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Walk of the Week: The Highlands, Isle of Skye & Edinburgh

Each August, thousands of people flock to Scotland's capital to enjoy the multitude of activities on offer at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Fringe and International Festival. The festival combines comedy, art, music and tradition, transforming Edinburgh into a bustling hub of culture. In honour of the festival, our walk of this week is The Highlands, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh.

View of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland's Capital

In a Nutshell

Distance: 39-49 miles. Several of the days have different walking options, so you can choose which route to take according to your fitness level.

Grading: Easy to Moderate. There are some more difficult options available - you can even tackle Britain's highest mountain if the mood takes you!

Ben Nevis and Cattle

Where is it?

Your adventure starts in Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city. From there you drive north to Dornie, stopping on the way for a walk in Glencoe. The following day takes you to the Falls of Glomach, a spectacular waterfall, and to Eilean Donan castle. Your base for the next three days is the Isle of Skye, where you can explore the islands on your walks with stunning scenery.  From Skye, move on to Fort William where you can take in the magnificent views of Scotland's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Finish up your adventure in Edinburgh, where you can explore all the best this historic city has to offer.

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Why walk it?

This adventure includes stunning coastlines, dramatic peaks, brooding lochs and incredible views. Your journey will take you to some of Scotland's culinary hotspots, where you can try delicious seafood and smoky whiskies. With stays in charming 3 or 4 star hotels and family run B&Bs, this is the perfect active yet relaxing adventure.

Scotland highland heritage and nature at North sea shoreline

What is Drive and Hike?

Drive and Hike holidays are a great way to explore places that are inaccessible by other transport methods, and give you the freedom to explore places off the beaten track. With our Drive and Hike holidays, you can rent a car, or take your own, and Macs will provide you with detailed directions for each destination, along with route notes for all your walks.

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Planning to walk the Highlands, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh?

Macs Adventure offers a nine day itinerary which includes accommodation, ferry transfers and detailed route notes and directions.

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To find out more about this trip, check out our website or email the team at info@macsadventure.com.

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