Let us help you find the right tour for you.
We’ve handpicked some of the best Scottish munros (Scottish mountain above 3,000ft) for you to choose from, whether you’re taking to the hills for the first time or if you want something more challenging – we’ve got you covered.
Planning a family day out hill walking, summiting a munro with some friends, or simply being at one with the outdoors – you’ll have an amazing day with us and create a lifelong memory.
We’ve got hillwalking trips to suit all abilities and detailed within each of the route plans you can find out more.
When booking one of our tours, our experienced mountain leader will make sure that you have all the information, kit list, walk briefing and a chat with the chance to ask any questions you may have on the run up to your tour.
If you would like a one to one trip then please contact directly for a price based on route and location. We also do customised tours so if you have something else in mind, just email and let us know. Wherever you are in Scotland we would love to take you into the outdoors.
Each of our tours are graded in line with walkhighlands.co.uk.
A Scottish Sunrise, Angus
Have you ever wanted to watch a sunrise from a mountain top? Join us on this tour, which takes in the most spectacular sunrise from the perfect spot. Setting off at midnight, we'll climb the most easterly munro in Scotland, Mount Keen, for a view you’ll never forget.
Time – set off by 00:00 (departure time will depend on your fitness level to ensure we get to the top to watch the sunrise).
We leave the car park and walk up Glen Mark. This flat section follows the Water of Mark and passes the Queens Well after around 5km. The well commemorates the visit by Queen Victoria in 1861. The path crosses two streams and steepens as we head onto more exposed higher ground. Our route heads up the shoulder of Mount Keen where we will reach the summit. First success of the day, and even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, at least a Scottish Munro is climbed!
Once on the top, we will get wrapped up in warm clothes and get tucked into our food supplies so ensure you bring plenty of both. I will provide hot drinks, some background music or if you’d prefer to sit and watch in silence as the sky changes from dark blue to orange and wait for that intense disc of light to appear, meanwhile feel the warmth on our skin and a wave of euphoria, then that’s fine too!
Once we decide to leave we’ll return via the ascent route and see the beautiful countryside in full light.
From £ 90pp
Visit the spectacle of Corrie Fee, Angus
The stunning Corrie Fee will leave you with a lasting impression. Walking up into this bowl-shaped amphitheater will leave you speechless, it’s breath-taking. It’s also a National Nature Reserve for its rare plants, wildlife, and you may even spot a golden eagle.
Time – set off by 9am
Set off from the Glen Doll Rangers Station and follow the track that winds its way through the Glen Doll Forest. This first section is part of Jocks Road which links Glen Doll to Braemar, 15 miles away. Our track continues past a signpost for Jocks Road and turns towards the hints of Corrie Fee in the distance. The forest offers opportunity to see some of the local wildlife and flora and is always a learning experience for all.
The track narrows and steepens, gaining a little bit of height, which is soon rewarded. We pass over a small stream on our final leg of the route before the amazing Corrie Fee reveals itself! It’s always difficult to convey the feeling so come and see for yourself.
The time spent in the Corrie is up to you as we have a well-deserved break. Once we stop for lunch, we’ll get wrapped up with warm clothes and you can get tucked into your food supplies so ensure you bring plenty of both. I’ll provide hot drinks.
Weather depending, we will move further into the Corrie for a look from below the crags, but there will be plenty opportunities to take photos. On the way back, we’ll walk down the south side of the river for a different perspective.
All too soon we arrive back at the Rangers Station to share our photos and experience.
From £ 35pp min 2 people
Driesh, Mayar & Corrie Fee, angus
Climb the popular mountains of Driesh and Mayar, and descend through the stunning Corrie Fee located at the end of Glen Clova. It's a great day out walking for anyone wanting to experience the Scottish outdoors. Only a stone’s throw from the town of Kirriemuir, Angus and for those staying in nearby in Dundee city, this trip would make a great addition to any city break.
Time – set off by 9am
There is opportunity for those who can travel the distance in a safe amount time, to add the other two munros – Tom Buidhe and Tolmount to this trip. Please discuss further if you believe this is of interest.
Our route takes us from the Glendoll Rangers Station to the top of Winter Corrie up by the Scorrie (the steep shoulder that looks over the carpark), a great way to get height quickly. From the viewpoint above Winter Corrie we head south and up the long slope to the summit of Driesh. This leg gives ample opportunity to see a good selection of our local flora and hopefully some wildlife too soaring above our heads, but more likely under our feet. We’ll stop for snacks and tea or coffee in the stone wind-break on the summit and the obligatory photos on the top at the trig point.
Once refueled we head off to the saddle shape between Driesh and Mayar, called a bealach or col. From here we can see down Kilbo path, one of the escape routes off the tops in bad weather. We head over flatter, peaty ground between the two munros and soon arrive at the last slopes up to the second munro of the day, Mayar.
We’ll find a spot to take in the views and stop for lunch and some photo opportunities.
