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    Will Snow

    Happy | Helpful | Highlander

     

    Mini Bio

    I love Scotland’s wild places and cycling through them. When I’m not on my bike I also enjoy sea kayaking and hill walking. After over a decade of leading overseas expeditions to Asia, Africa and Latin America combined with teaching Geography I’ve become about as settled down as a tour guide can ever be, living in the Highlands, although still like to venture overseas. I guided a sensory impairment charity trek to Kilimanjaro in June 2014.

    Working for Wilderness Scotland has given me an opportunity to share the outstanding natural beauty of a world-class destination. The landscape and culture is unsurpassed. If I had to choose a favourite trip it would be quite difficult as it’s always a privilege to experience any journey in our remote surroundings with amicable, like-minded people.

    Place to Play

    Biking in the far north. Empty roads and wild trails.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I was the first person from Scotland to complete the ‘Tour Divide’, a 2745-mile long mountain bike race from Canada to Mexico.

     

    Qualifications Read More
    • SMLTB Summer Mountain Leader
    • SMLTB Winter Mountain Leader
    • SMLBA Mountain Bike Leader
    • BASP Advanced First Aid
    • UKCC Sea Kayaking 3 Star
    • BCU Open Canoe 4 Star
    Experience Read More

    As well as working in Outdoor Education and the Leisure industry for many decades I have been a Teacher of Geography and led over 20 school expeditions abroad. I’m now a Senior Guide with Wilderness Scotland, mostly on cycle trips during the summer but continue to work as a Teacher with Special Educational Needs groups during the winter.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    In 2011 I biked the ‘Tour Divide’, a 2750 mile race from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border along the USA Continental Divide. This was my biggest physical adventure. My most rewarding adventure was helping to guide a friend who was both deaf and visually impaired up to the summit of Kilimanjaro in 2014.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    I have a degree in Environmental Geography and have recently developed a particular interest in Scottish History and Geology. My knowledge of flora and fauna is also improving every year. Every day I’m out with Wilderness Scotland is a school day.

    Adventurer's Stories about Will

    Will was a superb well prepared knowledgeable guide always willing to go the extra mile

    John Bangay
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 24/10/2022

    Will was a brilliant guide - knowledgeable, supportive, helpful, kind and chatty. He went out of his way to ensure that everything ran smoothly and that we were having a good experience. Although he hadn't led on Orkney before you wouldn't have known as he guided us so well. The weather was a bit challenging at times but everyone was in good spirits and that was mainly down to Will whose enthusiasm was infectious.

    Lesley Lind
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 24/10/2022

    He was so helpful - always ready to do anything that would make a difference. Upbeat and positive. Looked out for everyone to be sure they were happy with the day. He was learning about the islands with us and was able to provide a great experience

    Janet Yorston
    Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands
    Reviewed on 18/10/2022

    Very helpful and knowledgeable guides made the trip more enjoyable

    Pete Young
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 03/10/2022

    Excellent, they couldn’t have worked harder. They thought ahead for all eventualities. They were knowledgeable, capable and we felt in safe hands throughout the week.

    Judy Tollet
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 03/10/2022

    Our guides were marvelous. Will ran the week program very well. Steve was super and with us the first 2 days. Dave was always encouraging, friendly and lots of laughs. Additionally all were very knowledgeable and happy to share their insights.

    James Wise
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 03/10/2022

    Will was fantastically helpful and took care to make sure we were well looked after. Changing second guide part way through the trip was not ideal but both were also very solicitous

    Rose Zamoyska
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 27/09/2022

    As ever the guides were supportive and freindly

    Doreen Cantrell
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 26/09/2022

    Will Snow was unusually knowledgeable about so many aspects of the trip. He was passionate about his service to us. David and Stevie also were very service oriented.

    Dan Pearson
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 26/09/2022

    Will and David and Stevie , all did brilliantly with all aspects of the trip, especially Will with his Geography knowledge and having been there and done it many times could add in a few extras like Smoo caves, and the trip out to Knockan Crag on our rest day . Nothing was too much trouble ... cases transported to our rooms wow !! and for their involvement in making sure it all went smoothly with a great sense of humour.
    A big thank you guys you made the holiday for me.

    Caroline Gallimore
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 26/09/2022

    Very helpful and attentive guides

    Sue Garden
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 19/09/2022

    Will Snow and Jo Lockwood were great guides, both professional and also very fun! Will set up a final night of entertainment on the Isle of Lewis at our inn, and had local Scottish dancers come in and treat us with a performance of classic Scottish dances. It was wonderful.

