Absolute Escapes March 9 2021

We missed our annual photo competition in 2020 so we’ve been taking a look at some of the incredible winning shots from previous years.

Travelling past some of the most wonderful scenery in the UK & Ireland, our walking holidays are a dream for photographers. We are lucky enough to receive thousands of photos each year from our clients – the best of which we put up for an annual vote on our Facebook and Instagram pages where the public can choose their favourite shot.

The winning photographer will receive a large canvas print of their shot, while the runners-up will win a calendar featuring all of the nominated images.

Our walkers on the famous West Highland Way have traditionally dominated the competition, scooping 4 wins from the previous 6 years. Can you beat the shots below and win our photo competition in 2021?


2014 – Bluebells by Loch Lomond, West Highland Way (Julie Storer)

Bluebells on the West Highland Way


2015 – Black Rock Cottage, West Highland Way (Maaike Brinkhof)


2016 – Rowers on Loch Lomond, John Muir Way (Heather McDuff)


2017 – Descending from Conic Hill, West Highland Way (Hans-Rudolf Werner)


2018 – Wild Highland scenery, West Highland Way (David Foster)


2019 – Meeting the locals on the Pennine Way (Benjamin van Wesenbeeck)

Best Hikes for Photography

West Highland Way

From £785pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 96 miles / 154 km
Duration 6 - 10 Nights
  • Experience one of the world's most famous long-distance walks
  • Enjoy breathtaking scenery from Loch Lomond into the heart of the Scottish Highlands
  • Relish the wonderful international camaraderie of your fellow walkers

John Muir Way

From £1455pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 134 miles / 215 km
Duration 11 - 12 Nights
  • Travel coast-to-coast traversing the heartland of Scotland
  • Pass the famous bonnie banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland's first National Park
  • Walk along the beautiful East Lothian coastline to Dunbar, birthplace of John Muir

Pennine Way

From £2250pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 265 miles / 427 km
Duration 17 - 22 Nights
  • Experience Britain’s oldest and most famous National Trail
  • Traverse three national parks in some of the UK’s most wild and beautiful countryside
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall

Skye Trail

From £1395pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 80 miles / 128 km
Duration 8 Nights
  • Take in some of the best mountain and coastal views in the British Isles
  • Walk through the dramatic Red and Black Cuillin Mountains
  • Traverse the Trotternish Ridge to the Old Man of Storr - one of the best ridge walks in Scotland
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