I am an experienced adventurer with many years of sea kayaking, canoeing, sailing and mountaineering in many of the world’s wildest places; from Antarctica to Greenland and many places in between. As a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society and a Master Educator of Leave No Trace, I am committed to sustainable tourism contributing positively to communities and wildlife in the places I work.
I love sharing the wild places of Scotland, whether Mountains, Glens, Loch or Coast. Apart from helping you have a fun and enjoyable holiday, I hope you will connect with both the place and the experience when you travel with us. I am very interested in the folklore and traditional uses of plants and other natural resources and run training on wild food and ethnobotany. You may get some very ‘fresh’ ingredients to try on a trip with me.
Almost anywhere on the west or northern coasts and islands of Scotland. If I have to choose, then Shetland never fails to blow my mind.
Myles Farnbank is not my original name..!
“I love sharing the wild places of Scotland, whether Mountains, Glens, Loch or Coast. Apart from helping you have a fun and enjoyable holiday, I hope you will connect with both the place and the experience when you travel with us. I am very interested in the folklore and traditional uses of plants and other natural resources and run training on wild food and ethnobotany. You may get some very ‘fresh’ ingredients to try on a trip with me.”
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International Sea Kayak Guide Association: http://www.iskga.com/myles-farnbank/
I am an experienced wilderness guide with many years of sea kayaking, canoeing, sailing and mountaineering in some of the worlds wildest places. I am committed to the principles of ecotourism contributing positively to communities and wildlife in the places I work.
I am a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society. I am a qualified Marine Wildlife Guide and Trainer for the WiSe Marine Wildlife Watching Scheme. If I were asked to state my USP it would be, expertise at creating outdoor experiences and training to help deeply connect people with both place and experience. I am championing the Leave No Trace message in the UK, liaising with a range of agencies and organisations to get a consistent picture on best practice relating to responsible recreational activity in our wild lands. I am passionate about sea kayak & canoe expeditions and have paddled in many varied locations from Antarctic Peninsula, Greenland, Baffin Island, Norway, Sweden, Sardinia, Croatia, Austria, France, Canada, Madagascar, New Zealand, West and East coast USA as well as extensively in my home waters of Scotland. In recent years I have been providing consulting services to adventure travel businesses and DMO’s around the world. To date Oman, Namibia, Ireland, Armenia, Georgia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway and Kyrgyzstan.
In 2011 Myles led two sailing and sea kayak expeditions back to back in Antarctica. Sailing from Puerto Williams in Chile across the infamous Drake Passage and then sea kayaking and camping on the ice along the Antarctic Peninsula. 42 days continuous guiding in one of the worlds wildest and most beautiful locations.
I have a keen interest in the traditional uses of plants and other natural resources and run training on wild food and ethnobotany.
We had excellent guides. Miles and Malcolm were extremely knowledgable and made the whole trip very client focused.
Sea Kayaking - The Scottish Highlands
Reviewed on 08/10/2019
Myles and Malcolm are a credit to your business and I can not say enough about how great they are/were. I will rebook at some point if these guys are available.
Sea Kayaking - The Scottish Highlands
Reviewed on 06/10/2019
Myles was a wealth of information! It was an added bonus that we were able to learn about the wildlife, plants, geology, and legends of the areas we hiked. He was thoughtful, patient, and accommodating....while always aware and prepared for the environmental conditions of the day. We felt very safe, and at the same time free to explore our own abilities.
Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
Reviewed on 30/09/2019
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Open Canoeing – North West Highlands
2nd May - 8th May 2020
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Sea Kayaking – The Scottish Highlands
21st Jun - 26th Jun 2020
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Wilderness Walking – The Orkney Islands
25th Jul - 31st Jul 2020
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Sea Kayaking in The Outer Hebrides
15th Aug - 21st Aug 2020
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Wilderness Walking – Wilds of Assynt
26th Sep - 2nd Oct 2020
|5 place(s) left||CONFIRMED||£1,625||Book Now|
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.
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