Information

Transport

For party sizes of up to four, I am able to provide transport between your accommodation and the walk start point, at no additional cost.

For Holidays and Short Breaks, in order to give you flexibility and maximize your enjoyment of the area, I recommend that you either bring your own vehicle or arrange to hire one. Spean Bridge and Fort William are accessible by train and we can provide information on local car hire options.

Accommodation

I recommend only high quality Bed & Breakfast establishments where you can be assured of friendly, personal service. If you don’t want to follow my recommendations you are, of course, free to arrange whatever accommodation you wish.

Evening Meals

There is a good selection of places to eat in Spean Bridge and its immediate surroundings, covering the spectrum from informal bar meals to award-winning restaurants. I am happy to provide advice on this and, of course, your accommodation hosts will also be able to provide you with suitable recommendations and to make reservations on your behalf.

Pack Lunches

You will require pack lunches for your walks. These are not included but, for those on a Holiday/Short Break, you have the option to arrange these locally with your Bed & Breakfast hosts or to buy suitable items in the well-stocked grocery in Spean Bridge or in the larger supermarket in Fort William.

Ages

Children are most welcome, although those under the age of 18 must be accompanied on all walks by a parent or guardian. A suitable walking itinerary can be formulated based on the ages and walking experience of the children.

Dogs

I regret that I cannot accommodate dogs because much of the wildlife (and the domestic livestock) that lives on Scotland’s uplands is very sensitive to disturbance.

Weather

While the weather in the Scottish Highlands is changeable, it is rare between late spring and the end of autumn that the conditions would preclude a day on the hills – even the high summits – for well-clad walkers. Indeed, the key ingredients of memorable mountain days often include the ever-shifting light patterns created by passing showers, or the sheer joy of a curtain of cloud unexpectedly rolling back to reveal a magnificent vista. However, I understand that not everyone has the same appetite for taking to higher ground in less clement weather and so I will happily adjust the itinerary to maintain a balance between the conditions and your ambitions.

Inevitably, on occasion the weather will be such that I will need to amend the day’s itinerary in the interests of your safety and comfort and in these instances, an alternative itinerary, more suited to the conditions, will be identified.

Equipment

I regret that I cannot provide equipment for clients, so it is essential that you have all the necessary items when you arrive for the first walk.  You can view the Equipment List online and a copy will be sent to you with your Confirmation. I am more than happy to provide guidance and advice on any aspect of the required equipment list.

Spean Bridge and Surrounding Area

For more information on this location and the walking opportunities in the area, please go to the information page on Spean Bridge .

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