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    Rachael Gavan

    Lover of mountains, tea and woolly hats

    Mini Bio

    I grew up in the countryside just outside of Edinburgh and have always loved being in the outdoors. Some of my best memories growing up involved heading to the Highlands with my family and a car packed full of bikes or skis, camping gear, walking boots and hundreds of books. After university, I spend a few years travelling the world but I always knew that the Highlands of Scotland was where I was meant to be. Being part of the Wilderness Team allows me to spend my days talking about the wild places of Scotland and dreaming up new adventures. I feel lucky every day that I can share our beautiful home with travellers from all over the world and hopefully, they can take a little bit of Scottish magic with them.

    Place to play

    This is so hard but I think it has to be Assynt. Every time I go it takes my breath away and I remember how much I love it. It’s an incredible place for adventures whether you’re hiking, biking, kayaking or canoeing. The glacier-formed landscape is incredible. From the dramatic mountains and the white sand beaches, the jewel-like lochs to the endless sea and sky, it is heart-achingly, jaw-droppingly beautiful.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I may have the world’s largest collection of woolly hats*
    * Not scientifically proven

    Rachael's Gallery

    © Rachael Gavan / Wilderness Scotland

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