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    Stewart Atkinson

    Positive | Friendly | Hungry

    Mini Bio:

    Spirit Animal: Labrador – I love being in/around water and zooming around the hills almost as much as I love food!

    Raised just outside Edinburgh, although I have lived a while on the west, east and north coasts of Scotland along with two winters in The Alps and have worked in the
    outdoor sector for 15 years.

    I feel so fortunate to have carved out a career sharing the sports, activities and places that I love with people of all ages, even though my grandad still wonders when I’m going to get a “real job”…! I’m an avid sea and white water kayaker, canoeist, road/mountain biker, snowboarder, dog walker and (very) amateur rugby player.

    Places to play

    Anywhere with good company, scenery and snacks!

    Not a lot of people know this

    Despite my accent, love of a haggis supper, drams and Scottish Rugby, I was born in the slightly more southern Celtic Nation of Cornwall…

    Qualifications Read More
    • BC Sea Kayak Coach
    • BC White Water Kayak Coach
    • BC White Water Canoe Coach
    • BC Open Water Canoe Coach
    • Trail Cycle Leader
    • Velotech Silver Bike Mechanic
    • Mountain Leader
    • Rock Climbing Instructor
    • BASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor
    • RYA Senior Sailing Instructor
    • MCA/RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor/Commercial Endorsement
    Experience Read More

    I’ve worked in the outdoor sector since 2007 across a variety of providers from schools to national centres. I have walked, climbed, paddled, cycled and slid all overThe U.K and Europe and have a Masters Degree from The University of Edinburgh in Outdoor Education. When not guiding for Wilderness Scotland I run an Outdoor Learning Consultancy company helping integrate the outdoors into educational practice.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Kayaking The Château Queyras Gorge in the French Alps

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Place-based Pedagogy and Outdoor Learning

    Publications Read More

    As part of my MSc I created a resource for schools for use to help integrate Outdoor Learning into the culture of learning communities, I hope to publish this in 2022. I also write blog posts and create resources/lesson plans on my company website:

    Adventurer's Stories about Stewart

    Couldn't have been better. Highly recommend Stewart

    Clare Brook
    22WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 22/09/2022

    As already stated, Stewart was the perfect guide and helped make our trip brilliant.

    Sarah Sankey
    22WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 22/09/2022

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