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Girls on Hills offers group courses and bespoke adventures in the five activity areas listed below.


Our events are predominantly located in the Glen Coe/Lochaber area, though some are further afield in the Cairngorms, Snowdonia and Lake District National Parks.

Join our group courses to learn new skills and meet likeminded women or join one of our retreats for a girls weekend away in the mountains. For personal challenges, skills development, running holidays or small groups, get in touch about booking a bespoke adventure with us. This allows you to set the date of your booking and has the added value of a flexible itinerary. 


Girls on Hills offers a range of women-only adventure retreats in stunning areas of the Scottish Highlands. Some are on trail, some are up mountains and some involve wild-dipping or a bit of luxury. Many include accommodation in unique, rustic or offgrid venues. Whether you are a runner or a walker, check-out the variety on offer - there is something for everyone!

​Let us plan your itinerary and your logistics, and we'll show you our favourite spots and hidden gems. It's a great way to explore a new area of Scotland and meet new people in a relaxed, sociable and fully-supported setting.



Trail Running

Girls on Hills offers a range of women-only guided trail running weekends to suit all abilities. These include guided trail running, hill/fell running and ultrarunning, as well as some specialist single-day skills courses such as ascending/descending skills and running with poles. In winter we offer a Winter Trail Running course (single day) to demo the use of poles and microspikes for exploring remote/upland trails in winter conditions.

You can hire a Girls on Hills guide for a guided run or mountain objective at any time (and you don’t need to be female to hire one of our guides!) 

We can also guide recces of trail, hill and fell race routes in the area, to give you the inside track on race day! 

Girls on Hills support a number of external workshops and retreats.

> Trail running courses

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Mountain & Skyrunning

Girls on Hills offers various levels of women-only mountain/skyrunning courses and retreats.

Our run guides are also available for 1-to-1 guiding or group bookings upon request – just name your challenge - and you don’t need to be female to hire one of our guides! 

Girls on Hills is the official and exclusive provider of recce events for Salomon Skyline Scotland to include the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™, Salomon Glencoe Skyline® and Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™, as well as the full collection of trail races (including the Lochaber 80 ultra). Skyline Scotland will not take place in 2024 but will return in new format for 2025.

Bespoke adventures and Skyline Scotland recce events are open to both men and women:

Hill Walking

Girls on Hills offers a series of guided hill walks in Glen Coe (our local ‘classics’), which are tough hikes but sociable and supportive for all abilities. We also run a My First Munro weekend; a mountain safety course for women seeking to learn new skills and build greater confidence in taking control of map-reading and route-finding - with the aim of becoming more independent in the hills!

In winter (Jan-Mar), our popular Winter Skills 101 courses, cover the use of ice-axe and crampons for walking in the beautiful but challenging winter mountains!

​Our guides are available for 1-to-1 guiding or group bookings to suit your diary at all times of year – just get in touch! We guide walks in the Glencoe/Lochaber area, Cairngorms, North Wales and Lake District. We also run monthly navigation courses for beginner to intermediate level.


You don’t need to be female to hire one of our hill-walking guides!

​> Hill-Walking events

> Book a Guide/Bespoke Adventure


Girls on Hills offer monthly SILVA Navigation Essentials courses in Glencoe, aimed at beginner-intermediate level hillwalkers or runners. These also run occasionally out of Aviemore in the Cairngorms. All our navigation skills courses are women-only. We also offer Navigation for Runners events in the Lake District and Night Navigation courses during the winter months.

To refresh or progress your existing navigation skills get in touch to book an instructor for a bespoke skills day – and you don’t need to be female to hire one of our guides!

> Navigation Skills courses

> Book a Guide/Bespoke Adventures

Trail Running
Sky Running
Hill Walking

Bespoke Adventures

If there is a mountain that has caught your eye or a trail running route that has captured your imagination, drop us a line and book a Girls on Hills guide!


If you’re looking for a new mountain adventure, why not get in touch and let us recommend the perfect journey or challenge for you. 


Although our events are women-only, our guided adventures are available to everyone and anyone. Just let us know your aspirations!

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What a fantastic experience! Just arrived home and already plotting how soon I can go back.

Anne Marie, 2021

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