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Outdoor holidays and guides across Scotland

About Argyll Walking Holidays

About Argyll Walking Holidays

About Argyll Walking Holidays offers walking holidays, hiking tours and bespoke private guided hiking trips in beautiful but undiscovered parts of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. We explore the hills, the lochs, boundless seascapes and islands. During the walks you can enjoy historical, natural or geological themes, the solitude of secret places and the pure pleasure of walking. You will hike in a small international group and our well-qualified, well-informed and enthusiastic guide will look after you. Accommodation is in comfortable B&Bs or hotels. All our holidays start and end in Glasgow.

Hillwalk Tours

Hillwalk Tours

Let an award-winning tour operator like Hillwalk Tours organise your West Highland Way hike for you. With everything from baggage transfers to accommodation and detailed route notes already sorted for you, all you have to do is worry about relaxing and enjoying your walk. With routes across Ireland, Scotland and England for all levels, there's sure to be something for everyone at Hillwalk Tours.

Skye Guides

Skye Guides

Skye Guides provide professional mountain guiding and climbing instruction in the Cuillin. We specialise in private guiding and cater for all levels of ability and experience. Guides are available all year round for individual days or dedicated courses. Established in 1995, we have a reputation for providing safe and inspiring outings for our clients.

The Black Cuillin of Skye is a complete mountain range compacted into a remarkably small area on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Jagged rocky ridges drop straight to the beautiful Hebridean Sea to create the only alpine environment in Britain. There is strong tradition of Cuillin guiding dating back to the early 1800s.

Johnny Walker Mountain Leading

Johnny Walker Mountain Leading

I am a fully qualified Summer and Winter Mountain Leader, and have been leading groups and individuals in the Scottish mountains and further afield for over 20 years. Based in Stirling, Scotland, ideally placed to go East or West, wherever the weather is best, and can provide a lift from Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.

Thinking of venturing out into the mountains for the first time, doing new routes, visiting new places, bagging summits or just expanding your experience in the mountains? Let me help you go that little bit further.

On High Hills

On High Hills

On High Hills, run by Jonty Mills, qualified Mountain Leader. The fantastic mountains of the Cairngorms are on our doorstep, but we offer guiding anywhere in the Scottish Highlands to suit you. Whether you want to bag some peaks, trek a long distance route or just enjoy the scenery at a more leisurely pace we have something for you. We run navigation courses for individuals/groups, to learn the basics, or to take the next step towards confident mountain navigation. An accredited provider of the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) awards.

Snowgoose Mountain Centre, Corpach, near Fort William

Snowgoose Mountain Centre    Corpach    near Fort William

Snowgoose Mountain Centre is based near Fort William, 4 miles from Ben Nevis at the SW end of the Caledonian Canal. We offer a unique combination of quality mountain skills instruction courses, holidays and private guiding in summer & winter with John Cuthbertson who holds professional mountaineering qualifications with over 40 years active experience in the mountains world wide. We offer a wide range of mountain & water based courses from the total hill walking novice to the more advanced winter mountain skills for those wishing to extend their mountain skills into three or four seasons - along with canoeing, kayaking, sailing & expeditions

Great Glen Way Walk - Caledonian Discovery

Great Glen Way Walk - Caledonian Discovery

Walk the Great Glen Way whilst staying aboard one of our large and comfortable barges as it makes its way through the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Cross from coast to coast through spectacular Highland scenery. This 7 day holiday offers excellent value, includes freshly prepared food, twin ensuite cabins and a qualified guide. Single occupancy is available. The best part of holidaying with us is there is no daily packing and unpacking as your barge accommodation moves with you. Other holiday options are also available.

Hike Scotland

Hike Scotland

Hike Scotland offer small group or private customised hiking vacations. Our experienced local guides will lead you on awe-inspiring journeys through Scotland's finest landscapes, enjoying the hospitality of some of Scotland's finest rural retreats and country hotels, where all your needs are catered for and included in the cost of your Tour.

