Days and weekends tailored to you

As well as a programme of activities I provide guiding and courses tailored to your interests, availability and fitness (for individuals or small groups):

  • A range of guided day walks or trail runs (between 4 and 7 hours) accessible from Glasgow and the central belt in my favourite areas including Glencoe, the Isle of Arran, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, as well as my local hills, the Campsie Fells and the Kilpatricks.
  • I also plan and guide multi day trips (with or without wild camping) across Scotland to allow to immerse yourself deeper in wild places.
  • Day long or weekend courses teaching navigation skills or wild camping skills.

Please get in touch to find out more or to discuss what you have in mind.

Gaby planned and led me on the perfect weekend hike in the Cairngorms, tailored specially to my request. She was the best company, kept us safe in challenging weather conditions and I learned loads from her knowledge and experience. Can’t recommend Skylark guiding enough!

Rose, September 2022

Here are some suggestions of areas to explore:


An area rich with walks, whether big peaks, smaller but no less spectacular ones (which are suitable as a first Munro), or low level routes into steep-sided glens and woodlands.

The Isle of Arran:

A short hop from the mainland, the mountains of Arran provide a spectacular array of jagged granite peaks, exciting hill walking, and a sense of complete escape. Choose from glens or peaks (or a bit of both).

The Trossachs and Loch Lomond

As well as the famous Ben Lomond (using the popular route or the quieter one), this area offers a variety of hills and mountains, woodland trails, and lochside routes with fantastic views of the Highlands.

The Campsie Fells and the Kilpatricks

If you’re after gentle and rolling hills within easy reach of Glasgow, these ranges are the perfect escape.  Routes vary from 3 to 5 hours and can include waterfalls, rocky outcrops, and some excellent view points.


A wild peninsula only accessible by boat or by foot, with mountains, ancient woodland and incredible wildlife. Perfect for overnight trips.


It’s easy to get away from it all in the Cairngorms. High plateaus, mountain passes, inaccessible lochs, and unique wildlife make these mountains very special.

Please get in touch to discuss your specific interests and ambitions.


The cost may vary depending on the location and duration but here are some guidelines.

Prices include guiding, bespoke route planning, and guidance on equipment.

Per day:

  • £160 for up to 4 people
  • Shorter days (up to 4 hours): £80-£100 for 4-6 people depending on the route

Per weekend: two days if hill walking or trail running suited to your fitness and interests (accommodation not included)

  • £300 for up to 4 people

Overnight in the mountains: two days of hill walking or trail running with an overnight wild camp (includes an introduction to camp craft for those who are new to wild camping in Scotland)

  • £350 for up to 3 people
  • £150 per additional day/night

This does not include any camping equipment or food but I can provide this for an additional fee or provide advice on what you need.

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