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    Craig Forsythe

    Craig Forsythe

    Tall | Relaxed | Fun

    Mini Bio

    I really enjoy spending time in the outdoors, helping people develop and grow. My job lets me meet some fantastic people and journey together through remote and exciting places that they would never go to alone.

    Place to Play

    Canoeing in the North West Highlands, eating Arbroath Smokies, I love the wildness and wholesomeness that Scotland has in abundance.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I have tickets to watch the Ryder Cup this year at Gleneagles.

    Adventurer's Stories about Craig

    Excellent local knowledge

    Kathleen Reeser
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 25/09/2017

    The itinerary changed somewhat. But we worked well with the guides to create a once in a lifetime experience.

    Mike Hodges
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 25/09/2017

    Craig and Will were excellent. We were well taken care of (spoiled at times!) and learned lots from them. Felt lucky to have these guys leading the way.

    Karl Goddard
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 25/09/2017

    Grant is truly excellent at his job. He is calm, even tempered and an extremely skilled guide. His easy going nature put everyone at ease.

    Lisa Alexander
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 04/09/2017

    Friendly competent encouraging - lovely people.

    Margaret Owen
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 13/08/2017

    The guides were excellent, professional, competent and patient.

    David Wood
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 12/08/2017

    Craig - very professional, calm, amusing and knowledgable. Laura - so capable, very cheerful and her knowledge of Scotland and the local area in particular was inspirational.

    Jane Morgan
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 21/05/2017

    The guides made the trip, I cannot speak highly enough of them.

    Ian Glover
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 18/05/2017

    Craig and Laura are unequaled anywhere!

    Gary Fruland
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 15/05/2017

    Craig and Laura were both ideal for the trip . They were great company and organised well and I always felt safe

    Alban Gordon
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 15/05/2017

    Craig was an excellent guide, good humour and a great knack of offering paddling tips at just the right moment! It was really nice that he gave us time to actually enjoy being where we were instead of being hurried on to the next thing (which I have experienced elsewhere).
    Laura has a lovely cheery nature and so hard working. When we walked the hills she kept an eye on me at the back but I never felt pressured or hurried to catch up.
    The pair of them were seamless in their execution and worked really well together. I felt very safe and happy under their guidance.

    Diane Prest
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 15/05/2017

    Count yourself lucky if either Craig or Will are on your trip. Both are great cmpany, considerate and supportive. Will's an encyclopaedia, and Crag combines warmth and a dry humour that is not an easy mix to achieve. A great crack (craic).

    Jamie Bush
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 28/09/2016

    superb guides

    Andrew Birley
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 26/09/2016

    Craig and Will were both brilliant. They made the trip extremely enjoyable, creating a relaxed, fun and inspiring experience.

    Gary Calland
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 26/09/2016

    Both Craig and Will were superb.

    Jon Doel
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 26/09/2016

    Guides were good, friendly, cooked good meals but felt let down by lack of tuition in canoe and not keeping us all together, some members of team were left to far behind.

    TEAM WILDERNESS RESPONSE:
    Our trips are holidays rather than courses, so the emphasis is on the journey rather than developing technical skills. That said, our guides should ensure that everyone has enough coaching to ensure that they are comfortable paddling in the conditions encountered. Our guides would typically go further than this and offer to provide some additional coaching at points through the day to those who are interested in developing their skills further. We'll follow up with your guides to make sure it happens next time.

    Paul Mason
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 23/08/2016

    I could not praise Craig (and his lovely wife Heather) highly enough. A wonderful mix of professionalism and friendliness.

    Jane Morgan
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 20/07/2016

    Faultless. Craig was the perfect guide blending good humour, an easy manner and obvious experience and enthusiasm. Needs to work on his custard though....

    Benjamin Morgan
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 18/07/2016

    good guide / good cook / good fun
    all packed as one

    Jerome Senn
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 18/07/2016

    Craig's laid-back style was ideal for this trip. However he worked hard to ensure we were all happy - and safe. Full marks to his wife Heather, too.

    Bob Jones
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 16/07/2016

    I could not fault the work that Craig and Heather put into the trip. It was great to have a female guide as a single female travelling alone. Both guides worked very hard to ensure that all guests had the best time.

    Sarita Robinson
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 16/07/2016

    Both Craig and Laura were brilliant at making sure everyone in the group had what they needed - particularly when doing something challenging or out of their comfort zone. They were also great teachers and I left the holiday with a sense of achievement of having done a challenging trip and learned new skills. Finally, they were lovely, fun people to spend time with who clearly enjoyed spending time outdoors - all in all, ideal guides for such a demanding trip.

    Isabella Pereira
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 27/05/2016

    Our guides Craig and Laura made our trip an absolute joy and I can't rate them highly enough. I always felt that they took both our safety and our enjoyment very seriously, and I liked that they shared their decisions about routes etc with the group. They worked hard to build up our canoe skills and remained calm and encouraging during some challenging paddling conditions. They also encouraged teamwork within the group which is really important. But above all, it's clear that they love doing what they do and this added to our enjoyment of the trip, and they made sure we made the most of the beautifully wild place that we'd worked so hard to reach!

    Kim Lomax
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 23/05/2016

    Our guides were sensible, caring, flexible and calm; they provided very useful advice and coaching and were realistic in their expectations.

    Sue Thomason
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 19/05/2016

    Thanks very much to both, we had a great time, and learned a bit about open canoeing

    Rory Newman
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 19/05/2016

    Both Craig and Liam were excellent - good communication, good instruction, great to talk to, professional throughout.

    Chris Howe
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 27/05/2015

    Guides were great - Craig the sardonic king of campfire cookery and the lovely ever-smiling Liam were both very good humoured, patient, and kind. They dealt with unpredictable conditions with good grace, and joined in campfire games in full.

    Alison Porter
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 22/05/2015

    Both Liam and Craig managed to be great guides while at the same time being fully involved in the group social interactions. I have nothing but good things to say about both.

    André Sá
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 19/05/2015

    Made the most of some pretty horrible weather

    Andrew Mitchell
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 18/05/2015

    Craig and Mark where great.
    They made our trip a liitle easier.

    Sharon MacDonald
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 06/10/2014

    I cannot say enough to praise Craig and Mark, who have been the most tremendous guides during the whole week. Patient, helpful, humorous. They were the best.

    Jean Francois Hautemulle
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 28/09/2014

    A bit more instruction in basic strokes would have given me more confidence in my ability to help steer the canoe. On the plus side, Craig and Mark were very encouraging and upbeat and I had a lot of confidence in their ability to get us out of trouble if we got into it.

    Debbie Hunter
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 27/09/2014

    Dave and Craig are the best guides I have ever come across. Great people skills and provided also great support and also made sure everything was in tip top shape.

    Jancko Piebenga
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 10/10/2013

    Ben, my son has a learning disability and Craig pitched things to suit him and consequently Ben got a great deal from the trip

    John Chuter
    Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
    Reviewed on 17/05/2013

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    © Craig Forsythe / Wilderness Scotland

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