AdventureWomen’s hiking trip in Scotland in June 2018 will let you experience the most beautiful parts of this independent and hardy country, from the charming village of Pitlochry loved by Queen Victoria and the rugged landscapes of the Scottish Highlands to the bucolic peace of Scotland’s West Coast.
Scotland’s long distance walking routes are amongst the best walking routes in the world for experienced hikers. They take you through some of the country’s most outstanding scenery, and are fantastic for those who want to discover the countryside on foot.
Begin your Scottish trip in the quaint Victorian town of Pitlochry, where you will enjoy hearty Scottish meals and a leisurely walk through Birnam Woods, made famous by Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Highland Perthshire has some of the most remarkable trees, woodlands, and country gardens in Europe and is a walker’s paradise. With its excellent network of well-marked routes, ranging from gentle strolls to challenging hikes, and surrounded by dramatic scenery, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Visit Loch Tay for a morning of walking and learning to forage for edible food found in the landscapes around you. Loch Tay is a magnificent dark stretch of water, 15 miles long and around 500 feet deep. It is the largest loch in Perthshire and one of the deepest in Scotland. Create a picnic lunch based around the food you find on your hike!
Next, head to ancient Argyll. Combining stunning scenery and island paradises, Argyll is the ideal area to escape amid awe-inspiring landscapes. The rugged vistas on the mainland are guaranteed to take your breath away.
The next three nights, you will have the chance to get to know the pretty village of Arisaig. On your way, walk on the West Highland Way and head for the edge of the Great Moore of Rannoch, one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe. The West Highland Way is a 96-mile long distance footpath running from Milngavie to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. The trail was opened in 1980, and uses many ancient roads passing through spectacular Scottish landscapes.
Arisaig is a lovely collection of largely white-painted buildings scattered between the harbor and the line of the road to Morar. The town is situated on an inlet in the Morar Peninsula at the western end of the legendary Road to Isles. The landscape is characterized by a rocky coast, blue seas, and particularly white sand which all make the village a good base for exploring the incredibly scenic surrounding countryside. The views out to the Scottish islands of Rum and Eigg can be breathtaking, especially at sunset.
Until recently the Isle of Eigg was privately owned. The inhabitants were able to buy the island, which is an inspirational example of sustainable green living, owned and managed by its residents! Enjoy a walk on the Isle of Eigg with a resident naturalist. 196 species of birds have been recorded on Eigg, with about 130 species being seen in a typical year. The variety in habitat also means plant life is abundant and diverse.
Hiking through the Scottish highlands, woods and seacoast trails will relax and delight you. Join us in June on this classic walking tour through Scotland!
- Scotland Walking Tour for Women: Day-by-Day Itinerary
- What’s Included on your Hiking Trip to Scotland
- What to Pack for a Walking Tour in Scotland
- Travel Tips & Information: Traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland
- Detailed Itinerary: Scotland Hiking Vacation for Women
- Stroll through Birnam Woods, made famous by Shakespeare’s Macbeth
- Walk and learn to forage for food around Loch Tay
- Hike along the old military road constructed to suppress the Highlander’s rebellion
- Walk on the West Highland Way, a famous Scottish long-distance hiking trail
- Explore the Isle of Eigg on foot, a model of sustainable green living
What You'll See and Do
- Cultural Exploration
- Local Delicacies
- Natural History
- Wildlife Viewing