Scot-Trek

About Us

Scot-Trek run a series of guided walks, treks, and rambles around the Scottish countryside throughout the year. We have something for everyone, from shorter day walks and evening strolls to longer days up Munros and weekend or week-long walking holidays.

Callanish stones, Lewis

Callanish stones, Lewis

At Scot-Trek we make walking convenient, safe and fun. Convenient because we provide minibus transport. Safe because you're with a group and our guides are highly experienced. And fun - for all sorts of reasons!

Most treks, whether a gentle ramble or a hard day up a Munro, start in a tea room with home made scones or bacon rolls. We always end at a local inn for a chance to relax and chat. We take tea room and inn research very seriously. Count on us to find a good scone and a roaring fire!

Some walkers joke that every walk has a cave where William Wallace hid from the English, Rob Roy MacGregor hid from the Duke of Montrose or Bonnie Prince Charlie hid from the Redcoats. There is history in every walk and Fred loves to share it with you.

Rum - Karen paddling

Rum - Karen paddling

The scenery will never cease to amaze you. Some of the places we get to, from the Shetland Isles to the Borders and from the Outer Hebrides to Fife, are just awesomely beautiful. Look at our photo gallery to see what we mean. Perhaps most special of all, for city dwellers in particular, is the tranquillity. Truly, this is balm for the soul.

Then there is all the wildlife to spot - red squirrels, reindeer, eagles, red kites, otters, seals, whales, and much, much more. We love it when we have a twitcher with us and there is always time for watching wildlife.

We are infamous for our random (and frequently unfair) quizzes such as "What colour of dog will we see next?" or "How many steps have we just climbed?" It's all good fun, although people get quite competitive because the prize is a bit of Gail's home baking.

Ronald MacDonald - Ben Nevis reality strikes!

Ronald MacDonald - Ben Nevis reality strikes!

But one of the greatest joys of walking is meeting nice people. The majority of our walkers are women, of all ages, and most come on their own but go away having made new friends. We've just celebrated our second Scot-Trek marriage! Walkers are nice people. If they're not we don't invite them back! And where better to cement new friendships than in the warm, cosy country pubs where most walks finish?

The Scot-Trek motto might be "If it's not fun it's not worth doing!"

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