Highlands and Islands Walking Holidays
Though Scotland is a small country, the rich diversity of landscapes and natural beauty requires time to explore and discover each region or island.
Here’s a grand mix of locations to savour - to spend time walking, exploring and discovering, seeing and sensing all that combines to form the rhythm of nature and the cultural heritage of the Scots.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, a national park of many sea and inland lochs, forests, hills and mountains, blended together in a very picturesque way. Compare with the land-locked Cairngorms’ national park, the largest one in the UK, with spectacular high mountains, numerous lochs, and large areas of wilderness. Both contain an abundance of wildlife, walking and exploring opportunities without number.
5 islands in 4 days; Kerrera, Lismore, Luing, Mull, Iona; pure, cool magic! From our base in the buzzing island supply port of Oban, we venture forth daily to collect another one or even two. They’re all different, special and unforgettable.
Between Ullapool, the attractive fishing and ferry port, and Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point of the mainland, lies a unique corner of Scotland. The scenery here is like nothing you have ever seen before. Towering, strangely shaped mountains appear to stick up out of nowhere; curious sea stacks and precipitous cliffs play host to countless birds; the ancient weathered moorland lies peppered with a rash of tiny lochans.
From the Butt of Lewis to Vatersay, we explore the islands and experience a fascinating way of life. Starting by staying in a traditional thatched cottage sets the scene to enjoy beaches to die for, wide Hebridean skies, tweed making and Gaelic, history at every turn, a sense of space and time for reflection.