Scotland Trek & Northern Ireland Add On


Our Adventure

Join us for a first ever alumni & friends trek to Scotland and the Isle of Skye. For 8 days we will explore some of the most beautiful, rugged, and mystical landscapes in the world.


We start in the capital city of Edinburgh where we will be staying in the medieval Old Town on the Royal Mile. After a day of exploring we will travel to the Bridge of Orchy to begin our trek on the final 3 days of the West Highland Way trail (the most scenic days of the trek) ending in Fort Williams. The trek will take us through the famous Rannoch Moor, along the stunning Glencoe mountains and over the Devils Staircase.


After arriving to Fort Williams, we will take the "Hogwarts Express" (Jacobite steam train) over the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct to the port city of Maillag where we will set sail to the enchanting Isle of Skye.

For the next two days we will explore the Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides islands. We will do shorter hikes to visit the Fairy Glen, Fairy Pools, the Quiraing, Old Man of Storr, Neist Point, among other places, as we circumnavigate the island. The Isle of Skye is one of the most beautiful places on this planet to explore and will certainly be a highlight of the trip.

After exploring the Isle of Skye we will travel to Inverness with stops at the famous Eilean Donan castle and Loch Ness where we will take a short cruise on the water in search of Nessie.

Since we will be day-hiking you will only need to carry a daypack. We will hike an average of 4-7 hours a day. No previous trekking experience needed, but we require that all Trekkers be in good physical condition. It's important that a good physical conditioning program be undertaken at least two months before departure.

Giant Causeway

Northern Ireland Coast trek (Optional Add On)

We will be continuing on to Northern Ireland to hike to the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant's Causeway , for those that want to join this optional add on at the end of the Scotland trek.

We will fly from Inverness to Belfast before starting our 2 day trek from Ballintoy to the Giant's Causeway and then on to Dunluce Castle along the Causeway Coast Way trail, one of the most beautiful coastal treks in the world. After the trek we will spend a day in both Belfast and Dublin.

Our Work

Participants will be asked to raise $1000 in tax-deductible donations to help Trekking for Kids continue its work to help children around the world. One specific project we will be helping with is to buy goats for an income generating projects for the Baan San Fan children's home in Thailand; a home TFK has been working with for the past 8 years.

Please contact Tricia Donaldson, Director of Operations, for more information.

Expedition Details

Group Size: maximum of 15

Expedition Dates: September 25 - October 2, 2022 (Please note: dates listed are the arrival and departure dates into Edinburgh (EDI) and out of Inverness (INV) airports.)

Add On Northern Ireland Dates: October 2-6, 2022 (Please note: return is from Dublin on October 6)

Price for Scotland Expedition: $1,975 (double occupancy)

Price for Add On Northern Ireland: $875

Single Supplement can be arranged. (if you want to room alone)

Fundraising Commitment: $1000 (to support TFK and the many projects we sponsor around the world)

Included on Scotland Expedition

• TFK guide
• Local trekking guides
• 7 nights, hotel accommodation (double occupancy)
• Meals as outlined in itinerary
• All ground and sea transportation, except to and from the airports
• Luggage transfer on the trek
• Jacobite steam train ride to Mallaig
• Entrance to Eilean Donan Castle
• Boat ride on Loch Ness

Not Included

• Airfare to Edinburgh and return from Inverness
• Airport transportation
• A few meals
• Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, bottled water
• Tips for local guides
• Travel insurance

Included on Northern Ireland Add On

• 2 days of trekking with local guide
• 4 nights hotel accommodation
• Meals as outlined in itinerary
• Flight from Inverness to Belfast
• All in-country transportation
• Entrance to Giant's Causeway
• Entrance to Dunlunce Castle
• Entrance to Carrick-a-Rede

Not Included

• A few meals
• Airport transportation in Dublin
• Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and bottled water
• Tips for local guide

Expedition Requirements

• Good health
• Physically fit
• Willing to raise minimum $1000

3 Step Process

1. Apply • Fill out the online application
• Pay $500 deposit ($50 non-refundable)

2. Prepare • Read Information and Fundraising Packet from TFK
• Start a training regimen if not already exercising regularly
• Fundraise
• Gather all necessary gear for the Trek
• Pay remaining Expedition fees
• Arrange flights

3. Experience • Arrive in-country and meet your TFK group leaders and fellow Trekkers.
• Enjoy a trip of a lifetime!

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, both before and during your Expedition.

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Gear List

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Background Information

Fundraising Resources

After signing up for an Expedition, Trekkers receive a Fundraising Kit, and access to the Trekker Resource Center, with online tips and tools to help you succeed.

TFK Brochures • brief version of the website in printed form
• great introduction to TFK for your donors

Personal Fundraising Page
• solicit donations on your page
• set fundraising goals
• track progress in real time
• post a message to your donors
• donors can send a message to you

Other Resources • Ideas for raising your $1000 minimum
• • fundraising logs
• receipts and forms

Contact our Director of Operations, Tricia Donaldson, for more information.

Scotland Alumni & Friends Trek 2022

Scotland Dates: Sept 25-Oct 2, 2022

Add On Ireland Dates: Oct 2-6, 2022
Scotland Trip Cost: $1,975
Add On Ireland Trip Cost: $875
Deadline: until filled
Days: 8-12
Group Size: 15
Fundraising Commitment: $1000
tax-deductible donations
Activity Level: moderate


Select a Trekker‘s name below to visit their personal fundraising page. Help them reach their goal by making a donation today.


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