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About Highland Exploration and our tours in the beautiful Rannoch area

The Rannoch area of the Scottish Highlands is famous for its picturesque landscapes, tranquil loch and abundance of wildlife. It also boasts a rich history – a few centuries ago, there were seven Scottish clans dominating the area, as can be seen in the Rannoch Clan Trail.

There’s also the uniquely situated Rannoch Station, which sits at the edge of the atmospheric Rannoch Moor yet can be reached by train from Glasgow or London.

Now, for the first time, you can experience all the sights, sounds and stories that this majestic landscape has to offer, with Highland Exploration.

Who are Highland Exploration and what do we offer visitors?

Highland Exploration are professional, experienced and friendly tour guides based in the pretty village of Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire. Our mission is to introduce our visitors to the breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of Loch Rannoch and beyond. At the same time, we’ll tell you the fascinating stories of the clans, Jacobite soldiers, crofters and mystical legends that once populated the area.

We have several explorations for you to enjoy:
Loch Cruises – on Raineach, our comfortable, custom-built cabin RIB;
Land Rover Explorations – around the loch road, exploring the Clan Trail and up to remote Rannoch Station and Rannoch Moor;
Evening Safaris – to experience the lovely soft evening light, maybe even a sunset and watch the animals coming to the loch, then see Rannoch Moor and do a bit of off-roading;
Private Charters –  where you tell us where you’d like to go, and we supply the vehicles, the guide(s), the knowledge and the picnic.

 

We can also offer visitors private or group guided walks tailored for all ages and abilities. 

Please get in touch for large group booking enquiries, we welcome school groups, stag & hen parties and private functions. info@highlandexploration.com

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We believe in giving back to an area, not taking from it

We firmly believe that any tours should integrate into the environment as much as possible, not upset the local landscape or wildlife. Therefore we don’t use huge boats or giant jetties, and we use our wide knowledge of the local area and the seasonal habits and behaviour of the wildlife to ensure that nature is respected.

Our community is important to us, too – we want the local economy to benefit from what we do, and for school kids to learn more about their local environment.

Most important of all is you, our customers. We couldn’t do what we do without you, and we aim to give you the best service and experience possible. We welcome all feedback comments and suggestions.

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Who would enjoy a Highland Exploration tour of Rannoch?

Anyone of any age and interest would enjoy our tours, e.g.:

  • photographers
  • wildlife enthusiasts
  • walkers / ramblers
  • older people
  • kids
  • families
  • small groups
  • couples
  • school and university class groups
  • people wanting to find out more about their Scots connection
  • anyone wanting to connect with nature and escape the stresses of everyday life.
  • stag and hen parties
  • private functions and events

Meet the Highland Exploration team

Duncan Richardson grew up on the island of Jura on the west coast of Scotland, and has lived in Kinloch Rannoch for many years. He has worked as a deerstalker, on creel boats, and in the military. He has an enviable knowledge of the wildlife, geography and history of the Rannoch area – and he has some great stories to tell as he guides you round the area by loch cruiser or Land Rover. 

Ruth Fenwick currently lives in Kinloch Rannoch, and has worked as an estate manager, in the hotel & leisure business and for the MOD. She’s a creative type, and a real foodie who enjoys cooking. She creates wonderful picnics for our Private Charter tours.

Duncan and Ruth look forward to welcoming you to the Rannoch area for a fantastic Highland Exploration tour.

About the Rannoch area and why you’ll love it

When you come to the Rannoch area it feels like you’re escaping from the rush and bustle of everyday life, yet it’s only a couple of hours from Scotland’s largest cities by road or rail.

Popular attractions in the area include:

  • Loch Rannoch, one of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs;
  • Schiehallion, the Fairy Hill of the Caledonians and the mountain used in an experiment to estimate the Earth’s mass in 1774;
  • Rannoch Station – station, gift shop, café, visitor centre;
  • Wild and atmospheric Rannoch Moor, part of the West Highland Way;
  • the sandy beaches on the west end of Loch Rannoch;
  • heather-topped hills, perfect for a picnic on a fine day;
  • The Rannoch Clan Trail, telling the history of this once turbulent area;
  • Scotland’s native wildlife including eagles, osprey, red deer and red squirrels;
  • the many and varied walks of all grades;
  • The Black Woods of Rannoch and Carie Forest for strolls along beautiful wooded paths.

On top of all that, the fresh clean air, the unique light and the sense of “getting away from it all” will make you glad you visited this lovely area – and make you want to come back.

Accommodation providers in the Rannoch area

There’s a great variety of holiday accommodation in the Rannoch area, from hotels to guest houses, campsites to self-catering.

Here are some suggestions of places you might like to stay while you’re enjoying our explorations:

Get in touch today to find out more about Highland Exploration

To find out more about us and our Explorations, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us today.

To book one of our tours, simply head over to our easy-to-use booking page where you can book and pay online.