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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, Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing

    Adventure North West

    West View Hoghton Lane, Preston PR5 4ED

    Adventure North West is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located near The Lake District.

    They offer canyoning, climbing, canoeing and kayaking for groups of all abilities.

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

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

    My Adventure

    MY Adventure, West Harbour Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    My Adventure is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located near Edinburgh in Scotland.

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

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

  • Gorge Walking

    Mountain Rat Adventures

    Tigh Na Burn Brackenber Lodge Shap Cumbria CA10 3QB

    Mountain Rat Adventures is an adventure and activities operator located in the Lake District.

    They offer canyoning for groups of all abilities. Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting

    National White Water Centre

    The National White Water Centre - Canolfan Dŵr Gwyn Genedlaethol, Bala, United Kingdom

    National White Water Centre is an adventure and activities operator located in Snowdonia National Park in Wales.

    They offer canyoning and white water rafting 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 for your stay.

  • 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.

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