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©2019 by Eternal Mountain.

Patrick Phillips ©2019 Ink drawing of Meall nan Tarmachan & Ben Lawers.

WELCOME TO
ETERNAL MOUNTAIN

Historical & Eco Tour Guide of Breadalbane

ABOUT YOUR GUIDE

I discovered the desire to travel at a young age, and have not looked back since. I’ve always had a passion for travel, and the need to explore; I love touring the world, seeing incredible sites, and learning as much as I could about them. In 2019, I founded Eternal Mountain in the hopes of inspiring others to be curious about the world.

 

 

As a professional Eco Tour Guide, I excel at helping you plan your perfect vacation. Not just any vacation, but truly exceptional trips filled with inspiring and life-enriching experiences. I believe in seeing the world in the most unique way possible, and I want to share my knowledge and passion for travel and tourism with all of those whom I guide.

Note to walker:

Most of my walks are relaxed and of gentle pace (without time constraints). Depending on the type of tour you wish to take, I can go at any speed and will adapt to your walking pace. Happy to accommodate where needed.  

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WALKING TOURS

Breadalbane - Home of Giant's

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MORNING - VILLAGE TOUR

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AFTERNOON - VILLAGE TOUR

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ACHMORE WOOD & CREAG BHUIDHE

£20 - 2 Hours

Looking to experience breath-taking scenery with a local viewpoint? If you are, then this tour is the best option for you. Let me take care of you, as we take a journey from the Stone Circle of Killin, to embrace the powerful energy of Dochart Falls; visit a former meal mill, founded by the Irish, Gaelic-speaking priest St Fillan; stroll to Fingal's Stone, the burial-place of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the great hero from Celtic mythology. Then explore the ruins of Finlarig Castle, and finally to the resting nest of Loch Tay, where we shall learn of the folkloric tale of its origin. 

£20 - 2 Hours

When you visit a new destination do you enjoy touring around with a professional guide? Do you like hearing the local perspective on the wonders of our world? Do you want to learn more about Nature? If so, and you're not an early bird, then this afternoon tour is the best option for you. This afternoon village tour has the same itinerary as the morning. Once again taking you on a journey from the Stone Circle of Killin, to Dochart Falls, the old meal mill of St Fillan, Fingal's Stone, Finlarig Castle and Loch Tay

£25 - 2 Hours

Do you enjoy an evening walk surrounded by trees, and beautiful mountain landscapes? Would you like to see a unique view of Loch Tay from a mountain? Do you love to watch the sunset? If so, then this tour is the best option for you. Join me, as we take a walk through Achmore Wood, once formerly part of the old Breadalbane Estate. And then to Sron a’ Chlachain, translated as 'The nose of the village', to the peak of Creag Bhuidhe, enjoying the many incredible views of the village. If you're an artist, or photographer this is a must walk-tour for you. 

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DARK SKIES - NIGHT WALK

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1-ON-1 MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

MEALL NAN TARMACHAN

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1-ON-1 ARTIST MOUNTAIN EXCURSION - PAINTING & DRAWING

£30 - 2 Hours

Come and experience the beauty of a mountain village sky at night. Away from urban lights, look up instead to a clear sky, and witness the eternity and wonder of our dark skies. Whilst listening to the many animal sounds around you, as we take a walk through Wilderness; letting every star that guides you, become your deepest wish made true.

£120 - Subject to Availability

Do you like a challenge? Do you want to feel alive? If so, then this exclusive tour of Meall nan Tarmachan is the best choice for you. Walking up a mountain, I've learnt, is about much more than just reaching the top, rather one should extend the experience, gain new perspectives, 1-on-1 on this tour, we will do that. For example, we will explore the topography and typology of rocks, and bio-diversity surrounding the life of stream Gypsy - flowing down Tarmachan, straight to Loch Tay. Furthermore, let yourself listen to the music of Nature, as you slowly become the stream, air, mountain and sky. Interested in booking? Get in touch to find out more now.

