Through towns and small villages, by military roads and drover’s routes, passing lochs and ruins whilst making connections and embracing customs, or - if you wish - more extensive hiking.
This tour can work for a 4-10 day itinerary

Day-on Day-off Walking Tour

Day 1 - Arrive in Edinburgh - transfer from airport - three hour walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town with Peter Berry - stay in Edinburgh

Day 2 - Day free to explore Edinburgh for instance to visit the castle, walk up Arthurs Seat - stay in Edinburgh

Day 3 - Walk a part of the Fife Coastline from Anstruther to Crail (7.1 miles) - visit to St Andrews - head over the River Tay

Day 4 - Distillery Tour visit at Aberfeldy/Pitlochry – local delicious lunch - time to explore Pitlochry

Day 5 - Walk up Schiehallion (Celtic Mountain of the Fairies) - visit Fortingall and the oldest tree in Europe - Glen Lyon

Day 6 - Head via the Sma Glen to Doune Castle for a visit to the castle famous from Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Outlander - through the Trossachs.

Day 7 - A walk at Ben A'an - drive the Duke's Pass to Aberfoyle - afternoon visit to Loch Lomond-side at Inversnaid (walk to Rob Roy's Cave)

Day 8 - Head to Glen Coe to explore the Lost Valley or to the Devil's Staircase to Kinlochleven – great photography opportunities and walking options for those whose fitness has peaked and they are looking for further challenges.

Day 9 - Travel down to see Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, back to Edinburgh for early evening

Day 10 - Fly home from Edinburgh/Glasgow

This custom tour includes a completely different type of walk and can be adapted to be a long or a short break in Scotland

The Old Trails

Day 1 - Tour from Edinburgh accommodation, to the Antonine Wall at Camelon, tour of Glasgow, lunch at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum KG cafe, to Dumbarton Castle, via Loch Lomond to Glen Fruin (battle of the Colquhouns and MacGregors); up Loch Long and via the Arrochar Alps and the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’. Well-appointed, quality accommodation which we can book or source for you.

Day 2 - Loch Fyne to Lochgilphead and along the Crinan Canal to Tayvallich, Loch Coille Bharr walk (easy walking for 2 hours) past a cross slab beside a holy well and the ruin of an old water powered meal mill; visit Castle Sween and Kilmory Knap Chapel with the MacMillan Cross, tea and shortbread at the Crinan Hotel. Well-appointed, quality accommodation.

Day 3 - Walk from Kilneuair: on Loch Awe, on old drovers' road on Loch Fyne (4 hours), visit Kineuair Chapel (reportedly of St. Columba and a market cross); tour Dunadd Fort at the gloamin' (dusk). Well-appointed, quality accommodation to suit.

Day 4 - walk to Achnabreck cup and ring marked rocks; visit Kilmartin House and Museum, walk to the Nether Largie Cairns, explore the Temple Wood Stone Circles. Sumptuous accommodation to your taste.

Day 5 - visit Tarbert harbour; walk up and explore Dun Skeig, an iron age hill fort; walk the beaches of the west of Kintyre, visit St. Columba's Well and Footprint and Keil Caves at Southend; Campbeltown. Comfortable accommodation to suit.

Day 6 - Head for Oban and Castle Stalker before following the Appin Murder Trail to Glen Coe; walk up and into the Lost Valley at Glen Coe (fairly strenuous for 2 1/2 hours); have lunch in the peace and grandeur of the valley; head across Rannoch Moor to Glen Orchy for one of Scotland's loveliest and least driven glens; down the east side of Loch Awe to Dunchraigaig.

Day 7 - via Inveraray to Glen Dochart, view the Falls of Dochart before taking the south road along Loch Tay; walk the old road from Ardtalnaig to Dunan (3 1/2 hours). Quality accommodation to suit.

Day 8 - travel over the shoulder of Schiehallion to Tummel Bridge to investigate Wade's Bridge and the old major junction to the Isles; take in the Queen's View and walk to the Upper Bruar Falls; fish tea in Pitlochry combined with cashmere shopping; afternoon stroll to the Hermitage and to Rumbling Bridge; stay in comfortable well-appointed accommodation.

Day 9 - walk from Blairgowrie on Wade's Military Road towards Bridge of Cally, lunch on Cochrage Muir, take the Cateran Trail (old reivers trail) back to Blairgowrie (10 miles); back to Edinburgh.

This tour features some great places for walking and folklore in Lothian, Fife, Highland Perthshire, Deeside, Aberdeenshire and Angus, as well as a ceilidh dance and two pub music sessions

Walking and Folklore Tour

Day 1: Walk up Arthur's Seat, visit to Craigmillar Castle and Rosslyn Chapel, walk to evening ceilidh dance in Edinburgh and then drink at Captain's Bar.

Day 2: Visit Dunfermline Abbey and Malcolm's Tower, Abbot's House, Limekilns and Culross, Stirling Castle, through the Trossachs to stay at the Ben Lawers Hotel on the north side of Loch Tay.

Day 3: walk to the House of the Cailleach in Glen Cailleach, pub music session at the Ben Lawers Hotel.

Day 4: Walk up Schiehallion (in Scots gaelic - the mountain of the fairies).

Day 5: Walk to Lawers village, deserted from the 19th century and home of the Lady of Lawers, walk to the Praying Hands of Mary in Glen Lyon, visit Fortingall and the Yew Tree, evening in Pitlochry including the Moulin Hotel with its' own brewpub. Stay at Wellwood House.

Day 6: Through Strathardle (watching sheepherding) to Glenshee and into Royal Deeside, walk the Clais Fhearnaig circuit including part of the Lairig Ghru classic drover's route. Stay at the Inver Hotel on Deeside.

Day 7: Over the Cairn o'Mount, old drovers road to Fettercairn, stop for lunch at Laurencekirk in the heart of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's beloved Mearns countryside, visit Catterline and then to Dunnottar Castle, stay at Woodside of Glasslaw and eat at The Carron Art Deco Restaurant.

Day 8: Visit Brechin with its' cathedral and 11th century round tower, and then Forfar- the old centre of Forfarshire with its Meffan Museum and Forfar Bridies, to St. Andrews for a stroll around its medieval streets and including the university museum, St. Salvator's chapel, the harbour and St. Leonards. Back to Edinburgh via magical Dunino Den and the villages of the East Neuk.