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    Into the Wild

    Starting in 2019, we’ve decided to introduce an assortment of exciting, fully-guided women-only departures to create a space to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever your motivations for travelling. Recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women, Wilderness Scotland’s new trips have been devised to be even more inclusive to women who want to adventure in the wilderness.

    These holidays for women share all the hallmarks of a Wilderness Scotland trip, such as expert guiding, characterful accommodation, unique experiences and inspirational itineraries. Our women-only trips are designed to encourage more women to explore the wilds of off-the-beaten-path Scotland. Travel with like-minded women and see some of Scotland’s most interesting landscapes in a relaxed and inclusive environment.

    Far from excluding people, these women-only trips have been created to include and encourage more women to build adventure confidence and partake in outdoor activities such as cycling, walking and kayaking – activities that have long been male-dominated.

    Whether you want to reduce competitiveness, feel confident in trying a new activity, take pride in your own abilities, avoid feeling self-conscious or simply become a part of the wilderness women’s community, these women-only trips will open up the wilderness to more women to travel the wilds of Scotland with the kind of solidarity, ease and atmosphere that you perhaps wouldn’t get in a mixed group.

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    Women Only Departures

    Wilderness Retreats - Winter Highlands5th Feb - 9th Feb 2024£1,4957 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Retreats - Winter Highlands4th Mar - 8th Mar 2024£1,4956 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay27th Apr - 3rd May 2024£2,2955 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands4th May - 10th May 2024£2,3957 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye11th May - 17th May 2024£2,3455 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way10th Jun - 17th Jun 2024£2,2658 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands22nd Jun - 28th Jun 2024£2,3958 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye6th Jul - 12th Jul 2024£2,3457 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands3rd Aug - 9th Aug 2024£2,3958 place(s) leftBook Now
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides10th Aug - 16th Aug 2024£2,5958 place(s) leftBook Now
    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course24th Aug - 28th Aug 2024£9657 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Retreats - The Highlands31st Aug - 6th Sep 2024£2,3958 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt31st Aug - 6th Sep 2024£2,0958 place(s) leftBook Now
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way9th Sep - 16th Sep 2024£2,2658 place(s) leftBook Now

    Who Are These Trips For?

    Our women-only departures have been set aside specifically for women adventurers. Whether you’re a female solo traveller, a group of friends travelling together, planning a mother-daughter getaway or a sisters trip, Wilderness Scotland’s women-only travel is perfect for you!

    Open to all ages and backgrounds, these trips are ideal for any and all women who like exploring the outdoors with small groups of like-minded women.

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    Women in the Wild

    Women in the Wild is about inspiring women who love the outdoors. This first episode is about our colleague Alice. She swims. In very cold water. Without a wetsuit. She’s not mad but just loves the way it makes her feel. This series is to celebrate our launch of Women Only adventure holidays.

    Ghillie Basan is an award-winning cook and author living in a very wild spot in the Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands.  Growing up in Africa and travelling widely in younger years has given Ghillie’s cooking a taste of the exotic, combined with the best in local Scottish ingredients.

    Meet Elise, the woman recreating the journeys of history’s forgotten female explorers.

    Five years ago, Jenny Graham had never done any competitive cycling. Since 2018, Jenny holds the world record for the fastest woman to cycle around the world unsupported.

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    Amazing. Exceeded my expectations and look forward to doing it again. The enjoyable company of my small group this time obviously added to the overall experience too.

    Suzanne Taylor
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 22/07/2019

    Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 6,252 reviews

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