£175 - Subject to Availability

Whether you are an established artist, or a beginner; this mountain excursion is a great way not only to explore the skin of a mountain, but discover more about your own creative potential. Being an artist myself, I will work with you, teach and point out new ways of looking at what you have drawn or painted. Most importantly, make the connection between what you have created (with Nature) and yourself. Ready to embrace, and challenge your creative side? Get in touch, and let's book a date.

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THE LIVING MOUNTAIN - NAN SHEPHERD - BOOK DISCUSSION

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PHOTOGRAPHER EXCURSION

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NATURE DRAWING

£10 - 1 Hour - Subject to Availability 

Educational discussion about Nan Shepherd's classical book, The Living Mountain. We will analyse the text, debate and attempt to get closer to Shepherd's philosophical perspective on mountain - which is to look at the relationship between being and becoming. 

£99 - Subject to Availability

Are you an inspiring Nature photographer? If so, then this tour is the best option for you. As your guide, I will show you many places of natural beauty that surround the village of Killin, which are mostly out of sight. Eternal Mountain is ready to serve your every need. Interested? Get in touch.

£20 - 2 Hours - Subject to Availability 

Do you have a passion for drawing? Or have never tried, and would like to discover your creative potential? If so, then join me, as we take a tour around the village, finding places to rest, and draw everything that captures your imagination. From the mountains, to a loch, trees, flowers, or insects - all is provided for you. Just bring yourself, a pencil, and a sketchbook.

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WILD CAMPING

SPONTANEOUS

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SANCTUARY - STREAMS, WATERFALLS, RIVERS & LOCH

£149 (1 Night) - Subject to Availability

Camping is a great experience, so much more than just a camp fire, and songs. It is that rare chance to open up all of our senses to the natural world, and come alive once again - reconnecting with the Earth beneath and above you. From morning til dawn, you'll awake the next day, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Let the night sky take care of you, as you sleep deep into a Scottish glen. * Free village tour of Tirai is included within this package.

£20 - 2 Hours / £40 - 4 Hours - Subject to Availability 

Have you always wondered what it would feel like to wake up, and walk without directions, or a routed plan? Spontaneity is a lost art and skill in today's world. We have forgotten what surprises can be discovered along the way, whether it be a new place, person or object, so much can be learnt, and therefore experienced without a plan. Being spontaneous is about the art of playfulness, observing all that you see, hear, feel, taste and touch - bringing together memories that will last an eternity. What are you waiting for? There is so much to discover and rediscover.

£40 - 3 Hours - Subject to Availability 

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, Eternal Mountain has created a unique walking tour for you to hear, see and touch the infinite and eternal flow of water. Killin offers a wide range of water sites (and interaction), that will give you new and renewed experiences of rhythm and energy with water. Starting at the top of a mountain, we will observe how it all begins, following a trail of water, witnessing how it changes shape, from stream to waterfall, river to loch, and sea. 

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MOIRLANICH LONGHOUSE & THE LIBRARY OF INNERPEFFRAY

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BATAVAIME BOTHY & MAMLORN FOREST

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THE SCOTTISH CRANNOG CENTRE

£185 - Subject to Availability 

*This includes transportation and  entry fees.

Experience a rare 'insight into rural family life in 19th-century Scotland' with Moirlanich Longhouse. It is a cottage that will make you feel immediately at home, and never wanting to leave - truly an organic home in every way imaginable. If this historical site is not for you, then The Library of Innerpeffray might just be the place. Innerpeffray was the 'first free public lending library in Scotland. Making books available to ordinary people free of charge.' If this tour is for you, or both? I will take care of all the logistics of the tour planning, all you have to do is open your mind to a new experience. Interested in booking? * Free village tour of Killin is included within this package. 

£125 - Subject to Availability 

*This includes transportation.

Batavaime Cottage (now a bothy) was once home to the famous Gaelic poet Duncan Ban MacIntyre (1724-1812) who wrote "Praise of Ben Dorain" - a 'manifesto' for land-ownership in Scotland, and "Song of the Misty Corrie" a love song addressed to his wife, Màiri. MacIntyre was gamekeeper for the Earl of Breadalbane who owned much of Glen Lochay at the time, another must see as we take a walk through Mamlorn Forest. Eternal Mountain is ready to serve your every need. From planning the detailed itinerary, to providing transportation arrangements, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and let your mind explore.

