You will find a selection of recent reviews on this page. You are also very welcome to leave a review on our Facebook page here. All feedback is used to improve our service, thank you!

Great day out with Gary our guide and the rest of the hikers who were great company.
— Mike Wilson - September 2019
Garry was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us loads of great information about the area. there’s no way we would’ve found the top of Bein Bhreac in our own!! thanks for a fabulous day.
— Kerry Clark - August 2019
Went Up Ben Macdui today with Garry his knowledge of the area and care for the environment was very much appreciated , the weather was ideal and the scenery outstanding
— Richard Bryan - June 2019
Garry at Hillgoers lead us through the Lairig Ghru on 7 June as a Corporate event. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely recommend Hillgoers.
Very responsive to messages and queries and provides good information prior to the event.
— Anne Benzie - June 2019
Had a grand, drizzly day walking the Lairig Ghru on Saturday professionally guided, and encouraged, by Garry. Stunning views. Will def be back for another one!
— Linda Gibb - May 2019
A big “Thank You” to Garry for coaching us through the NNAS Bronze Navigation Course on Saturday/ Sunday past on Bennachie. There were three generations of our family (our 13 year-old grandson, his mum and the ‘old boy’ himself!) along with 4 other people so the ratio of participants-to-Course Leader is very good, affording ample time to mentor everyone at their own level.
Must say that we found Garry to be a very competent and helpful course leader and particularly so with our Grandson.
Would highly recommend Hillgoers if you are considering guidance on a hill-walk or tutoring towards a formal qualification.
— Richard Galbraith - September 2018
Should your wild bliss goal be to climb anything in Royal Deeside or Cairngorms of Scotland - this is your guide right here! Garry was a delight to work with and made my first Munro bagging experience the best it could be.
— Leslie Honaker - September 2018
Walked the Lairig Ghru and it was an amazing experience.The views were stunning and I’m sure I missed lots of things as there was so much to take in.Garry makes the day informative and fun and is clearly passionate about sharing his knowledge of the area.Would recommend this or any other days with him and I will be back to do a different walk or course with them.
— Keith Fernie - September 2018
Gary’s expertise and knowledge is excellent, he gives great advice, tips, stories and history of places and events. He’s happy to answer questions and to give what the group requires. Gary has a lovely calm nature and gels well within the group, whilst keeping us safe and keeping up the morale when tiredness kicks in! Gary is passionate about hill walking and is an asset to the walk. Thankyou Gary for getting us through the Lairig Ghru and with the best weather ever!! 🌞🌞🌞😎
— Rachel Sinclair - May 2018
Excellent course and training from Garry. Very knowledgeable and a great teacher. I had a thoroughly enjoyable two days. Thank you.
— Anna Armstrong - April 2018
My friend and I had a brilliant day on Garry’s Hill skills course. We had asked if we could bring a dog, so Garry put on a special course for us. Garry was hugely informative and very friendly. We left feeling much more confident in navigation and keen to practise our new found skills. A fun day learning important stuff, and we could take our dog! Fab
— Cheryl - March 2018
One of the many reasons I love walking with Garry the Guide is because of his interest in our beautiful native wild flowers and alpine plants, birds, clouds, bugs, far away mountains, horizons, it all. How enriching to spend time with someone who genuinely loves everything about being out in the hills.....
— Sophie Younger - January 2018
We booked a weekend with Hillgoers for the whole family to undertake the NNAS Bronze Level and had a fantastic weekend of navigation in the Cairngorms. Garry had a great rapport with the children and was patient and encouraging with us all! His teaching was clear and thorough and the mix of challenge and support was excellent. We definitely plan to follow up with the Silver Level once we’re ready and in the meantime definitely recommend Hillgoers for families looking to improve their navigation skills and have some fun together in the hills. Many thanks Garry
— Judith Nott - November 2017
I’ve been on two guided walks with Garry now and recently done the hill skills course. Garry is very knowledgeable and makes the day out great fun. He manages to make everyone feel included during the walk and caters for all levels. Would highly recommend.
— Janet Murray - 7th October 2017
My favourite day out walking, ever! Lochnagar, the first Munro I’ve tackled was a truly great experience made all the more wonderful due to the guidance and knowledge of Garry from Hillgoers.
— Christina Cottrell - August 2017
Spent the day on 26th June Hill Skills Course. Would highly recommend it. Spent the first hour or so in the classroom before heading outdoors for the rest of the day. Garry made everyone at ease very quickly, sharing his knowledge and obvious love of the great outdoors with everyone. We look forward to using our new skills to enhance our future ventures on the hills. Thanks Garry!
— Gwen & Bill Coutts - June 2017
Had the most magical expedition to Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms, with Garry, on Sunday. He is a brilliant guide on every level, and an absolute joy to spend a day out in the mountains with. So full of knowledge, not only relating to navigation and hill skills, but also to flora and fauna and geography! Every wee alpine plant on the Cairngorm Plateau arctic tundra was identified, and we managed to see ptarmigan, mountain hares and even a (the) herd of reindeer. Beautiful! We made good time, and so he took us off route after we’d reached the summit of Ben Macdui, to places where perhaps I wouldn’t have ventured without a very good guide whom I trusted entirely. I felt absolutely safe with Garry. His manner is calm, kind, and, rare among guides - he is without ego!! Happy to say that I am tackling Glencoe with Garry next month and I can’t wait. Would highly recommend
— Sophie - June 2017
Brilliant Guide, gave him an outline of what I’d like to do and within a few days he planned out a whole trip. Full of information as we were climbing and every question was answered. Would have quite literally been lost without him.
— Martin Cameron - May 2017
A magical day on the plateau and beyond with a fantastic guide - Garry loves the mountains deeply and gently conveys this and his great knowledge of the lie of the land, the flora and fauna. To feel safe and relaxed with him adds to the general awe of trekking in such a place. Highly recommended - a brilliant experience.
— Rebecca - 2nd April 2017
Thanks Garry Cormack from Hillgoers for a great ‘stroll’ in the Cairngorms. A truly magnificent experience!
— Thomas Beetz 2nd April 2017
I had a cracking day in the hills today with a true gent Garry from Hillgoers as our guide.
— Chris, March 2017
Go check them out if you fancy exploring the highlands with an expert!
— Daniel McAvoy Photography, March 2017
Fantastic day brushing up navigation skill in the cairngorms with the excellent Hillgoers!
— Bruce, November 2016
If you’re looking for a great mountain leader with some great knowledge and stories look no further!
— Matt, October 2016
I would LOVE to come out with you again. I feel that after searching a wee bit, I’ve found my guide!
— October 2016
Had a great time, felt in safe hands and was informative too! Felt relaxed and was a good steady pace.
— August 2016