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      David Picken

      David Picken

      Dedicated | Enthusiastic | Fun

      Mini Bio

      I have been lucky enough to have travelled and adventured throughout the world on foot, on skis, by bike and by boat! However, Scotland holds my passion more than ever.

      Having worked for the John Muir Trust, the Uk’s leading wild land charity, for many years. I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience of many of the wild places we visit.

      Place to Play

      Around Temple, where I live, always offers something new to see, or is it Knoydart, or Eigg, or Harris, ah just too many to choose from.

      Not a lot of people know this

      I have over 250,000 pets, one teaspoon of honey takes 50,000 bee flights.

      Adventurer's Stories about David

      Dave was great. His knowledge of lots of topics was amazing. (History, wildlife, current events, geography, helping me discover new whiskies to try!) He handled all the details of driving, food, accommodations well and made sure we had great walks even when plans had to change. He was always in good humor and encouraged the slowest member of the group. (Me!) He definitely "made" the trip the success that it was. Thanks!

      Merri Ann Baker-Radcliffe
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
      Reviewed on 08/10/2019

      Unfailingly cheerful, helpful, informative, considerate and efficient

      Steve Loveman
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
      Reviewed on 30/09/2019

      Dave really made the trip - explains the geography, geology, wildlife and knowledge of local population

      Judith Loveman
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
      Reviewed on 30/09/2019

      Great, caring guides

      Liesel Van Niekerk
      19WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 22/07/2019

      Dave and Paul were fantastic! Would strongly recommend them to anyone

      Ralph Buddle
      19WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 08/07/2019

      Dave and Paul were excellent and blended well with our team. The really spoiled us everyday.

      Norman Thomson
      19WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 08/07/2019

      David is a very good guide who was attentive and ensured everyone got the best from the trip. He was flexible and managed the programme well. He was able to add in a really interesting walk through a forest followed by an evening meal in a delightful little restaurant in Tayvallich

      Maura Buchanan
      Wilderness Walking - Argyll & the Isles
      Reviewed on 20/06/2019

      This was our second trip with Dave and we think he is excellent. I particularly like his interest in maps and finding interesting trails.

      Richard Lewis
      Wilderness Walking - Argyll & the Isles
      Reviewed on 18/06/2019

      As I said, Dave was a great leader. Not only did he have extensive knowledge, but could read the tone of the group and adjust accordingly. He really brought the group together, though my daughter and I took off a few hikes to hang out together.

      Leonard Rann
      Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
      Reviewed on 11/06/2019

      Very flexible. Knew where to go.

      Rosemary Honour Smith
      Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
      Reviewed on 10/06/2019

      Dave is the latest in a series of excellent guides. Perfect balance of attentiveness and flexibility

      Gavin Bateman
      Wilderness Walking - Argyll & the Isles
      Reviewed on 10/06/2019

      Dave did a great job of managing the group and timing. I especially appreciated his ability to get us to the potentially crowded sites early—Italian Chapel, Skara Brae.

      Shelley McEwan
      Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
      Reviewed on 08/06/2019

      I daily expected an easy day to follow the preceding hard day. But, the weather continuing, often unexpectedly, fair, I guess the opportunity didn't arise, and in retrospect I wouldn't have wished it different.

      Adam Long
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 06/06/2019

      Dave was a superb guide: knowledgeable, friendly, supportive and flexible. I felt all the time that I was in good hands.

      Maria Nikolajeva
      Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
      Reviewed on 03/06/2019

      Felt confident & safe with the guide at all times.

      Keila Hickton
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 17/05/2019

      Informative, flexible, helpful, breat.

      Ethel Hickton
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 16/05/2019

      Excellent leadership! Dave had everything quietly and efficiently organised on a daily basis. I think we all felt comfortable to walking at our own pace during the day.

      Katharine Tighe
      Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK
      Reviewed on 09/10/2018

      Dave was a great guy and he did anything to make our trip the best it could be. He was totally organized and made us laugh on a regular basis. LOVED HIM!

      Cathie Heenan
      Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK
      Reviewed on 28/09/2018

      Knowledgeable, welcoming, with a great sense of humor. What more do you need?

      Kristina Schramm
      Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK
      Reviewed on 26/09/2018

      As stated earlier, I was really happy to go at my own pace. Our guide was very friendly and patient with us, always on time, and always prepared.

