Seable - Hiking in the Scottish Highlands

Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November 2024

Number of Travellers: 6
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights


This carefully crafted itinerary takes travellers into various wild environments in the Scottish Highlands. You’ll hike in ancient Caledonian Pine Forests, across heather-clad moors to beautiful lochs, along a wild coastline and in the foothills of some of the highest mountains in Scotland. Along the way, you’ll be led by an experienced local mountain guide. You’ll also benefit from the company of a Seable Tour Leader and local chaperones.


  • Hike in forests, amidst the mountains and along the coast on this guided walking hoiday
  • Discover the beauty of the Scottish Highlands on a guided hikes, led by a local expert
  • Relax in a welcoming guest house in the village of Aviemore

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 28th October - Travel to the Cairngorms National Park

Travel north, perhaps by train, to the enchanting beauty of the Cairngorms National Park. Disembark in the village of Aviemore, where your guide and chaperones will be waiting on the platform. This afternoon, you will visit a nature reserve at nearby Loch Garten. A short walk in the pine forest will be accompanied by birdsong and dappled light. Later, return to Aviemore to check into the accommodation and prepare for dinner.

Overnight: Aviemore
Meals Included: None
Walk Details: 2 km / 1 miles

Day 2 - Tuesday 29th October - The Angel's Lochan and Heather Moors

Today we will explore the Rothiemurchus Forest and beyond on a hike to a stunningly located loch. Our route follows a good trail through ancient pine trees and a narrow pass before reaching the lochan, which sparkles green in the sunshine, leading to many myths and local legends as to why that is! If we have the energy, we’ll continue beyond the lochan, breaking out of the forest and onto open heather moors.

Overnight: Aviemore
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 8 km / 5 miles

Day 3 - Wednesday 30th October - Coastal Hike and Visit Culloden Battlefield

Head north this morning to visit Culloden Battlefield, where the Jacobite Rebellion led by Bonnie Prince Charlie, came to a bloody end. Learn about one of the most harrowing battles in Scottish history and walk across the rough moor where the Jacobites and the Government fought in 1746.  After lunch, enjoy a beautiful coastal walk, identifying flora and fauna with your knowledgeable guide, before returning to Aviemore.

Overnight: Aviemore
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 6 km / 4 miles

Day 4 - Thursday 31st October - Hiking in the Cairngorms

Today, enjoy a hike in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. At over 4500 sq km it is the largest National Park in the UK and with miles of winding rivers, make it Scotland’s most prolific whisky-making region. Led by your guide, we will start from a high trailhead and head out into the foothills which lie below the cliff-bound Northern Corries. It’s a high mountain environment so a real contrast to the previous days. Scotland’s only herd of reindeer roam free in this area, but in case we miss them, we will visit their local paddock after our hike so you can see them up close and learn about how they came to be here. A final night in Aviemore gives us the chance to reflect on a special few days together.

Overnight: Aviemore
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 7 km / 4 miles

Day 5 - Friday 1st November - Departure Day

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the railway station in time to catch your train back south (or north to Inverness Airport if you are flying).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • A free place for the Seable Tour Leader, in a single occupancy room (same inclusions as paying guests)
  • 2 nights pre-trip accommodation for the Seable Tour Leader, including breakfast, to allow them to run a training session for our team
  • 4 nights accommodation, based on twin-share rooms (single occupancy rooms available for a supplement)
  • Breakfast each day
  • A packed lunch on days 2, 3 & 4, as well as drinks and snacks
  • The services of a qualified and experienced mountain guide from Day 1 to Day 5 inclusive
  • The services of local chaperones, based on 1 chaperone per 3 paying guests (note that the Seable Tour Leader is also chaperone #1)
  • All transfers in a private vehicle(s) driven by our guide and chaperones
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Day 1 – Visit to Loch Garten Nature Reserve
    • Day 3 – Visit to Culloden Battlefield
    • Day 4 – Visit to Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for your guides and chaperones
Notes Read More

Seable and Wilderness Scotland will keep in regular contact regarding bookings for this itinerary. We agreed to make a decision to confirm or cancel the trip no later than Wednesday 28 August, 2024.

Pricing Read More

The price of this trip in 2024 is £1,995 per person and is based on a group size of 4-6 travellers. Travellers requiring a single occupancy room will be charged a supplement of £250 per person, subject to availability.

Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.