Escaped monkey found in Scottish Highlands

Feb 14, 2024
Japanese macaque. Jonathan Ansel Moy de Vitry/Unsplash


Now here’s something you don’t hear every day. A missing monkey that escaped from a Scottish wildlife park and was on the run for a week has now been found.

A frantic search for the Japanese macaque, named Honshu, was launched in early Feb. The primate broke loose from the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie and the alarm was raised when he was spotted in a nearby village.



Now we assume you won’t spot any monkeys on our 6-day West Highland Way pack-free guided walk but the views you will see will be just as amazing!

Spectacular landscapes of the Scottish Highlands’ towering mountains, open moorlands and stunning lochs make this walk a must-do walking experience.



The traditional Scottish West Highland way is a 154km walk beginning on the southern edges of the Highlands at Milngavie near Glasgow, follows the bonny banks of Loch Lomond and passes through the dramatic Ben Nevis Mountain range, ending in Fort William.

Our tour showcases the highlights of this famous trail and its magnificent scenery, walking a maximum of 84km over 6 days with the option to walk some shorter days or opt-out of any days walking and enjoy time at leisure.



We have handpicked stunning locations to stay each night, featuring superb properties with amazing views and wonderful dining experiences showcasing local produce and magnificent wines.



This is a sensational must-do Scottish walk *voted as one of the best great walks in the world.

*Voted by humans not monkeys!

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