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      Amanda Shepherd

      Amanda Shepherd

      Friendly | Happy | Motivational | (my son says bonkers!)

      Mini bio

      I learnt to ski when I was a wee nipper and have never really looked back. A politics degree wasn’t really going to change my love of snow sports so I decided to make the move to the Highlands for good and build a career teaching in the outdoors.

      I have worked winters on Cairngorm Mountain ever since and have had the pleasure to meet amazing people from all over the world and work alongside some of the most fantastic instructors. My summers used to be taken up with coaching tennis and I still keep up with this, but I suppose my midlife discovery (definitely not a crisis!) is Mountain Biking. There’s not many activities you can do with friends that create the feelings of excitement, freedom, adrenalin, peace and achievement all in one ride. 

      Favourite places to play

      Riding all the fab single track just outside my front door!

      Not a lot of people know this

      I played against Andy Murray when he was 11… guess who won?!

      Adventurer's Stories about Amanda

      They were friendly, patience and had a great experience.

      Arjan van der Tol
      Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands
      Reviewed on 09/08/2018

      Stuart for kayaking was excellent. very knowledgeable instructor and build good rapport with kids. Amanda was outstanding. She led us cycling and geocaching. the kids LOVED her - she was engaging, knowledgeable and prepared. The two days with her were the family favourites.

      Heather Walker
      17WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 23/08/2017

      The guides were really fantastic. Great with our daughter, attentive, and fun to talk to.

      Laura Prugh
      17WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 17/07/2017

      (see previous comment about Amanda.) Stewart, who ran our kayaking trip on the first day, was also excellent.

      Tony Rousmaniere
      17WSPD_Private Departure
      Reviewed on 07/07/2017

      Book a trip with Amanda

      Trip / Departure Availability Status Price Book
      Mountain Biking – Coast to Coast
      8th Jun - 14th Jun 2019 Female only date
      8 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £1,695 Book Now
      Mountain Biking – The Hebridean Trail
      22nd Jun - 28th Jun 2019
      3 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,895 Book Now
      Road Cycling – Outer Hebrides
      31st Aug - 6th Sep 2019
      4 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,795 Book Now

      Make Trip Private

      Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

      We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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