Cloud 9 have provided walking holidays for groups from the UK, France, Italy, Australia, America, Singapore, Pakistan and Holland (so far!) and we really enjoy sharing the culture, history and wildlife of the areas we visit with walkers from all over the world.

For our walking holidays in Scotland and the Lake District your group can also benefit from a discount depending on the group size and the holiday.

                   John White - owner and director

                  John White - owner and director

I'd like to take this opportunity to point out three big reasons why our walking holidays for groups are so special.

1. Completely bespoke - we create a programme designed specifically for your group - the types of walks, the distance, food, walking guides and accommodation - everything is tailor made. Your programme is either completely designed or is carefully overseen by me personally, and I take great pride in ensuring that it will exceed your expectations.

2. We use a small number of excellent hotels, but also a range of wonderful, traditional accommodation that we run on a catered basis. You'll see some of this accommodation on other pages, but it incudes old farmhouses and halls in the Lake District and traditional hunting lodges such as Stack Lodge on the Duke of Westminster's Reay Forest Estate. These properties are truly authentic and often of historical importance.

3. Our personal service, attention to detail and hospitality are hallmarks of Cloud 9 Walking Holidays. From sourcing food locally using the best produce, to designing walks to suit your group, arranging talks and special local guests, to simply providing great hospitality - we will always go that bit further to help make your holiday a success.


Cloud 9 Walking are specialists in running walking holidays for overseas groups throughout the Lake District and Scottish Highlands and Islands.

UK: Lake District; Scottish Highlands and Islands; Wales; Cornwall; Devon; Dorest; Yorkshire; Coast to Coast and many other Long Distance paths.


Please email us at cloud9walking@btinternet.com or call (0044) 1931 713115. Let us know where you'd like to go, when, for how many people and what sort of walking they would like. We'll then come back to you very quickly with some sample programmes and prices.

Once we have agreed a programme and price with you, we simply ask for a deposit, which can be paid online or by bank transfer, and we ask each participant to complete a simple booking form. We provide a full agreement listing what's included in the price, along with an equipment list and other useful information.

We hope that we can help out in other ways too - for example we can arrange airport transfers, visits to cities such as Edinburgh and pretty much anything else - just ask!

'Dear John,
I cannot believe how fast time flies and how the planning has finally gone into fruition. We would like to express our deepest gratitude for such a memorable time at Skye. We relish every moment of the trip - from the walks to the car rides to the short stopover. The views at Skye were simply stunning. It has been our privilege to have you as our guide. Your vast knowledge and experience in mountaineering (includes everything in nature:P) has been an inspiration to us. Personally, I learnt how to appreciate the beauty of little things around me. How often it is so easy for me to put my focus on seemingly big things, forgetting to notice the beauty in little things around. We look forward to future trips with you again should the opportunity come again. Do let us know of you happen to drop by Singapore! ' HG