Scotland may be a small country, but walking the vast countryside has all the grandeur of an epic adventure.  The magnificent Scottish Highlands are a walker’s dream. It’s a place that allows the soul to sing.

A weekend walking tour can include a hike through rugged terrain with comfortable accommodations and good food. These trips can vary from an easy walking tour to a strenuous hill-climbing trip. All guided tours include experienced guides.

A tour to Glencoe and Glen Nevis begins with a climb up Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK and culminates with a full ascent of Buachaille Etive Mhor, Scotland’s most photographed mountain. The glens offer dazzling scenery of the surrounding mountains. The trip includes transportation from Edinburgh and two-night’s stay at a bed and breakfast.

For a daytrip, there’s a 10.5 kilometer hike to Ben Lomond, a mountain on the edge of Loch Lomond. The climb to the summit takes most of the day, but ends in a spectacular view looking out over the lake.

A walking tour in Scotland includes more than just mountains. The beautiful Scottish coastline offers a myriad of walking opportunities. The isles of Colonsay, Oronsay, Isly, Jura and Gigha are clustered together for coastal exploration to observe rare species of flora and fauna. The island hopping ends with a visit to Dunadd, the capital of Dalriada, the ancient kingdom of the Scots.

A visit to the Highlands and surround Isles makes for an unforgettable time. The Highlands, wrapped in mists and old legends and the surrounding lochs offer one-of-a-kind scenery. Off the Highland shores lie the Hebrides, a cluster of magical islands in the Atlantic. Two nights on the Isle of Skye and three nights on the Isle of Lewis offer visits to some of the best prehistoric sights, sandy beaches and miles of unspoiled nature. Walks will cover approximately seven miles each day.

Bird lovers will delight in a week-long walking tour of the Shetland Isles on the northerly tip of Scotland. Coastal walks along the shores of Shetland Isle, Isles of Yell and Unst are filled with historic sights and bird watching opportunities. The National Nature Reserve is home to 20,000 Gannets, 3,000 Kittiwakes, 25,000 Guillemots, 1,200 Puffins and hundreds of Razorbills, Skuas, Black Guillemots and Shags. At the end of the trip, climb up Ronas Hill, Shetland’s highest mountain. Scotland’s brooding moors, splendid coastline and hills make for an unforgettable trip.

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