      Margaret Hanson
      Wilderness Walking - National Parks of the UK
      Reviewed on 21/09/2018

      Dave was spot on as far as I am concerned. He took us on challenging hikes but always had our safety in mind and always managed to give us an easy path on the last leg of the walk.

      Lindsaye Brown
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 29/08/2018

      Dave was super knowledgeable about the Knoydart area, and if he didn't know the answer he made a point of finding out. I liked that he knew something of the historic and current pressures on the area, landowners, environmental concerns etc - it put the walking and exploring in context for me.

      Lucy Bullen-Smith
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 27/08/2018

      Our guide David was very experienced, friendly and made us love the places in the wilderness we walked. He made us really experience the wilderness.
      He has been always part of the group, never distant and always attentive at our needs.

      Maura Astesano
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 21/08/2018

      Dave coped well with a mix of abilities and personalities, and bad weather. He encouraged us to push ourselves.

      Mary Dunn
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 21/08/2018

      As mentioned before Al and Dave were excellent guides, very well organised, calm kept us in good time and order, very informative about the area in all its apsects, got a good measure of the groups skills and adjusted the trip accordingly

      Jane Anderson
      Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 25/07/2018

      See comments in first question. Both Dave and Al worked hard to make sure we had a great time!

      Caroline Penn
      Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 18/07/2018

      Dave and Al were outstanding guides. A great pleasure meeting them. They make or break the experience I would imagine. They were both excellent.

      Michael Valentine
      Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 17/07/2018

      Dave and Tim were superb. They answered all our questions, often repeatedly, with patience and thought and I always felt comfortable asking anything I wanted. They were fun and engaging, and kept us going with encouragement and snacks! They were very knowledgable about the trails, routes and the country and I enjoyed talking with them very much. They really went above and beyond and I feel fortunate to have had them on my trip.

      Alisha Anderson
      Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail
      Reviewed on 12/07/2018

      David and Tim - they put up with so much! It's hard to get 8 adults to do ANYTHING on time. But they did. Ok...it took a day but...

      They were funny, knowledgable, strong and confident enough to make us feel confident in uncomfortable circumstances (the "carry"!!). Cannot say enough. They made the trip.

      Stephanie Thomas
      Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail
      Reviewed on 11/07/2018

      Easygoing, knowledgeable about history, geology and flora and fauna. They felt like mates who you could tell anything to or ask anything of. They did a good job in allowing flexibility to go fast or slow on the rides, around for support but not appearing to be nursemaiding us.

      Excellent job by Dave to repair the trailer connection plug.

      One puncture - Al despite a sabotaged spare tube saw the victim back on her way.

      Very much appreciated the evening trips in the van,

      David Cartmell
      Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 09/07/2018

      The guides were excellent. I didn’t participate in all the biking but they made sure I got the most from the journey. They were very informative and always laid on a very welcome cup of coffee and lovely spread for lunch locally sourced. I think they put in 110% to make sure we all enjoyed it. Thank you Dave and Tim

      Mary Brown
      Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail
      Reviewed on 02/07/2018

      Dave managed the group to make sure that every participant met his/her expectations. I appreciated his choice of paths and activities, according to conditions. He managed stops when we passed through beatiful places. And most of all, he gallantly walked for a long time twice during the week, to retrive the car when when we were beginning to be a little bit burned out. I am very thakful for that.

      Raymonde Veilleux
      Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 24/05/2018

      Dave was fun and took good care of us without patronising or over organising. He went over and above to give us a great walking and outdoor experience.

      Uschi Hofmann
      Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 22/05/2018

      knowledgeable, helpful, efficient, patient, friendly

      Barbara Le Masurier
      Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 22/05/2018

      Dave did great job of accommodating different hiking speeds. Three different speeds in general. Pleasant, easy personality!

      Patricia Gallagher
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 07/10/2017

      Dave made the trip for me. So friendly, knowledgeable, dependable and a great sense of humour.

      Elizabeth Farrow
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 06/10/2017

      Management of diverse group,excellent.

      Andrew McDouall
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 05/10/2017

      David was an excellent guide. There were a few from around the world! He was very patient with the slow ones, one of which was myself! I just wanted to enjoy the walk and not rush!