Explore the magic of the Outer Hebrides along 130 miles of Scotland's most stunning archipelago; traverse the Isle of Skye, boasting it's majestic scenery; or shimmering Loch Lomond through the West Highlands to beautiful, brooding Glencoe

Skye Mountain Guides - Jonah Jones

Skye Mountain Guides - Jonah Jones

Jonah is a friendly, dynamic and professional mountain guide on the Isle of Skye and qualified mountain instructor. We specialize in scrambling, walking, mountaineering and climbing in the Cuillin mountains. We pride ourselves on the high quality of guiding, whether it be the Munros or tailormade days out on the Cuillin ridge. Browse the inspiring and information packed website and join us for some fantastic experiences in Jonah's company, who is dedicated to providing you with a safe and rewarding time in the Cuillin mountains.

Highland Adventures

Highland Adventures

What better way to enjoy the beautiful Highland terrain than with a first hand adventure? Whatever your age or skill level, be it novice or rugged adventurer we will create the ideal experience for you.

Highland Adventures is run by outdoor enthusiast Ken Keith who has spent over 35 years climbing and walking in the Scottish Highlands. Rock Climbing, Ridge Walking, Abseiling, Hill Walking, Wild Camping, Loch Fishing, Navigation Skills and Taster Days can all be tailored to suit you at locations across the Highlands including Skye, Ullapool and the North West Highlands.

Richard

Richard 'Paddy' McGuire

Richard 'Paddy' McGuire was brought up on Skye and has been guiding since 1995. He holds Summer and Winter Mountain Leader certificates, is First Aid qualified and has been a member of the local Mountain Rescue team since 1991. Courses and private guiding cover the Skye Munros, Cuillin scrambling, introductory rock climbing instruction, winter skills training, winter mountaineering, navigation and various other outdoor activities. Although specialising in the Cuillin of Skye guiding is also available throughout Scotland or further afield if required.

Contours Walking Holidays

Contours Walking Holidays

Since 1996 Contours Walking Holidays have specialised in providing self-guided walking holidays, short breaks and weekends in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. We look after everything to ensure you have a relaxing, worry-free walk - welcoming accommodation, door-to-door luggage transfer, comprehensive tour dossier, guidebooks, maps and emergency support. Our Scotland walking trails include the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, Rob Roy Way, Kintyre Way, Arran Coastal Way, St Cuthbert's Way, Borders Abbeys Way, John Muir Way, Fife Coastal Path, Cateran Trail, East Highland Way, Speyside Way and Ayrshire Coastal Path.

GA Highland Walks

GA Highland Walks

GA Highland Walks provides a top-quality, personalised guiding service to ensure that you get the most from your Scottish walking experience. I cover the entire spectrum from gentler, low-level outings to full mountain days and will tailor a flexible single- or multi-day itinerary to match your abilities, ambitions and interests. Whatever you choose, you will be in the hands of a skilled, friendly guide who loves to share his passion for, and extensive knowledge of, the Highland landscape.

EasyWays

EasyWays

EasyWays offers self-guided walking services on all the main long distance routes across Scotland from the North Highland Way overlooking the Pentland Firth towards Orkney, the iconic West Highland Way from Milngavie to Fort William and the Hadrian's Wall Path on the border with England. Explore the wonderful Scottish scenery at your own pace and enjoy our unique hospitality, culture, food and whisky in the company of like-minded people from all over the world with an added option to include a city break in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Kintail Mountain Activities

Kintail Mountain Activities

Qualified Climbing, Hill Walking and Mountaineering Instruction. Based at the foot of Glen Shiel - with over 20 Munros and 10 Corbetts in our 'back yard' and a further 50+ Munros within an hour's drive - and operating throughout the Highlands, we offer bespoke:

Summer and Winter Guided Hill Walking; Navigation and Winter Skills Tuition; Guided Expeditions into the remote hills of Knoydart, Fisherfield and Glen Affric; Introductory Rock Climbing Sessions and Rock Climbing Skills Tuition. Please see our website for full details.

Kingdom Guides

Kingdom Guides

NNAS navigation courses in the Lothians, Fife and Perthshire. Have some fun and learn scrambling at all grades, practical winter skills, backpacking and wild camping, all of this, anywhere in Scotland. Just some of the activities that experienced (30+ years), qualified, insured guide Murray Wilson offers. Unsupported walks of the Great Trails of Scotland are a speciality, from the West Highland Way, the Skye Trail, the Cape Wrath Trail or a trip on some of the many other drove roads and trails, get in touch to discuss your perfect trip.

