We begin our journey on the Isle of Skye – home to some of the finest walking and most awesome mountain scenery in the British Isles.
Between the two extremes of Skye’s coast and the Cuillin Mountains lie scenes of unspoilt natural splendour, rare wildlife, ancient forests and historical monuments. Across from Skye, the linked islands of North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay are broken by a stunning landscape of small lakes. We also explore the islands of Barra and Vatersay, which are so compact that the sea is rarely out of sight. Each of the walks on this tour, from the stark magnificence of the Cuillin Mountains, to Barra's beautiful cockle-shell beaches, will allow us to experience these peaceful havens and stunning scenery.
This exciting new tour features moderate hikes of 6 - 7 hours, covering a daily average of 8 - 17 km. and a maximum ascent of 500 meters, and should pose no difficulties for regular walkers. Some sections of the walks are across remote country and the terrain can be rough underfoot in places. Please be sure you can manage the daily mileage and ascent detailed in the daily itineraries.
- The world famous Jacobite Steam Train
- Raasay, a small Isle of outstanding natural beauty
- World famous mountain range - the Cuillins
- The spectacular pinnacles of the Quiraing
- Pollachar - the southern tip of Scotland’s longest beach
- The Outer Hebrides most southern isle - Vatersay
- Barra Airport - one of the most unusual in the world
- Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland
- The romantic Inveraray Castle and Gardens
* Participants must be able to walk up to 17 km with proper walking shoes, waterproof clothing and knapsac.