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Guided Summer Hill Walking

Private guided hill walking can be accommodated throughout the summer on mutually-agreeable dates to suit you and your group (maximum 6 participants):

  • 1 person or 2 people: £180 per day
  • 3 people: £225 per day
  • 4 people: £240 per day
  • 5 people: £250 per day
  • 6 people: £270 per day

Experience required: To make the most of your time with me, you should have a reasonable level of fitness.

By offering a tailor-made experience for you, according to your prior experience and aspirations, I can help you achieve your personal goal. Whether you wish to climb Ben Nevis, 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 4,000'ers (mountains over 4,000 ft 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. How about trying the classic Ring of Steall, or a round of Stob Ban and Sgurr a' Mhaim via the evocatively-named "Devil's Ridge"?

Ben Nevis

I offer two routes to the top, depending on your prior experience:

For those with limited prior experience, the Ben Nevis mountain track is the preferred option, and although the “easiest” route up and down, it should not be underestimated and a good level of fitness is required; or

For those with prior experience who don’t mind exposure, climbing Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete is the route of choice. CMD is an abbreviation of 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 4,000'ers (mountains over 4,000 ft high).

Other areas

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 in the Northwest Highlands, from beautiful Glen Affric to the wild and remote regions of Assynt and Coigach.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements.


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