      Carolyn Hartley
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 05/10/2017

      Dave was patient and knowledgeable. He did an admiral job of herding the 'cats' and always did it with a smile. When asked a question, if he did not know something off the top of his head, then he researched the question and provided an answer. Dave was a delight.

      Raymond DeConto
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 28/09/2017

      Dave was fantastic! He knew a ton about the geography and history of the West Highland Way. I had total confidence in his ability to navigate and keep us safe.

      Jessica DeConto
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 28/09/2017

      Dave did an excellent job. The group was basically half fast and half slow, but he managed to keep everyone happy and within sight of one another. I liked his detailed knowledge and explanations with the maps.

      Richard Lewis
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
      Reviewed on 21/08/2017

      Could not have had a better guide than Dave

      Stephanie Jushinski
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra and Mingulay
      Reviewed on 14/08/2017

      I'd start by repeating the previous commentary on the overall trip. 10 out of 10. Due almost entirely to our guides Dave Picken and John Hamilton. I mentioned before the story telling and the whisky education. More detail before. Dave and John made Jane and I entirely at ease and safe throughout. Our off road mountain bike riding improved with practice (starting from the lowest of levels). Expert tuition helped enormously plus thei patience and good cheer. We loved riding most of the day, with breaks to refuel and enjoy good company. Dave and John were always flexible and understanding. A real credit to Wilderness Scotland.

      Mark Donovon
      17WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 01/08/2017

      No complaints, nice and entertainingt people.. did a good job handling different riding skills of the group.

      Thorarinn Thorarinsson
      Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
      Reviewed on 12/06/2017

      Two thumbs up.

      Allison Osborn
      17WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 04/06/2017

      Dave was friendly, relaxed and set a good steady pace when we were walking. He was a pleasure to be with. He gave us information (but not too much!) and was able to be flexible about the day's programme to fit in with the one bit of mist which appeared (over the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing) so that the mist burned off and we returned later at a more appropriate time. His company was very much appreciated. He got us to places we would not otherwise have found.

      Ann Paton
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
      Reviewed on 26/05/2017

      See previous comments about Dave. He rapidly assessed our capabilities and tailored our hikes to the weather conditions and the skills of the group. He always aimed to maximize our experience and did so successfully. His sense of humour was delightful.

      Jonathan Fleming
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
      Reviewed on 23/05/2017

      Dave interacted really well with our group (a mix of ages and interests) and read our capabilities well. In addition as mentioned previously I particularly appreciated all the details about local history, land usage, wildlife and culture. I learned a ton. I also thought his demeanor - no fuss, calm and "let's go" - was a great approach. We had amazing weather and our whole group seemed game for good exertion but even still he kept us moving. Thanks, Dave! I hope you had fun with us.

      Keri Disch
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
      Reviewed on 16/05/2017

      The guide was very knowledgeable about the area and made excellent decisions about which route would best suit the group and the conditions. I would have been interested to hear more about the wildlife we were seeing, as has been the case on previous trips.

      Caroline Bottoms
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
      Reviewed on 15/05/2017

      Dave was great, couldn't have asked for a better guide.

      Adam Fischer
      Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
      Reviewed on 15/05/2017

      Dave did a really nice job. the hikes were spectacular!

      Jeff Jordan
      16WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 02/09/2016

      I've already said it all - they were great, and a good double act! I know the week wasn't that easy for them, in terms of changes to the schedule and coping with the weather. I think they coped really well - the revised plans were excellent and I certainly felt everything was under control and they had our best interests at heart. I have never been given a warm macaroni cheese pie in the rain, washed down with hot blackcurrant, but it was really welcome!

      Clare Crowther
      Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 23/08/2016

      Dave Picken went way beyond our expectations to make sure we had the kind of trip we wanted. He was fun, smart, punctual. We considered him our friend.

      Ann Holt
      16WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 23/08/2016

      Experienced, friendly, informative and fun !

      Robin Smith
      Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 22/08/2016

      Both guides were excellent.

      Trevor Charles Mitchell
      Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 15/08/2016

      Duncan and David were unfailingly patient and were also great at socializing with all of us.

      Maryanne Mackinnon
      Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 15/08/2016

      David Picken and Duncan Warner focused on the safety of the cyclists and solved every problem we encountered. They are both very spirited and have a great sense of humor. In particular David Picken is extremely knowledgeable of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides.

