Explore the wild beauty of Jura, guided by an islander

Jura Guided offers guided walks and adventures on the Isle of Jura for anyone wanting to get deeper into this magical island.

With an islander as your guide, you can explore Jura’s hidden gems you might not find on your own. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned hiker, Jura Guided will craft a bespoke walk for you, bursting with natural wonders, dramatic views and island stories.

“Despite being a regular visitor to Jura over the last 18 years, I can honestly say that this year our holiday was much enriched having Grant join us as our local guide for a few days…I would definitely use Grant again if planning a walking trip to Jura.”

– Fiona, recent client.

Jura guided walks

I’ll arrange your perfect guided walk on Jura based on your interests and ability. Want to see a loch? Get out into the hills? Meander along the coast spotting otters or seals? Let me know your ideas and I’ll put together a custom itinerary. All abilities are welcome. 

Here are some of Jura Guided’s most popular walks to get you started.



Barnhill and the Corryvreckan Whirlpool

A wander out to the island’s wild northern tip, passing magical Barnhill, where George Orwell wrote 1984, and on to the infamous Gulf of Corryvreckan and its fearsome, raging whirlpool.

The Paps of Jura

Conquer the iconic magical mountains of Jura. A long, strenuous climb with incredible rewards of nature and unbelievable panoramic views of Islay and the islands on a clear day.

The bothies

Walk out to the romantically remote hideaways of Glengarrisdale and Cruib. The walks themselves promise natural wonders, dramatic tales, great views and nods to Jura’s past.

Coastal township walks

Enjoy a relaxed stroll exploring the history, heritage and stories of Jura’s vibrant island communities. Meet friendly locals who call Jura home and get a real glimpse of island life.

Hills, lochs and wild spaces

More adventurous half-day and full-day treks into the burnt-gold beauty of Jura’s wild spaces, with hidden lochs, rushing waterfalls and Paps sweeping up around you.

Meet your guide

Hi there, I’m Grant – a fully insured Jura walking guide, islander, folk musician, crofter and fell runner.

As a duirach (Jura native), I’ve spent 25+ years exploring this spellbinding island’s wild spaces and rich heritage. It’s always been a dream to help others enjoy them too.

Whether you want to go on a full-day hike or have a meander and a cup of tea, I’ll craft a walk that goes at your pace and takes in the parts of the island you’d most like to see.

Expect breathtaking Hebridean seascapes, mystical lochs and looming grey mountains, all threaded with tales of the island’s history, community, folklore and deeply rooted culture.

I can’t wait to walk with you.

Meet your guide

Hi there, I’m Grant – a fully insured Jura walking guide, islander, folk musician, crofter and fell runner.

As a duirach (Jura native), I’ve spent 25+ years exploring this spellbinding island’s wild spaces and rich heritage. It’s always been a dream to help others enjoy them too.

Whether you want to go on a full-day hike or have a meander and a cup of tea, I’ll craft a walk that goes at your pace and takes in the parts of the island you’d most like to see.

Expect breathtaking Hebridean seascapes, mystical lochs and looming grey mountains, all threaded with tales of the island’s history, community, folklore and deeply rooted culture.

I can’t wait to walk with you.

Meet your guide

Hi there, I’m Grant – a fully insured Jura walking guide, islander, folk musician, crofter and fell runner.

As a duirach (Jura native), I’ve spent 25+ years exploring this spellbinding island’s wild spaces and rich heritage. It’s always been a dream to help others enjoy them too.

Whether you want to go on a full-day hike or have a meander and a cup of tea, I’ll craft a walk that goes at your pace and takes in the parts of the island you’d most like to see.

Expect breathtaking Hebridean seascapes, mystical lochs and looming grey mountains, all threaded with tales of the island’s history, community, folklore and deeply rooted culture.

I can’t wait to walk with you.

Corporate guided walks

Want to inspire your customers or team members with a fun, adventurous ramble on Jura? I offer fully tailored corporate walks for a truly unforgettable away day.

Ready to explore Jura?

If you have questions, see my FAQs or feel free to email me at grant@juraguided.com.