Scotland has some of the most progressive access laws in the world giving hill walkers and trekkers fantastic access to some of Britain’s wildest landscapes. However, Trek Scotland understands that with this degree of access comes responsibility.
Accordingly we always work within the realms of the Land Reform Act  and take into account the rights and needs of private land owners, especially at specifically sensitive times of the year relating to game shooting.
Trek Scotland also tailors its activities to ensure minimal impact on specific environments and their vulnerable species and ecosytems.
Scottish Outdoor Access Code
Access and Environmental Values
We strongly believe that our Mountain Trekking experiences should have a minimal environmental impact. Accordingly, to reduce erosion and damage on footpaths and bivouac sites, we only work with small groups – generally no more than 6 people. Moreover, we look to vary wild camping sites and trails so they are not over used. We also work within the ethos of leaving nothing but our footprints. All rubbish is carried out and, where possible, reused or recycled back at base.
Access and Bothies
Trek Scotland does not use Mountain Bothies for overnight stays. This is in line with the Mountain Bothies Association’s policy that bothies should not be used by commercial groups and we fully support this. However, in the advent of an emergency we might use a bothy for your safety. We will also show you where bothies are in relation to your Mountain Trek, when and how they could be used and, for those who are interested, information on joining and supporting the Mountain Bothies Association.