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Outdoor holidays and guides across Scotland

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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.

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.

Hebrides Cruises

Hebrides Cruises

Cruise remote islands and sea lochs to reach idyllic coastlines in the best possible way – from the sea. Our daily shore trips are always accompanied by a specialist Wildlife Guide who knows the best opportunities for exploring onshore. Walks range from a stroll along a beach or a one-way coastal ramble to a challenging hike up a hill to get spectacular views, with walking options for all abilities. Return to the ship for tales to be told over gourmet food and perhaps a dram to end a perfect day.

Omega Guiding

Omega Guiding

Specialists in Guided Ice Climbing, Mountaineering and Mountain Biking. Based in the Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William, we are perfectly situated to make sure you make the most out of your trip to the West Coast. Check out our website for ideas of courses that we run or send us a message if you have a specific goal in mind.

"The mountains are calling, and I must go" John Muir

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.

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!"

Walkabout Scotland

Walkabout Scotland

As one of the leading walking holiday tour operators in Scotland, we offer you an unrivalled walking and hiking experience through the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands.

Walk Wild Scotland

Walk Wild Scotland

Walk Wild Scotland - walking holidays, hiking vacations and private tours in wild, remote and beautiful places in the Scottish Highlands & Islands. Small group tours offer a personal, diverse experience of Scotland exploring magnificent landscapes, spotting wildlife, relaxing over a delicious picnic, catching a boat to an island, connecting with Scottish folk, culture and history. We guide with expert care, experience, flexibility and passion.

Enjoy an exciting Scottish outdoor adventure - warm hospitality, excellent food, comfortable hotels. Your perfect holiday - relaxing in nature, fun, interesting, full of treats.

Quality Mountain Days

Quality Mountain Days

Nic Bullivant was Head Ranger at Cairngorm for 20 years and now brings his love of Skye, Kintail and Torridon to guiding in the west. Expeditions can be long or short, high or low level, depending on the weather and what you prefer. Walking, scrambling and visiting lesser-known spots. Wildlife and mountain formation are two of his specialities, and he’s a Gaelic enthusiast. Nic has Summer and Winter ML qualifications, and if you are an ML candidate can support you in leading your own QMDs.

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

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.

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 ...

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.

Climb GB

Climb GB

Run by Tom Hopper, Climb GB provides rock climbing, hill walking, navigation and winter courses in Northumberland, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands. In addition Climb GB also provides a weather information page and a selection of gear reviews.

Red Moon Cruises -  Skye Lochalsh Wester Ross

Red Moon Cruises - Skye Lochalsh Wester Ross

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......

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.

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.

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.

Active Outdoor Pursuits

Active Outdoor Pursuits

For over 20 years Active Outdoor Pursuits has had the pleasure of witnessing the fun, exhilaration, personal growth and challenge of many people from every background experience while pursuing outdoor adventures. We offer hill-walking, scrambling, winter skills training courses, climbing (summer & winter), ski touring and many more activities. We cater for all age ranges and abilities and we listen to everyone’s aims and aspirations so that we can deliver individualised and inspiring outdoor experiences for everyone. In addition, we are a 5 star rated Visit Scotland Outdoor Activity Provider.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Kirkhope Mountaineering

Kirkhope Mountaineering

Based in Fort William, in the centre of the Outdoor capital, we are perfectly placed for all your guiding and instructional needs. We offer walking, scrambling, climbing and winter courses around the Ben Nevis and Glencoe area. During the summer months we are also available for guiding on the Skye Cuillin, from the Munros to complete ridge traverses.

The Highland Mountain Company

The Highland Mountain Company

Based in Fort William we are an experienced, professional mountain company. Our instructors are local with ‘mountains’ of experience, who are only too willing to give you an enjoyable and memorable time in the hills.

Our most popular days include: Walking up Ben Nevis and in Glen Coe, Isle of Skye Munro course and Torridon Munros. We also offer Intro to rock climbing in Glen Nevis and classic ridge mountaineering days. Low level walks and climbs for all the family or those looking to get a feel for the Highlands.

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!

Alba Game Fishing

Alba Game Fishing

If you've ever considered combining hillwalking with fishing, we are Scotland's biggest supplier of fishing adventures and have a team of 20 guides throughout Scotland. We are Orvis Endorsed, and provide premium fishing tackle, waders, permits, transport in 4x4's, pro-photography and experienced fishing guides. We have access to some of the most exciting fishing in Scotland, in some extraordinary places, and can organise luxury accommodation, vacation planning and travel logistics. Target species, salmon, trout, pike, saltwater and sea trout.

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.

Roaming Scotland

Roaming Scotland

Hikes with tour excursions in less explored places, with a focus on its ancient peoples, is our speciality. We operate in small groups of usually 2 to 3 people (but can accommodate upto 8) and pick you up in our small minibus from Edinburgh/Glasgow for a memorable day of exploring on foot in the nearby Highlands and other nearby scenic regions. Our ‘Climb a Hill’ option gives a full day’s quality wild hike with a qualified mountain guide. Multi-day walk and tour trips are also available into the Highlands and islands.

Contours Walking Holidays

Contours Walking Holidays

Contours Holidays organise self-guided walking holidays in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We organise everything so you can walk your chosen route at your own pace, knowing that every detail is taken care of. We offer a broad variety of customisable holidays, complete with hand-picked service providers and excellent customer service. We cater for solo walkers, groups, families and walkers with dogs, thanks to our extensive selection of itineraries. With 20 long-distance Scottish trails to choose from, you are guaranteed to find your perfect walking holiday with Contours.

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.

Torridon Outdoors and Guiding

Torridon Outdoors and Guiding

The mountain guides at Torridon Outdoors 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.

 

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