Scotland Hebrides puffins
Scotland Skye Green Old Man of Storr
UK Scotland Ettrick Bay Bute with the island of Arran in the background

When looking at a map of Scotland, it can be hard to distinguish peninsulas from islands on the wonderfully convoluted west coast.

The Inner Hebrides are nestled snug between the Western Isles (see below) and the mainland and are made up primarily of Skye in the north; Coll, Tiree and the Small Isles; Islay, Jura and Colonsay to the south, and Mull at their heart. Just a hop over the Kintyre Peninsula are the Clyde Islands of Arran, Bute and a smattering of smaller islands, connected by ferry services to Glasgow across the Firth of Clyde.

This is classic Scotland of islands, single malts and wild walking.

Walking in the UK

An essential guide to planning a walking holiday in the UK

I’ve been walking the coasts, fells and fens of the UK for decades, revisiting the popular spots and seeking out hidden gems in my role as a travel journalist and TV researcher. For a group of small islands, we are truly spoiled for choice in the UK when it comes to walking holidays. There are the obvious – and often busy – walking hotspots, but also myriad quieter corners that even few native Brits are familiar more

  • Isle of Mull

  • Isle of Jura

  • Isle of Islay

  • Shuna Island

  • Isle of Barra

  • Isle of Lewis

  • Isle of Skye

  • St. Kilda

  • Isle of Rùm

  • Isle of Eigg

  • Isle of Arran


Inner Hebrides Tours

Inner Hebrides

Clyde Islands & Inner Hebrides Walking

Self-guided walk of the Scottish Islands

3 daysFrom £220
Inner Hebrides

Arran Coastal Way

Self-guided walking holiday

6 daysFrom £575
Inner Hebrides

The Skye Trail

Guided trek on the Isle of Skye

9 daysFrom £1,089
Inner Hebrides, Glencoe

Isle of Skye & Glencoe Photo Tour

An amazing 8-day photo tour capturing some of the most stunning landscapes that Scotland has to offer!

8 daysFrom $4,495

Inner Hebrides Travel Companies



Specialists in Scotland walking holidays
The United Kingdom

Macs Adventure

Active adventures at home and abroad

Walkers' Britain

Explore the UK & Europe with Walkers' Britain
The Highlands

Scot Mountain Holidays

Self-guided & guided activity holidays in Scotland
The United Kingdom

Contours Holidays

Self-guided walking holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Thistle Trekking

Guided trekking & mountaineering holidays
South America, Europe

HF Holidays

UK walking holidays since 1913

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