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.
see earlier comment about Myles. He is an extraordinarily skilled and knowledgeable guide.
Reviewed on 10/10/2018
See earlier comments [ED] "Myles was the best guide we have ever had! His wonderful demeanor and wide ranging knowledge made every day intellectually stimulating as well as fun. He always demonstrated attention to detail and concern for our safety by encouraging us to use best hiking practices that leveraged each of our abilities The views and experiences were tremendously satisfying!"
Reviewed on 01/10/2018
I can't say enough good things about Myles. He was a wonderful companion and more than a "guide." We got really lucky with Myles and will recommend him highly to other friends. Would do another trip with him, maybe with kids and grandchildren, in a second.
Reviewed on 29/09/2018
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Wilderness Walking – The Isle of Skye
29th Jun - 5th Jul 2019
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Sea Kayaking – Introduction Course
13th Jul - 17th Jul 2019
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Scottish Sea Kayak Trail Central – The Jacobite Coast
3rd Aug - 8th Aug 2019
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Wilderness Walking – Wilds of Assynt
24th Aug - 30th Aug 2019
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Open Canoeing – Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
7th Sep - 12th Sep 2019
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Sea Kayaking – The Scottish Highlands
21st Sep - 26th Sep 2019
|6 place(s) left||CONFIRMED||£1,345||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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