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

Sean Connery, Braveheart and Nessie are some of the famous names associated with Scotland. It is also well known for its whiskey, haggis, rugged beauty, peaceful lakes and tranquil glens. Combined, they capture the perfect setting for a walking short break.

This four-day guided short break in Scotland will bring you to the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis which stands at 1,344 m. Your next walk is on one of Scotland’s oldest way-marked trails, the West Highland Way, which offers an ever-changing landscape that will make for an unforgettable day of walking.

Tour Pricing & Dates

4 Day Short Break €390 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€144
Tour Dates 2020 April 17th to April 20th  (This Tour In Now Fully Booked)
Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse / Hotel




Day 1 / Depart Dublin for Fort William

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. It is the highest mountain in the British Isles, standing at 1,344 m. We will cross the river Nevis to join the mountain track which takes us to the summit and back. Along the way, we will enjoy some stunning views of the valley of Glen Nevis and the surrounding mountains. Furthermore, 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 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. The West Highland Way offers 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 take the ferry back home. We will arrive back in Dublin at approximately 21.00 hrs.


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

Not Included

  • Packed lunches
  • Evening meals


  • Dear Christopher,
    And thank YOU, our fearless leader!   You did a great job tending your flock!
    I had a most wonderful time, albeit a little more challenging than I had expected.
    But, I am grateful that the wind only knocked me down on some Valencia heather and not over a cliff! ;
    The scenery was stunning and the lodgings (particularly Casey’s and The Grand) and meals were superb!!
    And the icing on the cake was the pleasure of your company and great sense of humor!
    A perfect package all together!!
    I have more compliments to pay, but I will save them for the next time we connect.  Perhaps you, Teresa and I can
    chat via Facetime after the New Year.  I’d also like to talk a little bit more about the Wicklow Mountains Tour.
    Hope you have a wonderful and well earned holiday in New Zealand!!
    Take care and all the best,
    Wild Atlantic Way South West
  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.


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