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Experience unique and unrivalled beauty on our walking holidays

Andy, our lead instructor, has now been delivering Winter Skills courses and Navigation courses in the Cairngorms National Park for over 15 years. He’s amassed a large amount experience and has developed tried and tested coaching techniques through the feedback of many previous guests. Read the full description...

All the winter skills and navigation courses are delivered in a structured way relating the various skills and techniques to each other and not teaching them in isolation.

His coaching techniques allow you to quickly grasp the concepts and winter skills or navigation and map reading skills, and you get a real understanding of the subject with you leaving confident in your choice of technique(s) in terms of the prevailing conditions and situation. Classroom work is generally kept to an hour at the beginning and the end of the day with the emphasis being on practical experience in the mountains.

As with all good coaching it isn’t all a one way street. Every winter skills or navigation course is based from our own lodge meaning there is a plenty of opportunity for your feedback and informal discussion with Andy over meals, etc allowing a good degree of tailoring as the course progresses. With us the coaching is not just a 9 to 5 operation! The Cairngorms also provide us with a huge variety of terrain to practise there various skills from the testing high plateau with it’s steep flanks, to rolling moorland and beautiful Caledonian Pine Woodland.

This is all wrapped up with Rebecca’s delicious home cooking and Cake O’clock in front of a roaring fire. So come and visit the Cairngorms and give us the pleasure of helping you develop your skills and confidence in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

Cairngorm 4000ers

Tour dates: 13/04/2018, 24/08/2018

Duration: 3 days, 4 nights

Grade: 4 out of 5

Conquer all the 4000ft peaks in the Cairngorms National Park on this guided walking trip

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£485

Gentle Giants

Tour dates: 13/04/2018, 24/08/2018, 11/01/2019

Duration: 2 days/weekend

Grade: 2 out of 5

Guided hiking weekend - Mountain walking in the Cairngorms

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£285

More than Ben Nevis - Lochaber 4000ers

Tour dates: 17/04/2018, 28/08/2018

Duration: 2 days, 2 nights

Grade: 5 out of 5

Guided hiking: The Roof of West Scotland: Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mor & Aonach Beag

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£384

Skye Black Cuillin (for hillwalkers)

Tour dates: 05/05/2018

Duration: 6 days, 7 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Guided walking trip exploring the big mountains of the Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye (no technical climbing involved). Based from Portree

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£930

Skye Black Cuillin Munros

Tour dates: 05/05/2018

Duration: 6 days, 7 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Guided walking holiday: the 12 Munros of Skye in one week inclusive of accommodation and full board

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£1110

Classic Torridon

Tour dates: 26/05/2018

Duration: 1 week

Grade: 3 out of 5

Guided walking holiday in the Highlands of Scotland

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£1105

Complete Cairngorms: a guided walking holiday

Tour dates: 09/06/2018, 04/08/2018

Duration: 5 days, 6 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

A classic, comprehensive exploration of the Cairngorms National Park and it's many facets

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£665

Spirit of the Cairngorms

Tour dates: 11/06/2018, 06/08/2018

Duration: 3 days, 4 nights

Grade: 3 out of 5

Guided walking break in the Cairngorms - culture and walking series

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£485

Classic Mountain Horseshoes

Tour dates: 16/06/2018

Duration: 5 days, 6 nights

Grade: 4 out of 5

guided walking holiday climbing munros in the Highlands of Scotland

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£705

WWW - walking, whisky and wildlife in the Highlands

Tour dates: 16/06/2018

Duration: 7 days, 8 nights

Grade: 2 out of 5

Walking in the Highlands of Scotland with an experienced local guide. Whisky, wildlife and walking galore. Join us of a unique local perspective

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£965

Big Mountain Weekend

Tour dates: 22/06/2018, 13/07/2018, 14/09/2018

Duration: 2 days

Grade: 2 out of 5

Guided walking weekend - Munro walking in the Cairngorms

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£285

Isle of Skye and the Cairngorms National Park hiking

Tour dates: 07/07/2018, 11/08/2018

Duration: 1 week

Grade: 2 out of 5

Enjoy hiking on the Isle of Skye and in the Cairngorms National Park. See Loch Ness, visit Eilean Donan Castle and take in a whole whisky experience

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£1065

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