Top Rock Climbing Trips in Scotland
Take advantage of all the different climbing terrains and options that Scotland provides. Whether you are just a beginner honing your skills in the eastern Highlands or a pro testing your skills on the Isle of Skye, this amazing country has got you covered!
Scotland is a beautiful and diverse country and there is probably no better way to experience this than by rock climbing. Though many guides offer climbing trips year round, the best time to go is during the summer when it is light for more than 12 hours each day. As far north as the Isle of Skye, it never really gets properly dark in late June and early July. While Scotland boasts a diverse landscape with a low population density, many of the top spots are right nearby small hamlets and therefore easily accessible for single day ascents. Remember: Scotland is part of Great Britain and the United Kingdom; it is NOT part of England.
The weather varies greatly across Scotland. In the western Highlands there is plenty of rain all year long with mild temperatures during the spring, summer and autumn. In the east of the country it is much drier with similar temperatures throughout the year.
English, Scottish Gaelic
This mostly depends on how much time you have. There are plenty of different options for rock climbers from single-day ascents to an entire week of climbing and exploring different parts of the country.
From April to October is the best time for rock climbing in Scotland with the peak months being June through September.