Our Scottish walking holidays

The best way to see the real Scotland is on foot. The West Highland Way epitomises the drama of Scotland's landscape, leading you through mountains, moors and along loch sides. It's a demanding walk to which we have added very lovely, luxury hotel stays as you will deserve the pampering! Our tailor-made walking holidays here are carefully designed in collaboration with local experts to show you both the hidden gems and the highlights of this stunning country. There is so much to absorb and take in en route: mountains, dramatic landscapes, historical cities, rolling hills, stunning coastline, wild flora and fauna and traditional local culture.

We specialise in bespoke walking

One of our walking and driving tours 'In the Footsteps of Famous Writers' ends in Scotland and is one of our bestsellers (see blue box to the left for more details). However, most walking holidays we organise in Scotland are tailor-made trips, please contact us for more information.

Most of our tours are self-guided, although you can request a guide if you prefer. If you choose self-guided walking, you will receive a Carter Company Adventure Handbook to accompany your route directions and map, which shares many of the insider tips and useful tidbits of information we have picked up over the past 25 years of designing holidays in Scotland. With this little book as your companion, we hope you'll leave feeling like you've seen the real, authentic Scotland rather than the usual tourist hot spots.


-The Writers' Museum in Edinburgh, which celebrates Burns, Scott and Stevenson and houses some significant rare books
-The only whisky distillery pioneered by a woman, Cardhu
-The island of Iona - not only is this the name of one of our team members, but it also a beautiful place where Christianity was first brought to the Britain