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Guides and Outdoor Activities in the Cairngorms


Highland Yaks

Highland Yaks

Welcome to Highland Yaks! Providing your Adventure Transport and logistic needs, whatever they may be. We are based in Aviemore, the adventure heart of the Cairngorms National Park and aim to make all your transport logistics as easy as possible. With a well equipped van and appropriate trailer (if needed), along with professional, friendly and courteous drivers, your Highland Yaks adventure is waiting for you.

Cairngorm Mountain - Ranger Led Walks Every Thursday

Cairngorm Mountain - Ranger Led Walks Every Thursday

In the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Cairngorm Mountain is the home of incredible adventure. Guided walks from Base Station (car park level at 635m) will be available from May to October. Refuel in the café taking in the breath-taking landscapes, unique flora and fauna the mountain has to offer. Check our website for further information.

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.

Absolute Escapes

Absolute Escapes

Established in Scotland in 2004, Absolute Escapes are award-winning specialists in self-guided walking holidays in Scotland. Our packages include carefully-selected accommodation, door-to-door baggage transfers, guidebook/map, comprehensive information pack, and our emergency contact details. We offer packages on long-distance routes including the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, Rob Roy Way, Speyside Way, Kintyre Way, John Muir Way, St Cuthbert's Way, Arran Coastal Way, and the Skye Trail. Visit our website now and start planning your unforgettable walking holiday in Scotland.

Craggan Outdoors, Grantown on Spey

Craggan Outdoors    Grantown on Spey

Craggan Outdoors was recognised as 'Best Outdoor & Learning Centre' in the Scottish Enterprise Awards 2018, 'Best Outdoor Venue' finalist in the Scottish Hospitality Awards 2016, '17 & '18', & has a 94% rating on TripAdvisor. Based in the Cairngorms National Park, the centre offers one of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available in the Highlands, serving groups from two to 100-plus, either as day visitors or residential packages with bunkhouse accommodation. The licensed Clubhouse Cafe welcomes all, whether doing activities or just stopping for a meal or drink.

Scot Mountain Holidays, Boat of Garten

Scot Mountain Holidays    Boat of Garten

Scot Mountain Holidays are unique in Scotland. Whether you're on a course, guided or self guided trip you join Andy, Rebecca and wee Gregor in their family home. Whatever your chosen pursuit, whether it's walking, mountaineering, mountain biking or just all round adventure, there is no other company that provides quite the same all round immersive and affordable experience amongst beautiful scenery, rich culture and abundant wildlife in Scotland. Our home-stay style adventure holidays come with a uniquely warm and welcoming hospitality that ensures guests become a part of our 'extended family'.

James Orpwood Mountaineering

James Orpwood Mountaineering

We provide guided summer and winter hill walking, and courses covering navigation, hill & mountain skills, and winter skills. We offer scheduled courses, available for individuals to book as part of an open group, and can run any course privately on dates to suit you. Private guided hill walking can be accommodated throughout the year. From the Cairngorms and the Eastern Highlands to the West Coast, Ben Nevis and beyond, we will plan a fantastic day for you and your group in the spectacular scenery of Scotland’s mountains.

David Murray Greer

David Murray Greer

I provide guided journeys through the Cairngorm mountains, helping you to interpret the natural environment and cultural heritage in safety. A typical day may start amongst the Scots Pine remnants of the once vast Caledonian forest, before climbing a granite mountain shaped by glaciers to reach the wilderness of the vast boulder strewn summit plateau. You're likely to encounter some of the incredible wildlife which inhabit the national park, much of it of international significance, and see signs of the social history of the land.

Out in the Hills, Aviemore

Out in the Hills    Aviemore

Out in the Hills offers guided walks and wilderness camping trips in the Cairngorms and elsewhere in the Scottish Highlands: Join one of our regular walks in the Cairngorms, or arrange your own day tour or longer expedition. How about watching a mountain sunrise for that special birthday? Or escape to a remote glen and camp by a mountain stream, eat your dinner under the stars (maybe even see the Northern Lights)? Day walks, weekends, longer trips, wilderness camping. Enjoy the hills and mountains of this country in the company of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, with over 20 years experience of mountain walking in the Highlands.

Trek Scotland

Trek Scotland

Trek Scotland provides Wilderness Mountain Trekking for Single Day Walks and Multi Day Lightweight adventures, including remote and high wild camping. Based in the stunning Cairngorms National Park and operating across Scotland. Uniquely, our Multi Day Treks are equipped with ALL the gear you will need…high quality and lightweight.

Whatever your ability, we design your outdoor experience for your needs. Alternatively join one of our Expeditions or Speciality Treks - Munro Bagging, Yoga or Wild Swimming. An environmentally aware business only working with small groups - maximum 6. Adventure awaits ...

On High Hills

On High Hills

On High Hills is run by Jonty Mills, a friendly, experienced and qualified guide. Jonty holds the UIMLA International Mountain Leader, and UK Mountaineering Instructor (MIA) awards-these are the highest qualifications for worldwide trekking, and UK scrambling and rock-climbing. He is also a UK Winter Mountain Leader. Our base is the Cairngorms, but we offer guiding throughout the Highlands. We also run skills courses, including those for mountain navigation, rock-climbing and winter hill-walking. Get in touch to start planning your next adventure!

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water

Our aim is to provide you with world class experience and memories that, we hope, will make your eyes sparkle and grin grow for years to come. Whether its scrambling above the clouds on the airy peaks of Skye, paddling into the majestic expanse of Knoydart to tackle the Munros or a relaxing walk through the Cairngorms Our passion is in sharing our knowledge and helping you discover for yourself just how much adventure and beauty Scotland has to offer, after all,"though she be little, she is fierce!"

Richard Kermode Guided Walking

Richard Kermode Guided Walking

I'm a professional hillwalking guide based in Newtonmore in the Cairngorm National Park with over 15 years experience leading groups in the Scottish Highlands. My friendly and supportive approach can help you make the most of your time in the hills whatever your experience or ability. I specialise in guiding small groups or individuals all over the highlands so whether you want to go for your first hill walk, learn some winter skills or go backpacking in the Cairngorms then get in touch!


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