Walking holidays in Scotland

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 the Scottish Highlands and islands. Scottish walking holidays showcase everything from centuries-old castles and heather-covered glens to a couple of fabulous national parks. And they’re 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 northwest Highlands of Scotland. Further thrills include riding the Hogwarts Express-style 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. For a challenging walk, join our guided trail on the long-distance West Highland Way, which journeys from Milngavie to Fort William and 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 can clamber Highland hills, experience hikes in the Inner Hebrides, bag Munros, and enjoy walks around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.