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Rachael Gavan

RachaelMe in 3 – Excitable | Happy | Tree-climber

Place to play – My favourite place in Scotland is Sandwood Bay in the far North West. It’s inaccessible by car so ever year I walk or bike in with a sleeping bag and tent and pitch up in time to watch the sunset. There’s a great fishing spot where you can catch mackerel and cook them up on the spot. It’s not unusual to see an otter swim up and eat his meal just a few meters away; I’ve also spotted whales from the cliffs above the beach!

Not a lot of people know this – It’s possible I have the world’s largest collection of wooly hats* and sunglasses. Also, if I was a Disney princess I would definitely be Elsa from Frozen. * Not scientifically proven

Mini Bio – After getting a degree in Scottish literature from Aberdeen University I took off to travel and spent a few years teaching skiing in Canada and New Zealand. The lure of home was strong though and as much as I loved having adventures all over the world my heart will always be in the highlands. Being part of the Wilderness Team means that I can live and work in my own playground! My role as Program Manager means that I get to spend most of my day talking about Scotland’s incredible wild places and the amazing ways we can explore them. More often than not if you are interested in our scheduled or tailor made holidays, it’ll be me on the other end of the phone. I love chatting about Scotland and all our trips so if you have any questions at all, even if it’s just to ask where to get the best cake in Aviemore, then feel free to give me a call!

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Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula

Next available trip: 13th April        Duration: 7 night(s)
Region: West Highlands including Knoydart    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • This is one of the finest walking tours in Scotland. Boat access allows you to explore the most remote mountains in the UK
  • Visit the wonderful Small Isles for day walks with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities on both land and sea
  • Enjoy the unparalleled wilderness of the rough bounds of Knoydart and experience the wildlife that thrives there
  • Sample some of the finest cuisine in Scotland while staying in a unique lodge which can only be accessed by boat on this all inclusive walking holiday

Price: from £1,595

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