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Walking in the Scottish Highlands

From $1,915.00
8 Days & 7 Nights

Walking in the Scottish Highlands

  • Relaxing and impressive Highland walks, castles, history and whisky
  • Exploration of Blair Castle and the Hermitage with its towering Douglas Firs
  • Killicrankie, site of the first Jacobite rebellion victory
  • Superior accommodations in captivating towns and villages
  • Whisky tastings galore at Dewar's and Blair Atholl distilleries
Scotland is an absolute dream to explore on foot and this itinerary immerses you in its impressive Highland landscapes, intriguing history and culture. Visit the treasure-filled rooms of Blair Castle and the walled garden of Castle Menzies. See Soldier's Leap, a famous spot from the 1689 Battle of Killicrankie and the 18th century Ossian's Folly at The Hermitage. Why not taste (and purchase!) some of the award-winning chocolate at the Highland Chocolatier in Grandtully and sample the famous whisky at Dewar's distillery? The towns and villages of Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld where you will stay are full of character. The handpicked superior accommodations all offer a warm Scottish welcome. The relaxing walks in the rolling hills of Perthshire through towering forests, alongside rushing rivers and through peaceful glens are also sublime.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Blair Atholl and overnight Day 2 Blair Castle & Estates Walk and Exploration 4 miles / 7 km Day 3 Walk to Pitlochry via Killicrankie 9 miles / 14 km Day 4 Explore Pitlochry. Optional Ben Vrackie Lochan Walk 5.5 miles / 9 km Day 5 Walk to Aberfeldy along the Rob Roy Way 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 6 Aberfeldy Day of Discovery and Castle Menzies walk 6 miles / 9 km Day 7 Morning transfer to Trochry. Walk to Dunkeld via The Hermitage 4 miles / 6.5 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 88.5 candy bars. 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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