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Highlights
  • Visit one of the most diverse and spectacular regions of Europe, indulging in the wild scenery and rich history of the islands
  • Experience the rich ornithology of Lewis, spy red deer and golden eagles on Harris, and seek out otters on Skye
  • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected guest houses, set in magnificent locations on the coast

Stand atop rugged peaks looking down upon perfect white sand beaches skirting the sea and across to the many smaller isles which dot the horizon.

Your knowledgeable guide will provide a fascinating insight into the rich tapestry of island life, history and geology. They can also help you spot wildlife, perhaps including golden eagles, white tailed sea eagles, basking sharks, whales and dolphins, as well helping you identify the rich flora of the islands found in the famous coastal ‘machairs’ or flower meadows. With charming accommodation and delicious food, this is special trip provides a memorable insight into these wild and beautiful islands

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No wilderness in Scotland? Wander the peaks and glens of these remote islands and you’ll change your mind.

Wilderness Walking: The Outer Hebrides and Skye

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Great! August 2015

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Coast to Coast was hard but I wish I was still there. What an awesome adventure! Great group and great guides. Hi Will and Kelty.

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Great trip! August 2015

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Just finished the Sea Kayak Trail North - The Gaelic Coast trip - and it was amazing! Accommodation was great, food was fab, company awesome, pre-coms more than sufficient and the coaching from the guides (AKA Luke and Johnny) was far beyond my expectations. Saw and learned so much. Thanks for putting on such a great trip! It's safe to say that I fell even more in love with Scotland.
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Had a Great Trip October 2016

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Kirsty rocks!!! What a great trip hiking in the Cairngorms!

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Would book with Wilderness Scotland again without hesitation September 2016

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Could not have been a better time! Tim Willis is a fantastic guide, professional, patient, always willing to accommodate our requests where possible, and he always had at least three options available to deal with changing weather. The hikes were gorgeous, the food and accommodations good. Would book with Wilderness Scotland again without hesitation.
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Great guides, great group and GREAT trip September 2016

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Great Glen Canoe Trail was wonderful and the hard work put in by Mark French and Jason Logan to make this a success was impressive. Great guides, great group and GREAT trip. Will continue to love Scotland more and more
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Itinerary

Day 1 – Travel to Skye, afternoon walk in Glen Sligachan

Meals: B, M, D

 Accommodation: Shared accommodation

Meeting in Inverness, we travel south west past Loch Ness and the stunning Eilean Donan Castle in Kintail before arriving on the Isle of Skye. We spend our first afternoon enjoying a wonderful walk in Glen Sligachan beneath the mighty peaks of the Black Cuillin and the Red Cuillin, which flank either side of the glen. Returning to our vehicle, we transfer to our waterside inn on the Waternish Peninsula of Skye.

Distance 8km, 3hrs.

Day 2 – Quirang and the Old Man of Storr

Meals: B, M, D

Accommodation: Shared accommodation

After enjoying breakfast with sea views, we set out to explore the stark and unusual landscapes of the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr on foot. We will also visit Kilt Rock and the charming village of Staffin on this relaxing day.

Distance 8km, 4hrs.

Day 3 – Travel to the Isle of Harris

Meals: B, M, D

Accommodation: Shared accommodation

We enjoy a short coastal walk before taking the afternoon ferry from Skye to the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, looking out for seabirds and dolphins on the 90 minute crossing. On arrival on Harris, we visit the wonderful beaches of Luskintyre and Sheileboist before arriving at our guest house in time to freshen up before dinner.

Distance 6km, 3hrs.

Day 4 – Glens and Beaches of North Harris

 Meals: B, M, D

 Accommodation: Shared accommodation

North Harris is one of the most spectacular areas of the Outer Hebrides. We spend the day exploring the glens and beaches, perhaps visiting the white sands of Huisinis or hiking into the glens to see the massive cliffs of Sron Uladal. A wonderful day whichever route we choose!

Distance 12km, 5hrs.

Day 5 – The Machair of Harris and the Golden Road

Meals: B, M, D

Accommodation: Shared accommodation

Today we walk on the ‘machair’ of Harris, the Gaelic name for the coastal hinterland which in summer is a carpet of wild flowers. We climb Toe Head (365m), high above beach of Traigh Scarasta, from where St. Kilda can be sometimes be seen jutting out of the Atlantic horizon. We then complete a circuit of southern Harris as we drive back north via the ’Golden Road’, stopping at 15th century Rodel Church and other places along the way.

Distance 6km, 3hrs.

Day 6 – Walking Circuit of Scalpay

Meals: B, M, D

Accommodation: Shared accommodation

This tiny island is located off the east coast of Harris and is now connected to Harris by a bridge, which opened in 1997, with the first person to cross being 103-year old Mrs Kirsty Morrison. We’ll enjoy a fine circumnavigation of the island, exploring its wonderful coastline and visiting the remote lighthouse at Rubh an Eorna.

Distance 10km, 5hrs.

Day 7 – Callanish Standing Stones; return to Inverness

Meals: B, M, D

Accommodation: Shared accommodation

After breakfast, we journey north to Lewis, where we visit the 5000 year old Callanish Standing Stones, which date back to 3000BC. Set high on a moor with a backdrop of sea and mountains, this is a moving experience for many and a fine place to end this island odyssey. Leaving the stones behind, we continue to Stornoway where we take the ferry back to the mainland and transfer back to Inverness

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$ 236 per person
 
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Group Size:
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Start City
Inverness
End City
Inverness

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