We offer self-guided walking holidays on some of the finest long distance trails in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, including the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast and the historic Hadrian's Wall Path.

Contact Details

  City Edinburgh
  Postcode EH1 3LH
  Phone Number 013 1240 1210

Products & Services



We offer self-guided walking packages for some of the most popular and spectacular long distance walks in Scotland. Our walking holidays are ideal for anyone seeking to combine a walking trip with spectacular scenery and allow you to explore our beautiful countryside at your own pace.

Our walking holidays in Scotland include the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, John Muir Way, St Cuthbert's Way, Speyside Way and Skye Trail.

We would be delighted to arrange additional days at any of your overnight locations and are keen to be as flexible as your itinerary needs to be - just contact us and we'd be delighted to discuss your requirements.

Customer Testimonials

Our self drive tour with Absolute Escapes was perfect. It was great to travel at our leisure stopping for what we really wanted to see along the way. Our time in Scotland was planned out very well as just about the time we were ready to move onto the next area it was our last night. All of the accommodations were clean, comfortable and exceeded our expectations. We had an unfortunate fender bender with the rental car and James at Absolute Escapes worked with us and the rental car agency to cover the expense and details of the repair. His expertise was appreciated. I would highly recommend Absolute Escapes . My husband and I are looking forward to the next opportunity to use their services.

Absolute escapes perfectly organised our trip, including bagage transfer, extra days in between our walking days of the west highland way. Had great contact with everyone.

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From Our Website

Our self-guided walking holidays are a wonderful way to discover the UK & Ireland at your own pace. Explore unspoilt coastline, majestic mountains and incredible historic sites on some of the world's most spectacular long-distance walking trails. Our self-drive holidays are tailor-made for you using our wealth of experience and local knowledge. We'll help you create your perfect road trip to experience stunning landscapes, distinct cultures and wonderful hospitality. We are proud to be members of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) who represent Britain's leading specialist tour operators.

All of our self-drive holidays are available to book on a private tour basis where you will discover our country with a hand-picked local guide. Knowing all of the arrangements are taken care of will allow you to sit back and relax, while your expert guide will ensure that you truly get under the skin of where you're visiting. Our private tours are designed to offer a personal touch with the assurance that all arrangements are taken care of. Our hand-picked expert guides will take you on a unique journey by bringing the country to life through their personal stories and local knowledge.

Absolute Escapes provides award-winning walking and self-drive holidays across the UK & Ireland. Through meticulous planning and our first-hand knowledge of the best travel experiences, we offer our clients imaginative, unique and unforgettable holidays, free from the daunting task of planning it themselves. You can relax knowing that every detail of your holiday has been taken care of by our team of travel experts, who will listen carefully to you and do their utmost to turn your dreams into a perfect tailor-made itinerary - a careful balance of dreaming and planning.