Walking Holidays
8 Nights
  • Prices from: £1195 per person
  • Transport: Car required. Rental car included (optional)
  • Availability: Any start date year-round
  • Best time to go: April - October


The Triple Buttress
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This memorable walk will lead you to an impressive view of the Triple Buttress. Hidden away from the starting point, the magnificent Coire Mhic Fhearachair is one of the finest cliffs in Scotland.

Meall a’ Bhuachaille
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This rewarding hike in the Cairngorms offers great variety, including ancient Caledonian pines, lochs, forests, and a dramatic ridge.

Beinn Alligin
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Translating to ‘jewelled hill’ in Scots Gaelic, this classic Torridon walk takes in two stunning Munros – Tom Na Gruagaich and Sgùrr Mhòr.

Loch Morlich
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Embark on a walk around one of the finest Scottish lochs. Surrounded by forests and edged by beaches, enjoy the stunning backdrop of peaks of the northern Cairngorms.

Summer Isles
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Nestling at the mouth of Loch Broom, the Summer Isles archipelago is renowned for its rugged coastlines, clear blue waters, and diverse wildlife.

Malt Whisky Trail
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Immerse yourself in Scotland’s whisky heartland. This picturesque corner of the Highlands is home to more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries, including the world-famous Glenlivet.

Drive & Hike Through Scotland’s Most Epic Landscapes

This delightful multi-centre walking holiday is based in two magnificent Scottish regions renowned for their staggering beauty and world-class walking opportunities.

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Cairngorms National Park: Britain’s largest national park offers some of the finest walking opportunities in the country. Deep forests, breathtaking mountain ranges, and tranquil lochs nestle alongside heather-clad moorland and snow-capped mountain tops.

In addition to its breathtaking scenery, the Cairngorms offer plenty of attractions, such as ancient castles and one-of-a-kind whisky trails. This region is also home to one-quarter of the UK’s rare and endangered species of wildlife, and visitors can expect to learn about far-reaching conservation programs and appreciate the wonders of nature more than ever.

North West Highlands: Welcome to the awe-inspiring Wester Ross. This unspoiled corner of the Highlands is home to impressive mountains, sparkling lochs, and white sandy beaches – all within a remote yet accessible wilderness.

The famous Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve offers numerous trails that wind through ancient Caledonian pine forests, while the legendary Torridon mountains beckon with their jagged peaks and sheer cliffs.


This is a multi-centre walking holiday that requires the use of a car. If you plan to bring your own vehicle, we can offer this holiday without a rental car.

We design each itinerary around your interests, so think of this as a starting point that can be tailored into something completely unique to you. You can start on the day of your choice and are free to add extra nights or other destinations.

We will provide you with a variety of walking routes and sightseeing suggestions, which means you are free to walk as much or as little as you please.


Walking Terrain

Cairngorms National Park: Beautiful woodlands and mountain plateaus in Britain’s largest national park.

North West Highlands: Rugged and remote valleys, coastline and spectacular mountain peaks.

Day 1: Arrive in the Cairngorms National Park
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Make your way to your accommodation in the Cairngorms, where your multi-centre walking holiday will begin. This magnificent region has endless wonders to discover.
Overnight – Cairngorms National Park

Days 2 - 4: Walking in the Cairngorms National Park
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Walking recommendations include:

  • Easy: Loch Morlich circular (4 miles / 6 km / 50m ascent / 1.5 hours)
  • Moderate: Meall a’ Bhuachaille (5.5 miles / 8.5 km / 545m ascent / 4 hours)
  • Challenging: Lairig Ghru (19 miles / 30.5 km / 810m ascent / 9 hours)

Sightseeing recommendations include:

  • Malt Whisky Trail
  • Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Ballindalloch Castle

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Day 5: Cairngorms National Park to the North West Highlands
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Today you will travel to Wester Ross in the North West Highlands – a drive of approximately 100 miles. This wild location encapsulates all the wonders of the great Scottish outdoors.
Overnight – North West Highlands

Days 6 - 8: Walking in the North West Highlands
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Walking recommendations include:

  • Easy: Shieldaig Peninsula (3 miles / 4.5 km / 165m ascent / 1.5 hours)
  • Moderate: The Triple Buttress (9 miles / 14 km / 540m ascent / 4 hours)
  • Challenging: Beinn Alligin Horseshoe (6.5 miles / 10.5 km / 1,190m ascent / 7.5 hours)

Sightseeing recommendations include:

  • Summer Isles
  • Bealach na Bà
  • Corrieshalloch Gorge

Overnight – North West Highlands

Day 9: Depart the North West Highlands
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This is when your memorable Scottish multi-centre walking holiday comes to an end.

