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Guides and Outdoor Activities in the Cairngorms


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...

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.

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!

Absolute Escapes

Absolute Escapes

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. Combine a walking trip with spectacular scenery and explore 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.

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.

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.

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'.

Craggan Outdoors, Grantown on Spey

Craggan Outdoors    Grantown on Spey

Recognised as the 'Best Visitor Attraction' in the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2012, Craggan Outdoors is based on beautiful Speyside in the Cairngorms National Park, & offers easy access to one of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available in the Scottish Highlands. We serve groups from two to sixty-plus people, either as day visitors for activities, or residential packages with bunkhouse accommodation. The licensed Clubhouse Cafe welcomes all visitors, whether doing activities or just stopping in for a meal or a drink. Craggan Outdoors is AALA licensed, Learning Outside the Classroom & Adventuremark accredited, & since 2009 has been TripAdvisor's top-rated outdoor activity centre in the Highlands.


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