Exploring the Highlands, Islands & The ‘Emerald Isle'
Orkney Islands to the Channel Islands, from Skye to Connemara, in the British
Isles we’re never far from our amazing coast where there is so much good
walking close to sandy beaches and hilly terrain. Cruising around the coast is
the ideal way to experience this amazing diversity as we explore the otherwise
remote parts, the islands, creeks and little visited places which make our
islands the most varied in the world.
WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:
- We follow a lovely stretch of the Southwest Coast Path to the National
Trust’s lush Glendurgan Gardens for a visit.
- We travel inland to Drymen and walk a section of the West Highland Way over
Conic Hill to the shores of Loch Lomond at Balmaha.
- The pastel-painted houses of Mull’s main town are the starting point for our
walk from the port, passing waterfalls and lily covered lochs.
- From the Kitchener Memorial we walk across moorland and along cliff-tops to
the Orkney Islands’ most famous neolithic site, Scara Brae.
-The most northerly outpost of the British Isles, Lerwick boasts marvellous
coastal scenery and is a haven for birdlife. A local guide recounts tales of
shipwrecks and smugglers as we cross the ‘tombolo’ sand spit to walk on St
- In Scotland’s remotest northwest corner we walk with a local ranger to the
top of Ullapool Hill, then continue to Loch Achall. There are great views over
Loch Broom and out to sea over the Isle of Lewis.
- We drive to Dunseverick Castle on Ireland’s north coast and follow the
cliff-tops on foot to the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway.
We spend our morning walking the cliff paths of the Howth Peninsula to the east
of the city and, then visit the centre of Dublin in the afternoon.
- Travelling north from Portree we follow trails heading towards Skye’s iconic
peak, the Old Man of Storr.
From the heart of Connemara we climb some 400m to the summit of Diamond Hill.
The views stretch out to sea and inland there is a splendid panorama of the
Twelve Bens, Connemara’s highest mountains.