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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


Winter Highlands - North West
Winter walking in Scotland was a first for me, and it was a fantastic discovery: Snow on the mountain tops and no midges, not very many people around, and the good feeling of getting back to the log fire in the evening.



Winter Highlands - North West
It was fantastic to see the Northern Lights, although I don't think you should oversell this, as you have to be exceptionally lucky!

Margaret Bruce


Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 28 reviews of Winter Walking

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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 - Cairngorms

Next available trip: 4th 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: 11th 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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Winter Highlands - North West

Next available trip: 11th 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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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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Wilderness Wednesday – Photos of Scotland

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 by Rupert Shanks

We’ve noticed a slight change in the weather over the last week with some warmer spells, its definitely getting lighter for longer too! The team have been getting up to all sorts this week. Here are our Wilderness Wednesday – Photos of Scotland. Stevie has been roaming the hills by bike and on foot! On […]

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