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Private walking guide in the Highlands

There is something uniquely beautiful about a walk in the Highlands. A private walking guide can really make this experience come alive for you. If your guide is local and experienced they’ll be able to impart information about the local history, culture, flora and fauna. This will convey a far greater understanding of the scenery and people you encounter than you could gather for yourself.


Between us, we’ve all been to many ranges around the world and have seen some incredible peaks but when it comes to sheer beauty, the Scottish mountains have the edge. We may not have the highest peaks in the world but what we do have is a fantastic variety of mountain-scapes. From the great bulk of the Cairngorms in the East to the fortressed peaks of Torridon in the west, the Monoliths of Assynt in the North to the myriad of peaks in the south, the unique blend of wild rugged mountains, loch, sea, and the soft light of these high latitudes gives an unrivalled beauty. There is, without a doubt, a life-time of wonderful sites & adventure up here.


Andy Bateman is our lead guide and the motivator behind Scot Mountain Holidays. He works with a number of local guides in the area who are all experts in the local terrain, flora, fauna & folklore like the story behind reindeer moss. Andy is fascinated by how our environment links up and works together. He absorbs nature documentaries and finds  everything on a walk fascinating from ruined settlements to glacial deposits. His wildlife eye is very keen and it’s rare for him not to spot some wildlife during the day.


We can offer private itineraries or trips tailored to your requirements whether on your own or in a group.


Examples of private opportunities include:


winter climbing or mountaineering; walking and wildlife watching; walking and cultural visits like Culloden, Loch Ness, Speyside Whisky distilleries or Blair Atholl estate; charity challenges



accommodation at Fraoch Lodge

meals or just packed lunches



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