Walk & Write Scottish Highlands is an adventure writing experience that will take you to and through some of Scotland’s most iconic natural, cultural and historical landmarks.
We will be walking the West Highland Way, from Glasgow to Fort William (of Outlander fame), which is one of Britain’s great walking experiences.
The pace is steady, walking on average 20 km a day (some long days, some short), and you will stay in handpicked hotels and guesthouses.
On this specially crafted trip, you will experience writing workshops in historic villages and wilderness, whilst being encouraged to pause, rest and write at certain junctures along the way.
You will wander the shores of Loch Lomond (the high road or the low road?); experience writing about people and local cultures; you’ll gain a wonderful appreciation of the historic significance of landmarks along the hike; and you will have opportunities to revel in that beautiful, reflective space that walking offers a human being.
Naturally, there will be whiskey tasting.
And let’s not forget Scotland’s majesty – … the pipes, the pipes are calling …
Each night you will stay in comfortable 3‑4 star hotels and guesthouses, and enjoy the hospitality of your local hosts.
It’s important to note that this is a walking trip so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
On this Walk & Write holiday writing adventure, you will:
Your writing facilitator, Stephanie Dale, specializes in helping new writers get started on their writing.
Whether you want to blog your journey, share fabulous social media updates, take notes for a novel, unlock your inner writer or break through writers’ block ‑ this journey will meet your writing needs as you take a break from everyday life.
Walk & Write will encourage you to sit quietly, patiently, like the hunters of old, tuning your senses to the rhythms of life around you. You will learn to take time to rest, renew, replenish. You will find your creative rhythm. You will discover new ways to incorporate writing into your everyday life. You will be offered support, guidance and encouragement to write your story, your way.
AT A GLANCE:
“Thank you so much for your time and valuable insight. It was great to discover I actually do have something to write about! I also loved hearing the stories from the other members of the group.”
The cost of Walk & Write Scottish Highlands is $2590, based on twin share accommodation. A single supplement is payable if a single room is required.
DO I HAVE TO BE AN EXPERIENCED WRITER?
Absolutely not! Everyone is welcome at Walk & Write holiday writing adventures – new writers, experienced writers, writers who are not yet confident enough to call themselves a writer. Our program is about your individual writing journey.
DOES IT MATTER WHAT KIND OF WRITING I’D LIKE TO DO?
Not at all! Some people will come along with a very clear idea of what they plan to achieve on their writing holiday – they may want to take notes for their novel, plan out a family history, write as the spirit moves them or blog their Camino journey for friends and family at home.
Others may have no idea what they want to write – they know only that the longing to write won’t go away and the thought of starting their project on a writing holiday is an opportunity too good to pass up!
Your writing facilitator Stephanie Dale is skilled and experienced at handling the needs of all writers in the group, regardless of their level of experience or productivity.
DO I NEED A CERTAIN LEVEL OF FITNESS?
Walk & Write Camino is not a difficult walk, although there will be some days that are steeper than others. A good level of basic fitness is required, as you will be walking up to 18 kms a day.
WILL I GET INDIVIDUAL WRITING COACHING?
Yes! That’s the beauty of Walk & Write holiday writing adventures. Your writing facilitator is with you all the way, to answer questions and offer guidance, support and encouragement.
“Today was unbelievable. I sat down by the river to write and couldn’t believe it – it was as if I was in the river and it took me places. My writing just flowed. I no longer even cared if it was ‘good’ or ‘bad’.”
WHAT KINDS OF WRITING DO YOU COVER?
Walk & Write holiday writing adventures are designed to open your senses to experiencing whatever it is you’d like to write. Previous writing projects have included: