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New Adventure Trips for 2013

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 by Ben Thorburn

West Highlands and Knoydart


It’s always fun dreaming up new adventure trips and it’s a process that all our staff play a key part of. Our guides, who are out exploring Scotland’s wilderness each day, always talk of incredible places they’ve uncovered as they add to their extensive local knowledge. As you’ll know if you’ve called the office, the team here are a keen bunch of outdoor enthusiasts and so are always delighted to share the best of Scotland.

Every year we all get together at our Staff Gathering and this year we spent two day in Kintail on the west coast of Scotland, where our West Coast Explorer trip is based from. It’s over this weekend in an inspirational location that we put lots of ideas in the pot and marry them up with what you, our clients, have told us about what you like best from an adventure holiday in Scotland.

We blend these ideas together and we hope you’ll agree we’ve launched an inspiring range of new adventure trips for 2013. We’d love to hear your comments below.

Our New Adventure Trips

Sea Kayaking – West Coast Explorer
£650pp – Graded Moderate – 6 Nights

This is a great option for people that have a little experience in sea kayaks or have completed our Introduction to Sea Kayaking course. The trip blends accommodation based kayaking from a private bunkhouse not far from the iconic Eilean Donan Castle with, weather permitting, a couple of days camping on a mini-expedition. It’s the perfect way to introduce yourself to our range of expedition based adventures.

More about our new West Coast Explorer


Wilderness Walking – The Cairngorms National Park and Royal Deeside
£895pp – Graded Easy – 6 Nights

A new walking holiday based on a circumnavigation of the Cairngorms National Park, named by National Geographic Magazine as one of the “50 of the World’s Last Great Places”. This trip explores easy walking paths that quickly create a sense of wilderness and immerse you in a stunning location surrounded by rare and endangered wildlife. We’ll also explore the cultural and historical elements that make this a must visit destination as we visit local distilleries and ancient castles.

Explore the Cairngorms and Royal Deeside holiday



Wildlife Experience – Scotland’s Big 5
£1195pp – Graded Moderate – 6 Nights

Wow, this is a trip of a lifetime (even if we do say so) you’ll have the opportunity to kayak among seals, view ospreys and golden eagles, seek out otters and wildcats and all of this in some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery. Visiting locations including Mull in search of sea eagles, the Moray Firth for a boat trip with dolphins, the Cairngorms for red deer and ptarmigan and mythical Loch Ness where we look for some special wildlife. All the while you’ll be joined by our highly knowledgeable and fun guide who’ll share little gems of information with you.

Discover Scotland’s wildlife on this trip


Sea Kayaking – The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North: The Gaelic Coast
£895 – Graded Moderate – 6 Nights

This long awaited new adventure completes the Trilogy of accommodation based Scottish Sea Kayak Trail holidays by adding North to our South and Central itineraries and clever scheduling means that if you want to take on the challenge, you can complete the whole trail over a 3 week epic for £2,685 including 4 free nights. The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail North is a beautiful itinerary that explore merges some of the best sea kayaking in the world with insights into Gaelic culture and language as we explore the mountainous coastal locations of Loch Duich and Skye before moving north to explore the arches and caves of the Summer Isles.

Join us on this pioneering trip



We hope you enjoy browsing these inspiring new adventures for 2013 and of course if you have any questions then we’d love to hear from you. We’re excited about sharing these experiences which take our trips to another level of immersion in the landscape, wildlife and culture of Scotland.




About the author

Ben Thorburn

Ben is Head of Marketing at Wilderness Scotland and his love and enthusiasm for Scotland’s wild places is what he hopes rubs off and inspires people to visit such an incredible place. Outside of work he's found in his natural habitat; the mountains, whether skiing, on a mountain bike or walking.

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