There are views east and north over the Cairngorm plateau which extends for many miles. If there is prior agreement then this is where the route continues to Tom Buidhe and Tolmount, otherwise we head north to look for the stream that becomes the Fee Burn that indicates the weakness in the corrie rim and the route down.
Once we change direction into the Corrie we’re soon rewarded with a steep slope that opens up the view to the forest below and a waterfall on our left. As we lose height down the steep path we’re afforded a better view of the waterfall. Once on the floor of the Corrie we can look back up some of the gullies that are climbed in summer and winter and keep our eyes peeled and ears open for signs of the Golden Eagles that are often seen there.
All too soon we enter the forest, and the Corrie closes behind us as we head down the track that winds its way right back to the Rangers Station. Once here we can share some photos of our experience and… plan the next trip.
From £ 90pp
The Ben (Ben Nevis), Highlands
It’s Britain’s highest mountain, the mighty Ben Nevis sits at 1344m high and is a popular mountain for visitors to Scotland’s outdoors. Located in the Scottish Highlands, this iconic peak can be seen from the nearby Fort William. It's underestimated and more of a physical challenge than most think. Starting at sea level, you climb to the highest point in the UK and descend back to sea level.
Time – set off by 7am
We arrive at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre car park as early as we can to ensure we get a space. Once away from the cars and over the foot bridge above the river Nevis, we can begin to grasp the scale of Glen Nevis and ‘The Ben’. The route soon starts to head up the well-trodden path and gains height quickly with some broken rock to step over. And still we go up.
There is a direction change as we find ourselves high up on a steep slope above the Red Burn with amazing views over the glen to the mountains of the Ring of Steall. Soon we zigzag up to flatter terrain and past the Half Way Lochan. Not quite halfway but if you ask me a great place to stop and refuel.
The gradient increases again as we head up over rough loose stones and zigzag our way up the back of the Ben. As the time passes during this leg the view behind just gets better and lends itself to many photos.
Next we’ll reach the beginning of the summit plateau where the path lets us see the true shape of Ben Nevis and the cliffs and exposed north side. The massive drops and vertiginous buttresses make for a stunning photo, you might even get to see climbers scaling the ridges.
We walk above Gardyloo Gully and reach the summit – what a place to have your lunch, to take it all in and get plenty of photos.
We head back past a section of the mountain called Five Finger Gully – a complex part of the route which walkers need to take care and be mindful of the risks that are taken in outdoor adventure.
Once off the plateau and back on the stony track, it’s now back down a track that you will know pretty well having just seen it at close range all day.
Care needs to be taken when coming back down Ben Nevis as the legs have worked for 8 hours, the last few kilometers will always be remembered and the feeling of achievement having climbed Britain’s highest peak will leave you feeling elated. A moment we guarantee you’ll never forget.
From £ 90pp
Schiehallion, highland perthshire
Schiehallion, in Gaelic is translated as ‘Sidh Chailleann’ which means the ‘Fairy Hill of the Caledonians’. This mountain is surrounded by magical folklore and mystic - an exciting mountain to conquer with the family or first-time munro to bag!
In the heart of Highland Perthshire, views of Ben Nevis can be seen from the summit while the magic continues with views of Rannoch Moor from the west. For any Outlander fan, Kinloch Rannoch is the location of one of the most famous scenes in Outlander (when Claire goes back through time via the stone circles). There are many interesting facts and stories about this mountain.
Time – set off at 8am
We meet at the Braes of Foss car park as early as we can to ensure we have space for our vehicles.
Before leaving the car park we pass a memorial that commemorates Schiehallions’ involvement in an experiment to first measure the mass of the earth in 1774. The experiment was also the first use of land surface contour lines which are now used in maps all over the world.
At the far end of the car park the new well-constructed path begins that takes us away from the old damaged path and a short distance later we are on the slopes of Schiehallion.
The path steepens as we move up and the shape of the mountain changes as we walk up the ridge. The ridge becomes more defined as we begin to walk over the quartzite boulders and we’re treated to views back over Loch Tummel.
The ridge continues to ascend but a little more gently as we get closer to the summit. As we gain more height our views open up and we can see Beinn A’Ghlo and further afield to Glencoe. We soon reach the small cairn that marks the top and a fantastic place to soak up the views and replenish our energy reserves.
Once we’ve had our lunch and taken plenty of photos we’ll pack up and begin our descent. We return by our ascent route and take our time crossing the boulders until we rejoin the well-made path. The path leads us back to the car park, with the chance to dip our feet in the stream at the bottom.
From £ 80pp
royal Lochnagar, aberdeenshire
Located on Royal Deeside, we’ll start this walk from the magnificent Loch Muick, to the top of one of the finest mountains in the Cairngorms. This is a popular mountain, full of character, with walkers throughout the year. Once at the top the views of the lurky dark water below and steep cliffs are a unique and impressive sight.
Time – set off by 7am
Our day starts early at the Glen Muick car park to ensure we can park the vehicles before the road is closed.
Once away from the car park we’ll head past the Visitor Centre and turn north to walk towards the cliffs that can be seen in the distance and the various Balmoral Estate buildings in the foreground.
