Guided Walks

Explore the mountains, forests and moorlands with the experts

Scot Mountain

Based in Boat of Garten, Andy Bateman is the 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 and folklore, like the story behind reindeer moss. He can offer private itineraries or trips tailored to your requirements, whether on your own or in a group, and can guide you through the Cairngorms, the Monaliadh Mountains, forests and glens.

Out in the Hills

Based in Aviemore, Out in the Hills provides guided walks and wilderness camping trips in the Cairngorms and elsewhere in the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy the hills and mountains of this country in the company of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, with over 20 years experience of mountain walking in the Highlands. Join one of their regular walks in the Cairngorms, or arrange your own day tour , weekend trip or longer expedition.

Tarmachan Mountaineering

Tarmachan Mountaineering is run by Gary Hodgson,  who is a very experienced and qualified mountain leader based in Aviemore. Having lived in many locations throughout The Highlands since 1994, Gary has a vast knowledge of the Scottish mountains and offers Summer and Winter Hillwalking days out and courses, as well as skills training in navigation, avalanche awareness and winter mountain skills.

Cairngorm Mountain

Explore the breath-taking Northern Corries on one of our Ranger Guided Walks. This full-day guided experience journeys from the base of the resort across constructed footpaths and rough open ground into the heart of Coire an t-Sneachda.

Our ‘Exploring the Northern Corries’ walk runs every Thursday from 26 May 2022 until October, weather permitting. This full day experience will take you into Coire an t- Sneachda via constructed footpaths then onto more rugged open ground in search of the wildlife that thrives and survives in the mountain environment, returning to the car park by traversing onto the Fiacaill a’ Choire Chais then descending through the ski area.

You will hear stories of how the landscape was formed, learning of its vibrant history, the creatures that inhabit it and the flora and fauna that are an integral part of its eco-system.

Your guide will greet you outside the Day Lodge at approximately 10.15am. Please have your QR code tickets to hand and ready for scanning upon arrival. Your group will set off onto the mountain between 10.30 and 10.45am and return at approximately 3pm.


Enjoy a guided walk with one of Glenlivet Estate’s Rangers and head out to explore our woodland, moorland, historic hill tracks and ‘whisky roads’. From gentle short strolls to challenging long distance walks, the Rangers have designed a variety of their favourite walking adventures so that everyone can enjoy the freedom that comes from being outside and exploring the wonders of Glenlivet. Meet the Rangers at the Glenlivet information centre situated in the historic planned village of Tomintoul.