£120 - Subject to Availability

*This includes transportation.

Have you ever seen, or heard of a crannog before? You might also be thinking what one is? Crannog is a 'type of ancient loch-dwelling.' They are unique in shape, and can be found in Ireland and across Europe today - as they effortlessly appear to float upon water. There is so much to see here, and learn in this incredible spot of human history and natural landscape. The Scottish Crannog Centre do a lot to make sure your experience once visited will last for an eternity. From story-telling around a lit fire, to 'hands-on demonstrations of ancient crafts and technologies.' There is so much to see, and do. Ready for a new experience? Get in touch, and let's book a date. 

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DEEP TIME WALK

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SILENT WALK

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BEN LAWERS, FIONN'S ROCK & FORTINGALL YEW TREE 

£30 - 3 Hours - Subject to Availability 

If you prefer a scientific approach to Nature and the Universe when walking, then this Deep Time Walk is the best option for you. Listening through the Deep Time Walk App a new story of the living Earth is provided. This dramatised Deep Time Walk can be experienced anywhere in the world. Walk 4.6km through 4.6bn years of Earth history, learn about key concepts from Earth’s evolution and experience a unique perspective of deep time. A transformative experience for iOS and Android. Together, with earphones - we shall embrace the planet's history. 

£20 - 2 Hours - Subject to Availability 

Walking is a powerful act. More powerful than we often realise. Think for a moment how many times we walk in a day? We walk to our bathrooms in the morning, kitchen and living rooms. Sometimes we walk to work, or to our local shops. During these short walks, our minds are filled with things we need to do, worries or an event we are looking forward to at the weekend. But how often do we take a walk for and with ourselves, giving us the chance to reconnect with Nature? Silent walking is that rare, and fun opportunity to walk without speaking, allowing yourself to listen to your mind and end with a mind feeling refreshed, and full of clarity. Interested? Let's book a date. Phones must be put on silent too.

£210 - Subject to Availability 

*This includes transportation.

The Fortingall Yew is at the geographical heart of Scotland and stands within Fortingall churchyard. It is thought to be between 3,000 and 9,000 years old and has connections to early Christianity in Scotland. It is also believed to be one of the oldest living things in Europe. Come and witness a tree of age, beauty and of surreal survival. From Fortingall Yew Tree we will then walk to Fionn's Rock, or also known as The Praying Hands of Mary. Fionn's Rock was said to have been split in two by an arrow fired by the legendary Celtic hero Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool). Come and experience a magical day in Glen Lyon. Interested? Get in touch and let's book a date.

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TIRAI

Exclusive Tour

Come and rediscover the lost world of Tirai, a village once bustling with life in the 19th-century. A place rich in historical 'human activity' for the last 6,000 years. For example, once a spiritual crossing of Christian origin - through the glens of Lochay and Lyon, and much more. Beginning our tour at Moirlanich Longhouse, we will take a look around this original cottage, and learn of rural family life. From there, we will visit a site made up of Cup and Ring marks (Pre-historic Art), from the Neolithic Age. And attempt to trace and learn about their intrinsic meaning. And then, within a few minutes having arrived at the village of Tirai, we will learn about it's history, and the standing stone, titled, The Calling Stone, which is at the centre of the village. Come and be part of it's history by bearing witness, bringing all that you see - back to life.

LONG DISTANCE & MUNROS

Eternal Mountain offers a variety of tour packages, all promising that added personal touch. My trips guarantee an action-packed itinerary, while delivering a truly knowledgeable and authentic walking experience. Take a look at the sorts of tour packages I offer below, and get in touch if you would like to learn how you can book a tour with me today.

BEN LAWERS / "SPEAKING MOUNTAIN" - FULL DAY

£69 - Limited Spaces * Price includes transportation.

Ben Lawers, "nature's eternal sanctuary" is the highest mountain in the Breadalbane region of the Grampions. Reaching to a height of 3984ft (1214m), it is one of the highest in Britain. For an incredible holistic mountain walk, Ben Lawers with its rich alpine flora, is an essential interaction when the desire to reconnect with Nature comes your way. Let the mountain call you, and listen to her speech. Interested in booking? Get in touch

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BEN LAWERS - HALF DAY

£49  - Limited Spaces * Price includes transportation.

