In general, when in the Scottish mountains above areas of human habitation, the water is safe to drink. However, you do have to think about where the water is coming from and follow the rules below.
- Take water from a flowing stream rather than still water.
- Avoid water sources which are obviously muddied or where there is a lot of livestock.
- Don't draw water from downstream from where someone has been washing themselves or their mess tins.
- If in doubt, use a water bottle with a reliable filter system.
Please note there will be a supply of drinking water at several locations during the trek.