Wilderness Group Announces 2023 Trips to Scotland, Ireland, England
Aviemore, Scotland. November 7, 2022: Wilderness Scotland, along with sister companies Wilderness Ireland and Wilderness England, are looking ahead to 2023 with a line-up of exciting new trips through the islands and highlands of Scotland, throughout the Emerald Isle, and across England’s bucolic countryside.
In Scotland, the award-winning adventure travel company is offering a selection of new itineraries that run the gamut from a winter wellness retreat to wilderness walking on the Isle of Rum. Here are some highlights:
Winter Walking – Mull and Iona: There’s a wild beauty about the islands of Mull and Iona in winter, when the islands’ starkness can be felt in the sea arches that stand like ancient battlements, the gulls that wheel white as snow, and the ethereal light that glimmers across the landscape. These stunning Inner Hebridean islands offer captivating and diverse vistas, along with a fascinating history, deep-rooted culture, and rich traditions. Departures are available in February and March.
Winter Wellness – Skye: When all the summer visitors have returned home, and the island unfurls its wintery beauty, this five-day/four-night women’s only wilderness retreat offers an incredible and supportive environment, free from competitiveness and characterized by inclusivity. Partake in enriching, immersive activities while connecting with like-minded women. Departures are available in February and March.
Wilderness Walking – The Isle of Rum: On this six-day guided walking holiday, travelers will have a chance to explore the volcanic mountains, sweeping moorlands, and towering cliffs on the diamond-shaped Isle of Rum. The largest of the Small Isles, Rum has been a National Nature Reserve since 1957. It is quieter, wilder, and more remote than some of its more famous counterparts. This new trip is as much about discovering the island as it is about protecting it, and visitors will join island rangers for a beach clean and wildlife count. Departures are available starting in May.
For a complete listing of new trips in Scotland, click here
Wilderness Walking – High Points of the Lake District: One of England’s wildest corners, the distinctly beautiful Lake District National Park houses soaring mountains and deep blue waters. Explore a landscape full of hanging valleys, rushing waterfalls, and impressive crags cloaked in volcanic rock. On this six-day/five-night guided trip, travelers will summit several of the highest peaks in the region and marvel at some of the country’s most rugged and spectacular views. Departures are available starting in May.
Road Cycling – The Cotswolds: Quintessentially English with its rolling green fields, honey-coloured hamlets, and ancient deciduous woodland, explore the Cotswolds by bike, riding from Oxford to Bath. On this six-day/five-night guided tour, guests travel along country lanes and leafy bridleways through idyllic stone villages, quaint cathedrals, grand manors, and crumbling castles. Departures are available starting in May.
Wilderness Walking – The Coast of Cornwall: A narrow peninsula at the edge of England, Cornwall offers some of the best coastal hikes in the country. Above the rolling waves of the Atlantic, hike through areas of outstanding natural beauty, marvel at medieval castles, and drink in the azure-blue lagoons and salty sea arches. This seven-day/six-night tour also highlights the local flora and fauna of the region. Departures are available starting in May.
Wilderness Walking – Highlights of the Cotswolds: Loved for its pastoral charm, the Cotswolds encompass lush river valleys, rolling green fields, wildflower meadows, and villages of honey-coloured stone. On this six-day/five-night guided walking tour through a region designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, travelers will visit historic market towns, traditional local pubs, and more. Departures are available starting in May.
Click here to view the full list of new trips.