“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 became a family by the end of huge week. The hikes were challenging, but great exercise and confiden...“
Walkabout Scotland Guides
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. A...
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 soonRead more
11 Walkabout Scotland Reviews
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- SShonaBudgeOrkney Encounter1.0 - BadWritten on March 28, 2018you put gusts to he Inn guest House in Orkney , and took their money then did not pay the money due to us, which the guests payed for!! I have asked you to pay…Read moreWalkabout Scotland commented on this reviewthis bill was overlooked by accident. No reminders were received but have checked through accounts and have found originals. However, your phone is currently offline (9pm 28/4/18) but have emailed new card details today after receiving your phone call to the office this afternoon.
- RMRalucaNorth West Highlands5.0 - ExcellentWritten on October 1, 2017Due to scheduling issues I ended up actually doing 2 back to back different tours. First was the whiskey tour in the inner Hebrides and second the North West Hi…Read more
- RERuthOrkney Encounter4.0 - GoodWritten on August 21, 2017Stunning countryside and excellent guide made for a great holiday. However, administration and communication from head office definitely needs improvement.
- GKGailWest Highland Way Adventure5.0 - ExcellentWritten on May 29, 2017No one could possibly be disappointed with our tour guide Davey, as well as the wonderful luggage transports from Tony & Marion. Wonderful, wonderful people in…Read moreWalkabout Scotland commented on this reviewThanks Gail! it was great to meet you too briefly - glad you enjoyed the WHW in our sunny weather!
- KRKathleenOrkney Encounter5.0 - ExcellentWritten on May 22, 2017Great 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 reviewThanks a lot for the great review Kathleen! Cheers Jon
- GMGlendaHighland Railways & Hills4.5 - ExcellentWritten on June 27, 2016The tour leaders were excellent in their knowledge and provided great support for alternative travel due to Scotrail strikes. Food and accommodation high stand…Read moreWalkabout Scotland commented on this reviewThanks Glenda! It was great having you along. Cheers J
- KSKateWalkabout Scotland Glencoe and Ben Nevis Weekend4.5 - ExcellentWritten on November 9, 2014Met 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 …Read more
- JJoWestern Lochs and Highlands4.5 - ExcellentWritten on July 9, 2014I did the Western Lochs & Highlands Tour at the end of June and what an amazing week it turned out to be! We were a small and fantastic group of seven plus our …Read more
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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 WorldNomads.com.
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.