Excursions

           “All travelling becomes dull in exact proportion to its rapidity” [John Ruskin]

 

personal well-being is at the heart of our venture.

It’s as much about the physical adventure in the wilds as the hearty meal at the end.

To slow down is to refresh our perspective through the grandeur of nature.

 

“ There’s so Much More to...!

 : Scotland than Loch Ness, Glen Coe and Skye.

: discover on foot beyond the roadside.

: experience more than sightseeing.

           

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The Walking

All walks are graded to indicate difficulty level and show distance and altitude gained. The emphasis on the 'Trip & Trek' excursions is about being able and sure-footed rather than being young and super fit.

Most scheduled walks are generally between 2 - 8 kilometres (1-5 miles), mostly on paths, but sometimes across rougher ground. When shorter walks are featured, we would aim to do two in a day. Some hikes include hill walking (but nothing technical). Be prepared for the infinite variety of our Scottish weather.

Safety and expertise are paramount - Martin has done the Mountain Leader training and attained the relevant award qualification as a summer mountain leader guide. He holds a current First Aid certificate and insurance.

Sometimes we can offer an alternative to walking for those who more want to amble. So when possible, we can drop you to shop, or to visit a museum, castle, distillery or a café and then do a pick up when the rest of the group have finished their hike. 

Our excursions include ‘Sparkie’, our well-behaved and friendly collie dog.

 
 
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Single day 'Trip & Trek' Excursions

RATES STARTING AT £85 / PERSON with discounts for 3 people +

We are continuing a special promotion!  Although we will advertise the date you choose to give others the opportunity to join, it will most likely be a tour for your own private group since we are a new start up. Very likely you’ll end up on as private party at a large discount.

Excursions are from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Stirling, taking in the sights of a region and experiencing the spirit of the countryside on foot. Each walk is graded per excursion to enable you to choose what would be most appropriate for you and your friends. Costs are priced per tour with a minimum of 2 people required to run, or the option to pay the price for two people if travelling solo. Cost includes any ferry costs and usual admissions except when otherwise stated. All costs exclude food and drink.


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Multi Day Trip & Trek Excursions

RATES STARTING AT £160/PERSON/day (Excluding accommodation)

Multi-day Trip & Trek excursions explore regions more distant from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Take advantage of the continued promotion for our multi-day excursions. This is likely to be just you and your partner/friend(s). Although we will advertise the date, giving others the opportunity to join, it will most likely be a trip with treks for your own private group since we are a new start up; presenting a large discount.  

Take the hassle out of endless research and be part of a tour with a hike that takes you to what’s best on offer, with accommodation in outstanding places of character and scenic beauty. 

Send an enquiry about our multi-day tours, telling us your preferred dates and we'll check availability with accommodation providers.  Please note that a minimum of two people is required to ensure the tour goes ahead, or the price of 2 when just 1 person is travelling.


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Mountain Summits & Bothy Overnighters

True adventure in the Scottish wilds for the hardcore! Seriously depart from the beaten track and embrace a Highland wilderness experience.

Mountain Summits -  Rates from £95/day including transport and guide.

Contact us about any scheduled hill walking excursions that might be on offer, or create your own custom made outing for your own private group starting from £135 per person/day (dependent upon distance from Edinburgh/Glasgow and two people or paying the price for two if solo). Package includes pickup from Glasgow/Edinburgh/Stirling with transport to the hills and a trained guide. Specify where you want to go, or alternatively, describe the length of walk and grading to allow us to choose the right one for you. Outings can be single day, or overnight on a wild camping expedition, or multi-day with camping, hostel or B&B possibilities (costings for these variations upon request). 

Bothy Overnighters - Rates from £220 per person for 2 days, including transport, food and guide.

Martin will guide you on a trek into the remote hills to sleep in a bothy - a basic stone built shelter without furnishings. Sleeping on floors, or wooden shelves might be Spartan, but the Swiss fondue and a dram of whisky will be truly savoured as the mist rolls in around the hills at the close of day. Marvel at the total silence and the absence of light pollution. Looking out on a clear night to the dark mountains etched on a starry night sky will be unforgettable. Day two offers the possibilities of climbing a nearby summit, whether a Munro (hill over 3,000 feet) or a Corbett (over 2,500 feet), or just enjoying an exploration of the wilds before returning to the bothy to pick up the backpacks and trek out. Cost for 2 days with provisions starts from £290 per person. A truly back to basics adventure requiring carrying a full-sized backpack with a share of the food.  Details of the bothy with distances will be given at the time of enquiry.

