ADVENTURE NEWSLETTER: MAY 2022
UNIQUE ADVENTURE TOURS SCOTLAND
Greetings to you all wherever you may be, and thank you for your continued support and interest in UATS, providing small private custom adventure tours in Scotland.
Updates on upcoming events and offers, news on all things adventure based from slow travel to high adrenaline, and some tips and treats to keep you adventuring.
Spring has Sprung:
With winter a distant memory, spring is finally in full swing, bees are out and about, flowers blooming, trees’ bursting into life and everyone is feeling the renewed energy of adventure.
Touring has started in style, with the group from the Basque Country, who had the most amazing weather to explore the Highlands & Isle of Skye, the perfect time of year to see the classic sights without the crowds – check out the stunning photos on my Facebook Page.
Mini-break adventures in the Great Glen, Loch Ness, and the West Coast have all shown off the stunning landscapes and scenery of Scotland to my guests…and there is so much more to enjoy.
Preparation for the coming year’s adventures has kicked off with a selection of refreshers, training sessions, and familiarisation days. From Zip Wire Courses, Via Ferrata, right through to Foraging Training…2022 is going to be great.
Zip Wire Course: Killiecrankie is swiftly becoming the go-to for all things high wire and adrenaline-based. My brother and I recently went to explore the full range on offer from the Highland Fling group – zip wire adventure, bungee jumping, and bridge swing’tastic, the perfect triple for flight-based fun. Book now to fly through the woodlands of the Garry Gorge – here.
Via Ferrata: I am delighted to be able to provide private guided sessions on Scotland’s only Via Ferrata within my adventure tours, having been lucky enough to join the team last week to train up for this season, it was nice to get back into the mist for some epic scenery and to explore this stunning environment – find out more about including the Via Ferrata in your tour – here.
Paddleboarding & Yoga Retreat: I am delighted to be working with Tina Logan of Fernbank House in Aberfeldy, for another retreat. A combination of Yoga, Trail Walking, and Paddleboarding; all topped off with a visit to the amazing Saorsa Vegan Hotel & Restaurant. Three days of spending time in the great outdoors is a true treasure to experience with wonderful benefits for body, mind, and soul – find out more – here.
Foraging Across the Seasons: I am delighted to be attending this 3 part foraging course provided by Herbal Homestead’s Lauren Lochrie to complement my adventures and activity tours. Learning how to identify, harvest, and work with a range of wild plants and fungi and make food & drinks, herbal remedies & personal care items. This is part of my continued personal development and education to immerse myself in the environment I work in.
Keep an eye on my social media channels for photos and video updates as we tour Scotland.
Refresh, Revive, Rewild Yourself: Things to do
Not every adventure needs a budget, sometimes just a little time is all that’s required, from freshwater swimming spots, mountain bike trails, and must-see paddleboarding venues; Scotland has its own unique take on most things.
Why Not Try…
Wild Swimming: Aberfeldy and the surrounding area has many perfect spots for a swim in the wild, from Loch Tay, Loch Faskally, and the Loch of Clunie, all offer idyllic locations and great conditions. If this is your first dip into wild swimming then it is well worth finding a local group to guide you through the do’s and don’ts of taking the water – check out Visit Scotland’s wild swimming locations to find your perfect spot – here.
Mountain Bike Trails: Scotland is the natural home of mountain biking, whether it’s downhill action or cross country trails we have it all. Aberfeldy has a thriving mountain biking scene, and with active builders developing trails on Glassie hill, supported by the Glassie Bunkhouse there is something for all abilities to enjoy.
Forestry Scotland has amazing resources to get you going, from locations and trails to picking the right route, and so much more – take a look here.
Paddleboarding Venues: With its beautiful wild coastline and world-famous lochs, and miles of untouched Rivers to explore, Scotland is fast becoming a renowned destination for stand-up paddleboarders (SUP) – a great way to explore and enjoy your own adventure tour, to enjoy time with friends, to treat yourself to something new or brush up on old skills.
With its popularity growing you will find a sup group where ever you are, this can be a great start to discovering the sport, meeting like-minded people and enjoying the outdoors. I run a local group to bring people together called ‘Perthshire Paddleboarding’, take a look here to find out more.