Useful links

Below are links to websites that hillwalkers and other outdoor enthusiasts may find useful. If you know of anything else we should include, let us know.

Mountaineering links


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 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.
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.
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.
Glenelg Inn
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.
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
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.



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.
Nevis Cycles
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

RunRepeat.com - independent reviews of running shoes




Maps and books


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'.
Harvey's Maps
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.
Trail Maps
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.



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.
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.
Loweswater Cam
The Hiley guide to fell walking in the English Lake District


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