Wilderness Guide

Guided walks and tours
The Cairngorms

Ian has explored and researched the glens, rivers, hills and mountains of upper Deeside many times. Having carried out over 500 taped interviews of indigenous people from the glens of the Cairngorms and Lochnagar areas over the last quarter century he is well placed locally and can give unique authentic information. This is an ideal opportunity to walk one to one or in a small group exploring shiels, former habitations and features of the remoter places. All levels of walks are catered for from low level to high tops.

Fish the rivers and learn to cast with a fly rod (see fishing page).

His knowledge covers the history, heritage, land use, flora and fauna, folklore, bushcraft and traditional skills, navigation, survival skills, Gaelic placenames,  Basic mountaineering skills. Also qualified Mountain Leader for Winter and Summer conditions. Full member Mountain Training Association.

Ian is a five star guide and was able to share local folklore, foraging skills and histories that brought the geography of this landscape to life. Daniel Raven - Ellison National Geographic 125th Anniversary Adventure. Link below;




He will be happy to accompany individuals or groups on trips from a few hours to full day outings. You may fancy bagging a Munro, spotting wildlife, a photo-safari or just enjoying the scenery - which is spectacular year-round. Limited capacity available book early.

Please contact Ian for details.

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