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      Alan Wright

      Caring | Adaptable | Entertaining

      Mini Bio

      I fell in love with the outdoors over 25 years ago following a week’s solo excursion walking the West Highland Way which introduced me to the stunning scenery and landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.

      Since then I have used every opportunity to visit and walk Scotland’s hills, mountains, glens & islands, thus building upon my experience and knowledge, which eventually led me into the dream job as a walking guide – as I aimed to break free from my career in finance.

      My walking experiences have taken me to the French & Austrian Alps, The Pyrenees and the wilds of the bush & rainforest in Queensland Australia but I would never swap any of them for what can be found in Scotland’s countryside.

      There are so many things that make me passionate about what the outdoors in Scotland has to offer. The hills & mountains, particularly in winter, are always memorable no matter what the weather brings but equally combining a walk by witnessing the wildlife, learning or revisiting the history of the area are something that I look to take home with me from every walk that I undertake.

      There is one pleasure which outweighs everything else and that is sharing and spreading the joy of these wonderful experiences with others.

      Places to Play

      Living just north of Stirling I am extremely fortunate to be based so close to fantastic areas such as the Loch Lomond National Park and Highland Perthshire but in terms of scenery, wilderness, remoteness and wonderful landscapes the wilds of North West Highlands are my “Jewel in the Crown” – each visit just draws me in more and more.

      Not a lot of people know this

      My main ambition in life is to witness the extremely rare Scottish Wildcat in its natural habitat. This is something that very few people have ever been fortunate to have witnessed. Hopefully one day it will be me!

       

      Qualifications Read More
      • Mountain Leader Summer (MLS)

      Mountain Training Association Profile: https://mt.tahdah.me/candidate/home/95125

      Experience Read More
      • Active hill walker since 1991.
      • Extensive knowledge of Scottish Highlands and Islands.
      • Completed the Munros in 2011.
      Biggest Adventure Read More

      Trekking the High Passes of the Nepal Himalayas.

      Specilaist Subject Read More

      Scottish History and Culture.

      Adventurer's Stories about Alan

      Alan was very attentive and careful with our wellbeing and safety. Very gentlemanly!

      Caroline Heiser
      19WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 24/05/2019

      Alan was the best! We so enjoyed his stories and songs.

      Beth Cholle
      19WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 24/05/2019

      Allen had some difficult hurdles this trip: Storm Ali, hikers not being able to make the walks, my food issues. He did a great job managing all of it.

      Alison Coolidge
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 04/10/2018

      Alan was really friendly and easy to talk to. He knew a lot about the history of Scotland, it was fascinating to hear his stories. He even sang us a song about the massacre at Glencoe while we were overlooking the valley!

      Olivia Garfield
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 04/10/2018

      Alan had the patience of Job. Imagine, poor him and six, over fifty, opinionated women to contend with! He led us skillfully and with great humor. Really enjoyed his company and leadership.

      Rosanne Barletta
      Wilderness Walking - Argyll & the Isles
      Reviewed on 03/10/2018

      Alan was one of best guides we have had. Conscientious, flexible, and fun!

      Gail Pendleton
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 01/10/2018

      Alan Wright was an excellent guide. We were a small group with the majority being friends or friends/family of friends plus two additional women. Our safety and comfort were his primary concern. He took care of every detail even when the weather dictated that we cancel our walk for the day and we had to get to the next night's lodging, which was challenging given all the other hikers who were in the same boat and then we were stranded at Drovers Inn because the bridge to our next lodging was flooded. He also assisted those who could not walk on specific days due to illness or minor disability. I appreciated his detailed preview of the walks, what to expect, his advice on how to prepare for the varying weather, and his combination of knowledge of history, local communities, Scottish culture, and nature. He made sure each of us had some of his personal attention, too!

      Deeana Jang
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 01/10/2018

      Allen was a real prize!! He was so informative, good natured — fun! — and really dealt seamlessly with some unexpected obstacles (train disruption at Queen Street, Storm Ali, Kingshouse detour) — and he sang a moving song about Glencoe atop the Devil’s Staircase to applause from other hikers as well — all in all, three huge cheers for Mr. Wright!

      Stephanie Lytle
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 30/09/2018

      Alan Wright is an ideal guide

      Michael Newkirk
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 27/09/2018

      Our guide was very attentive and helpful. Extremely knowledgeable about the route and Scottish history.

      Thomas Boreiko
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 27/09/2018

      Great job, Alan! Your sense of humor and attention to detail were greatly appreciated.

      Bronwen Gamble
      Wilderness Walking - Argyll & the Isles
      Reviewed on 18/09/2018

      Alan was patient, friendly, extremely well informed about all the historic sites we visited and a great guide on all our walks.

      Catharine Wall
      Wilderness Walking - Argyll & the Isles
      Reviewed on 17/09/2018

      One word: Outstanding! Most definitely beyond all expectations. As my family of five young ones between the ages of 24-31 commented afterwards: “ Alan must be Wilderness Scotland’s top guide”.

      From the pick up in Inverness and throughout the week Alan Wright was on top of everything in his extremely kind, professional, and humourous way. His service mindedness and good decisions ensured the trip of a life time, as my family called it afterwards. The sun always shines in Scotland :-) ... or at least with Alan it does, as he cleverly rearranged the daily climbs to the various summits according to skilled weather app judgements.

      Please send him our warmest regards and thank him for a truly unique holiday in your beautiful country!

      Annette Plagborg-Møller
      18WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 14/09/2018

      Alan Wright was caring and efficient and a great person to get to know. Take care of him.

      Robert Sweeney
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 29/07/2018

      Loved Allen Wright! If I ever book another trip with Wilderness Scotland, I'd choose a trip that Alan was guiding.

      Rosa Hall
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 28/07/2018

      Alan Wright did everything he could to make it a great experience. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

      James Clouston
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 26/07/2018

      He was impressive

      Brian Hall
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 26/07/2018

      Alan did a brilliant job looking after everyone. Very well organised, professional and very accomodating. He went out of his way to ensure we all had a great time and we're happy, even for those that could not complete all of the sections. He provided heaps of encouragement and humour along the way with lots of history for the area.

      Michael Mahar
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 26/07/2018

      Can't say enough good things about Alan. Such an enthusiastic, pleasant and truly caring guide!

      Paul Bedard
      18WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 25/07/2018

      Alan was great, knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. Chose a good route which took into account the weather conditions, it was blowing a gale.

      Dave Batchelor
      Self-Drive - The North Coast 500
      Reviewed on 10/07/2017

      Book a trip with Alan

      Trip / Departure Availability Status Price Book
      Wilderness Walking – The Isle of Skye
      27th Jul - 2nd Aug 2019
      1 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,735 Book Now
      Wilderness Walking – The West Highland Way
      26th Aug - 2nd Sep 2019
      2 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,545 Book Now
      Wilderness Walking – The Orkney Islands
      12th Oct - 18th Oct 2019
      8 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,735 Book Now

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      Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

      We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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