    Maureen Roberts
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 11/08/2022

    Will and Jo were profoundly competent, kind, thoughtful and always went the extra mile.

    Annabelle Nelson
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 08/08/2022

    Jo was a real gem and an absolute treat to share this trip with. She is practical and sensible, with a wonderful sense of humor. She kept things light and didn't hurry us along in any sense. She was also an excellent driver and sweeper while on the bike. We were surprised to learn that she had never ridden the route before. Clearly she did her homework! I'd happily recommend her to any group!
    Will was incredibly knowledgeable and organised. He clearly had done this trip many times before, and had local contacts that enhanced the overall experience. The side excursion to the Carloway Mill was a real highlight of the trip for me. I would recommend him as well!

    Simone Bonneville
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 02/08/2022

    Guides were spot on and helpful

    Stephen Hood
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 26/07/2022

    Absolutely beyond compare. See earlier comments. Will and Louise MADE this trip

    Trish Shee
    Road Cycling - Scotland's National Parks
    Reviewed on 04/07/2022

    fatherly Will and young David perfectly complimented each other. Will was very supportive of my medical issues and got me thoroughly checked out by a real Dr Finlay Scottish doctor. A really lovely extremely knowledgeable guide.
    David was great at taking me off to sites I wanted to visit and he seems to know the name of every mountain in Scotland- he is also a brilliant landscape photographer, poet and writer.

    John Bangay
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 27/06/2022

    Friendly, informed, long-suffering (with our insistence on riding in the worst weather). They earned their money, and were great.

    Gareth Crapper
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 20/06/2022

    Will and Jo were terrific guides.

    Marj Kelly
    22WSTM - Tailor Made Trips
    Reviewed on 25/05/2022

    Will was an excellent guide.

    Eeva Puupera
    Wilderness Walking - Arran: Scotland in Miniature
    Reviewed on 09/05/2022

    Perfection! Will was very flexible and open.

    Christina (Christy) Dunkle
    Wilderness Walking - Arran: Scotland in Miniature
    Reviewed on 07/05/2022

    Will was top notch! He is my first guide, but I am sure no one else will compare. He was kind, patient, chock full of information, had tons of experience, and I felt safe in his care. He was always checking in on us, making sure we were comfortable, asking if we needed anything, and providing options and alternatives. I hope I am lucky enough to have him as a guide again on a future trip.

    Catherine Rodriguez Torres
    Wilderness Walking - Arran: Scotland in Miniature
    Reviewed on 02/05/2022

    See comments above.
    Will should bring his dog along next time!

    Debbie Mortimer
    Wilderness Walking - Arran: Scotland in Miniature
    Reviewed on 30/04/2022

    Coping with the cancellation problems excellent, and finding alternatives. Always very cheerful and encouraging

    Ethel Hickton
    Wilderness Walking - Arran: Scotland in Miniature
    Reviewed on 30/04/2022

    Will and Scott were amazing. Very friendly and very knowledgeable.

    Wendy Andrews
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 12/10/2021

    Will and Scott were both brilliant.

    Robert Page
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 11/10/2021

    See my general notes earlier - Will and Scott were brilliant

    Sarah Cameron
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 11/10/2021

    As I say, Scott and Will were excellent: well-informed, friendly, practical and confidence boosting (even in the rain with a headwind and some steep climbs). I couldn't have asked for better guides or more sympathetic company.

    William Humphreys-Jones
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 11/10/2021

    their enthusiasm, knowledge and attention to detail could only inspire us to enjoy ourselves and make the most of our opportunity to enjoy our surroundings .... nothing was too much trouble for them, a real joy to undertake such an adventure with

    Pete Crockford
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 05/10/2021

    Will and Scott were knowledgeable, gracious, engaging, patient, encouraging, and just good fun to be around! There were a couple of times our group got separated but the guys had made sure the Garmins were powered up, working, and on the correct maps, making reconnecting much easier. I appreciated having one guide on the bike with us and one following or leapfrogging ahead. We were never too far from one or the other of them! And when a ride in the van was needed, for whatever reason, that was good, too. I'm no climber so took the option for a boost when I needed it, (over the Lecht!) and always enjoyed the chat with whoever was driving.

    Charlene Randle
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 05/10/2021

    terrific in all ways.knowledgeable and personable

    Mary Ellen Coulter
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 04/10/2021

    Hard to image it being done better than by Scott and Will

    Wayne Schultz
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 27/09/2021

    Scott helped me with my fear of riding down hill. Will have me such encouragement. They made a fantastic team. They both brought excellent cycling knowledge as well a wonderful understanding of the geography and the places we travelled.

