walking tour in Scotland

Featuring old cattle drove roads and Wades military roads and off-the-road places of significance, the Lowland and Highland walking folklore walks will be a mix of walking and talking about history and folklore, using our imaginations to recreate the old routes and landscapes, the folklore (customs and beliefs, dress, and foodways of the people), the opportunities and threats that they faced (like the reiver and cattle lifting). Accommodation can be arranged to the level that you require. Please email for more information.

8 day private walking tour

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!

Saturday: 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

Sunday: 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.

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

Tuesday: walk up Schiehallion (in Scots gaelic - the mountain of the fairies)

Praying Hands of Mary - Glen Lyon Walking Tour

Wednesday: 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.

Thursday: 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.

Friday: 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.

Saturday: 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.

Scotland tour at its best

10 day private walking tour

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10 day custom walking tour

This full-on adventure tour was tailormade around a young couples wish to maximise their two week holiday away from their children. It does not have to be such a tough schedule but this one was great!
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