Place to Play – Cairngorms National Park is where I learned to Snowboard. The Cairngorms is an amazingly atmospheric environment and a perfect place to carve the slopes whilst pulling off multiple complicated 1080 transition tricks. Yes, I really am that good at snowboarding (when I dream, anyway). The Tony Hawk of snowboarding is what I wish they would call me. Although, on my first ever lesson the snowboard instructor did call me a speed junkie, which I took as a compliment.
Not a lot of people know this – I am a certified tutor of Sense-Able Learning and New Tricks with Words. Basically I can help people improve their spelling through NLP techniques – classes are known to involve different coloured mini dragons, sadly they are imaginary only!
Mini Bio – I was born in the capital city of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness, and in the last few years I have lived in various different Scottish places such as Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Larbert during my time studying a BA in Business and an MSc in Digital Marketing. I love the outdoors and the nature that populates the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. I have relatives that live within some really stunning areas such as Callinish and Coll which are located on the Isle of Lewis – I have fond memories of running around my Granny’s back garden in Coll which felt like it was a truly remote location as only the animals inhabiting the neighbouring croft seemed to be the closet living contact. Now I find myself back home in the Highlands and living in Inverness, everything seems to have come full circle. I am enjoying the tranquility of the Highlands – it is a nice contrast to the busy city life!
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Wild Camping - Camping under the stars in spectacular locations near the waterway/shore. Some camps are wild with no facilities while some have very basic facilities such as a toilet and cold running water.
Basic - These simple rustic accommodations in breath-taking locations have a warm and cosy feel with shared bathroom facilities, warm showers and comfortable beds.
Classic - Staying in 3 or 4 star hotels, guesthouses and Highland inns, you can enjoy warm hospitality along with a hot shower, great food and a comfortable bed at the end of a day.
Deluxe - Staying in 4 or 5 star hotels you can enjoy superior comfort and the finest service.
Luxury - Selected castles in locations across Scotland, each have their own character and you will be exceptionally well looked after in each of them.
Provisional - These trips are available to book but the dates may be subject to change.
Unconfirmed - These trip dates are fixed but not yet confirmed to run, if two people book this trip it will become confirmed.
Confirmed - This trip is confirmed to run so you can arrange travel plans.
Fully Booked - Sorry this trip is fully booked please try another date.
Accommodation is usually in twin (2 single beds) or double (1 shared bed) rooms unless stated otherwise and we request that clients who book individually share a twin room.
If however, you would like a single room this may be possible subject to availability and payment of a supplement (see Trip Dossier for details). If you select single, we will determine availability and advise you shortly after you have made booking.
Please provide some information on your relevant experience/fitness for this trip
Please provide any dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, no dairy
Please provide contact details for who we should call in the case of an emergency
Please provide a contact mobile number that will enable us to contact you should you not arrive at the start point on time
Your conservation contribution will go towards supporting the vital environmental protection and conservation of wild land undertaken by our nominated charity the John Muir Trust. Should you prefer not to pay this contribution, simply un-tick the box and the amount will be deducted from your payment. Full details of our conservation contribution scheme and the organisations we support can be found on our sustainable tourism pages.
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