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Wildlife and outdoor guiding in Scotland

Whether this is your first venture into the mountains or you are already experienced I highly recommend Arc Guiding!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Andrew , UK

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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

hill walking activity in the Cairngorms

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.

Riding mountain bike down a rocky path on snowy mountains

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.

Ski touring activity in the Cairngorms Scotland

Backcountry skiing is one of Scotland’s fastest growing adventure activities. It can be wild and unpredictable, but that’s what makes it special!

wildlife watching activity in the cairngorms

Scotland is home to a wide range of iconic and internationally protected wildlife. Learn more about these fascinating and ancient animals and plants.

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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

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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 oreilly guide

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.