    Carla Annunziato
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 24/08/2021

    Both guides were brilliant, they have complimentry skills and great personalities, many times they helped me out when I was struggling on the bike by pacing me out and giving much needed words of encouragement.

    James Sollars
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 23/08/2021

    So enthusiastic! And you could tell they REALLY wanted us to have a good holiday!

    Sophie Brown
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 22/06/2021

    Outstanding guides . Motivational and organised . Extremely accommodating and gt fun

    Stuart Hastings
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 21/05/2021

    Two great individuals who I would happily be guided by again.

    Matthew Harrison
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 10/05/2021

    Will was a fantastic guide - fun, friendly, welcoming, interesting, attentive to each person and incredibly knowledgeable on the history, geography and geology of the wonderful areas we visited. Also so good at adapting walks when the weather wasn't so good. He really made the holiday.

    Lesley Lind
    Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside
    Reviewed on 28/10/2019

    Will Snow is the consummate wilderness guide. Will combines a high degree of outdoor skills with an in-depth knowledge of local culture and tradition. All this he does with limitless energy, a deep passion for the environment, and a great desire to share this with his group. He will go above and beyond to make your experience a happy and memorable one.

    Kimberly Heiser
    Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside
    Reviewed on 24/10/2019

    Will was an excellent guide. He had local knowledge and also being a geography teacher gave us great information on the formation of the landscape. He also adapted the itinerary to suit the weather conditions and the ability of the group. His guiding made for a great week.

    Charlotte Chambers
    Wilderness Walking - Cairngorms National Park & Royal Deeside
    Reviewed on 14/10/2019

    Both guides were great guys -- knowledgeable about the history and highlights of the area. Their stories were entertaining and informative.

    Paul Lally
    Road Cycling - The Five Countries
    Reviewed on 30/09/2019

    The guides, Simon and Will, were really top notch, adjusting to some difficulties with ferry schedules, providing great coffees and lunch breaks, and generally keeping us moving and on top of logistics....

    Paul Triolo
    Road Cycling - The Five Countries
    Reviewed on 23/09/2019

    Dave and Amanda couldn't have done any better of a job if they tried. They were very knowledgeable. I had trouble on some of the hills and they couldn't have been anymore supportive or encouraging. I can never thank Amanda and Dave for all their help and support. Steve loved having someone to challenge him. He is out riding hills right now practicing for his 206 mile ride in September. You both made this trip excellent and I can never thank you enough for all the great memories and friendship. I'm hoping we can come back and ride with you again. Thank you

    Sharon O'Brien
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 27/07/2019

    Amanda and Dave couldn’t have looked after us better. We were kept safe motivated and entertained. Their warmth enthusiasm knowledge and love of riding was great to share.

    Suzanne Taylor
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 22/07/2019

    Will was phenomenal! His knowledge of the area and his relaxed and informal style made the trip a delight, he shared information as we went along but never felt overwhelmed with info. Paul - Was the factmeister! What he didn't know about the OHs you could write on a postage stamp! The only criticism of him is that he could reign it in a bit sometimes, it felt like that there was a continuous deluge of facts, he could have calmed down a bit at times and we would still have had enough info.



    TEAM WILDERNESS RESPONSE

    It is great to hear that you had a fantastic trip on the Outer Hebrides. Our guides as you can tell just love spending time sharing their knowledge and passion for this area with you. Maybe the guide perhaps went overboard with the information this time! I am sure the guide will reflect that a little less information can be just as powerful. Thanks again for choosing to ride the Hebrides with us!

    Dan Basford
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 13/07/2019

    they were very nice, helpful, and accommodating to the different needs of different people on the trip

    Jeff Wallen
    Road Cycling - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 11/07/2019

    Will and Paul were outstanding. They combined well and were very informative. Kept our spirits going despite the weather. Always there if you needed them.
    Outstanding

    David Eales
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 08/07/2019

    Both guides were knowledgeable and very considerate coping with the range of individual needs of each and every guest.

    Chris Eales
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 08/07/2019

    Paul and Will were encyclopaedic in their knowledge of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, entertaining conversationalists, endlessly helpful in responding to our no-doubt trying requests and routinely anticipating every possible need that we might have along the way.

    Rob Brown
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 08/07/2019

    Will, Cube and Craig were all very good: helpful, supportive and always comfortable to be around. I learned a lot from Will's knowledge of the geology and landscape.

