Green Tourism

Flora & Fauna, History, Wildlife and People

Your Green & Sustainable Walking Holiday

Ecotourism with Walk Wild Scotland

We are committed to promoting and developing sustainable, responsible ways of travel including the ‘Leave no Trace’ policy and much more…

Climate Change

Our environment and natural habitats are increasingly threatened by climate change and other human influences. Already many local communities are fighting for their existence. In tourism, we feel particularly committed to creating value that affects the environment, culture, our local population and our regional economy in as positive and responsible a  manner as possible.

Environmental Protection & Learning

We are fortunate to be naturally in contact with nature. Our knowledeable guides are passionate about conveying a deep understanding of and respect for the environment. Thus our groups of max 8 persons leave a very small footprint and allow for closer participation and deeper experience for the individual.

We are in contact with all major environmental organizations, government agencies and local conservationists to keep in touch with new developments and actions, working hand in hand to bring about positive change and awareness.

Sustainability & Experience

We work closely with small businesses, artisans, weavers, artists, musicians and local naturalists to weave meaningful experiences into an authentic travel product.

We follow the ethical principles of the international environmental initiative  ‘Leave no Trace’ and actively support the Woodlands Trust, the John Muir Trust, Trees for Life and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Travelling to Scotland and Climate Protection

Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are well connected to the European and international transport system.

It is our concern that albeit we are providing nature based tours mostly on foot we are, in effect, enticing visitors to fly. We have therefore teamed up with the environmental organisation Climatecare in order to  offset some of our clients’ carbon footprint. We are striving to become a carbon neutral enterprise within the next 5 years.

Travel by Train

In the age of climate crisis which now has been declared an emergency, we encourage flight free travel when and where possible. If you can consider train travel to Scotland you may be surprised that it is faster than most imagine, far more pleasant and enriching and bringing you that feel of real travel and anticipation, right from the moment you step out of your front door. Try it and find your train jouney on Eurostar, Interrail or Trainline. Or take a look at the famous train travel website The Man in Seat 61.

For any public transport enquiries within Scotland Traveline Scotland is at hand.

If you would like more advice on travel by train, we will make every effort in providing relevant information, help and resources.

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Those flying to Scotland we invite to consider offsetting the carbon emissions of their flights via Climatecare.

Walk Wild Scotland holds the Green Tourism Silver Business Award since 2011.

Following the declaration of the climate crisis as a emergency Walk Wild Scotland is committed to developing and adopting climate responsible best practises. Please read our Climate Emergency Declaration.

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