Skye's a beautiful island and hard to beat for varied walking etc without travelling too far if you're based somewhere central like Portree. I've always had a car so don't know much about public transport. You need the weather of course but that's true of anywhere.
Plenty of other options but Skye is as scenic as anywhere I've been in the UK.
If I didn't live in Scotland, I think I'd head to the Lakes with my tent and set off on a multi-day yomp across the hills. Plenty of Tarns to pitch your tent at for the night so you don't have to drop down to the valley and make conversation with anyone providing you've packed enough supplies. Take your pick on which particular section you want to access. In fact you could head up, pitch your tent and then tackle different routes from your 'base camp' even.
Good luck, hope you get the head space and tranquility you need.
Rhinogs are pretty quiet in mid-Wales too - harsh but quiet. Not so many wild camping options but I have managed it. Walked there over an August bankholiday with some girlfriends and wild camped and I think we saw 5 other people over the whole wknd, but watched in horror through binoculars at the queue of people tramping across Crib Goch across in north Snowdonia!
If you're down in sunny Devon, you could do worse than clarty Dartmoor. No midgies and no people (most of the time)
south west coast path? easy to follow (just keep the sea on the same side at all times!) 630 miles of inspiring scenery and plenty of opportunities to camp and B&B
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