The Scottish Government is working towards opening up restrictions put in place due to Covid-19 in a four phase plan. Phases 1 and 2 include restricting travel for exercise and leisure to the local area (about 5 miles). When phase 3 gets the green light, we will be able to offer the majority of our services again - we will be allowed to travel outside of our own communities. And with some accommodation being available and some restaurants and cafes will be open. We are expecting from the governments 'road map' this will be around the middle of July.



We will be happy to take bookings for July 15th onward and we will give a full refund if travel restrictions are still in place at that time. We will be adhering to the government guidelines and advice from Mountaineering Scotland. Everything depends on the relaxation of the lockdown going to plan, and we can all help this by sticking to the rules.

When you come on an activity with us we will ask you to:


  1. We will meet & greet outdoors, usually the car park of the activity.

  2. Check for symptoms of covid-19 in yourselves and other people in your household in the 14 days before your activity with us. These include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough (continuous coughing for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours), a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. If symptoms occur, you must stay at home (or go home) and self-isolate for 14 days. This applies at any time before and during the activity.

  3. All provided equipment will be cleaned before and after use

  4. Bring face covering, hand gel, wipes and eye protection such as sun glasses.

  5. Understand that mountain rescue teams might not respond to an accident or might be slower than normal to respond.

  6. Meet your guide/leader/instructor at the car park to avoid car sharing.

  7. Maintain 2m separation as much as possible but also understand the lower risk of transmission outdoors.

  8. Bring your own food and drink, sun cream, midge repellent, clothing and technical equipment where possible.

  9. To accept that to stay separate from other people we might need to change plans, start from different car parks, alter routes, use different venues and reduce time spent on summits.

  10. Contact us if you become ill within 14 days of your activity with us.

  11. As any government information changes we'll update our practices accordingly

For full details on the road map, visit the government website.


Stay safe and take care

The Scottish Rock & Water Team


+44 (0)1540 368138

3 Clune View, Newtonmore, Invernesshire, Scotland, PH201AA

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