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    Laura McAuley

    Curious | Enthusiastic | Chatty

    Mini Bio

    I have been guiding on a variety of trips across Scotland for over 7 years. Remote canoe expeditions, hill-walking and mounting biking. I just love being outdoors, whatever the activity: biking, canoeing, skiing, hiking. If it can be a remote, multi-day expedition – even better. I also love meeting people, making them laugh and bringing them on a great adventure. Living in Scotland is the perfect place to live and guide, always discovering new places and meeting new people.

    Place to Play

    Cairngorms – beautiful river Spey canoeing, sensational singletrack biking in the forests and dazzling, long mountain routes for climbing, running, skiing or scrambling.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I played cricket for Ulster Ladies. There are 37 different species of human-biting midge in Scotland. I am also a personal trainer and a pharmacist

     

    Qualifications Read More
    • Open Canoe Level 3
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • Single Pitch Climbing Award Mountain Bike Leader Award
    • BASI Alpine Ski Level 1 PG Certificate in Environmental Education
    Experience Read More

    I feel very lucky to have been guiding and coaching canoeists, hikers and bikers in Scotland since 2006. More recently I have been leading road bike trips in France and Scottish trail running courses.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    In terms of distance and effort, has to be biking over the Alps from North to South self- sufficiently in 6 days.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    I love learning about and discussing the environment. Initially this was knowledge gathered accidentally through curiosity, books and locals until I studied for a qualification in environmental education. Luckily, there are still so many beautiful books and fabulous locals to keep learning from.

    Adventurer's Stories about Laura

    See previously made comments. Additionally, we appreciated that she ate with us some evenings, it was fun to be able to converse in a relaxed setting.

    Carrie Watts
    19WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 10/07/2019

    Laura McCauley is fantastic! She is so knowledgeable, friendly, funny, resourceful, enthusiastic. Everything you could want in a guide!

    Karen Stevenson
    Wilderness Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands
    Reviewed on 20/07/2017

    If there was rating higher than excellent, I would give Laura McAuley "excellent plus." She has the unique set of talents it takes to be an outstanding guide: exceptional skills, intelligence, knowledge, personality, thoughtfulness, sensitivity and a genuine love for what she's doing. Not to mention that she did a great job driving that big van. Laura really put it all together for us.

    William McClave
    Wilderness Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands
    Reviewed on 18/07/2017

    Simply overwhelmed with her first class concierge type services - excellent effort and execution.

    David George
    Wilderness Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands
    Reviewed on 17/07/2017

    With a group of differing strengths and expectations, Laura made the balance perfectly and gave us all a great trip.

    Laurie Zelon
    Wilderness Walking - Glencoe and the Highlands
    Reviewed on 17/07/2017

    Laura and Seori are amazing guides! They were so helpful and accommodating- anticipated everyone's needs and ensured our safety.

    Kory Clement
    Mountain Biking - Bike Across Scotland
    Reviewed on 07/06/2017

    Seaory and Laura were spectacular! I really didn't feel like I was on a guided tour. I felt like I was riding with some good friends. I'm glad to have met them.

    David Beaver
    Mountain Biking - Bike Across Scotland
    Reviewed on 07/06/2017

    Tim and Laura were humorous, encouraging, knowledgeable and patient. They made it a fantastic experience and we felt like we were holidaying with friends.

    Dawn Keirle
    Road Cycling - Skye and the Inner Hebrides
    Reviewed on 29/05/2017

    Professional, friendly, knowledgeable and very able to adapt the tour to meet emerging client needs.

    Denise Landau
    Road Cycling - Skye and the Inner Hebrides
    Reviewed on 29/05/2017

    I found them helpful, approachable, good fun and overall good company. Even though their jokes were a bit cheesey!!

    TEAM WILDERNESS RESPONSE:
    We like to think our Cheese related jokes are top class and only keep them for the day when we visit the Cambus o May cheese factory!

    John Lodge
    Mountain Biking - The Cairngorm Trail
    Reviewed on 16/08/2014

    We thought both the guides Craig and Laura were excellent! very constructive advice we learnt a great deal, thought it was nice that they came out in the evening with us, very friendly! Got on very well with them"....

    Michelle Lodge
    Mountain Biking - The Cairngorm Trail
    Reviewed on 16/08/2014

    Top notch...both of them. Laura was very proactive in dealing with issues caused by clients rather than WS.
    This is my third WS break and your guides have always been excellent.

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    Mountain Biking - The Cairngorm Trail
    Reviewed on 09/08/2014

    Laura's Gallery

    © Laura McAuley / Wilderness Scotland

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