Up and Doon Guided Walks

Up and Doon Guided Walks

Up and Doon Guided Walks specialises in unique and personalised walks and hikes with small groups guaranteed (max 6). At an affordable price for individuals,families and groups of friends.

We have guided walks and hikes for everyone. From gentle valley walks to more challenging mountain hikes and expeditions. Our guides are all friendly, qualified and experienced and will look after you on your journey in the Highlands of Scotland.

Mountain Magic

Mountain Magic

Are you looking for winter walking and climbing courses in Glencoe and Fort William? Join us for five memorable days including comfortable accommodation and wholesome food. The courses are great value with six nights of accommodation, six walkers or two climbers to one instructor, ice axes, crampons and evening workshops included.

We are professional members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and your support will help us to help others in our work as a non-profit organisation.

Absolute Escapes

Absolute Escapes

We are specialists in tailor-made independent walking holidays in Scotland. We offer self-guided walking packages on some of the finest and most spectacular long distance walks in the world as well as centre based walking holidays in the majestic Highlands and Islands. We have carefully selected our holidays to follow the best walking routes and we can tailor your holiday to suit your specific individual needs. Our holidays are ideal for anyone seeking to combine a walking trip with spectacular scenery and allow you to explore our beautiful countryside at your own pace. Our long distance walking packages include the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, Rob Roy Way, Speyside Way, Kintyre Way, St Cuthbert's Way and Arran Coastal Way. We also offer centre-based packages in the Cairngorms, Wester Ross, Isle of Skye and the Orkney Isles.

Lochaber Guides

Lochaber Guides

Based in the Outdoor Capital of the UK, we pride ourselves in offering a unique and unforgettable experience in the Scottish Highlands. From guiding on Ben Nevis and the Munros in Summer and Winter, to Hills Skills courses and Rock Climbing. We offer Winter Skills and Winter Mountain days in the stunning Lochaber area and beyond. Run by Dave Anderson, who holds the SPA, Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Awards but more importantly is experienced, super friendly, and extremely enthusiastic about the Scottish Mountains! Adventure Awaits!

The Highland Mountain Company, Fort William

The Highland Mountain Company    Fort William

From your first enquiry to your last step off the hill we offer a professional service that puts your enjoyment and safety as top priority. Based in Fort William we offer more than just a guiding service, we add a rewarding, memorable experience to enhance your trip.

Whether it's winter skills, an ascent of Ben Nevis or an evening abseil in Glen Nevis. Our instructors are friendly, highly experienced, technically qualified and knowledgeable in the mountain environment.

Skye Adventure

Skye Adventure

Experience a real Skye adventure with us. Climb mountains, follow ridges and rivers towards amazing coastlines, swim in the sea. We are friendly local guides who have the knowledge, qualifications and skills to give you the freedom to explore a different side of Skye. Whether you want to bag a few Munros, climb on stunning sea cliffs, traverse the Cuillin ridge, or go gorge walking and coasteering, we can provide an unforgettable experience - and some good craic along the way.

Cairngorm Treks

Cairngorm Treks

Cairngorm Treks provides bespoke Mountain Guiding for Single Day Walks and Multi Day Lightweight Trekking, with Wild Camping experiences, in the stunning Cairngorms National Park and surrounding areas. Our Multi Day Treks are equipped with top quality, extra lightweight gear. High mountains, lower glens, single or multi day, we only work with small groups - maximum 6.

Whatever your ability, we design your outdoor experience completely to your needs with professional, informed and friendly guidance based on over 20 years experience. We also offer Speciality Treks and Expeditions. Adventure is waiting...

Wyvis Walks

Wyvis Walks

We offer qualified and professional guiding in the mountains and hills of Scotland throughout the year, of varying length and challenge - anything from short low-level day walks through to more challenging multi-day trips. In addition to our advertised walks, we are able to put together tailor-made walking trips to suit your requirements. Have a look at our pages for more information, and if you have a question, just give us a phone - we will do our best to help.

Scot Mountain Holidays

Scot Mountain Holidays

Want to walk the wild areas? Want to experience the Highlands up close and personal? Want to hike the Lairig Ghru? Mix some hiking with some culture - visit a distillery, spot a pine marten or a red squirrel, see Nessie, try your hand at some weaving? Book a trip with Scot Mountain Holidays. We'll even guarantee your departure on an all-inclusive holiday and offer you single occupancy at our home base free of charge.

