SAS Survival Trail, Scotland

SAS Survival Trail, Scotland
10 days
Difficulty level

We shall leave for a trek to the north of Scotland. First of all, we shall ascend Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Great Britain (1344 m). Later we shall hike via the northern part of The Scottish National Trail, where candidates to the legendary SAS, British Special Forces, train.

This is a unique place in Europe where pristine wild nature still exists. One will meet people here as often as in the times of Duncan MacLeod. It is exactly in this area that the legendary fantasy film Highlander was shot.

Real challenges await us for the unexplored wilderness will put us to test here!

Dates: April, 29-May, 8 2016

Price per person: 1100 EUR

Minors (under 18 years of age) get a 15% discount only if they take the trip with a parent.

Club discount - 7%

Trek length – 140 km

Group consists of 6-12 people

Initial meeting place: city of Edinburgh

Trekking program*


Flying in to Edinburgh. After a stroll through the city we shall board the bus that will takes us to the foot of Ben Nevis.

In Fort William, we shall stay for the night at a camping preparing ourselves for the ascent of Ben Nevis.


In the morning we shall start climbing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain of Foggy Albion, what with its 1344 meters above sea level. Candidates for the British Special Service (SAS) train and take their examination in this same area, including the climb of the mountain.

day 3

Early in the morning we take the bus from Fort William going to Inverlael, a small village in the north of the country.

Around dinner time we shall arrive at the main part of our trip: the northern portion of The National Scottish Trail.

days 4-7

We keep hiking across rough terrain, fording creeks and rivers for bridges are not always available there. We approach many inlets and bays of the Atlantic Ocean. Our trek leads us over the hills, valleys and notches where one can rarely see a lonely dilapidated house or a ruined farm. With the progress of the civilization people who used to live here preferred more “cozy” conditions in the cities rather than staying here, in this inhospitable area.

On the hike we sleep in tents and cook our food on a burner. In this area, there is pretty often no material to start a fire with. If we are lucky, we can find shelter from the rain in the old ruins.

day 8

Arriving at Cape Wrath, one of the most beautiful landscapes of Scotland and of all Great Brittain. This is where this trail ends, The National Scottish Trail traversing the whole country from the south to the north. From here we must hike to the accompaniment of ocean waves to a small village called Durness.

We shall set up our camp here so that we can leave in the morning to south of Scotland.

day 9

Taking a bus from Durness we return to Edinburgh and get to our hotel. In the evening we take a stroll through the city.

day 10

During the day we rest and recover, go for new walks through the old Scottish capital. If desired, we can leave for an excursion to Glasgow  which is only 50 kilometers away.

* Trek program can be changed due the weather conditions, physical conditions of participants, other reasons

Meals are to be made from food that is provided by the Wolfin Survival School and will be distributed among all participants.

Required equipment: a rucksack (50-60 litres), a sleeping bag (+10 comfort), a carry mat, suitable clothes and shoes, headwear, a field knife, matches, a spoon, a bowl, insect repellent, a flask or plastic bottle, a personal first aid kit, personal care items, a torch light, trekking poles, and a poncho,

Price includes:

- all transfers on the route

- staying in hotel and camping

- food

- instructor’s service

- rent of common equipment (tents, cooking equipment, GPS, etc.)

Additional expenses: travel expenses to and from initial meeting place, rent of personal equipment, entrance to national park fee, personal expenses

Do You want to go to this trek individually or with your family or friends only? We can find convinient dates for you and we will help you to buy tickets to the meeting point. Just call or write us!

Have any questions? Call +7 916 1765430 or send email on 

Included in the price

  • Guide's service
  • Transportation in program
  • Camp food
  • Staying in hotels, hostels etc.
  • Group equipment incl tents

Not included in the price

  • Visits of national parks
  • Visits of museums
  • Tickets to initial point
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits of cafes and restaurants

Trust to Proffesionals

Do you want to travel individually or with your family and friends? We will confirm your dates and will offer you the most comfortable price. Call or email us.

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