Walkabout Scotland

Walkabout Scotland

Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
4.8/5 - Excellent
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  • RM
    North West Highlands
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 1, 2017
    …and unforgettable. I'm already thinking on planning my next trip with Walkabout Scotland. I do admire the company's respect and love for nature an…
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  • RE
    Orkney Encounter
    4.0 - Good
    Written on August 21, 2017
    Stunning countryside and excellent guide made for a great holiday. However, administration and communication from head office definitely needs improvement.
  • GK
    West Highland Way Adventure
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 29, 2017
    No one could possibly be disappointed with our tour guide Davey, as well as the wonderful luggage transports from Tony & Marion. Wonderful, wonderful people in…
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    Walkabout Scotland commented on this review
    Thanks Gail! it was great to meet you too briefly - glad you enjoyed the WHW in our sunny weather!
  • KR
    Orkney Encounter
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 22, 2017
    Great guide, good accommodations, very interesting route. Really loved the history and archaeological sites. Great walks with lots of beautiful scenery.
    Walkabout Scotland commented on this review
    Thanks a lot for the great review Kathleen! Cheers Jon
  • GM
    Highland Railways & Hills
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 27, 2016
    The tour leaders were excellent in their knowledge and provided great support for alternative travel due to Scotrail strikes. Food and accommodation high stand…
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    Walkabout Scotland commented on this review
    Thanks Glenda! It was great having you along. Cheers J
  •  reviewer 6
    The Big Highland Tour
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on July 26, 2015
    The Big Highlands Tour was fantastic. A great balance between hiking and recuperation. This tour covered many of the top hiking spots in Scotland. I thoroughly …
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  • KS
    Walkabout Scotland Glencoe and Ben Nevis Weekend
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 9, 2014
    Met by Jon in rainy Edinburgh & the fab group I'd share the trip with. Getting the worst thing out the way, the van was near deaths door (oh that gearbox!) & a …
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  • J
    Western Lochs and Highlands
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on July 9, 2014
    …too quickly with a short hike to the hidden Glen of Glencoe. Choosing Walkabout Scotland is for sure one of the best decisions I’ve (ever) made!…
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  •  reviewer 9
    Isle of Skye Discovery
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 28, 2014
    Wow! I was nervous having to spend a week with people I didn't know. But it turned out to be one of the best weeks of my life. We were a small group and we beca…
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  •  reviewer 10
    The Big Highland Tour
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 25, 2013
    Would highly recommend this tour company! This was a trip of a lifetime and an awesome experience overall. The varied trails and hikes gave a wonderful look i…
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About Walkabout Scotland

As one of the leading walking holiday tour operators in Scotland, we offer you an unrivalled walking and hiking experience through the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Join a small group of like-minded travellers and explore Scotland with the experts. All our walking holidays in Scotland are graded to allow you to choose from a relaxed and leisurely paced walking holiday to a strenuous and challenging trip of a lifetime. Select from our easier walking holidays, weekends, day hiking tours or our more challenging hiking trips. All our week-long walking holidays are fully inclusive - including all meals, accommodation, guiding and transport from Edinburgh. Our many years of experience and great love of our country will enable us to guide you through the most beautiful areas in Scotland, offering you a unique insight into its history, culture and breathtaking scenery. If you would like us to organise a bespoke walking tour for your group - contact us for more information - we also cater for corporate groups and outdoor teambuilding events and can advise on all aspects of walking and hiking in Scotland. For further information or to book on one of our walking holidays in Scotland, a day tour or weekend break, please phone the number below, or click for e-mail and address details. We hope to see you soon

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Do you have vegetarian meal options?

    No problem at all. Please notify us about any specific dietary requirements by the time of booking!

  • Do I have to carry my own bags each day?

    No - all you need to carry during the day is a small day sack for hiking with. Your main luggage will be transported by us during any accommodation transfers.

  • How fit or experienced must I be to enjoy the tour?

    We offer walking for all abilities and ages. A reasonable level of fitness is suggested for most of our tours, however previous hiking experience is not essential for many of our trips and we will provide enough guides to cater for different paces and levels of fitness. Our aim is to let you walk at a pace you will enjoy - whether that be an easy stroll or a full-on challenging ascent of our highest mountains. Please just call us if unsure.

  • Where do your tours depart from?

    All our tours depart from Edinburgh city centre from the corner of Waverley Bridge and Market Street. This is just outside Waverley Train Station, near the Edinburgh Dungeons and immediately outside the Lothian Travel shop. Other pick-up points en-route can also be arranged if needed.

  • Do we need insurance for the trip duration?

    We strongly recommend that you take out insurance for the duration of your trip to cover cancellation, injury, death, loss or damage to personal belongings and liability to third parties. All overseas visitors must have insurance to cover accident and repatriation. Our recommended Travel Insurance provider is

  • How big are your groups?

    Our walking tours and holidays are run in small groups of around 5-8 people, occasionally as many as 10. For groups of any more than 6 or 7 people we normally have a second guide on the trip. This enables us to keep the walking groups small, offer flexibility in the walks we do and for us to be able to take care of everyone in the group.