Once past the buildings we walk through a small forest and begin to gain height on the large track that winds through the glen. We’ll start to see the shape of Meikle Pap and the saddle that leads to Lochnagar on the horizon.
As we get closer to the mountain we leave the large track and follow a small track that leads all the way up to the saddle, this is where the impressive dark cliffs of Lochnagar are first seen at close range and they don’t disappoint!
After the pull upwards to get to this point, we’ll refuel and take some very memorable photos before moving up the track to our left called “the ladder”. It’s a steeper section that is on a boulder field and care needs taken to cross it safely.
Once up the slope the path levels out and we can see the rest of the great Northern Corrie rim stretch out before us. The summit is opposite us and now we can, with care, walk around the rim and look down the gullies to the lochan below.
There is a last slope to get us to the summit, the cairn and a well-deserved lunch at the top.
We’ll descend a different way down the mountain which will bring us past the beautiful Falls of the Glasallt. This steep short section brings us down to Glas-allt-Sheil which was a favourite of Queen Victoria to visit and a great place for a break with Loch Muick as a backdrop.
With Glas-allt-Sheil at our backs we walk on the flat large track that will take us the last few kilometers to the car par and a chance to dunk our feet in the water before leaving.
From £ 90pp
Cairngorms 4000 (ers), highlands
If it’s a challenge you’re after we’ve got just the route. The Cairngorms 4000 is a popular Scottish challenge to climb the mountains in the Cairngorms above 4000ft. We’ve put together a fantastic 3-day route covering some of Scotland’s stunning peaks. On this trip you’ll experience the majestic Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochan Uaine (Angels Peak) and Braeriach. The 4th, 5th and 3rd highest Munros in Scotland respectively.
Time – set of by 12:00 noon
We start this epic journey at the Linn of Dee with a leisurely start time which gives us the opportunity to meet, check all of our kit, look through the maps, discuss the most recent weather forecast and get on our way. I prefer to start this one on the bikes either from Braemar (nearest place to hire) or the Linn of Dee. Even though our rucksacks are quite heavy the bikes save our legs a total of 16km from the Linn of Dee so it’s well worth the effort to bring them. It feels great to jump back on the bikes on the way back too!
We use the large track on the bikes to get to the Mountain Rescue Post at Derry Lodge and cross the river at the bridge. The last section of the bike route gets a bit narrower before we are padlocking them up together and stashing them in the bushes along with the helmets. We’re now on our walking stage.
The path takes us over the Luibeg Burn and up the slopes of Carn a’Mhaim. The path levels off as we begin to see our first views of Devil Point and we walk into the Lairig Ghru. Once in the Lairig Ghru we can see up the glen and the summits on each of its sides never fail to impress in scale and beauty, whatever the season. Your eyes will feast on the vistas and your camera will be busy.
We soon drop down off the track heading for a bridge that will take us to our destination for the night, Corrour Bothy. This bothy is small but does have a hearth for an open fire and a compostable toilet outside. In peak season it is advisable to consider bringing tents in case the bothy is full.
We will get stuck into the food supplies and no doubt be looking forward to getting tucked into our sleeping bags. Definitely worth having a look at the sky before going to sleep to check if we can catch a view of the stars.
The next morning we are up early to get breakfast and get packed for our summits day. Thankfully our route will bring us back to the bothy so we can leave all of our over night kit there. We leave Corrour and immediately gain height and begin to see our first target of the day Cairn Toul. The top is reached and a chance to refuel and get the camera out again.
We leave Cairn Toul and follow the ridge above the dramatic and steep Corries below and make our way down and then up to Angels Peak. We can now see the rest of the route to Braeriach and over the Glen to Ben Macdui, Scotland’s second highest Munro.
The walk to Braeriach over the plateau feels very remote and it’s here that we literally cross over the source over the River Dee that runs all of the way out to the North Sea through Aberdeen some 90 miles away.
Once Braeriach is reached we drop down off the top back into the Lairig Ghru which we follow back to the bothy for a well deserved dinner and overnight rest.
The next morning is a bit more relaxed having had a big day before and we will take our time getting packed up after a relaxing breakfast. Once ready we’ll head back out the way we came in and are glad to pick up the bikes and roll down the path to the cars.
Once back we can reflect on the trip and have hopefully sown the seed for the next trip!
From £ 320pp min 2 people
North Coast 500, NORTH East 250
The North Coast 500 and the North East 250 are both popular driving routes across Scotland, venturing by car through some of the most beautiful locations Scotland has to offer. At Aboot Scotland we don’t just want you to see, but experience some of the stunning mountains along these routes.
Let us help build some outdoor time into your trip, with various breathtaking walks that you can experience as part of your journey. All we need to know is where you will be on the date you want to walk and we will advise on the most suitable route to get the most out of the area you are in. Please also consider other areas on your journey through Scotland to make sure you get a full experience of what the country has to offer.
From £ 110pp min 2 people