Mountaineering Council of Scotland
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland, the MCofS, represents mountaineers, climbing and hill walking enthusiasts in Scotland. They 'work for Scotland's mountains and mountaineers' by providing a range of services, advice and information.
Scottish Outdoor Access Code
Everyone has the right to be on most land and inland water providing they act responsibly. Your access rights and responsibilities are explained fully in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Heading for the Hills
'Heading for the Scottish Hills' helps you find out where deer stalking is taking place on participating estates over the busy stag stalking season.
Scottish Mountaineering Club
Founded in 1889, the SMC uses the wide experience of their members, and other mountaineers to support an active publishing program covering the hills and mountains of Scotland – widely recognised as the best and most extensive series of guidebooks for walkers and climbers.
SportScotland Avalance Information Service
From SportScotland and with information from the Met Office, a daily forecast of the avalance, snow and climbing conditions at 5 climbing area in Scotland during the season.
Food and accommodation links
Real Food Cafe, Tyndrum
Award winning Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum, the gateway to the highlands, offers a range of delicious and popular, freshly prepared food in a welcoming and vibrant environment.
Located in the village of Glenelg, the inn is an old Coaching Mews, overlooking the Isle of Skye. Their traditional bar offers a wide selection of beers and spirits and is a popular meeting place with the locals.
Easter Badbea Guest House
At the foot of Sail Mhor and ideally situated for An Teallach and Fisherfield, Badbea is a haven for hill walkers and bird watchers and for those who just want to find a peaceful and relaxing retreat.
Eagle View Guest House in Newtonmore
Set up in 2005, the plan for Eagle View Guest House was, and still remains, to create a guest house which would offer bed and breakfast accommodation, set within this beautiful location in the Highlands, which was second to none.
Station Lodge Hostel, Tulloch
Station Lodge hostel provides bunkhouse accommodation and value for money lodging in a converted railway station on the West Highland line.
Saddle Mountain Hostel
Affilliated with the Scottish Youth Hostel Association, Saddle Mountain Hostel is an independent self-catering hostel providing accommodation in the Great Glen, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
Great Glen Hostel
Formerly a SYHA hostel, this has been substantially renovated and since 2008 has been run as an Independent hostel
Cairn View, Arrochar
A self-contained, three bedroom, ground floor, self-catering apartment in Arrochar. All rooms have views over Loch Long.
Cannich Camping and Caravan Park
Family run in the heart of Strathglass at the head of beautiful Glen Affric. On site is the Bog Cotton Cafe serving breakfasts and light lunches from 9am til 5pm. Open all year !
The School House, Dornie
Hidden along a quiet road behind Dornie is this lovely converted former schoolhouse, fab tea and cake, they also do b&b accommodation.
Secret Tea Garden, Drumbeg
You can find us nestled in the tiny picture postcard hamlet of Drumbeg, in the North West corner of the Scottish Highlands, Britain's last wilderness.
Strathpeffer VW Campervan Hire
A family business run by VW enthusiasts, hiring out VW campervans for people wanting to tour the Highlands of Scotland.
Other relevant links
Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection
A fascinating and unique assortment of mountain memorabilia from Scotland and around the world, which has been cobbled together into a virtual museum on this website.
The Hiley guide to fell walking in the English Lake District
Lake District Guiding
Outdoor activity provider offering quality guided walks, mountain biking, navigation training and wild camping throughout Cumbria and the Lake District National Park.
Outdoor gear links
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Killin Outdoor Shop
Located in the village of Killin at the west end of Loch Tay. They hire and sell outdoor equipment and are happy to provide information on local walking and mountain biking routes.
Fort William's locally and family-owned biking and running shop. Staffed by enthusiasts: tourers, climbers, hikers, hill runners, road racers, casual mountain bikers, national champions and downhill pros.
North West Outdoors - Ullapool's specialist outdoor shop
Bothy Bikes - bike sales, hire and repair in Aviemore
Cioch Direct - Outdoor clothing made on the Isle of Skye
Above and Beyond - Independent online retailer specialising in serious outdoor brands. Contact us to get 12% off RRPs !
Sleeping Bags Outlet - vast choice of bags at great prices
Hill running links
Scottish Hill Runners
An independent organisation providing a range of services for hill runners in Scotland. They also provide information and advice on all aspects of hill racing, training, race organisation and long distance challenges.
Scottish Hill Racing
An independent resource providing information on Races, Results, Clubs and Runners
Fell Runners Association - England's equivalent to Scottish Hill Runners
Run-4-It - Running stores throughout Scotland
Pete Bland Sports - leading hill-running specialist
Sub Sports - Yorkshire based performance sports wear company. Contact us to for the discount code !
RunRepeat.com - independent reviews of running shoes
Maps and books
Manny Gorman's "The Corbett Round"
Excellent read, heartwarming and funny ! Manny's tale of his 2009 attempt in creating a record for the fastest round of Corbetts.
Ordnance Survey Landranger Maps
I generally use the Ordnance Survey Landranger maps for navigating on the Munros and Corbetts. These maps are at 1:50000, for more detail try the OS 1:250000 Explorer maps.
Pocket Mountain guides
These little books are great. Full of detail, outline maps and historical tit-bits. Seven books cover the Munros and Corbetts, with more books on wildlife, biking, the English hills and of course 'Classic Hill Runs and Races'.
Maps for walkers, made by walkers. Walking, climbing, cycling, orienteering and even a Munro and Corbett chart. When on Skye, I tend to use their Superwalker map as it's at 1:25000, but with just the right amount of detail.
Trailmaps is a cartography company run by Steve Smirthwaite and based in The Scottish Highlands. Designed for mtb-ers, hikers and cross-country skiers, the waterproof maps are are mainly focused in the Eastern Highlands.