Walking and Wildlife Adventures in Scotland

Welcome to Walking and Wildlife Adventures, Scotland.

STOP PRESS – Cory and Mandy are taking a vacation from April to October 2017. They will be walking the Pacific Crest trail.
We will be back in 2018 to run kayaking and wildlife adventures. 

Our self catering cottage at Otterburn is still available for rent.

Sandy beach landing sea kayaking

Sea Kayaking to watch wildlife. Our wildlife guides take to the water to show you local wildlife hot spots for see seals and potentially otters, dolphins, porpoise, sea eagles and much more. Also hoping offer kayaking trips on the iconic Loch Maree.


Walking and Wildlife Adventures can organise bespoke trips to view white tailed (sea) eagles, climb the Torridon hills or view amazing wildlife including Scotland’s Big 5 (otters, golden eagles, red deer, red squirrels and harbour seals) and much more.

Self guided wlaking holidays

Come and walk guided or self guided on Scotland’s long distance trails

Walking up the Ridge of An Teallach

You can have the excitement of climbing the ridge or the track!

Daily Events (April -October)*
Sea Kayaking to spot seals, otters and much more
Kayaking round Loch Maree
*All activities are subject to availability of our guides, weather and tides.

Watch out for the timer, Hadrians Wall Walk

Hadrians Wall Walk mayhem

Tailor made tours
Whether it wildlife, Munro’s or just a relaxing holiday where someone has taken away the hassle of organisation for you the give us a call and talk through your
requirements. If your too busy to oragnise your dream holiday – Let us do the leg work for you.

Accredited Wilderness Guide

Accredited Wilderness Guide

To book with us or find out more information call us on 01445 771006 /07786 526299 or email us at info@walkandwild.com

Supported by Wild North

Supported by NHI Wild North

Wildlife holidays with expert guides in highland scotland

Full members of Visit Wester Ross

We speak German and Spanish. Please ask for Mandy. If you would like to SKYPE then let us know your number and a convenient time to call you.

  •  We are expert mountian guides. Let us take you to the tops of the Munros or on wonderful coastal walks.

    Start of a successful West Highland Way

    Start of a successful West Highland Way

  • Let us open the door to your relaxed holiday experience. Our wildlife holidays will show you the best of Scotland’s birds and mammals.
  • Scottish walking holidays for the independent traveler.
Wildlife Watching Holidays in NW Scotland

Come and see Scotland’s Big 5- Golden Eagle, Otter, Red Deer, Red Squirrel,

Walking and Wildlife Adventures are proud to offer;

  • Friendly, local experienced mountain guides and expert wildlife guides to help you learn as much, or as little, about the area through which you are walking
  • Our leaders are all fully trained mountain leaders with an up to date first aid qualification. They will always carry basic mountain survival equipment
  • Routes are selected to suit the skills and aspirations of the group
  • Participants leave having enjoyable and informative experiences
  • We can run some holidays specifically for only Women Walkers
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Otterburn – Our self catering cottage in the Highlands

Melvaig is 10 miles along the coast from Gairloch and around a 20 minute drive along a scenic single track road. Passing through Big Sands, North Erradale, Peterburn and Aultgrishan. Melvaig is a small crofting township offering a great location for unwinding or as a base for walking and exploring the wider Wester Ross area.

A little further along the coast there are a multitude of places well worth a visit. Badachro, Poolewe, Torridon and Mellon Udrigle are some of the favourite visitor spots within easy reach.

Otterburn 1 and Otterburn 2 are ideal for those wishing to go whale, dolphin, otter and seal spotting.

For more information check out our website or take a look at the video.

What’s included:

All bed linen, towels and tea towel (one bath towel per person)
Electricity & Wi-Fi: internet access is included at no extra cost.
A complementary starter pack of supplies: includes toilet rolls, complementary sachets of coffee, sugar, teabags.
Great views.
Relaxation, peace and quiet.
Ample opportunity for walking and wildlife spotting.

