The Inner Hebrides, Scotland's West Coast Archipelago
7 Days Guided Walking Holiday
Scotland's wild Atlantic Coast is magical! Our versatile new trip offers stunning wilderness experiences in a myriad of green islands surrounded by alpine mainland landscapes - unrivalled coastal scenery, interesting history and diverse wildlife from birds to sea mammals.
. Explore Neolithic Stone Circles, Castles and Gardens.
. Take a Boat Trip to the Isle of Lunga to spend time with Puffins.
. Watch Gannets, Fulmars, Razorbills and other Seabirds.
. Visit Staffa, Mendelssohn's Celebrated Sea Cave.
. Enjoy Welcoming Tea Rooms and Hospitality on a Buddhist Island.
- 6 Guided Walking Days
- 1 Journey Day
- Boat Trip to Puffin Island
- 6 x Hotel & Guesthouse Accommodation
- 4 x Picnic Lunches
- Travel from Glasgow
- Ferries, Boat Trips,
17. - 23. June
Single room £195
The west coast was home to Scotland's first people who left many traces of their culture, some up to 5000 year old, in the valleys, along the shore and on hill tops. Later, in the 5th century, the first Scottish Kings arrived from Ireland establishing their Kingdom of Dalriada.
St. Columba settled on the tiny island Iona around the same time and undertook the christianization of Scotland. To this day, Iona is the home of a thriving ecumenical community and the lovingly restored Abbey in its remote coastal setting a feast for eye and spirit.
The remoteness of these places offer a unique opportunity to observe wild birds and sea mammals in their natural environments. Learn to distinguish between eagles, buzzards and ospreys and follow the trail of otters on land. A special island expedition takes you into the amazing world of Atlantic seabirds to the Isle of Lunga to spend time with puffins and watching gannets, fulmars, razorbills and manx shearwaters. The early summer is breeding time and so quite special.
For your comfort we have chosen excellent, cosy and hospitable 3 star hotels and guesthouses. The local pub is the place to celebrate our days' adventures in the evenings - with delicious ale and good food.
Your walking group of no more than 8 allows flexibility and a personal ambience. You are accompanied throughout by an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will endeavour to make your holiday a wonderful and enjoyable experience.