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    Enjoying the view - The Quirang Skye

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    The Trotternish, Skye

  • North-West Frontiers Harris coastal path

    Harris coastal path

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    The standing stones at Callanish, Lewis

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    The stunning machair of the Outer Hebrides


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Highlands & Hebrides Discovery

Grade All Ages
  • Three-centre holiday exploring some of Scotland's finest scenery
  • Stunning walks on Skye and Harris
  • Visit the standing stones at Callanish
  • Explore the unique landscape of Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Code Departure Duration Availability Price
HHD0117 22 Jul 2017 7 Nights
OPEN £1095 Book
HHD0217 26 Aug 2017 7 Nights
OPEN £1095 Book

 

A magical walking and cultural tour of the Highlands and Islands


This three-centre holiday is designed around fabulous walks amid varied and stunning land and seascapes, whist gaining an understanding of the rich cultural history. We will spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, three on Harris and two in Ullapool on the mainland's west coast.

The drive from Inverness to Skye follows the north shore of Loch Ness and takes us through Glen Shiel which was once the scene of the Jacobite defeat on May 11, 1719. We will stop at Eilean Donan Castle, much photographed since its restoration during the 1920s.

We spend one-and-a-half days walking on Skye before crossing the Little Minch to Harris. This Outer Hebridean island boasts a landscape of striking contrasts: rugged mountains to the north; white sandy beaches, turquoise ocean and flower-strewn machair on the southwest; rocky bays and lochans on the southeast. Here, at a crofter's cottage, we see the traditional weaving of Harris Tweed.

Travelling north across the narrow border into Lewis we visit the standing stones at Callanish. The 50 stones were erected at least 5000 years ago and the reasons for their alignment and relationship to three smaller stone circles and other monuments nearby remain a mystery.

Finally, we cross the Minch to Ullapool on Loch Broom. This lively fishing village where whitewashed buildings curl around its harbour, has much to offer, including live traditional music in the local pubs. A walk in the Assynt area, a geologist's paradise north of Ullapool, promises a memorable conclusion to this unique Highland experience.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Travel to Skye

Day 2 - Skye

Day 3 - Skye & Harris

Day 4 - Harris & Rhenigidale

Day 5 - Harris & Hushinish

Day 6 - Callanish & Ullapool

Day 7 - Ullapool & Assynt

Day 8 - Travel back to Inverness


Accommodation

We spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, three on the Isle of Harris and, finally two in Ullapool. On Skye we usually stay in a quality guesthouse in Portree or hotel accommodation in the southern part of the island. On Harris we will stay at the quality family-run Harris Hotel. In Ullapool we will book rooms in a wonderful guesthouse in the centre of this lovely fishing village. Throughout your journey you can be sure of a friendly welcome and delicious meals.
 

Single Supplement

A limited number of single rooms are available from £140


Pickup / Dropoff

Meet at Inverness Railway Station 13:30
Finish in Inverness 10:30


Included / Excluded

Included:

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in comfortable hotel and guesthouses
  • 7 x dinner and 6 x (packed) lunches
  • 6 days walking with a qualified and experienced NWF leader
  • All road and ferry transport during the trip

Excluded:

  • Travel to and from Inverness
  • Travel insurance
  • Miscellaneous expenses like drinks, entrance fees etc


Code Departure Duration Availability Price
HHD0117 22 Jul 2017 7 Nights
OPEN £1095 Book
HHD0217 26 Aug 2017 7 Nights
OPEN £1095 Book

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"Brilliant holiday enhanced by the care and attention by NWF for every aspect of the holiday. I have done a lot of trips with other companies but none of them matched your efforts to ensure a fantastic trip for all clients while showing off protecting the communities and places we visited."

Miss D Nolan

"Itinerary super, great taster of this part of Scotland. Delivered by a company that is passionate about what it does."

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"well priced, good value, well done!"

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"Very well organised and planned. Fantastic variety of walks"

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