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Pict Expeditions

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
About Pict Expeditions
Pict Expeditions offers affordable wilderness treks and camping in remote locations around Scotland. We take you much further than the usual tourist spots on multi day adventures through Scotlands diverse and beautiful landscapes. Your guide will be there every step of the way to provide help, knowledge and plenty of humour. We also offer pick up and drop off in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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2 reviews
Why not experience Scotland the way it was meant to be by visiting its largest and certainly its most wild national park.

Imagine walking for days with a pack on your back, through high sided valleys carved out by ancient glaciers, following tracks steeped in history and breathing in some of the freshest air imaginable.

On the way you will take in stunning views that will literally stop you in your tracks. The days can be quite long here so you will need to be up for a challenge that is rewarded by that feeling only an expedition can give you.

Are you up for an adventure?
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from $512.24
Knoydart captures the imagination with its haunting glens and solitary peaks hidden from the everyday world. Spend three days walking through ancient forests, pure mountain rivers, behold mighty lochs and intimidating mountains looming above. To cap it all off walk into the little village of inverie accessible only by boat or by the long walk in and have a well deserved beer (or dram) at the most remote pub in the UK, The Old Forge Inn.

Skye cant help but impress even the most sceptical among us. The mighty Black Cuillin sits proud above as you start the walk into the impressive Glen Sligachan. One cant help but have a great feeling of awe upon entering the relm of the Cuillins and (for me anyway) the feeling never seems to go.

Spend 2 days trekking into the most awe inspiring parts of Skye, wild camp next to a hidden bay where seals are curious enough to come in and say hi. There literally is no place like it.
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from $768.36
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The 'Ben' is the highest mountain in Scotland and the UK rising to an impressive 1345m above sea level.

She sits proud above the lively town of Fort William in Lochaber and dominates the skyline when not shrouded by its usual crown of clouds.

Ben Nevis has an interesting history including being a victorian tourist destination with a hotel on the summit.

Today only ruins remain of the hotel but people from around the world still come most days to hike up and stand on the the highest part of the British isles.

The Ben Nevis tour will pick you up from Edinburgh or Glasgow and whisk you up to the highlands where we will have an introductory hike up the lost valley in Glen Coe. (Usually 2-3 hours )

We will then proceed to a camping site just below the mighty Ben, where we will eat heartily and then get a good rest before our big day.

On day two you will hike up the challenging 1345m over 17km (not so easy)

If we are lucky we might get a good view from the top too.
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The Knoydart Peninsula is one of my all time favourite places in Scotland. Due mainly to its remote wildness which you can feel vibrating through the rock and soil and echoing across the wide glens and up into the shrouded mountains standing proud above.

My Trek starts at the Glenfinnan Viaduct (better known as the Harry Potter bridge) and cuts deep into the wild of Knoydart passing through mighty glens, dark forests. You will hike next to pure fast flowing rivers and sit by the empty beaches of loch Nevis, then of course we have 3 mountain passes to negotiate which is a challenge in itself.

Best of all though is after 3 days of hard trekking we get to the beautiful village of Inverie, tucked away from the world, only accessible by boat or the long walk in. There we can congratulate ourselves on a great mission and enjoy a pint (or dram) from the local Pub the Old Forge Inn (most remote in Britain)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Review of: Ben Nevis

I just moved to Scotland to study and this expedition was a perfect way to start off my life here. Dan is an incredible guide, not only has he traveled all corners of Scotland but also seemingly most of the world! It was so interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

I’m just back from a Pict Expedition with Dan. Absolutely brilliant, would recommend 100%. Dan is a highly experienced guide and can tailor trips on a whim to account for weather and experience. We originally had a trip to Skye planned, but better weather in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

If you want to see the beautiful landscape of Scotland this is the perfect tour for you. Dan does a great job of creating a personal guiding experience while still doing a great job of leading the group. I've been on many tours in the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DarranBarton
Reviewed July 11, 2019
Review of: Remote Adventure

Had a brilliant five days roaming through the Knoydart Peninsula last month, as guided by the ever-charming Dan. In our quest for the elusive Old Forge Inn, not only was our guide's passion for what he does clear, but so too was his knowledge of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

I approached Dan with an interest in rock climbing somewhere in Scotland. With his great knowledge and expertise I had one of the best and what will be one of the most memorable days. The climbing had its challenges, and Dan understood my level of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

Woow! Back in April, Dan guided us through Cairngorms and Isle of Skye. An AMAZING experience. He's the best: friendly, calm, amusing, a lot of respect,...! And ohh! He is also an amazing guitar player!!! You must ask him to play and sing something! You...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Evelien V
Reviewed June 29, 2019

Exploring the scenery of the beautiful Scottish Borders with Dan as our guide, what could possibly be better. His charismatic company and obvious passion for his work made this the best hillwalking holiday ever!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed June 29, 2019

I had a brilliant time exploring the Knoydart peninsular with my guide Dan. His passion for showing people the Scottish highlands was infectious and I couldn't think of a better way to see them. I look forward to joining him again.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dpjhurley
Reviewed December 19, 2018

I joined two one week trekkings organized by Pict Expedition. The first in February 2016 and the second in November 2018. I can highly recommend Pict Expeditions. Both weeks were very well organized, safe, affordable, lots of fun and excellent company. Dan guided us through...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Villakrasna
Reviewed November 30, 2018

I had an amazing time in the Cairngorms with Dan and Dieter as guides! The weather turned out to be a bit more extreme than expected, but it made for a true adventure! Dan and Dieter hit a great balance of pushing us when we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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