Ability: As these are backpack expeditions, a good standard of fitness is required. Our trips are not competitive, so it's not about speed, but you will have to go the distance from 10-25 kms in a day. Our aim though is have a quality experience. An equipment list will be provided.  

 

 


Private Trip & Trek Excursions

Private ‘Trip & Trek’ groups - from £320 per day trip

We'll create a custom itinerary together. We promise to listen carefully to your goals and expectations while tailor-making a package, linking your interests with our knowledge and expertise.  Whether you'd like to visit the landscapes of your ancestors, go mountain biking or pony trekking, we aim to fulfill your getaway dreams!

Notify us of your preferred dates and we’ll see what we can do. We will book accommodation and meals out in good eating places to suit your budget. Food and accommodation is not included in this price.

As a bespoke arrangement, you can opt out of the ‘Trip & Trek’ element. Conversely, the walking element might be the very thing that you are after and we would be happy to put together walks and to even climb some Munros along with sight-seeing.

Take the worries out of driving on ‘the wrong side of the road’ and along really narrow tracks, or of getting lost.

Meet & drop at your Edinburgh or Glasgow hotel or airports.

 

 

 

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A Sample of Reviews taken from TripAdvisor 

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The Hidden Gems of Scotland

If you want to discover the true natural and cultural riches of Scotland, I suggest you look no further than Roaming Scotland. I’ve been on a number of treks with Martin, who can always be relied upon to introduce you to extraordinary landscapes in off-the-beaten-track destinations. Martin’s warm, unassuming and capable manner make him the ideal small group guide. His trips are impeccably well organised (with every detail taken care of) while still leaving plenty of scope for spontaneity. And Martin’s knowledge of Scotland, its landscape and its history is a font that you will definitely want to tap during your trip. A wee side note for anyone who may be afraid of dogs: I defy even the most terrified to not to be won over by Roaming Scotland’s dog Sparkie! I’m not very confident around dogs, but Sparkie is the most placid and gentle animal I have ever encountered; he has a HUGE fan club!!

 

Hiking Isle of Lewis

I'd never expected to see such an amazing place like the Isle of Lewis. It was a wonderful experience to do a hiking around this place. The most important that Martin is a experimented and equipped guide. He knows very well the place like the palm of his hand and also he is always concerned about the tourists. If you have questions about historical places or even if you spent so much time taking a lot of pictures he is always happy to wait and help. If you are looking for an amazing tour I really recommend you"Roaming Scotland".

 

Great Trip, Great Company

I really enjoyed a trip to Orkney, travelling up from Edinburgh, soaking in Martin's vast knowledge about Scotland and it's many tales. He was excellent company, which made the trip very comfortable, and has many great stories of his own which were really entertaining. Martin managed to make me feel very at home everywhere we went which i think is a sign of his great hospitality, even in the most remote places. I would definitely recommend booking a trip as soon as you can!

 

Sunny Sailing

I had the pleasure of joining one of Martin’s groups on a sail down Loch Ness. Such idyllic surroundings for a sail, made even more enjoyable with the Scottish weather spoiling us with sunshine and blue skies. Whilst these maybe weren’t ideal conditions for actual sailing, Martin’s easy going and friendly manner helped us relax and enjoy our boat trip. A day of sunshine, good food, pleasant sailing, beautiful scenery and great company - what more could you ask for?

 

Fun Adventure

Martin took us to Arran and surrounding islands on a cycling tour which was amazing fun! We cycled round each island and hopped on and off the ferries in between, whilst camping overnight. Hard work but absolutely fantastic time. Some spectacular views, amazing weather and even got a bonfire on the beach. Martin is a very approachable and friendly guide and would definitely recommend and use again if touring around Scotland.

 

An Experience not to Miss

I have been on the best two expeditions with Martin. His high spirits, passion for Scotland, fun-loving nature along with his wide knowledge of Scotland makes any adventure the best one! Scotland is undoubtedly one of the best scenic places you'll ever be to and having a guide such as Martin to show you the best of Scotland is a must to make the most of this beautiful place. So here's 5 out of 5 just for you Martin! Thank you so much for the wonderful experience of Scotland!

