Wilderness walking!

  • Day1

    Travel to Skye, afternoon walk in Glen Sligachan

    Distance 8km, 3hrs.

    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.

  • Day2

    Quirang and the Old Man of Storr

    Distance 8km, 4hrs

    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.

  • Day3

    Travel to the Isle of Harris

    Distance 6km, 3hrs.

    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.

  • Day4

    Glens and Beaches of North Harris

    Distance 12km, 5hrs

    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!

  • Day5

    The Machair of Harris and the Golden Road

    Distance 6km, 3hrs.

    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.

  • Day6

    Walking Circuit of Scalpay

    Distance 10km, 5hrs

    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.

  • Day7

    Callanish Standing Stones; return to Inverness

    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.


Highlights


    Join us on this adventure to some of the wildest bounds of Scotland - the inspiring islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis. Stand atop rugged peaks looking down upon perfect white sand beaches skirting the coast 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.

  • Visit one of the most 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 coastal locations.

In a Nutshell

  • Start location:

    Skye

  • Finish Location:

    Inverness

  • Accomodation:

    Hotels: 6 nights

  • Transport:

    Minibus



Cost

  • 07 Days:

    from

  • $2100.00 cad

    based on double occupancy

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