Rob Roy Way

Southern Upland Way

Isle of Skye

*Hotels are subject to availability. In case a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates we will replace it with a hotel of equal value and quality level. We will provide to you exact accommodation details upon booking confirmation.

When to Go

All our walking holidays in Scotland are available to start from 1 April till 30 September. The flexibility of self-guided holidays means that there are no fixed dates and you can start your holiday on any date in the season, provided that there is availability at accommodations.