Before the trip, any questions I asked were answered really quickly and made me feel that the admin staff were really keen for us to have a great experience.
We both loved this trip. The instructors, Craig and Tim, were fantastic and really built the confidence in everyone in our group. As a couple who like to be out and about on holiday, this was a great mix of activity and company. We gained new skills and laughed loads all through the trip. The bunkhouse option is brilliant and, in addition to making the trip a bit more affordable, it means that you get the chance to really get to know others on the trip. I really liked the fact that Craig and Tim encouraged folk to share their ‘journey’ and some folks’ stories were very touching. This trip was a really special moment in time. Highlights for me were Threading the Needle at the Crowlins and kayaking on Loch Maree (as I’ve been thinking about doing that for 25 years!). Coffee in a kayak was pretty cool too.
Accommodation & Food
The bunkhouse was pretty much as I expected. It was warm enough too. It was a bit tight for storage in the bedrooms but I can’t think of how you might change that.
I cannot recommend Craig and Tim highly enough. They were generous with their experience and skills and seemed to be very happy doing their jobs. They rekindled my enthusiasm for outdoor sports and I really liked the fact that they were enthusiastic about what other providers offered and the fact that there is a whole community of outdoor enthusiasts who support each other. Given that we all arrived with some type of apprehension- bunkhouse/kayaking/being in a group/being on holiday alone/being on holiday in a couple in a group/being too old/being too young - they managed those things really skilfully and gave people the space to do that too. I felt safe in their hands -from being in the kayaks to being in the van going over hills like the Bealach and going to and from Diabaig.
The Bottom Line
This was an amazing trip and we are so glad that we booked it. As a couple who like to be active and enjoy company this was the perfect type of trip. We liked the fact that we gained skills and confidence in kayaking but we also enjoyed the social side of things and being with other people. It was like being on a family holiday with family you really like but all the thinking/planning/organising was done for us so all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. We’d been thinking about a trip with WS for years so don’t leave it, ask them questions, book it and have a great time.