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    Bill Taylor

    Resourceful | Interested | Committed

    Mini-bio 

    Like many others, my introduction to the outdoors was through the Scout movement. In my teens, I graduated to racing kayaks both at home and abroad. After university, I moved to Scotland and taught Outdoor Education in both schools and outdoor centres. Returning to England I ran a business designing, manufacturing and selling open canoes before becoming an academic working in education, environmental studies, sports science, and sports coaching studies.

    Place to play 

    Open canoeing in the Menai Straits in North Wales. West coast of Scotland for sea kayaking and watching otters.

    Not a lot of people know this 

    I spent 6 months solo sea kayaking around the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Coach Level 5 Inland Kayak
    • Coach Level 5 Open Canoe
    • Coach Level 4 Sea Kayak
    Experience Read More

    I have been fortunate enough to lead groups to the Arctic Circle, Turkey, USA, and Canada.

    Other paddle experience includes Europe, Central Africa, Nepal, and Mexico.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Having a brown bear come into my tent one night when walking the John Muir Trail in California.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Coaching others.

    Book a trip with Bill

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Sea Kayaking – The Summer Isles
    9th Sep - 14th Sep 2023
    8 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£945Book 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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