    Christian Randles
    Road Cycling - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 04/07/2019

    Excellent guides. Simon and Will were professional and very thoughtful. Nothing was too much work for them.

    Mark Connolly
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 17/06/2019

    Will and Simon made the holiday for us. They took care of everything and even when things didn't go quite to plan appeared calm and got us all back on track. Made the trip very relaxing for us all as we didn't have to do anything but cycle and enjoy ourselves.

    William Fisher
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 17/06/2019

    Will and Simon made our trip. Their enthusiasm, encouragement, professionalism and care ensured our enjoyment of the ride and left us without a care and therefore able to learn from our environment. Their knowledge and passion was powerful giving us insights into nature and the history of the islands. My wife was unable to ride and was in the support vehicle and they went out of their way to think of things to interest her, a visit to a museum, artist, pottery shop and walks. Their plan Bs slipped seamlessly into action adjusting to the weather conditions making the trip enjoyable and not an endurance test. The care they showed in preparing snacks, taking bags to rooms, monitoring bike frailties, supporting the slower members of the team and finding errant cyclists evidenced a huge sense of pride and professionalism in their role. I know they were guides but by the time we had reached our first hotel they were friends and part of the group. I couldnt imagine doing a trip without Will and Simon, many thanks.

    Jamie Fairweather
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 17/06/2019

    Absolutely amazing guides!!!

    Joan Dean
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 24/05/2019

    Will and Scott were very great. They were supportive, always knew exactly where we were going and doing at any point during the day. The were also great guys to cycle and talk with, even if Will had to come back and find me after I took a wrong turn.

    Shira Gerstein
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 19/05/2019

    Outstanding! Competent, knowledgeable, fun!

    Joan Dean
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 13/05/2019

    My second trip with Will, and first trip with Scott, they the extreme high standard professionalism: experts and extremely caring and nice both on the bike and as a guide.

    Anna Gardella
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 13/05/2019

    Will & Lucy were excellent & it was great to have Louise with us too. Everything went really smoothly & it always felt as though things were totally in hand. Will's knowledge and enthusiasm of the OH was fantastic & Lucy's attention to detail was amazing. They both made a great team.

    Imogen Batterham
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 12/05/2019

    Will and Lucy fabulous ! Couldn’t do enough for us. 15/10

    Jennifer Hall
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 06/05/2019

    Both Lucy and Will were exemplary in performance and friendly and caring for the various different needs of the tourers, at all times. I also felt totally safe and they were in complete control regardless of situations - very reassuring for people who are not accustomed to the environment of the Hebrides. Great guides!!!!

    Charlie Hall
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 06/05/2019

    See previous note. They were simply superb. They both stepped in at the last minute and were marvelous. Friendly, calm, knowledgeable, they engendered confidence and brought both skill and humor to marvelous hikes. Great personalities, both.

    Jennifer Punt
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 11/10/2018

    Lorraine was with us on our first day, and I found her to be warm, bubbly and compassionate. Will joined us for our remaining days, and I really enjoyed his enthusiasm and sense of adventure. He's always smiling and because of that so are we! I would love to go on another adventure with both Lorraine and Will.

    PS - on our last couple of days we were joined by a prospective guide, Leoni (sp?), who was also friendly, fun and a keen outdoor enthusiast. I'd be happy to join one of her tours in the future too! Keep up the amazing work in hiring your guides, they are exemplary people and represent your company beautifully.

    Megan Macrae
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 10/10/2018

    Can't fault Dave or Will. They were excellent. Fun to be around, really helpful. They looked after the bikes so we had no problems with them. Brilliant!

    Fiona Roberts
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 17/09/2018

    Both Will and Dave were excellent. They were both so enthusiastic about the area and about riding in general. They had a genuine desire to share this part of the world with others. I had my luggage mia for the first 4 days of the trip and though he says he didn't do much, Will was in contact with the office for me constantly (who were in contact with the airline) and keeping me up to date with progress. It really helped keep my stress levels in check.

    Cris Gray
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 17/09/2018

    Couldn't have been better

    Geoffrey Allan
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 16/09/2018

    Guides make or break a trip. Everything else is secondary. Will and Dave were terrific- thoughtful, fun, attentive to everyone’s needs. They were running for 12+ hours a day with us- bikes, food, baggage, etc. but they kept their good humor throughout. When you come from far away, guides are your lifeline and these two made for a great trip. Highest marks and great appreciation for Will and Dave. Their expertise and thoughtfulness made the trip.

