BACK TO NATURE

Many of us don't really connect with the natural world very much these days, and our Back to Nature experiences aim to re-establish that connection.

These events take place in Cumbria and the Scottish Highlands and Islands

We normally have a night out in the wilds, followed by a night in a good hotel to finish. There's nothing wrong with some creature comforts - ask Bear Grylls! Here are some outline examples:

LAKE DISTRICT:
Day 1: Arrive, walk into Martindale to see Red Deer etc and continue to high level camp site near Angle Tarn. Build shelter, fire, cook meal, talk, sleep......

Day 2: Walk to viewpoint to see Golden Eagles, packed lunch, then walk back down to valley to meet transport to Hotel. Evening Meal, talk, sleep......

Day 3: Flexible departure time - you might want to depart after breakfast, alternatives include forest walk, Osprey site visit, canadian canoe trip on Ullswater.

SUTHERLAND:
Day 1: Arrive (transport provided from Inverness) and evening meal/introduction / stay at Hotel or Hunting Lodge

Day 2: Walk out to wilderness with local stalkers, sleep out overnight in remote location involving building shelter, cooking meal etc

Day 3: Walk to end of sea loch for boat trip back to roadhead and transfer to Hotel / Hunting Lodge

Day 4: Boat trip around Handa Island followed by walk on Handa Island and visit to Oldshoremore/Polin beaches. Return to Hotel / Hunting Lodge

Day 5: Depart to Inverness and onward travel

This event can be shortened by a day if required.

ISLE OF JURA
Day 1: Arrive via ferries to Islay and Jura and stay at Jura Hotel

Day 2: Walk to northern tip of Jura, walk past Corryvreckan whirlpools to sea caves. Bivouac overnight in huge, raised sea caverns, fish, watch wildlife, light fire, cook, talk, sleep.

Day 3: Walk along remote coast of Jura to pick up point and return to Hotel by boat

Day 4: Depart