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Scotland's Wild HeartScottish Highlands

Mountain ridges rise like hulking giants from the wide horizon, rivers rush through deep valley gorges and open countryside stretches as far as the eye can see. The famous lochs are still and silent, home to rare (and sometimes even mythical) wildlife, with pine forests reflecting in the crystalline waters. The Scottish Highlands are an iconic part of Scotland;s heritage, and there really is nowhere else like it. Kayak on the lochs, wander the forests, climb the mountains and bag some Munros or scramble the gorges: this is a paradise for thrill-seekers or those who simply wish to admire the breath-taking scenery.

The Scottish Highlands cover the vast mountainous areas of northwest Scotland. Within its borders, it encompasses many popular Scottish tourist destinations, landmarks and attractions such as Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, the Moray Firth, Ben Nevis (the UK’s highest mountain), the Glencoe valley and The Cairngorms National Park, which is Britain’s largest national park.

Explore the Scottish Highlands

Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment

Local Guides

Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment

  • Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Climbing

    Hebridean Pursuits

    Oban PA34 9AN, United Kingdom

    Hebridean Pursuits is an adventure and activities operator located in Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, climbing and coasteering for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Climbing, Mountain Biking

    In Your Element

    In Your Element Scotland, Inverness, United Kingdom

    In Your Element is an adventure and activities operator with various locations in Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, climbing, canoeing and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking

    Military Mountain Adventures

    IV48 9AB

    Military Mountain Adventures is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

    They offer canyoning for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside accommodation, catering and transport options.

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Mountain Biking

    Aquaplay Scotland

    Aquaplay Scotland, Seafield Square, Rothes, United Kingdom

    Aquaplay Scotland is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, canoeing, kayaking, coasteering and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside access to a self catering bunk house.

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Climbing, Mountain Biking

    Active Outdoor Pursuits

    Active Outdoor Pursuits Cairngorms Adventure Centre Craigower Lodge, Newtonmore Cairngorms National Park PH20 1AT

    Active Outdoor Pursuits is an adventure and activities operator located in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, climbing and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside a range of accommodation, catering and transport options.

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting, Mountain Biking

    Full On Adventure

    Full On Adventure, Old Pavillion, Inverdruie nr Aviemore, Rothiemuchus, PH22 1QH

    Full On Adventure is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located in Pitlochry, Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, white water rafting and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided. They can recommend a range of accommodation options if required. Shower and heated changing facilities are available on site.

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