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Outdoor holidays and guides across Scotland

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.

Thistle Trekking

Thistle Trekking

Guided Trekking and Mountaineering Throughout the UK. Whether you are walking your first long distance trail or climbing your final munro, let us organise everything for you with: Full qualified and friendly guides, all accommodation, luggage transfer, support vehicle and a full information pack. Our Treks Include: The West Highland Way The Skye Trail The Cape Wrath Trail The Aonach Eagach Ridge The Torridon Giants Trek (Scrambling week in Torridon) And Many More.

C-N-Do Scotland

C-N-Do Scotland

Since we started C-N-Do Scotland in 1984, thousands of walkers have experienced something special on our range of Independent walking holidays & Guided walking holidays in Scotland. You say our walking guides and back up team are the best - low key but professional, fun but informative, always helping you to achieve your ambitions & beyond.

We offer a wide selection of guided or self-guided walking holidays, including Highlands and Islands, the best Scottish long distance trails, and wilderness backpacking. Learn skills for the hills on our outdoor courses including winter skills and navigation.

Kingdom Guides

Kingdom Guides

Have some fun and learn about hillwalking, scrambling, practical winter skills, backpacking and wild camping, all of this, anywhere in Scotland. Just some of the activities that our experienced, qualified, insured guides offer. A day on Ben Nevis or a low-level walk around Perthshire are all equally as fulfilling with Kingdom Guides. It's your day, let us make it memorable. Unsupported walks of the Great Trails are a speciality such as the Skye Trail, the Cape Wrath Trail or a trip on some of the many other drove roads and trails.

EasyWays

EasyWays

Self-Guided Walking Holidays - with 20 years' experience in the business, over 400 accommodation providers on register and excellent baggage handling services, let EasyWays arrange your walking holiday in Scotland. Explore the wonderful scenery at your own pace and enjoy the unique hospitality, culture, food (and whisky) in the company of like-minded people from all over the world. Our walking packages offer all main routes, including the iconic West Highland Way and mystic Isle of Skye, plus the added option to extend with a city break in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hamlet Mountaineering

Hamlet Mountaineering

The North West Highlands boasts some of the best scenery anywhere in Scotland. Let our local and experienced guides show you the best the landscape has to offer, from sea kayaking to multi-pitch rock climbing we've got it covered. So why not book with us for a more relaxed holiday.

Shepherds Walks Holidays

Shepherds Walks Holidays

Shepherds Walks Holidays deliver guided and self-guided UK walking holidays.

What makes us so special? All our holidays are created from a Shepherd's perspective, appreciating the landscapes that we live and breathe, embracing local cultures and traditions. For self-guided trips, we book accommodation, meet you at the start, provide detailed notes/maps, move your bags and are just a telephone call away if you need help. On our guided trips, a guide is with the group throughout. Perfect for solo walkers, couples, groups, and four-legged friends on our dog friendly holidays.

Lochaber Guides

Lochaber Guides

Based in Fort William, we pride ourselves in offering an unforgettable experience in the Highlands.

Professional guiding on: Ben Nevis including CMD Arete, Ledge Route and the classic Tower Ridge! - Scrambling in Glencoe - the famous Aonach Eagach & Curved Ridge. The mighty Skye Cuillin ranging from the Munros to the Cuillin Ridge traverse. Winter Skills and Mountain days in Lochaber and beyond. Run by Dave Anderson, who holds the Mountaineering Instructors Award and Winter Mountain Leader but more importantly is experienced, super-friendly, and extremely enthusiastic about the mountains!

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.

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 ...

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.

Up and Doon Guided Walks

Up and Doon Guided Walks

I love Scotland. I love exploring the beautiful mountains & glens of the Scottish Highlands. I love meeting people and sharing my passion. I decided to combine this energy into creating a small friendly guiding company. I offer a highly personalized private and bespoke guiding service for individuals or groups at an affordable price. So whether you want to hike the highest mountains, tackle one of my challenges, backpack through the mountains or just go for a wee walk with the family I have something for you.

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.

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...

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.

Kintail Mountain Activities

Kintail Mountain Activities

Qualified Climbing, Hill Walking and Mountaineering Instruction. Based at the foot of Glen Shiel, with 23 Munros in our 'back-yard' and a further 50+ within an hour's drive, we offer bespoke: Guided Summer and Winter Hill Walking, Mountain Navigation Skills tuition, Winter Hill Skills tuition and Single-pitch Rock Climbing.

The most important person is you, the Client. Whatever your ambitions on the hill or crag, with over 40 years’ experience of mountaineering and rock climbing tuition, we can help you achieve them. Please see our website for full details.

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.

Red Moon Cruises - Skye and Lochalsh

Red Moon Cruises - Skye and Lochalsh

Whether your interests lie in strenuous hill-walking or a shore line stroll, Red Moon offers a luxurious floating base for visiting the most stunning locations in Skye and Lochalsh. If you like we can drop you off at one point and pick you up elsewhere at the end of the day, to relax aboard with a well-earned drink as a gourmet supper is prepared. For a walking holiday with a difference, take an holistic approach and see Skye from the sea as well as being part of the land......

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 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.

Alpine Exploratory

Alpine Exploratory

Alpine Exploratory is a small company based in Edinburgh. We offer the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way, among our walking holidays here, in the Alps and in Norway.

We produce our own routecards and recce the routes, so as to give a unique service of information. We call this the Exploratory system. Join us for self-guided or guided trips on any dates in our season. We place great importance on a friendly and flexible service.

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.

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

Cloud 9 Walking

Cloud 9 Walking

Unique walking holidays to the Small Isles and Sutherland celebrating the best of the scenery, wildlife, culture and history. Excellent accommodation and food along with imaginative itineraries and professional guiding from former national park ranger and mountain guide John White. Group holidays also a speciality and walking & wildlife guides available for hire for all areas. Check out the website for further details and don't hesitate to get in touch for more information and a friendly, professional service.

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.

The Highland Mountain Company

The Highland Mountain Company

We are an experienced, knowledgeable and professional mountaineering company. All our instructors are local to the area with ‘mountains’ of experience, who are only too willing to give you an enjoyable and memorable time in the hills.

Our most popular days out include: Walking up Ben Nevis, scrambles via Ledge route, Tower Ridge, walks in Glen Coe including the Aonach Eagach, Curved Ridge, Skye Munros, the 'In Pinn'. As well as low level walks and climbs for all the family or those looking to get a feel for the Highlands.

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.

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

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.

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 carnet - the highest award for worldwide trekking - as well as being a UK Summer/Winter Mountain Leader & Mountain-Bike Leader. Our base is the Cairngorms, but we offer guiding throughout the Highlands. Climb a Munro, trek a long distance route, cycle the glens, or just enjoy the scenery at a more leisurely pace-you choose. We also run skills course including those for mountain navigation and winter hill-walking.

Torridon Activities and Guiding

Torridon Activities and Guiding

The mountain guides at Torridon Activities offer a unique and personal guiding service. With unique local knowledge of the Torridon area, including Liathach, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Eighe, 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.

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.

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.

 

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