• February 21, 2017

Walkabout Scotland is one of the leading walking holiday tour operators in Scotland, an unrivalled walking and hiking experience through the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands. They are offering an exclusive discount to TMP Members on the following trips, for more information get in touch with Jon on tours@walkaboutscotland.com

West Highland Way Adventure

March 19 – 25 or April 16 – 22

From Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the West Highland Way is 96 miles (154km) of well maintained footpath through varied scenery which gets progressively wilder as you walk northwards. This trip provides a fully supported (transport, baggage transfer, guiding) sociable, small group experience of the West Highland Way.

The holiday includes 6 nights full board accommodation and 7 full days of guided walking on the West Highland Way. Baggage transfer is included. The trip departs from Edinburgh at 08.30am on the first Sunday of the hiking holiday, with a second pick-up in Glasgow at 10.00, returning around 1pm from Fort William on the following Sunday.

Heart of the Highlands

May 28 – June 3

The Cairngorm mountains and surroundng area have recently been designated as Scotland’s second National Park. The scenery throughout this area is characterised by broad, gentle high mountain plateaus cut by deep glens and corries, with lower slopes of ancient woodland and lochs lying deep in the mountains. We’ll be based for the week in the area of Newtonmore, lying at the head of the Spey valley and geographically more or less at the centre of Scotland.

From here we have access to some of the best Scottish mountains – the magnificent Cairngorm plateau to the east, the beauty of Loch Laggan and the Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve to the west and the wilderness of the Monadhliath just a stone’s throw away.

There will be opportunity within this trip to see some of the broad range of flora and fauna for which this area is renowned. These include crested tits and the protected capercaillie in the lower wooded areas, eagles, sea eagles, and osprey, with ptarmigan and snow bunting, together with a wide range of sub-arctic plants on the Cairngorm plateau itself.

In addition to some fine mountain scenery, this area also provided the scenic setting for the BBC series ‘Monarch of the Glen’; our week would not be complete without an exploration of some of the country in and around the famous ‘Glen Bogle’ – the fictional estate filmed around Loch Laggan and the Strathspey area.