This page has all the information relevant to your trip and booking
Once you are sure we can accommodate you, please fill in our booking form (Link) and send it to us with a deposit of £50 or payment in full. Payments may be made by credit/debit card or by cheque.
I will acknowledge your booking at the time, but I will also confirm with you 14 days prior to your trip.
We recommend travel insurance for the period of your holiday to cover cancellation, injury, death, loss of belongings and liability to third parties.
Whilst I will make all efforts to avoid changes or cancellation unfortunately circumstances such as extreme weather sometimes necessitate this. Should this happen, we offer the following alternatives
a) You can accept the change of itinerary
b) We can reschedule a date to suit you
c) You can take a full refund with our apologies
I accept that your plans may change due to various circumstances, should this be the case
a) I will try to reschedule your trip but please bear in mind that this may not be possible.
b) If more than two weeks notice is given then I will try to fill your place and refund your money. However, should I be unable to book somebody in your place, no refund will be given.
c) Less than two weeks notice, payment will be required in full (insurance will cover most eventualities)
Although I am suitably qualified and experienced to guide you, you must remember that hill walking and other outdoor activities carry a degree of risk and I cannot be held responsible for factors outside my control and as such you take part at your own risk.
It is your responsibility to be adequately fit for the trip you chose and that you have suitable clothing and footwear. Please let me know if you have any illness or medical condition that may affect you on the trip. I reserve the right to change the trip if I feel you are not adequately prepared. We offer a range of walks and trips and you should be able to identify one that is suitable for you but if you are unsure please call and I will discuss the options with you.
You must be prepared to do as your guide asks as failure to do this could put your life and those of other members of the group at risk
Scottish weather is notorious for its changeability, particularly on the west coast and in the mountains. It can be hot and sunny, and cold and wintery in the same day which can be a challenge in itself! Most of our walks can be adapted to make the most of the conditions on the day.
We do run our trips in most weather conditions; many of our best days can be in less than perfect weather. However, should conditions be dangerous on the proposed route, we may cancel the trip, or make alternative suggestions.
The Highland Midge
This is probably one of the most common questions I am asked. They are not always as bad as people fear but there can be days when they will show their teeth! I do carry midge hoods for the head and also midge repellent, but I suggest you bring along your own preferred repellant.
All trips will meet at a pre-designated place. We can arrange pick up and drop off - this may or may not incur additional cost.
If the walk is one-way I will arrange transport back to the start.
On half day walks we supply tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbal teas, soft drinks biscuits and cake.
On full day walks we supply the above and also a picnic lunch which will include soup, bread, meat, fish, pies, salad and fruit. On overnight trips, breakfast, lunches, snacks and dinner will be supplied. You may be asked to carry a share of this food in your pack.
We can cater for most diets and we will discuss any allergies and dislikes prior to your trip.
to keep groups small,
to cause as little disturbance to the environment or wildlife,
and to take everything out that we take in.
What you need on your walks
For day walks it is essential that you have a good pair of boots that will protect your ankles. Shoes are not suitable as you will probably end up with wet feet and could twist an ankle. You should wear adequate clothing for the time of year; this can include different layers from a t-shirt, fleece top, warm jacket, and waterproof top and trousers.
A hat, gloves, sunscreen and sunglasses are all useful to carry remembering you may experience all four seasons in one day.
You may also like to bring walking poles/stick, gaiters, insect repellent, and swim wear (for a bracing swim!).
If you have one, bring your camera as even bad days present some good photographs opportunities.
I will bring food and drink for the duration of the walk but please feel free to bring along anything you particularly like to have whilst walking. I also carry emergency equipment and a comprehensive first aid kit.
On overnight trips
I will provide:
Tents, sleeping mats, cookers, cooking utensils, all food and drink and all safety and emergency equipment.
We can also provide rucksacks and sleeping bags, but if you have your own please bring them as you will be more comfortable with items that you are familiar with.
You must provide:
Clothing (we recommend 2 pairs of light trousers, 2 t-shirts, two fleece tops or equivalent, a fleece jacket, waterproof jacket and trousers, underwear, two pairs of walking socks, gloves and hat.
Towel (small or a travel towel)
Toiletries, toothbrush, sanitary wear. If you bring soap please make sure it's an environmentally- friendly one to avoid contaminating water courses.
Walking poles/stick, gaiters, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent sunglasses, swim wear
You may also like to bring extra socks and a light pair of sandals for the campsite, your own cup, plate and cutlery.
Telephone 01866 822087
Telephone 07876 500544
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Argyll Guided is personally owned and run by Chris Wolfe
Lismore Apartment, Lonan House, Taynuilt, By Oban, Argyll, PA35 1HY