“Whether this is your first venture into the mountains or you are already experienced I highly recommend Arc Guiding!“
Andrew , UK
The Highlands of Scotland offers a wealth of outdoor activities, year round. Whether you are looking for excitement or relaxation, on land or water, summer or winter, there’s something for everyone. Based in the Cairngorms for over twenty years, Arc Guiding provides guided activities and skills courses, focussed on adventure and wildlife.
Learn about nature and adventure
Hillwalking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the Highlands of Scotland. Immerse yourself in an ancient landscape, full of challenge and stories.
If two wheels are your adventure activity of choice, Scotland’s got some of the best natural riding in the world and a passionate community of trail-builders.
Backcountry skiing is one of Scotland’s fastest-growing adventure activities. It can be wild and unpredictable, but that’s what makes it special!
Outdoor activities in Scotland bring us encounters with fascinating animals and plants. Learn how to recognise and protect them
Canoeing and kayaking give us a completely different viewpoint as we journey in Scotland’s wild places. And you don’t have to get wet!
Adventures this season
The range of outdoor activities in Scotland is world-class and the Cairngorms is a great base. From ancient forests, to wild mountain plateaus, the Cairngorms provides lots of opportunities for discovery and adventure, year-round. In fact, what you learn here, you can take anywhere – that’s why adventurers and naturalists have been exploring the Highlands for centuries.
Leading adventure activities in Scotland
Malcolm O’Reilly is passionate about exploring the natural world and leading adventure sports. As both a wildlife guide and adventure sports instructor, he is well placed to help you explore the wilds of Scotland.