      James Collora
      Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
      Reviewed on 15/08/2016

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      Mike Reiner
      Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
      Reviewed on 08/08/2016

      Knowledgeable, interesting, strong, professional, fun. They did a excellent job, I would recommend them for any future trip. They were there when you needed them, helped with the smallest details to big concerns of each day riding. (Tim Francis mapped one heck of a route through the mountains. I was cursing him several times over, jokingly.) I understand our pace each day but taking it slower in certain sections, taking more pictures would also work. Thank you so very much for showing us the beautiful landscapes and culture of Scotland!
      I wish my nerve pain were better under control. I'm glad Dave and I signed up for this trip. It was challenging for me, I am stronger for completing The coast-to-coast journey mentally and physically.
      Thanks,
      Bob

      Bob Gutowski
      Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
      Reviewed on 03/08/2016

      David and Andy managed the trip well, but more than that, they added to the experience with their considerable knowledge of the local history, the routes, and genuine hospitality.

      Dave Nelson
      Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
      Reviewed on 02/08/2016

      Great guides, looked after our every need and were very informative with history and geography along the way, also managed differing abilties very well.

      Barry Slater
      Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
      Reviewed on 02/08/2016

      Dave is knowledgeable about 'all things Scotland' and is a passionate & skilled guide. His ability to manage a group and make modifications where necessary is admirable.

      Pam Landry
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 21/07/2016

      The guide always prepared to listen and knews very well the landscape and gave us good advices

      Isabelle Gourraud
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 14/07/2016

      David provided great thought in planning our trips and enormous effort and interest in the execution of the day trips. Very knowledgeable, helpful and considerate.

      Paul Schulties
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 13/07/2016

      A self guide trip is not possible because without paths , It´s realy dificult to find the good orientation. Using compass is necessary.

      Cathy Etchepare
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 12/07/2016

      Dave - he's probably the best you have!

      Kirk Forrest
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 08/07/2016

      Well done , Dave . Excellent guide , attention to detail & professionalism in every aspect of our trip , great knowledge & great camaraderie amongst every person in the group & with every person who was involved in making the trip a success .

      Katherine Edwards
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 05/07/2016

      Dave and Graham were brilliant, we very much enjoyed their company. They both worked tirelessly to make our holiday a trip of a lifetime. Nothing was too much trouble. They explained everything we were doing along the way. I particularly liked Dave's knowledge and insight to the landscapes and wildlife we were seeing. Graham's impromptu mountain biking lessons were fantastic, giving me the confidence to tackle single track that I would never have done normally. He would often say at a critical point.... "now remember to smile, you are on holiday !" which still makes me smile now! They are both a huge credit to Wilderness Scotland.

      Iain McCormick
      Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail
      Reviewed on 09/06/2016

      Our guide, David Picken, was terrific. He was flexible and creative in revising our walks to meet our preferences, interesting, knowledgeable, and congenial. He fit right in with our group.

      Kathryn West
      16WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 31/05/2016

      Superb can't say enough great things about Dave

      Casey West
      16WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 31/05/2016

      Thank you, David, for putting up with us! Your willingness to work with us to make each day work was greatly appreciated.

      Caroline Hovey
      16WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 26/05/2016

      I think (hope) David how we felt about him. He was just perfect for our group of 8. We liked that he sized us up and gave us the experience that challenged us but didn't put us in jeopardy. He was prepared with contingencies and listened well to changes we wanted to make in our plans. He gave is sights and vistas that were diverse within the Highlands and distinct from one another so that each day was different from the last and the next. He is so knowledgeable and committed to the land, which shone through in all that he did. You are fortunate to have him as a guide.

      Susan Rathgeber
      16WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 25/05/2016

      David was first rate. He insured that we experienced the beauty of western Scotland and adapted the routes to meet our skill sets and expectations. He was very knowledgeable and fun to be with off the trail.

      John Rathgeber
      16WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 24/05/2016

      David was terrific. Great sense of humor and very knowledgeable. Everyone enjoyed him and he was very willing to alter his itinerary to keep us happy. After the first day we went to a pub every day instead of soggy sandwiches we had the first day.

      Thomas Hovey
      16WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 24/05/2016

      Dave and Graham were fantastic. Really friendly, immeasurably patient, very knowledgable. They made what they did look effortless, which I am quite sure it was not!