    Mary Anthony
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 11/09/2018

    Will was a shining example of the epitome of wilderness tour guide. He adjusted very well to everyone's diverse needs, even anticipated them. Will's knowledge and experiences were well applied and highly valued...truly a senior staff member. Dave likewise performed very well. His service manners were encouraging and helped make everyone feel even more welcome. Both guides were excellent mechanics with tools and spare parts to remedy every need. Together they worked in high performance mode to exceed expectations all around.

    Jerry Hobbs
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 11/09/2018

    The guides were excellent, we loved both Will and Simon and the skill and enthusiasm they brought to the job. Really made a big difference in the overall experience, well done!

    Paul Triolo
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 24/07/2018

    A+

    Lisa Dunshee
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 23/07/2018

    Both Will and Simon were very good - nothing too much trouble - knowledgeable - good bike mechanics! - good fun to be with

    Peter Burney
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 22/07/2018

    I can't imagine better guides than Will and Simon. From the first meeting at the train station to the final delivery of our suitcases to our hotel in Edinburgh, they took care of absolutely every aspect of the trip for us: tire changes, picnic prep (even with special requests), dealing with route changes, cheering on riders in the back, watching out for everyone's safety, lugging our suitcases, giving us info about the places we were going and things we were looking at. And they were just fun to hang out with at dinner.

    Helen Triolo
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 16/07/2018

    Our guides were Helen Marsden and Will Snow. I cannot say enough wonderful things about both of them. Helen is a font of wisdom and quite a botanist. We learned a lot from her. She was kind and patient with our kids. Will taught us a lot too about Scotland and biking and has given us a great desire to visit the Hebrides! He also was extraordinarily patient with our kids and very kind as well. Both Helen and Will made our trip truly exceptional. They were excellent guides with fantastic stores of knowledge regarding the geography, history, botany, architecture and culture pertinent to our trip and they were extremely thoughtful, thinking of things that would be of particular interest to our family.

    Heather Sena
    18WSPD_Private Departure
    Reviewed on 16/07/2018

    Will was a perfect guide, always helpful, humerous and patient, with very good backround knowledge and local experience he arranged individual days full of wonderful walks, meetings with interesting people and awesome experience of the beautiful nature and landscape.

    Eva Maria Wagner
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 19/06/2018

    I have also referred to the exceptional guide we had on this tour but just to add to my comments- Will's personality was perfect for 5 unattached women. He handled up expertly. During the hikes, there were various levels of hiking proficiency. He managed to give the mountain goats their space to lead as well as never let the slowest person (me) ever feel that I was holding up the group. I liked the fact that he did not feel he had to lead and often positioned himself with different people during the hikes to visit. At the same time, he managed to keep us all in sight and on course.

    Cheryl Gillespie
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 15/06/2018

    Our tour guide, Will, was wonderfully calm and patient, always offering flexibility and a story to make a location special. Timelines for meeting etc were clear and generous. Never worried while he drove "on the wrong side" on those twisty narrow roads! He ensured the van was where it needed to be, traveling back or waiting in ferry lines, while we continued to walk or explore. His enthusiasm for the beaches (which were beyond amazing) and the local charm was contagious. Couldn't have asked for a better guide! Thanks Will!

    Patricia Warren
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 13/06/2018

    Will was a great guide. He is very knowledgeable about Scotland and the Hebrides. I liked that he wanted us to really see what makes the Hebrides such a unique place in the world. I learned a lot while enjoying myself hiking. This was my first real trip back to Scotland since I was a kid, bought back all the great memories I had of living there

    Nancy Masterson
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 12/06/2018

    Will was fabulous - an excellent your leader.

    Alison Tetley
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 11/06/2018

    We were very happy with Alan, our hiking guide. The only thing is that in an effort to avoid duplicating a short hike in Torridon, he opted for an estate road hike which was not that interesting and we could have had more hiking in Torridon or visited Applecross. But, he was great and stayed with us for far longer than scheduled and we did more than we likely would have. He was very accommodating and fun to talk with.

    Paul Goldshlack
    18WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 11/06/2018

    Will was top, asked what we expected from the trip, what our expirience was, also our condition and give a lot of information on the trip

    Ben Stevens
    18WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 05/06/2018

    Will is a very good guide
    excellent !!!

    Piet Goddeeris
    18WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 04/06/2018

    Our guides were amazing. They really blew us away! They couldn’t have done more for us and even put up with my husbands questionable jokes!

