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Our winter walking holidays offer a wide range of experiences – from easy rambles beneath soaring peaks through to ascents of those mountains.

Our range of ‘Winter Highlands’ themed winter walking trips are suitable for most walkers.

They focus on low level hikes beneath snow-capped peaks and through snow-clad forests. They don’t involve any ice axes or crampons – just easy hikes and roaring fires when you get back to the hotel!

Our ‘Winter Skills’ trips, however, will lead you to the high summits. You do need a good level of fitness to join these trips. You will most likely be an avid hiker already and keen to explore Scotland in winter.┬áThese trips include formal instruction on ice axe and crampon techniques, as well as other winter skills.

These trips also provide valuable income to the remote communities we visit at a time of year when we are often the only visitors in the village. It’s a wonderful time to visit Scotland and a special season to explore the mountains so we hope you can join us.


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Our clients receive a feedback survey automatically after finishing their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us.

Once it's submitted the review is automatically published on our website just as soon as our database updates. We read all our client's reviews and although we don't respond to all of them, where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience and if it's glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

Winter Highlands - North West
I have already passed on the WS name to friends. I hope to be able to do many more trips with you. Each day had its highlight but the red sand beach at Opinan and the veiws of the Torridon Mts would rate highly.

Chris Walker
02/04/2014

5

Winter Skills - The Cairngorms and Creag Meagaidh
I loved battling through the snow and gales to reach the summit of Sgor Gaoith. An inspirational and exhilarating experience, which was great to share with like minded others. More than made up for the frustration of having to turn back from 2 other summit attempts due to high wind. But will be back to crack those soon!

David Done
19/03/2014

5

Winter Skills - The Cairngorms and Creag Meagaidh
Great trip. I bought maps and it turned out to be the wrong ones, some guidance here would be helpful. Also website said we would finish late afternoon then too late for by travel bookings email said 2pm finish. Small points in what a great time
Tom

Tom Potter
01/04/2015

4

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If you find yourself overwhelmed by the choice, or if you have questions about your fitness or suitability for any of these holidays, please feel free to contact our office on +44 (0)1479 420020 or by email.

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Winter Highlands - North West

Next available trip: 17th February        Duration: 4 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Experience the beauty of the Scottish Highlands in winter through a series of easy, low level walks
  • Marvel at the incredible star-scapes of this dark-sky region, and seek out the Aurora Borealis on an evening walk
  • Enjoy the tranquillity and welcome of the Highlands in winter, where the warmth of the people counters the cold air outside

Price: from £695

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Winter Highlands - Cairngorms

Next available trip: 3rd February        Duration: 4 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Enjoy exploring the largest National Park in the UK in all its winter glory and marvel at the surrounding snow covered peaks.
  • Wander through ancient Caledonian pine forests seeking out animal footprints in the snow.
  • Be treated to Highland hospitality at its best through a selection of good food, drams and roaring fires.

Price: from £695

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Winter Skills - The Cairngorms and Creag Meagaidh

Next available trip: 9th March        Duration: 4 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • Learn essential winter walking skills from our experienced and qualified guides, while reaching several of the high summits
  • Experience the high massif of the Cairngorms in winter conditions - an arctic environment with Scotland's most reliable snow
  • Enjoy the tranquillity and welcome of the Highlands in winter, where the warmth of the people counters the cold air outside

Price: from £645

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The Wonders of Winter Walking

Posted on Feb 06, 2015 by Kirsty Duncan

We venture further into the depths of the forest.

As winter wears on we had our first trip of the year head out this week; Winter Highlands – The Cairngorms, a great short break to whisk away the winter blues in the fresh air and beautiful vistas of the Cairngorms National Park in the highlands of Scotland. I had the privilege of joining our […]

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Brocken Spectres and Fog Bows explained

Posted on Mar 07, 2014 by Tim Francis

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No, Brocken Spectres and Fog Bows are not a race of alien beings from a Doctor Who episode, in case you re wondering. Let Wilderness Guide, Tim Francis, enlighten you; Brocken Spectres and Fog Bows explained. The Brocken Spectre The wind sculpted summit ridge lay before us. Snow and ice sharpened to a defined crisp […]

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