      Becky McCormick
      Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail
      Reviewed on 16/05/2016

      as per previous comments


      15WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 17/10/2015

      Henry and Dave were a great team

      Douglas French
      15WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 12/10/2015

      Henry was, as last year, a rock. Cheerful and enormously generous. Dave was also very good company, thoughtful, informed, amusing and both were took great care of us. As last year with Tim could not be bettered. Really EXCELLENT.

      Iain Rugheimer
      15WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 09/10/2015

      Nice knowledgeable guy who kept us on the right route at a nice comfortable pace for all whilst pointing out the local history and interesting bits

      Gregor Logan
      15WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 05/10/2015

      Dave was lovely. Very inclusive & friendly to all. Great planning & previews (with maps) before each day's walk. Obviously very capable & experienced. I felt safe walking with him.

      Joy McDonald
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 01/09/2015

      Dave was patient and very knowledgeable.

      Einar Wilder-Smith
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 01/09/2015

      Dave made excellent choices of what we did each day, we had a wonderfully good week (some very good weather helped), and he is an exceptional leader.

      Patrick Corbett
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 27/08/2015

      Always felt safe but went out of way to make walks exciting. Lot of information re wildlife and places we visited but given informally. Friendly and nice to everyone

      Mary Corbett
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 27/08/2015

      Our guide Dave is clearly extremely knowledgeable; we always felt safe in his hands and confident he had chosen routes appropriate to the fitness levels of the group as a whole. He always considered individual members of the group and was very flexible in catering for individual needs/requests.

      Gerry Callan
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 26/08/2015

      Dave was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about the area, the terrain, etc. He also made sure there were options available for those who may not want to go on the planned hike of the day.

      Jon Cross
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 25/08/2015

      Dave managed the group very well and dealt with our individual requests as best he could within the confines of the trip.

      Paul Newman
      Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
      Reviewed on 25/05/2015

      Good to Very Good. Dave was wonderful. He is a gentle man and extended time and care to the safety and arrangements of the group. He interacted well with all of the members and served the role very well. Ben was on the trip, not truly a guide, however, he made the experience very good because he added a dimension to the trip that was essential. He was an additional rider for slower cyclists and necessary support, he was also a gentle and kind person who had knowledge of the area and he interacted well with every participant. The trip would not have been as good without him.

      Leigh Kearney
      Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
      Reviewed on 25/05/2015

      Dave was excellent. Very friendly, kind, knowledgable and fun. It was great to have Ben along as well. He added a lot to the experience. Cube was a faithful servant and set up wonderful tea stops and well as a beautiful lunch at the Lochnagar Distillery. That was the best ever to be inside the tent after a tough riding day and rain during the stop at Balmoral.

      Lisa Gundersen
      Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
      Reviewed on 24/05/2015

      Our friendly, supportive guides helped the group gel together really well. It was especially appreciated that Dave gave everyone encouragement and attention when they needed it. Great having Ben's company too.

      Diana Morgan
      Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
      Reviewed on 18/05/2015

      Dave was ideal for our group. Very informative and helpful.

      Sarah Campano
      Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
      Reviewed on 18/05/2015

      The expectation of any guide is a have a good local knowledge, an ability to communicate across the range of people in his group, skills to read and where necessary encourage all group members, modify daily activities to suit changes in weather conditions and peoples ability. Dave our guide hit all these.

      Craig Whisson
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 31/08/2013

      Dave was great and I liked the way he managed the group. It would be a pleasure to have him again as a guide. The only thing I was surprised about was, that he had never been to Doune before and on some of the days we were hiking in an area that was new to him too. I think I would have found it quite difficult two have a group of 10 people whith different levels of fitness and an unknown area in addition. But, well, that's only from my unexperienced point of view.

      Nadine Graf
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 18/08/2013

      The guide (Dave) was excellent. He gave interesting and appropriate information about our area, about the history of Scotland and some cultural traditions. He also divided his time among the various members of the group in appropriate measure. He was caring and helpful, without being pushy or nosy. I found him very professional, which is what you want in a guide.

      Connie Varner
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 09/08/2013

      Very interactive and available at all times.Was keen to try and accommodate everyones ideas and interests.

      Elaine Pratt
      Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula
      Reviewed on 06/08/2013

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