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Reviews

 

Features and Reviews

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20 of the best activity holidays in the UK and Europe
February 2019 ? The Guardian

 

 

the cairngorms with wilderness weekends

 

52 best weekends away
February 2019 - Lonely Planet Magazine, #12

 

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Cycle Touring with Wilderness Weekends

September 2018 - a review by Paddle Pedal Pace

 

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Wild Swimming with Wilderness Weekends,
September 2018 - a review by Splodz Blogz

 

the cairngorms with wilderness weekends

 

An Incredible Weekends of Teamwork, Nature & Fire with Wilderness Weekends
May 2018 - a review by Camping With Style

 

Testimonials


the cairngorms with wilderness weekends

The course was great. I gained lots of experience and knowledge from the Mountain Leader James, and lots of stories and cameraderie from the rest of the group. It was a good way to start to develop my skills from 3 season hiking and wild camping into the winter season.” 

 

Thomas, MOUNTAIN Winter Skills

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The Cairngorms Winter Skills course was great. I gained lots of experience and knowledge from the Mountain Leader James, and lots of stories and cameraderie from the rest of the group. It was a good way to start to develop my skills from 3 season hiking and wild camping into the winter season. At each point James provided to us options for routes and activities based on the conditions and aims of the group, from which we then chose. Unfortunately there was not enough snow to build a snow shelter - but the upside was that conditions where good enough for an overnight bivvy wild camp on top of Ben Macdui (a Munro, and Britain's second highest mountain) - truly an experience of a lifetime to be up there at sunset in absolute stillness with clear skies and other peaks poking out of the cloud inversion below us in the valleys. Amazing!

 

 

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We had a fantastic time canoeing on the river with our little girl, under the expert and friendly guidance of James! The trip was easy to join, James ran the day with such professionalism and ease he had the group chatting and sharing a great time in a beautiful, natural setting. We want to do it again!!"

 

Scarlett, CANOE the River Great Ouse

 

 

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"James made sure we were never caught off guard on a climb, despite wet weather, and taught us lots about climbing technique as well as safely belaying and using anchors properly. I had not been climbing for a while and this weekend has definitely spurred me on to keep climbing!”

 

Mareeni, CLIMB the Peak District

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We had a great weekend. James arranged to pick us up at a convenient location and made the whole experience really enjoyable and stress-free. I wanted to introduce my partner to outdoor climbing in a safe way - this was the perfect first experience for him.? James made sure we were never caught off guard on a climb, despite wet weather, and taught us lots about climbing technique as well as safely belaying and using anchors properly. I had not been climbing for a while so confidence was an issue for me and this weekend has definitely spurred me on to keep climbing.? Delicious meals and hot tea when we needed it in the cold. Not having to put up my own tent was a bonus!! A great getaway from the big smoke and highly recommended.

 

 

the cairngorms with wilderness weekends

A great day out, with a knowledgeable and friendly guide, along a very pretty, picture-postcard stretch of river, ending at a lovely little riverside pub. Would definitely go again.

 

Yuba, CANOE the River Great Ouse

 

 

the cairngorms with wilderness weekends

The navigation skill weekend was absolutely amazing!James gave us all the basic foundation of map reading and taught us how to use a professional compass. He let us make our mistakes and ask us to analyse them to understand what went wrong and why and how to avoid it. This really made the difference for fixing the concepts in our mind and gain confidence!”

 

Silvia, MOUNTAIN Navigation Skills

 

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"The canoeing trip today was so enjoyable! Not having that much canoeing experience James offered plenty of instruction and guidance so we were on our way with a good paddling rhythm fairly quickly. We would definitely recommend Wilderness Weekends for their excellent service, experienced instructors and fun trip ideas!"

 

Sarah and Marc, CANOE the River Great Ouse

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"The canoeing trip today was so enjoyable! We loved getting out of the city and onto the water, and with well organised and helpful planning from the Wilderness Weekends team it was super straightforward for us. Not having that much canoeing experience James offered plenty of instruction and guidance so we were on our way with a good paddling rhythm fairly quickly. We had a nice picnic with great food, and spotted plenty of bird life along the way. We would definitely recommend Wilderness Weekends for their excellent service, experienced instructors and fun trip ideas! We will certainly be doing another trip with them soon."

 

 

 

 

 

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