 

A Refreshing Time

We’ve been on two trips with Martin and have thoroughly enjoyed both. His knowledge of the areas and passion for the Scottish countryside shine through - a thoroughly enjoyable break that I’d recommend to anyone, especially if you want to combine some outdoor activity with getting to know the country a bit better.

 

Balm for the Soul

I have now been on several trips with Martin (including sailing the Great Glen) and every one of them have been brilliant experiences. I find Scotland’s wild landscapes to be tonic to my soul and Martin is the perfect guide if you want to thoroughly soak it all in. I also find Martin’s trips lend themselves very well to photography - from the calm shores of a loch up to far higher ground above, there is always a great picture to be taken. Martin has such an extensive and yet intimate knowledge of Scotland’s mountains, valleys and lochs - it is always a joy to be led by him.

 

Authentic & Unique Adventure

I went to the Isle of Skye on an adventure organised by Martin, it was an amazing experience and a lot of fun. Martin is a brilliant guide who is always in good spirits and brings a unique wealth of experience on Scotland's outdoors. His experience meant we got to see many places in Skye that are off the beaten track and that I would never have seen otherwise, an impressive achievement on an Isle that is so busy with tourism. Roaming Scotland will give you an authentic taste of what this country has to offer!

 

Wonderful Memories, Stunning Places

I've been on quite a few trips with Martin - hiking along the shores of lochs, rowing across them, cycling around the Isle of Skye, and sailing across Loch Ness - and every time it's like being inside a 'Visit Scotland' advert: you'll get to visit some of the most beautiful, out-of-the-way places that Scotland can offer, and what a stunning country it is! Martin is an ideal guide - his love of the great outdoors and interest in the history behind the places he takes you to are contagious. He's also very professional and I've always felt safe adventuring on trips with him. Highly recommended!

 

True Experience of Scotland

I went to a few trips organised by Martin and I can highly recommend it. Martin showed us some amazing places I would never discover by myself. He's also really fun and experienced guide. If you're looking for a guide that will show you some beautiful yet not touristy places, Martin and Sparky are the perfect choice!

 

Exhilarating Adventure

I went on a group sailing trip led by Martin along the Caledonian canal from Loch Lochy up to Drumnadrochit. I’d never been sailing before and Martin was great at teaching us all and giving us all a go at different things. It was so much fun and the atmosphere on board was really friendly and relaxed. This is a great route for beginners and it was absolutely stunning sailing through the lochs and taking in the beautiful mountain-scenery around us. Martin has in-depth geographical and historical knowledge of the area, taking us on trips to hidden attractions such as breathtaking waterfalls. The whole experience of learning to sail created a fun and encouraging team-spirit on board and I made lots of new friends. I had a really wonderful time and would thoroughly recommend this trip to others. I can’t wait to go again!

 

A Perfect Adventure

Martin is a fantastic guide - thoughtful, organised, adventurous, knowledgeable and spontaneous. He has a fantastic knowledge of Scotland and we discovered some of the most picturesque and special places/islands through trusting his recommendation of where to explore. Sparkie (the dog) was a welcome and enthusiastic addition to our group! Martin looked after the safety aspects of our trip, and we could trust him fully. I cannot fault him, or how special a holiday in lesser known Scotland is. I have no hesitation in recommending Roaming Scotland!

 

Adventures Exploring Scotland

I have taken part in two week-long team sailing trips and a climb of Ben Nevis and have thoroughly enjoyed each adventure. Martin is a friendly leader, who ensures the trips are relaxed and flexible yet are planned in detail to make the most of the trip and ensure everyone is very well looked after.

 

Get Roaming

If you haven't already signed up for a Scottish adventure with "Roaming Scotland" then I would advise you to do so...and fast! With a guide who could show Bear Grylls a thing or two and who has a wealth of knowledge about this beautiful country, then you certainly won't want to miss out! I thoroughly enjoyed my time exploring the wonders of Bonnie Scotland and wouldn't hesitate to sign up for another tour....so Get Roaming! It's called the Land of the Brave for a reason!

 

"This is an exceptional way to see Scotland!! It far surpassed our expectations. The warmth of the group combined with Martin's knowledge of the land and it's history are unmatched."

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