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sea kayaking in Upper Loch Torridon 5 Differences: River and Sea Kayaking

Posted on Aug 06, 2015 by Meike van Krimpen

As someone familiar with river kayaking for over 5 years, I had quite a few preconceptions about trying out sea kayaking for the first time. I’ll be honest, a small part of me thought that it was going to be a bit boring in comparison to river kayaking. With the absence of rapids, rocks and […]

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Film: Sea Kayaking in the West Coast

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 by Rupert Shanks

Film- Sea Kayaking in the West Coast

Skirting the tiny islands at the mouth of the loch, we glide over its glassy surface. Guardian journalist, Michael Tait joined us for our West Coast Explorer Trip and his poetic reaction is something to behold! We were pretty confident that we could treat Guardian journalist Michael Tait to a great experience as he joined us […]

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Landscape Photography: The Real Secrets Behind the Lens

Posted on Jul 07, 2015 by David Russell

Landscape Photography: The Real Secrets Behind the Lens

Have you ever been blown away by an image? Ever wondered how on earth it was done? You may come to the conclusion that it’s down to computer trickery and sometimes that’s true. But the real good stuff comes from hard work developing an understanding of the place. It’s a connection that all photographers share […]

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Comparing National Parks: Cairngorms and Yellowstone

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 by Jonathan Willet

On the face of it, these two National Parks have little in common. But, are they so different? I was fortunate enough to visit Yellowstone last month. So here are my thoughts on the Cairngorms and Yellowstone: Comparing National Parks. One in Scotland, the other in America. One full of Bear and Bison the other with […]

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How NOT to get lost in the woods: Navigation 5 Top Tips

Posted on Jun 09, 2015 by Alex Kendall

Getting lost in the hills almost has a romantic appeal of carefree wanderlust. But that romantic appeal can wear off in no time! Wilderness Guide, Alex Kendall shares some advice. How NOT to get lost in the woods: Navigation 5 Top Tips. Make sure you’re in the woods in the first place Knowing where you are […]

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Taste Scotland – Our Top 5 Classic Scottish Experiences

Posted on Jun 01, 2015 by Rupert Shanks

Irn-Bru, Whisky and battered Mars bars? There’s a bit more to this wee country than these infamous exports! But how do you taste the real essence of Scotland? We spend a while explaining to people what we love about Scotland. But this time we’ve filtered it down to just 5 quintessential experiences. These seem to […]

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Top 5 differences between National Parks in the US and UK

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Alex Kendall

Can you compare the Cairngorms National Park with Yosemite? Wilderness Guide, Alex Kendall looks at the Top 5 differences between National Parks in the US and UK. 1. Wilderness There is no doubt that the size and remoteness of the US national parks adds to their claim to wilderness. They even have a ‘Wilderness’ designation attached […]

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