Anything else you need to know:

Melvaig is a quiet hamlet just outside Gairloch. There are shops in Gairloch were guests can buy groceries and supplies. Opening hours are limited, it would advisable to buy supplies in Inverness or Dingwall prior to arrival.
It is advisable to book a table in local restaurants.

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Mandy E. Rush Photo Gallery


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Outdoor First Aid courses

Wilderness First Aid

Join in one of our Outdoor First Aid courses

Cory Jones, founder of Walking and Wildlife Adventures is also the Director of Outdoor First Aid Limited and First Aid Training Co-operative.   As well as delivering Outdoor/Wilderness First Aid training courses Cory can run HSE First Aid at Work, Sports First Aid and Paediatric First Aid courses.

Contact us on 01445 771006 or
07787 526299 for more information.

Sports First Aid courses

Sports First Aid courses

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Our B&B – Oran Mara

Our B&B

B&B in GairlochEnjoy a relaxing stay at Oran Mara Bed and Breakfast, located in the crofting village of Melvaig, 10 miles from Gairloch.

Our B&B offers stunning views across the Minch to Skye and the Outer Hebrides.

Let us welcome you to our excellent little B&B, where you will enjoy a tasty continental breakfast and warm Scottish hospitality.

Your ground floor room offers a double bed,  free Wi-Fi, TV with Freeview, DVD player, fridge, microwave, tea making facilities and private toilet/shower.

We have a wealth of local knowledge to make your stay a memorable one. Some popular local activities include:

Pony Trekking
Boat Trips
Whale Cruises
Local Walks
Inverewe Gardens
Rua Reidh Lighthouse

Watch the Cullins as they bathe in the red glow of a glorious highland sunset and gannets plunge into the sea at Oran Mara.

View from window of Melvaig B&BTo book call us on 01445 771006 or email at oranmaramelvaig@gmail.com

Tariff is £65 for the double room.

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Bat Walks

Nocturnal Bat Walks

If you are staying in Wester Ross and can come to Gairloch for an evening we can run a nocturnal foray through the local woods in search of bats and other nocturnal wildlife.

Using a bat detector we will hear these tiny creatures hunt for midges, they can eat up to 5000 a night! Our wildlife guide will also point out the night sounds of owls and other wild mammals. There is the chance to spot Red Deer, Pine Martins and maybe Wild Cats that are in the area.

This year we are working with the Torridon Mountain and Sea Festival to run bat walks at the event.

Give us a ring on 07787 526 299 or 01445 771 006 or email us at info@walkandwild.com to discuss your requirements.

We will meet you at a pre-arranged site to have an exciting evening strolling around woods and lakes in search of bats and other nocturnal wildlife.

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Apartment in Low Tatras, Slovakia

Skiing at Telgart, Low Tatra MountiansWelcome to the activity centre of Telgart in the Low Tatra Mountains of Slovakia. If you want to bike or hike or bird watch in the summer of ski / ski tour in the winter  this is a great place to do it. We own a studio apartment we can rent to you or we can work with our agent to let you have a 1 or 2 bed roomed apartment at the resort.

The resort is on the border of 3 National Parks, UNESCO Ice Caves and many other beautiful sites.
There are local rural bars and restaurants too.

Studio Aprtment in Low Tatras, Slovakia

Come and visit the beautiful Low Tatra and enjoy the 3 national Parks on your doorstep. Walk/Bike/Ski and wonderful wooded mountains.

To check out the skiing – CLICK HERE.

For more information please call us on 01445 771006 or 07787 526299.

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Minkie Whale from the window

Spotted from the office window in Melvaig today!

Minkie Whale

Whale watching in Gairloch. See Minke Whales in Scotland

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Highly recommended!


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Highland Seashore Project training day

Project Training Day with the Highland Seashore Project was undertaken on Saturday 23rd. The course was to training people to identify seashore life so they could take part in the survey.

Cory Jones attended the wet and windy day on behalf of Walking and Wildlife Adventure and the day was rounded off by the spotting of an otter out side the training room window!

To find out more about the project CLICK HERE.

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