What's Included?

Your holiday includes:

  • Carefully selected en-suite accommodation for 8 nights including traditional Scottish breakfast
  • 9 days rental of an Economy car (other vehicle categories available) including comprehensive insurance
  • Comprehensive information pack with our list of exceptional walking routes, taking in the best of your surroundings
  • Road map with our recommended driving route
  • Guidebook: Walking in the Cairngorms (Cicerone)
  • Guidebook: Aviemore and the Cairngorms: 40 Shorter Walks (Pocket Mountains)
  • Guidebook: Walking in Torridon, Fisherfield, Fannichs and An Teallach (Cicerone)
  • Guidebook: Wester Ross and Lochalsh: 40 Coast & Country Walks (Pocket Mountains)
  • Guidebook: Wester Ross Northern Area (Pocket Walks)
  • Guidebook: Wester Ross Southern Area (Pocket Walks)
  • Our sightseeing suggestions - the must-see sights in the region; traditional villages, natural wonders, impressive architecture and cultural landmarks
  • Personalised itinerary with our recommendations for the best places to eat and drink
  • 24-hour emergency contact number
  • Full financial protection

Your holiday doesn't include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Lunches and evening meals

Accommodation & Prices

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We know that after a busy day of exploring, an exceptional place to stay makes all the difference. That’s why all of the accommodation we select is hand-picked using our first-hand knowledge of the best places to stay.

Our discerning team has a wealth of experience, and we extensively research and regularly review all of the accommodation we select for our clients.

Please choose from one of our accommodation categories below. If you wish to combine these categories or perhaps upgrade for a special occasion let us know in your enquiry.

Accommodation type
Price per person
4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels
From £1195

A collection of quality 4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels often located in beautiful locations which provide an excellent standard of accommodation.

Tastefully decorated and furnished, these properties are generally owned and operated by locals who have a genuine passion for their region which they are keen to share with you. Their warm hospitality is sure to be a highlight of your Scottish experience.

Boutique Guest Houses and 4* Hotels
From £1625

Our Premium category includes a unique collection of luxurious and stylish boutique Guest Houses and small 4* Hotels. These are wonderfully charming and intimate and run with great flair by their owners.

It also comprises larger 4* Hotels selected for their high standard of accommodation, exceptional service, and great location. These range from traditional luxury to contemporary Hotels.

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Exceptional Hotels and luxury Resorts
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From award-winning luxury Hotels to unique country retreats, all of which offer exceptional accommodation with superb facilities and outstanding service.

These are truly magical places and amongst the best Scotland has to offer. The perfect choice when you would like somewhere really special which can be a treat for the night or for your entire holiday.

Car Hire

Our packages include car rental and comprehensive insurance for the duration of your walking holiday. Absolute Escapes has an excellent relationship with a number of car hire operators and we are able to offer quality vehicles and great value for money.

If you plan to bring your own vehicle, we are also able to offer this itinerary without a rental car.

All our packages include:

  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Super Damage Excess Waiver
  • Third Party Insurance
  • Theft Waiver
  • Tax
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
  • Good for 2 people
  • Maximum of 4 passengers
  • 2 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Ford Focus or similar
  • Good for 2 – 4 people
  • Maximum of 5 passengers
  • 2 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Volkswagen Passat or similar
  • Good for up to 4 people
  • Maximum of 5 passengers
  • 3 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
VW Sharan or similar
  • Good for 5 people
  • Maximum of 7 passengers
  • 3 – 4 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission

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