Ben Lawers is the highest mountain in the Breadalbane region of the Grampions. Reaching to a height of 3984ft (1214m), it is one of the highest in Britain. The Ben Lawers range, 'includes six seperate mountains and two other tops over 3000ft (914m), while the neighbouring Tarmachan range has one distinct mountain and other nearby tops over 3000ft.

MEALL DHUIN CROISG / "MOUNTAIN OF THE CROSSING HILLOCK"

£69 - Full Day - Subject to Availability 

* Price includes transportation.

Meall Dhuin Croisg is a steep mountain, and yet one can be at the top in no time. Having reached the top, a wide range of incredible views are on offer. There is also a range of schist rocks that are available for you to see, and to look closer at how this mountain was formed. It is an incredible moment when one can witness from a Deep Time perspective, a mountain that began it's journey nearly 500 million years ago.

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BEINN NAN OIGHREAG / "MOUNTAIN OF THE CLOUDBERRIES"

£59 - Half Day - Subject to Availability 

* Price includes transportation.

Beinn Nan Oighreag is a beautiful slow-paced mountain walk,

with each step, the landscape is inviting you to take it with you, including the "cloudberries". With mountains in every direction, let the flowing sound of river Allt Dhuin Croisg bring you into a tranquil state of mind. For incredible views of both Glen Lochay and Glen Lyon this is the best tour for you.

THE ETERNAL MOUNTAIN WAY

£59 - Subject to Availability

Mountains are eternal. Eternal in function, form and appearance. They are part of an holistic process in which to support life eternally here on Earth. Without mountains there would be no life on this planet. This eco-walk has been created to establish an appreciation of mountain, and how they help shape our daily lives. Come with me, as we follow the mountain's way.

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DUNCROISK PILGRIMAGE - GLEN LOCHAY TO GLEN LYON

£89 - All Day - Subject to Availability

*Price includes transportation.

Have you ever experienced a pilgrimage? Or have never done so, and would like to? Then this short and unique pilgrimage from one glen to another is a great way to start out. Our journey will begin at the bottom of Meall Dhuin Croisg, following an ancient cross-incised rock with an arrowhead, said to be of ‘Christian origin’ as our guiding start.

THE GLEN OGLE TRAIL

£89 - All Day - Subject to Availability

* Price includes transportation.

If your idea of a perfect vacation includes being exposed to other cultures and interacting with local people, then look no further than this exclusive tour. The Glen Ogle Trail is part of the way marked trail that follows the former Callander to Oban branch of the Caledonian Railway. For an incredible glen experience, get in touch and let's book a date. 

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THE ROB ROY OUTLAW TOUR

Coming soon...

Are you a passionate follower of Rob Roy MacGregor? Or have recently learnt about his life story, and would like to know more? The Rob Roy Outlaw Tour is a dedication to one of Scotland's "most prominent" historical figures, alongside Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Bonnie Prince Charlie. This unique tour offers a subtle blend of places, and sites where Rob Roy MacGregor lived, worked and walked. 

ROUTE IN MIND

Subject To Availability

Do you have a route in mind? But don't have the local knowledge, and expertise to carry it out? Breadalbane is a large area with hundreds of walking destinations and unexplored routes. Finding your way around can therefore be difficult. As your personal tour guide, I will do everything I can to make sure your planned route becomes a reality. Get in touch, and let's book a date.

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“Walking thus, hour after hour, the senses keyed, one walks the flesh transparent. But no metaphor, transparent, or light as air, is adequate. The body is not made negligible, but paramount. Flesh is not annihilated but fulfilled. One is not bodiless, but essential body.” 

― Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain

 “Patrick provides a unique, alternative perspective on the local area in his tours. His way of seeing humanity's deep embeddedness will give food for thought and inspire different ways of living in the challenging circumstances of our times.”

Robert Woodford - Deep Time Walk Organisation

GET IN TOUCH


Killin Hotel, Killin, Perthshire, FK21 8TP

07745053344

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