Adventure News Letter: April 2022
Unique Adventure Tours Scotland
Greetings to you all wherever you may be and thank you for your support and interest in UATS these last few years.
As a small business owner, it is you the clients who are the backbone of why I do what I do, those of you who have met me in person know that I am a people person, a chatterbox, and a lover of adventure…so what will these monthly emails provide you may ask?
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.
Like many of you, I have enjoyed some time off over the winter months, cleaning, repairing, and maintaining equipment for the coming season, planning tour itineraries, and walking with my dogs (as you may know these are the behind the scenes team who help with D&D – the ‘Dream team’).
My top consideration’s for the coming outdoor season for all of us – cleaning all watercraft like paddleboards, rafts, and bikes, this not only highlights any issues or repairs but also helps with Bio-security for the venues to be visited.
I travel to a variety of venues and need to make sure I help prevent the introduction and/or spread of harmful organisms (e.g. viruses, bacteria, etc.) to animals and plants in order to minimize the risk of transmission of infectious diseases.
Find out more from Forestry and Land Scotland: Here
Upcoming Tours 2022:
With travel restrictions lifting, single and multi-day tours are looking good for 2022; here are a few of the highlights coming up this year.
New Paddleboarding Adventures: With the sport and its participants growing every year, it opens up the idea of longer more involved trips and tours as people grow in confidence. I am happy to be offering a small selection of rivers to explore with a little more detail, spending the day on the water, learning new skills, enjoying the journey, and time off the beaten track…or busy Lochs.
I am able to offer a mixture of locations tailored to your skill and experience while helping you develop and build confidence, safely and in a considered manner – find out more here.
Wellbeing Escapes: As we all spend more time outdoors and within nature, it is nice to explore with a little more detail and consideration of our surroundings, which is why I have teamed up with a mixture of local providers to offer new tour elements such as foraging, mindful walks, yoga and a variety of tasting experiences involving a more natural side – find out more here.
Multi-day Tours: The start of the season is looking good, with visitors from Europe and the United States returning to our stunning country. I will be exploring the Highlands and West Coast with a group from the Basque Country, with a selection of walks, experiences, and classic Scottish locations from Glencoe to the Isle of Skye. Then some family adventures to explore with visitors from the USA, taking in a week of activities (walking, rafting, paddleboarding, sea kayaking, and more), followed by a slice of culture on the West with Distillery Tours, Wildlife Sea Tours, and Castles throughout – to find out about creating your custom tour follow the link here.
Keep an eye on my social media channels for photos and video updates as we tour Scotland.
Self Drive, Walk, Cycle, or Paddle: Things to do
Not every adventure needs a budget, sometimes just a little time is all that’s required, from hidden ruins, interesting exhibits, local paths, and mouth-watering produce, Scotland has its own unique take on most things.
Why Not Try…
Killin: Situated at the Western end of Loch Tay. From the middle of town there is a lovely walk along the River Lochay and head of Loch Tay to the ruins of Finlarig Castle, take a picnic to enjoy at one of the many wee beaches, or by the side of the river, then finish off the day watching the famous Falls of Dochart at sundown.
Kenmore: With so many nature trails and paths to explore, from Drummond Hill and the Black Rock View Point, to river paths down the River Tay towards Taymouth Castle or the Folly on the Gallops. Plenty of places to stop and enjoy the wide-open views with a wee snack, or take advantage of the local eateries like ‘The Paper Boat’, ‘Kenmore Hotel’, ‘Taymouth Courtyard & Shop’ or the ‘Taymouth Marina’.
Aberfeldy: My hometown, and the Heart of Scotland. Another great place to explore woodland trails, river paths, and outdoor life in general – remember, it’s not bad weather, but bad clothing choices that make or break a day out in Scotland. This wee town offers such a variety of things to do and places to explore that the best option is to check out the local Tourism Centre in the town – there is always something to discover.