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FILM: Spring in the Scottish Highlands FILM: Spring in the Scottish Highlands

Posted on May 22, 2015 by Rupert Shanks

As the Snow melts and the birds return, the land awakens in Spring. Enjoy our new short film celebrating Spring in the Scottish Highlands, now part of a series for the seasons of Scotland. Spring in the Scottish Highlands is a special time of year. After a long winter, the lengthening days and resurgence of […]

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Latest Photos from the Wilderness Team

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Rupert Shanks

Latest Photos from the Wilderness Team

Team Wilderness Adventures from Across the Highlands The latest photos from the team are now added to Instagram. The same photos from the team’s latest adventures will be uploaded to our Instagram account where you can share your comments and thoughts on what we’re up to. (Instagram is a social photo-sharing site, much like Twitter but […]

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Scottish Wildlife: The Mighty Osprey

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Jonathan Willet

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The mighty Ospreys are one of the best known birds of prey in the Cairngorms National Park. Wildlife expert Jonathan Willet shares an insight into an icon of Scottish Wildlife: The Mighty Osprey. How many Ospreys are there in Scotland? It is hard to imagine that they only started breeding regularly here in 1954 as part […]

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Scottish Wildlife: The amazing Cuckoo

Posted on May 08, 2015 by Jonathan Willet

You have no doubt heard a Cuckoo call or certainly would recognise its call. But did you know only the male bird Cuckoo’d? Wildlife expert and wilderness guide, Jonathan Willet gives an overview of this fantastic member of Scotland’s birdlife in this article, Scottish Wildlife: The amazing Cuckoo. Where does the Cuckoo name come from? […]

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Wild Camping in Scotland: What NOT to do

Posted on May 05, 2015 by Alex Kendall

Sometimes things do not always go as smoothly as they could. Alex Kendall, one of our Wilderness Guides has (luckily for us) endured a variety of horrible camping experiences. Thanks to these, he is now able to ensure we don’t do the same and so shares his Wild Camping in Scotland: What NOT to do tips. 1. […]

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Wild Running: 6 points to remember

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by Alex Kendall

To some it may sound like what escaped convicts are doing but for many it’s a form of escapism that is hard to beat. Wild Running is a hugely popular pastime for those wanting to break away from the trail and stretch their legs across the wilder places around us. Wild Running means travelling light, soaking […]

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5 of the Best Wild Mountain Bike Rides in Scotland

Posted on Apr 19, 2015 by Ross Dempster

Scotland has an abundance of world class mountain biking. Wilderness Guide, Ross shares his favourite places to ride in the Highlands. 5 of the Best Wild Mountain Bike Rides in Scotland. The rolling hills, forests and winding glens lends itself perfectly to exploring it by bike. The beautifully developed trail centres sprouting up all over the […]

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