    Christine McComb
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 11/05/2018

    As mentioned Tim and Will went well above and beyond. They were good humoured, highly organised and very professional. They made the trip really pleasurable for me and they are the reason I would join Wilderness Scotland on future trips. They were excellent ambassadors for Wilderness Scotland and Scotland more broadly. I cannot speak highly enough of them. As an example, they offered fellow cycling travellers a coffee while we waited for the ferry to Harris on a wet and wild morning. To me that spoke volumes.

    Andy Davis
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 11/05/2018

    Both Will and Tim are excellent, both as cyclists and as tour guides: they took care of everything and really treated us.
    I really appreciated Will's passion for communicating the history of the place and the environment features. It made you really feeling into the place

    Anna Gardella
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 08/05/2018

    Will Snow is the best! So thoughtful and helpful with planning.

    Paul Herzan
    17WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 19/10/2017

    Craig and Will had an aura of calmness and capability even during the tumultuous weather. Polite, attentive and professional.

    Toby Clark
    Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail
    Reviewed on 05/09/2017

    We had the most amazing guides. Very informative, super fit, easy to talk to, any need was met without trouble. They both just made the trip so memorable. Every ability was catered for, making the group so cohesive. I will remember this experience as pretty perfect. Thank you.

    Trish Moffatt
    Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail
    Reviewed on 04/09/2017

    Will Snow was simply outstanding. every day was full of information on a wide range of topics from history to geography to plant life to minerals. Patient and lead us on some great hiking. he loves his job and it showed in how well he did it.

    David Pearson
    17WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 21/07/2017

    Will offered a wealth of information. He was encouraging and upbeat. We felt safe with his driving and with him on hand while hiking.

    Carey Pearson
    17WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 20/07/2017

    I focused on Will earlier. We could not have asked for a better guide. Period.

    John Gordon
    17WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 20/07/2017

    Will Snow was a wonderful guide who showed us a great time. He has a keen understanding of Scotland, its history and geology. We highly recommend him.

    Joanne Gordon
    17WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 19/07/2017

    We shared our feelings with Will. He was wonderful -- perfect driver, hike captain, source of information. If you ever want to send him to Minnesota for a marketing tour we would love to show him the sites ...

    Kelly Wheaton
    17WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 19/07/2017

    Superb and attentive service.

    Tucker Quayle
    17WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 08/07/2017

    They were very genuine and good people- great cyclists: the perfect mix of coach and fun

    August Schwanauer
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 27/06/2017

    Love Will and Simon!! They were SO knowledgeable about the areas we traveled - history, culture, folklore, etc. Their love of subject was exciting and infectious. They were warm, attentive, encouraging - full of lovely stories and anecdotes. What an amazing experience they engendered!! They went out of their way to make our trip special. They are worth their weight in GOLD :-)

    Scottie Gissel
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 26/06/2017

    Will and Simon were outstanding. Always there with a tip or a bit of encouragement when needed. They also shared a lot of knowledge, history, and appreciation for the places we were riding through.

    However, Simon and I do need to have talk about my new addiction to jelly babies . . . ;-D

    Seriously though they were both gems through and through.

    Mary-Lou Smith
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 19/06/2017

    Thank you Will and Simon. They were a great support for the whole trip. Full of information about the area and it's history.

    James Birkett
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 19/06/2017

    Both Simon and Will were wonderful guides - knowledgeable, supportive, organized and responsive to the group and individual needs. Lots of fun to be with as well.

    Janet Clark
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 19/06/2017

    Very knowledgeable and engaging.

    Ron Torok
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 12/09/2016

    Will and Alisdair go above and beyond. They're great at dealing with the varied pace of the group. They're knowledgeable about geography and history -- and a delight to talk to at dinner. They're interested, interesting and engaged.

    Kenneth Gould
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 23/08/2016

    As noted previously, these two guys are great! I would go on another tour with them any time.

    Tracy Bare
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 22/08/2016

    Will was a great, knowledgeable guide for all of us. He shared a lot of interesting info and was more a friend at the end of the tour. Found the right mix of flexibility and guidance for our rather diverse, yet harmonious group.

    Markus Reinhard
    Wilderness Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands
    Reviewed on 27/07/2016

    Will and Andy were great, super fun guides. They were both very interesting individuals and knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects. They were very professional, providing everything necessary to make our trip carefree and enjoyable. They dealt with all the trip's challenges in a timely and efficient manner, accommodated our special requests (dark chocolate!), helped with any issues and never got crabby!

    Jeanine Evenson
    Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 26/07/2016

    Our guide, Will was fun, attentive and his knowledge in geography was a plus. We were sad to say goodbye. In the last day we had Steve, a very nice too.

