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Hiking in Scotland: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Many consider Scotland to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Hiking through its breathtaking landscapes is the best way to prove that this is true, and going with a certified guide will ensure that you explore its most stunning natural jewels.

Hike to the top of the famous Ben Nevis, explore the awe-inspiring Cuillin Ridge, or combine hiking, scrambling and rock climbing on a Red and Black Cuillin ascent that you will never forget. Make sure to let a certified guide show you the right way, and don’t forget to take some nibbles for Nessie, which you are bound to run into on one of your stops at the famous Loch Ness in the Highlands.

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FAQs: Hiking in Scotland

What should I know about Hiking Scotland?

Scotland boasts amazing landscapes and terrain for hiking, scrambling, and climbing. To the north, the famous Highlands and Islands are comprised of mountain massifs and ancient rocks and attract visitors year-round for outdoor adventures. Then, the Central Lowlands is a rift valley with some interspersed hills and finally, the Southern Uplands is a 200km range of hills and valleys. Find a certified guide at Explore-Share.com and discover why Scotland is considered to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

Why should I choose Scotland for my Hiking adventure?

Ben Nevis

At 1,345 m (4,411 ft), Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, and one of Scotland's star hiking destinations.

The Cuillin Range

The Cuillin Range is another stellar hiking location in Scotland, home to the Red and Black Cuillin Munros, the Cuillin Ridge, and other top hiking and climbing spots.

Isle of Skye

The idyllic Isle of Skye is another amazing hiking destination in Scotland that will take your breath away.

What can I expect from the weather in Scotland?

Foggy and cold, Scotland boasts is great to visit in the summer.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Scotland?

English, Scottish Gaelic

What currency is accepted in Scotland?

Pound sterling

How can I get to Scotland?

Fly to Aberdeen International Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport, Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, Inverness Airport or Dundee Airport. You can also access Scotland by bus, train or boat.

What’s the country code of Scotland?


What’s the high season for Hiking in Scotland?

For hiking, the best time to visit Scotland is during the warmer months between May and October.

What people are saying about Hiking | Scotland


Our mission was to hike up Ben Nevis but not along the main footpath. We hoped for something a bit more challenging. ..and we got it. Uncertain of what we’d be facing, Scott expertly assessed our ability during the first part of the hike and enthusiastically confirmed that we could handle the trip up the back. Knowledgeable about about the area, geology and flora, Scott was an excellent guide and fun to spend the day with. He offered us tips for managing the terrain and kept the pace that would give us the adventure we were looking for. We came away feeling that the investment in a guide was well worth it. We would not have tackled that route without his guidance. Recommended without reservation! Thanks Scott


What a fantastic trip ! This was my first time to use crampons and scrabbling. The pre walk information and communication was 10/10 Scott and Malcolm were extremely professional with a great knowledge of the mountain. I felt safe yet appropriately challenged throughout which made for an unforgettable day. The company was top class too. I could not recommend climbing Ben Nevis with Kirkhope mountaineering highly enough ! Thanks so much Paula



The guide I had on the day was Dave Fowler, not Ken



Great day going up Tower Ridge with Scott Kirkhope. Loved it!!



Fantastic climb of Tower Ridge under Ken's expert guidance. We felt safe, secure and confident every step of this breathtaking route. Ken's competence and knowledge left us in no doubt that we'd be more than happy to choose him and West Coast Mountain Guides in the future. Thank you!

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