Hiking the Scottish Highlands: Castles, Clans and Peaks

Explore the mythical Scottish Highlands as you hike the towering summits, dramatic gorges and deep blue lakes that hold the land’s greatest secrets.
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Program No. 22400RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Battlefields of ancient clans, castles long-since abandoned and the mythical Loch Ness monster await you on this hiking adventure through the rocky cliffs and mesmerizing waterfalls of the Scottish Highlands. Discover the fascinating history of Scotland as you tread on the lands that Norse Vikings, Roman conquerors and British tyrants all ruled at one point. Enjoy this unique hands-on learning experience as you feel the cold stones of a castle or the refreshing mist of a waterfall. Explore what interests you most in the Highlands on optional hikes that meander through the foothills and explore the area around the highest peak in the British Isles.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Walking 3-8 miles (up to 5 hours) daily with some challenging ascents and descents. Elevations up to 2500 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Climb the famed Devil’s Staircase on the West Highland Way.
  • Learn the history of Scottish clan warfare as you walk among the battlefields in Glencoe Valley.
  • Keep your eyes open for the fabled Loch Ness Monster as you hike to the North Loch Shore.
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