The Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike

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The Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike

  • Explore Scotland’s lochs, glens and mountains by rail and on foot
  • Cross Glenfinnan Viaduct on the Jacobite Steam Train - the ‘Hogwarts Express’
  • Wander the rugged, romantic Isle of Skye with its wild scenery & unique culture
  • Enjoy visits to castles, ancient battlefields, Loch Ness and whisky distilleries
  • Be welcomed by friendly accommodation hosts, delicious food, and local beer
Discover the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye by train and on foot, taking in some of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. Ride the iconic Jacobite Steam Train, aka the ‘Hogwarts Express’, and enjoy a spectacular journey on the North Highland line between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh. Relax as you view the brooding lochs, lush glens and rugged mountains from your comfortable seat on board the trains. Complete rewarding hikes to explore each corner of the highlands. Use your free time to indulge in Scotland’s unique culture and fascinating history by visiting castles, ancient battlefields, Loch Ness, distilleries, and centuries-old Highland Estates. This full itinerary truly gives you an extensive taste of these stunning areas of Scotland revealing more around each corner!

Itinerary

Day 1 Edinburgh to Blair Atholl by train Day 2 Blair Atholl Walks and Castle 9 miles / 14 km Day 3 Train to Inverness, Optional Visit to Loch Ness/Culloden Battlefield** 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 4 North Highland Line to Portree Day 5 Old Man of Storr Linear Walk or Optional Day Trip 3 miles / 5 km Day 6 Travel to Mallaig, Jacobite steam train to Fort William Day 7 Walk to Spean Bridge 15 miles / 24 km Day 8 West Highland Line to Glasgow
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 11kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 11kg is equivalent to 2 Neapolitan margherita pizzas. Buon appetito!.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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Why Macs

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
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The Biggest Choice

Self-guided hiking & biking is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Around Since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.
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Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & British Travel Awards, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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