Try your hand at new skills under Andy's expert guidance in the Cairngorms National Park.

Tarmachan Mountaineering

Tarmachan Mountaineering

Based in Aviemore, surrounded by the spectacular mountains of the Cairngorms. Gary Hodgson has been running Tarmachan Mountaineering for over 15 years. Specialising in small groups and individual tuition for winter skills, navigation courses, guided hillwalking, wildlife walks & mountain biking trips through out The Highlands. For something further afield I also run trekking holidays in the Alps. Gary is a highly experienced, fully qualified and passionate mountaineer with many years of working with people of all ages and abilities. I can provide tailor made courses and days out to suit your requirements and free time through out the year.

Hidden Hebrides

Hidden Hebrides

Hidden Hebrides is an island based company offering unique walking experiences in one of the world's most spectacular locations. Our walking holidays and day tours on the Outer Hebrides allow you to explore the landscape, culture and wildlife of these fabulous islands on foot and at your own pace, in the company of a qualified Mountain Leader with over 20 years Highland & Island guiding experience. Our tours are friendly and relaxed, with plenty of time for enjoying the amazing views. Rushing around, after all, is hardly the Hebridean way ...

Jagged Globe

Jagged Globe

Each winter Jagged Globe offers Scottish Winter Courses in the Western Highlands. Based near Glencoe, these cover a wide range of instruction, from introductory winter walking to high standard snow, ice and mixed climbing. The unique combination of weather and terrain makes for an unparalleled, challenging mountain experience. Our Scottish Winter Courses are designed to provide you with the skills to venture into the mountains more confidently on your own, tackle a more challenging climbing course, or join an expedition or tough trek. In addition, Jagged Globe organises expeditions and treks on all seven continents.

Walk Wild Scotland

Walk Wild Scotland

Join us our walking holidays to wild, remote and beautiful places in the Scottish Highlands & Islands. Our small group tours offer a personal and diverse experience of Scotland exploring magnificent landscapes, spotting wildlife, relaxing over a delicious picnic, catching a boat to a magic island, connecting you with Scottish folk, culture and history. We guide you with warm hospitality, expert care, experience, flexibility and lots of enthusiasm.

Enjoy an exhilarating Scottish outdoor experience and perfect holiday - relaxing, fun, interesting and full of treats.

Torridon Activities and Guiding

Torridon Activities and Guiding

Torridon Activities guides offer a unique and personal guiding service. With unique local knowledge of the Torridon area and extensive experience of guiding across the rest of Scotland our fully qualified Summer and Winter Mountain Leaders will guide you safely and professional on any hill. We also offer packages and tailor made courses for those who are either looking for their first introduction to the hills or for those who are looking to take the next step in their adventures.

Ice Factor - the National Centre for Ice Climbing &  Mountain Activity Centre

Ice Factor - the National Centre for Ice Climbing & Mountain Activity Centre

Whether you are a gnarly mountaineer, a foot weary walker off the West Highland Way or group of friends looking for an amazing day out - everyone is welcome at Ice Factor. Today, we are one of the biggest outdoor mountaineering course providers in the UK. Part of our giant indoor (partly frozen) toy box includes the world's biggest indoor ice climbing wall, the UK's highest articulated overhanging rock climbing wall, bouldering area, aerial adventure course and much more. Open 7 days a week, we are a dedicated teaching and instruction facility.

Atlas Mountaineering

Atlas Mountaineering

Here at Atlas Mountaineering we are dedicated to bringing you the highest possible quality service, assuring that you get the most out of your trip, whether you want to try rock climbing for the first time or summit the highest mountain in the UK.

Guiding on Skye

Guiding on Skye

George Yeomans has been specialising in providing quality mountain leading on the Cuillin Munros since 1996 and the Scottish Youth Hostel Association employ him to lead all their Skye based mountain activity holidays. George is a qualified Outdoor Education teacher and Bushcraft Instructor; holds the Summer, Winter and International Mountain Leader Awards; and has been a member of the Skye Mountain Rescue team since 1995. He has a great interest in and a wide knowledge of local natural history.

 

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