    Daniela Wiethaeuper
    Wilderness Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands
    Reviewed on 25/07/2016

    Will was amazing and very patience. He always was trying to make everyone in the group happy. He was geographer, so he knows a lot and was always trying to teach us something new. I dont have anything to tell him to improve, just keep being himself.

    Talia Bravo
    Wilderness Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands
    Reviewed on 20/07/2016

    Great attitude and kindness toward all of us. Very fun and informed. High marks for showing us a beautiful country.

    Marypat Friedman
    Wilderness Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands
    Reviewed on 19/07/2016

    Will did a great job in taking care of people with different skill levels. I think we all felt good about our progress.

    Margaret Hanson
    Wilderness Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands
    Reviewed on 18/07/2016

    If a handbook were to be written about good guiding, Will and Andy are the two to do so. I did not expect to have guides with such a deep love of the countryside, thorough and un-canned knowledge of ancient history, contemporary history, geography, all aspects of nature, and more. Their easy friendship, willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate the group's needs, and gentle senses of humor were appreciated. I will seek them out for future trips.

    Allison Slavick
    Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 24/06/2016

    Where did you find Will and Andy? Excellent in all aspects. Helpful but did not dote or patronize. Alway part of the group not separate and aloof. Will with a great knowledge of Scotland's geology and history and a willingness to share it. Loved the Scottish music he would play in the van. Andy always with a big smile and a good knowledge of the forestry, environmental practises, and local mountain biking scene. Became instant friends with us all.

    David Bach
    Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 23/06/2016

    Will was a great support to the group, encouraging us up the hills, and very knowledgeable about the Scottish landscape. Ben did an excellent job with the van, lunches and the luggage! Both were very cheerful, enthusiastic and helpful, and managed to make alternative arrangements on the day when our cycling was rained off - a distillery tour with tasting!

    Viv Burney
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 30/05/2016

    Thanks to Will and Ben for a relaxed approach

    Iain Dibble
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 23/05/2016

    Both Ben and Will were prepared to go the extra mile to ensure we were enjoying the tour and their obvious love of what they do was infectious.

    Geraldine Cruickshank
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 22/05/2016

    Our guides were the highlight of the trip.

    Heather Patrick
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 27/08/2015

    Will and Simon were excellent.. Exceeded my expectations!!

    Brad Dennison
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 20/08/2015

    Will and Simon are amazing!
    Both are very fun, professional and knowledgable.

    Immanuel Douglass
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 18/08/2015

    OK - this is going to sound like I am related to Will & Ben but they were outstanding. I appreciate Will staying back with me as I was always last up the hills and felt bad to be holding him back - until we saw the golden eagle and pine marten. I did skid out on a tar patch on the first day rolling through light rain on a descent and ended up with a side full of road rash. I want to emphasize that it was nothing the guides could have prevented as I was going too fast for conditions - my fault. The guides were courteous, considerate and cooperative. The integration of the group and the guides certainly added to the enjoyment of the trip. My bike was replaced timely. Sorry for the damage to the bar tape.

    Marty Joyce
    Road Cycling - The Mountain Passes
    Reviewed on 04/08/2015

    Will went beyond the call of duty in his thoughtfulness and care of our group.

    David Hartwell
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 28/07/2015

    Will went out of his way to meet the diverse needs and varying abilities of the group to provide, not only a walking holiday, but a cultural initiation into the heart of the Highlands.

    Anne O'Hagan
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 28/07/2015

    Will worked very hard to find a variety of things for us to do and he was flexible and resourceful. He did a fine job ensuring everyone's needs were met.

    Pat Jeflyn
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 27/07/2015

    As I said before, Will was wonderful. Sweet and personable. Chatted well with us all and shared lots of information, including geography lessons and introducing us to such Scottish cultural institutions as The Proclaimers and Sunshine on Leith!

    Mary Chute
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 27/07/2015

    Will was wonderful, when the weather was changeable so was Will, he made the trip interesting, and he saw to it that everyone had the best experience possible. He went out of his way for all of us. He made the trip great !!!

    Alanna Clark
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 27/07/2015

    Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Always well prepared and very helpful.

    David Godbe
    Road Cycling - The Mountain Passes
    Reviewed on 24/07/2015

    Will and Ben were excellent companions and guides for the trip. A successful company comes down to the people in it and these two were excellent representatives.

    Jacques Cuneo
    Road Cycling - The Mountain Passes
    Reviewed on 20/07/2015

    Will and Ben worked very hard to make the trip special, and they both show an obvious passion for what they do. They're very well organised, but at the same time gave us the freedom to explore and cycle at our own pace. Very professional and genuinely nice people - I wouldn't hesitate to travel with them again.

