Group Hiking - 60 miles off the beaten track
The Scottish Highlands is spectacular at any time of the year. We can advise on several challenging or easy walks and trails both locally around the Cairngorms National Park or further afield.
Be aware of wildlife
Boat of Garten lies on the edge of Abernethy National Nature Reserve, and is the perfect base for low-level and high-level walking and climbing in the Cairngorms and the Monadhliath. There is a wide choice of walks from an hour to a full day or multi-day walk.
Walk in the pinewoods bordering the village, and back along the river Spey or follow the Speyside Way through Abernethy Forest to Nethybridge, and catch a bus or the steam train back. Visit the Osprey Centre at Loch Garten on the way! Or take the Speyside Way south to Aviemore across the moor, with great views of the Cairngorms.
To the south, the Cairngorms provide wonderful high-level walks, with high summits, and huge sub-arctic plateaux, with ptarmigan, golden eagle, dotterel and mountain hare. To the west, you can explore the Monadhliath range with their lonely glens and corries. These are among the least visited hills in the Highlands. There are numerous Munros (mountains with summits above 3000ft) in the Cairngorms, which require an OS map, compass and navigation skills.
Take the hassle out of your Speyside hike by allowing Hillwalk Tours to plan a self-guided walking tour to suit your needs. We offer flexible tours of the Speyside Way Whisky Trail that allow you to walk for 5-days up to 9-days (with plenty of time to visit the world-famous distilleries along the way!) and we can also plan your tour based on your hiking ability as we offer gentle, moderate and challenging itineraries.