Walking Hiking

Scotland – Walking Short Break

  • Short Break Scotland
  • Short Break Scotland
  • Short Break Scotland
  • Short Break Scotland
  • Short Break Scotland
  • Short Break Scotland
  • Short Break Scotland
  • Short Break Scotland

Walking Short Break in Scotland

The land of whiskey, haggis and rugged beauty up in the low and highlands.

This four day Short Break in Scotland will bring you to the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis, standing at 1,344m. Your next walk is on one of Scotland’s oldest way-marked trails, the West Highland Way, which is one of the finest low-level walks that you are liable to find. The West Highland Way offers an ever changing landscape that will make for an unforgettable day.

Tour Pricing & Dates

4 Day Short Break €365 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€105
Tour Dates 2018 March 30th to April 2nd 
Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse & or Hotel
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Depart Dublin for Fort William
Sean Connery, Braveheart, Nessie, all famous names reminding us of Scotland, but it is also well known for its rugged beauty, peaceful lakes and tranquil glens. Combined they capture the perfect setting for an excellent walking break. We will depart Dublin early in the morning and drive to Belfast, where we will board the ferry for Stranraer. On arrival we drive north through some spectacular countryside to our base in Fort William, making several stops along the way.
Day 2 / Ben Nevis
Our first walk starts just a short bus ride from Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis, our challenge for the day. It’s the highest mountain the British Isles, standing at 1344m. We will cross the river Nevis to join the Mountain Track, which takes us to the summit and back. Along the way, you will have some stunning views of the valley of Glen Nevis and the surrounding mountains. Furthermore, if luck is on our side, and if we have a clear day, the views from the summit are simply breathtaking. Distance: 16 km / 10 miles, Ascent: 1324 m / 2972 ft
Day 3 / West Highland Way
Our next walk takes us on one of the section of Scotland’s oldest way-marked trails: the West Highland Way. This is one of the finest low-level walks that you are liable to find. Offering an ever-changing landscape that will make for an unforgettable day. Distance 12 km / 7.5 miles, Ascent: 200 m / 600 ft
Day 4 / Depart
On our departure day we will leave Tyndrum after a hearty Scottish breakfast and drive down to Stranraer, where will get the ferry back home. Arriving back in Dublin at approximately 21.00hrs

Included

  • 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 guided walks
  • All transport
  • Return ferry trip to Scotland

Not Included

  • Packed lunches
  • Evening meals

Testimonials

  • Dear Christopher, thank you for another wonderful vacation! I really enjoyed seeing another area of your beautiful country. Thank you for leading us on some amazing hikes, and for taking care of everything while we were here. It was a very relaxing week, and we’re going home renewed and rejuvenated. Until we meet again!

    Nicole
  • Christopher, as the official Irish Tourism Board’s representative, it gladdens me to award you the Golden Shamrock, our top tourism award. That last part was bullshit. I had an amazing experience and I am so glad that I got to see Ireland’s most intimate spots. Thank you for a wonderful trip and all of your knowledge and humour. Looking forward to doing another trip together!

    Adam
  • Christopher, thank you for a second tour through your beautiful Ireland. It was another amazing experience of hiking and food and laughter. What a wonderful week and I can’t wait to return soon for another Footfalls tour. Thank you for everything!

    Erin
  • Dear Christopher, thank you so much for another beautiful journey in your Ireland. We loved our first walking holidays with you, so much that we couldn’t wait to do it again! And this second time in Connemara and the Burren Way didn’t disappoint. You make each trip so special with your warmth, quick wit and what I like to think of your Irish spirit. Thank you for another week of memories that I will always treasure, for your friendship and coring.

    Radha
  • Christopher, that was the best! We enjoyed every minute of our adventure in Ireland. You are an awesome tour guide. Thanks so much for a great trip. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to return soon. We will return!

    Barbara and Michael