Walking Holidays in Scotland

Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Shiel,Scotland

Scotland Walking Tours & Sightseeing Holidays

Mountains and Munros, scenic railways, coastal paths, and big skies take centre stage in Scotland - the bonnie nation that has long inspired a line-up of artists, writers, and poets to muse about its Highlands and islands. Everything here warrants your attention; from centuries-old castles and heather-covered glens to a couple of fabulous national parks. And it’s not bad for lovers of fine whiskies, either. 

If you’re up for a challenge, little beats tackling Ben Nevis – the 1,345-metre-high peak towering above glistening lochans and glacial valleys in the north-west Highlands of Scotland, near the town of Fort William. Further thrills include riding the Hogwarts-esque Jacobite steam train as it makes its way to the fishing port of Mallaig.  

Exploring Scotland 

Since no visit to Scotland is complete without island-hopping in the far reaches of the north, both Orkney and Shetland present striking backdrops for coastal walks. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of the long-distance West Highland Way trail, which rewards with views of Loch Lomond - the sparkling body of water at the heart of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The loch’s natural beauty has inspired musicians for generations (the most famous of Scottish folk songs, The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond, was inspired by its setting). 

Why choose a walking holiday in Scotland?  

Walking in Scotland ticks the boxes for well-defined tracks that are gentle on the muscles and wilder routes that require more stamina. Accompanied by your HF Holidays Walking Leader, you’ll enjoy shoreline ambles in the Scottish borders, forest trails and hill clambers in the Highlands, or heritage walking hikes in the Inner Hebrides before retreating to your lovely country house accommodation.