Seven Day Scottish Hiking Adventure

Hike 4-5 miles (easy or moderate) each day with whisky, castles and waterfalls.

Day 1

Pick up in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Stirling. Travel to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park for the first walk of the trip and explore the circuit around Loch Spling.

Enjoy a delicious lunch on the shores of Loch Venacher before travelling past the Falls of Dochart at the Highland village of Killin.

Continue through the mountains to the ruined beauty of Kilchurn Castle on beautiful Loch Awe.

Arrive on the west coast at the bustling town of Oban to enjoy the ferries arriving from the outer Isles.

Overnight Oban.

Day 2

Start the day with a stroll around the ruins of the ancient Ardchattan Priory to admire the 10th century grave slabs and enjoy the stunning colours of the peaceful garden.

Take the short ferry to the island of Kerrera and enjoy a 1.5 hour walk each way to Gylen Castle.

Take a stroll through the beautiful Island of Kerrera – with many stops for photos of local farm animals or wild goats and the stunning views.

Return to the bustling town in Oban in time for shopping. Finish the afternoon with a tour and tasting at the Oban Malt Whisky Distillery

Overnight Oban.

Day 3

Leave Oban to catch a glimpse of the picturesque Castle Stalker (home of the Stewart Clan) sitting surrounded by water in the Loch.

Follow the coastline along Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven to the iconic Glencoe Mountain pass. Take some time to photograph the magnificent mountains before learning about the infamous Massacre of Glencoe.

After a tasty lunch in a local café drive through Glen Nevis past the UK’s highest mountain of Ben Nevis.

Enjoy one of the best short walks in Scotland (Glen Nevis to Steall Falls.) through the stunning glen where those looking for a Wire Bridge experience will be very happy!

If time allows, end the day with a stroll along the eight locks of Neptunes Staircase on the Caledonian Canal.

Overnight Fort William

Day 4

All aboard for a ride on the famous Jacobite Steam train and see all the Harry Potter fans waving as you glide over the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Enjoy the stunning wild and remote scenery as you travel through the Ardnamurchan Peninsula towards the ferry port of Mallaig.

Escape the train crowds as we arrive at the peaceful sanctuary of Arisaig House for a private lunch overlooking the gorgeous gardens.

Explore the pretty   village of Fort Augustus and our first sight of famous Loch Ness as we look for the monster! Arrive just in time to see the last boats going through the Caledonian Canal for today.

Overnight Inverness

Day 5

Start today with a journey over the Moray Firth waters and the Cromarty Firth to start hiking up to Fyrish Monument – 3.75 miles and 300m of ascent. Great 360 degree views of the Moray Firth, east to the Beauly Firth and Ben Wyvis mountain north of Inverness.

After a tasty indoor picnic of amazing cheeses and oatcakes enjoy an afternoon visit to the Culloden Battlefield and Visitor experience. The gruesome tale of this tragic battle is well told and a walk around the battlefield makes it more real.

Finish today with a shopping trip to Inverness where a few special whiskies might be bought for some lucky folks at home!

Overnight Inverness

Day 6

Many options for excellent hiking in the Cairngorm National Park amongst the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest. Stride out above the tree line to the Green Lochan, 6.5 miles and enjoy the safety of a traditional mountain bothy.

Journey south to the rolling landscapes of Perthshire and a chance to shop for some of Scotland’s best quality cashmere and tweeds at the famous House of Bruar.

Finish the day with a dram or two in the Blair Atholl Distillery to sample a few rare malt whiskies.

Overnight Pitlochry.

Day 7

Today a more relaxed stroll through the Douglas Firs of the Hermitage.

A surprise awaits at Ossian’s Hall as a 18th century symbol of the Duke of Atholl’s love for his wife. She enjoyed watching the tumbling Falls of the Braan in the private viewing balcony.

Walk in the footsteps of early Scottish Kings at the Gothic Scone Palace. Enjoy the place where Scottish Kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny at Scone Palace.

Take photos of the posing peacocks and the stunning white ones too!

To end this amazing tour of Scotland drive along the magnificent Beech tree avenue to stroll around and admire the stunning  Drummond Castle Gardens.

You might be forgiven for thinking you were in Paris, but this really is Scotland!

After seven wonderful days, tramping many miles of fascinating hiking and visiting the best of historical attractions, end the tour at your hotel in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Stirling.


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