Guided Hill Walking (Summer)
All our guided summer hill walking is tailor-made for you or your group, according to your prior experience and aspirations. Whether your personal goal is to climb your first Munro, tick off a classic round of Munros, or just enjoy a few days in the hills, you will be given a fantastic experience in the company of an experienced and knowledgeable local guide.
It can be difficult knowing where to start - the following are some just some suggestions!
The Cairngorms and the Eastern Highlands
You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to hill walking in the Cairngorms. Five of Scotland’s 4000ers (mountains over 4000 feet high) are found here, along with many other Munros and Corbetts. Characterised by vast tracts of high mountain plateau, corries, and spectacular glens, these mountains can be accessed from either Speyside or Deeside. As well as the classics, we can explore some of the less-visited parts of these truly inspiring mountains.
The wider Cairngorms National Park provides further options to explore the likes of Lochnagar and the surrounding hills, the Angus Glens and the hills around Drumochter.
The West Coast
Scotland’s west coast presents a ragged outline with deep fjord-like lochs biting into a landscape of steep mountains, white sand beaches, rocky shores, desolate moorlands, and a diverse range of islands. Classic Munros abound, for example in Glen Coe, while the Mamores offer high, sweeping ridges connecting numerous Munro summits. The opportunities to really get away from it all present themselves increasingly as you head further north and west.
We offer two routes to the top, depending on your prior experience.
For those with limited prior experience, the mountain track is the preferred option, and although the “easiest” route up and down Ben Nevis, it should not be underestimated and a good level of fitness is required.
For those with prior experience who don’t mind exposure, climbing Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete is the route of choice. CMD is short for Carn Mor Dearg, the Munro adjacent to Ben Nevis that is climbed first before continuing to Ben Nevis via a long and narrow rocky ridge - the CMD Arete. This is a wonderful day out bagging two of Scotland’s 4000ers (mountains over 4000 feet high).
The Southern Highlands are easily accessible from Scotland’s Central Belt making them a good choice for those based in Glasgow or Edinburgh. The Central Highlands, including hills accessed from the A86 corridor, can get a little overlooked in favour of their more pointed relatives further west, but this is a good thing as they tend to offer a pleasing level of solitude and remoteness! And of course, there are many excellent options heading north and west from Inverness.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.