Alladale Wilderness Reserve


A beautiful reserve located in the centre of the Highlands, with great opportunities to hike, mountain bike, fish, or relax. When they say wilderness, they mean wilderness… you WILL be overwhelmed by the remoteness and the beauty of it all! A place to find stillness and tranquillity! Finding this glorious getaway truly reminded me why I started this website in the first place. People simply HAVE to know about and come to places like these in Scotland. This genuinely is a very relaxing but invigorating holiday in a very remote, strikingly beautiful part of Scotland. (Bear Grylls uses Alladale’s Deanich lodge for his survival courses). But you are not roughing it, you stay in beautiful cottages on the glen or in the wonderful, private and fully serviced Alladale lodge complete with sauna, gym, billiard room and private chef should you need one. It’s advisable to come here and switch off all mobile phones, Wi-Fi and television, as escape from the modern world is what this is all about. The views from every window are stunning; overlooking rugged mountains, rivers, lochs and glens. Simply watching the weather fronts coming in to the valley can be mesmerising. You can literally have snow, hail, fog, sunshine, rain and stormy weather all in the space of A FEW HOURS! So be prepared! Marvel at the deer wandering around on your doorstep, do some stargazing at night as there’s no light pollution at all, finish reading a book or 2. Or, you can get active and hire an experienced guide for the day to go out for a long hike into the mountains. There’s nothing better than knowing you are drinking a well-deserved bottle of wine by the fire after a good solid day of exercise. Or head to the local town for spa treatments, after a morning round of golf at the word class Royal Dornoch Golf Course. Alladale can even organise helicopter journeys to various locations around the Highlands for the ultimate luxury excursion! Wow! I highly recommend this place. The staff are so helpful and friendly, and I have SO MUCH respect for the project that they are working on as in regards to planting new trees, their Scottish Wildcat breeding program, and maintaining this amazing wildlife reserve.. keep up the good work! Don’t doubt booking this place - just book it! It will be the best thing you have ever done. (I'm adding on to this after having recently spoken to Pieter at Alladale. They have a lot of AMAZING retreat packages ran by people at the top of their game. You can see most of them in the events section of this website, or simple go to the Alladale website and look for Events and Retreats!)


  • Wilderness Retreats
  • Hiking Holidays
  • Mountain Biking
  • Weddings
  • Corporate Team-Building Options
  • Fishing
  • Relax and Switch Off
  • Catered or Non-Catered Options Available
  • Alladale is host to some of the best retreat events in the whole world!

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