Independent & self guided walking holidays in Scotland
What is an Independent walking holiday?
Free up your time - Our wide range of independent walking holidays in Scotland are where we do all the planning leaving you free to enjoy walking and exploring Scotland and leave your car behind.
These slow travel walk Scotland holidays include most or all on route public transport allowing you to enjoy some classic train journeys without the stress of driving.
Walk and date flexibility - you choose your starting date and fine tailor the itinerary to suit your own aspirations. You can choose recognised long distance routes or choose a walk & explore tour of various parts of Scotland, where you to choose your own walks from a range of suggestions.
Depending upon the holiday you choose, there may also be sightseeing options available.
All our Independent walking holidays in Scotland include:
Public transport as specified;
Baggage transfers if required;
Holiday dossier and map.
As many of these holidays take place in areas where accommodation is limited, early booking is strongly recommended.
These holidays are ideally suited to group sizes up to about 6. If you have a larger group we may need to make a few changes to the normal itinerary so please contact us before booking.
Of course if none of these holidays are what you are looking for, we are happy to provide tailor made holidays designed specially for you to your own requirements. Tell us what you want to do and leave us to do the planning for you. However, remember that Scotland fills up fast in the summer months, so give us a chance. A minimum of 10 weeks warning would help.
If you just have a few days to spare but want to savour some classic routes then the Trossachs National Park Trail is for you. Experience a great journey through the land of Rob Roy and Lady of the Lake, each day’s walk has a different feel, differing landscapes and makes for wonderful memories.
A 10 day 93 mile/150km iconic route between Loch Lomond and Loch Ness. If you’re lucky you might even spot Nessie, the elusive Loch Ness Monster!
A challenging 95 mile route from Milngavie just outside Glasgow, to Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis, via Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor and the Devil’s Staircase. The gradually changing landscapes are forever memorable.
Explore the fantastic northern section of the West Highland Way, 50 miles from Crianlarich to the foot of Ben Nevis. Each day a different landscape and grander scenery, a fantastic introduction to walking in Scotland.
A 9 night self guided walking holiday on the Isle of Skye. Choose your perfect balance between walking and sightseeing allowing you the freedom to explore the Isle of Skye. Includes a couple of Europe’s Classic train journeys for the holiday of a lifetime.
A 10 night holiday allowing you to see a wide variety of Scotland in a short time. Choose walking and sightseeing and experience a couple unmissable classic train journeys.
A 7 night island hopping adventure combining walking and / or cycling, with Scottish Malt whisky. The flexible itinerary allows you to choose the balance between walking and sightseeing and includes some lively ferry crossings as well.
The Great Glen Way follows the Great Glen fault throughout its length. The scenery is enthralling, the history intriguing, Loch Ness Monster spotting indescribable, and the challenge very achievable; a fine walk with plenty of variety.
The Kintyre Way starts at the narrow isthmus of Tarbert where, according to Norse sagas, King Magnus Barefoot claimed Kintyre as an island by having his boat dragged across the land between the east and west lochs. From there it zigzags across the peninsula in 87 fascinating miles. Each day’s walk has a different feel, differing landscapes and makes for wonderful memories.