Sea Scotland differently – kayaking, sailing and walking in Scotland

Wilderness Scotland have just sent us their ideas for summer holidays in Scotland that are a bit of a break from the norm. We thought we would head to the coast of Scotland and share their ideas…

‘At last, it looks like summer is arriving in the UK! As we begin to feel the warmth of the sun, we are drawn to venture outdoors and explore Scotland’s wild and beautiful landscapes. What you might not have considered before, however, is exploring them from the sea – but a quick look at a map of Scotland shows how much fun this could be. All those islands, the secluded bays, the sea lochs – the adventure!This summer, we invite you to sea Scotland differently – from the deck of a classic yacht, up close from a sea kayak, or on foot from a spectacular coastal trail. We have some great trips to help you enjoy Scotland’s secret coastlines and landscapes.

Scotland by Sea Kayak: * Learn to sea kayak on our Introduction Course; or improve your skills on our new Intermediate Sea Kayaking Course – we also have a trip especially for families. * Enjoy day paddles from comfortable accommodations in our new West Coast Sea Kayaking Tour. * Venture into the wilderness on one of our moderate graded sea kayaking expeditions, exploring the Summer Isles or the Sound of Arisaig.

* Discover even wilder coastlines on our more challenging expeditions to Skye, Rona & Raasay; or to the Wild Coasts of the Outer Hebrides.

Scotland by Yacht: * Join our epic 10 day Island Odyssey trip, where we venture through the Inner & Outer Hebrides, with the goal of reaching St Kilda. This trip also includes hiking, as we enjoy walks on many islands. * Step aboard for our classic 7 day journey through Knoydart, Skye & the Small Isles, enjoying wild island walks and superb sailing each day. * Travelling with friends or family? Ask about our private yacht charters, which are ideal for groups of 4-8 people. We have some availability for August & September this year! * If you are short on time but don’t want to compromise on adventure then look no further than our 5-day sailing journey to St Kilda, starting and finishing in Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. * For a leisurely sailing and walking experience, our Inner Hebrides trip in September is the perfect escape but you have to be fast – only 2 places are left!

Scotland’s Wild Coastlines by foot: * Journey to Scotland’s northern isles to discover the awe-inspiring coastal scenery of the Shetland Islands or the Orkney Islands on a wilderness walking holiday. * Discover the fjord-like scenery of Knoydart and the spectacular Small Isles on this Wilderness Scotland favourite, based at a wilderness lodge with an award-winning restaurant! * Strike north and explore the pristine environment of Scotland’s North West, hiking around lovely Handa Island, to legendary Sandwood Bay to the Scotland’s most northerly point – Cape Wrath.

You can find out more and get in direct contact with Wilderness Scotland through this page

You might also be interested in the mountain climbing and hiking offered by Mac’s Adventures, or the variety of trips throughout the Cairngorms from Mountain Innovation, including their new Mountains and Malts trip.