Walking Courses

Scottish Walking Holidays, Tours and Courses

Unicorn Travel offer a variety of courses. Below are a list of the available courses.
A guide to the level of course is below

We also offer walking tours. Listed below are the tour and places available

 

Grade One

For: Novices, armchair walkers, intermittent exercisers.
Terrain:
Flattish or mildly undulating, uncomplicated. Mostly paths.
Daily Distance:
5-8 miles (8-13km)
Average Daily Ascent:
Less than 1000ft (300m)
Walking For:
4-6 hours (plus stops)

Grade Two

For: Fit novices, anyone with a reasonably active lifestyle.
Terrain:
Undulating perhaps lumpy with some off path rough walking.
Average Daily Distance:
8-12 miles (13-20km)
Average Daily Ascent:
One or two ascents of up to 1500ft (450m)
Walking For:
5-7 hours (plus stops)

Grade Three

For: Fit novices, regular vigorous exercisers, regular hill walkers / hikers.Good fitness and stamina required.
Terrain:
Longish varied paths or rough unpathed hillsides.
Average Daily Distance:
8-14 miles (13-22km)
Average Daily Ascent:
Up to 2500ft (770m)
Walking For:
6-8 hours (plus stops)

Grade Four

For: More suited to regular hill walkers / hikers with recent regular experience of rough terrain. Good fitness and stamina necessary. Adventurous and fit novices could be fine – please ask.
Terrain:
with a mix of pathed and off path ground which may be rough.
Average Daily Distance:
8-14 miles (13-22km)
Average Daily Ascent:
Up to 4000ft (1250m)
Walking For:
6-9 hours (plus stops)

Grade Five

For: Must be regular hill walkers / hikers. Must be fit and experienced enough to enjoy long days with significant ascent and descent.
Terrain:
Much is rough and steep even when on paths
Average Daily Distance:
8-16 miles (13-26km)
Average Daily Ascent:
Up to 5000ft (1500m)
Walking For:
6-10 hours (plus stops)

Grade Six

For: Must be regular hill walkers/hikers. Must be fit and experienced enough to enjoy long days with significant ascent and descent. Must be capable of moving relatively fluently on steep, rough, exposed ground. Must have a good head for heights and be comfortable with scrambling.
Terrain:
A lot of rough, steep, exposed ground and complicated unpathed mountains terrain.
Average Daily Distance:
8-14 miles (13-22km)
Average Daily Ascent:
Up to 4500ft (1375m)
Walking For:
>6-10 hours (plus stops)