    Stephen Webb
    Road Cycling - The Mountain Passes
    Reviewed on 20/07/2015

    Really great guides thanks to Will and Ketly both of whom looked after us well , Will was particularly good , nothing was too much trouble for either of them

    John Lynch
    Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 22/06/2015

    Will Snow is the man! Super nice and knowledgeable of the area. Very helpful and always ready to get you whatever you needed. This is the kind of guide you want on every trip.
    Kelty is an awesome guide as well. Sometimes I wish he was on the back of the group instead of the front. Some of the people were behind and you were always wondering if they were alright.

    Jaime Barajas
    Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 22/06/2015

    Both guides were extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the trip and the different areas which we visited. They were very personable and made the whole trip in to a great wild adventure.

    Joel Nesbitt
    Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 22/06/2015

    Will and Simon were an excellent team. Supportive, relaxed,hard-working, responsible, just really nice guys.

    Stuart Gardner
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 21/06/2015

    will snow went above and beyond call of duty,which made the wilderness experiance awesome.

    Andrew Ridgeway
    Mountain Biking - Harris, Skye & Torridon
    Reviewed on 19/06/2015

    Will Snow was an excellent guide. He was knowledgable and caring. He did not overlook any detail in caring for our group.
    I especially enjoyed his sense of humor and positive demeanor.

    Sara Bain
    Mountain Biking - Harris, Skye & Torridon
    Reviewed on 16/06/2015

    Will Snow had more knowledge to impart about the area, its history and people than anyone could hope to retain. He jollied the group through some tricky conditions - you wouldn't know that he had a cold, had just got married and was on his second trip (out of three) in a row - he was endlessly patient and helpful.

    Alison Schulte
    Mountain Biking - Harris, Skye & Torridon
    Reviewed on 16/06/2015

    Will Snow is a very informative, relaxed guy, nothing too much trouble. He's very good at his job and obviously loves what he does.

    Stephen Bresweth
    Mountain Biking - Harris, Skye & Torridon
    Reviewed on 15/06/2015

    Will and Simon were a brilliant team, knowledgeable, fun and provided encouragement all along the trip, can't speak highly enough of them

    Elaine Coyle
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 12/06/2015

    Will and Simon were excellent guides for the road bike trip. Their knowledge of the area and places of interest made the trip a most enjoyable experience for me. They were both competent and confident in all aspects of their planning of the week. They both were very helpful in ensuring that we all had a very good week,and were even known to go that "extra mile or two" for me.
    Wilderness Scotland should be proud that these two guides are working for them.

    Mike Edwards
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 09/06/2015

    Very helpful and enthusiastic, motivating. They also prepared excellent French press coffee and picnics. One or two of the locations for such stops were not ideal (a former petrol station with no loos), but dictated by the length of the van and trailer. I would have liked to be able to use the break periods to take photos of the scenery and group as well as refuel on caffeine and oat bars!

    Georgina Scholl
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 17/08/2014

    Nothing but praise. Knowledge of the route, locality and history gd. Easy going, polite, organised and entertaining.

    Hilary Jubert
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 07/08/2014

    Will and Ross were patient, informative, encouraging and most importantly fun to be with. They were key to the sucess of the the trip.

    Doreen Cantrell
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 04/08/2014

    Will and Ross were both excellent -- good-humoured, professional, patient with our sometimes wayward behaviour, good at reminding us of essential deadlines, and good at remembering that we were rather less fit than them. I was particularly grateful to Will for teaching me how to 'slipstream' behind him. I was also impressed that two guides who apparently hadn't met before got on so well with each other, adding to the pleasure of the trip of the rest of us.

    Lucy Wood
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 04/08/2014

    All excellent

    Kelli Palfy
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 14/07/2014

    Will Snow and Ben Walker were personable, knowledgable, and professional. The trip dossier was good they made it great

    Bob Davis
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 08/07/2014

    Will and Ben were an excellent team. I felt completely at ease with Will the entire trip he is knowledgeable and extremely personable-- easy to get on with.His knowledge of the region is superb.The perfect combination of information and encouragement over the steep bits. His emphasis on safety first was encouraging. Ben was the perfect domestique. He clearly has the cycling expertise, but taking on the support role was inspiring. He was all about having us each have a unique and memorable experience. Duncan was a great support as well.

    David Pines
    Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
    Reviewed on 07/07/2014

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