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Slow Adventure offers a chance to explore and engage with wild, open and natural places. To journey through breathtaking landscapes at a slower, more immersive pace.Friday, 7 June 2019

Slow Adventure offers a chance to explore and engage with wild, open and natural places. To journey through breathtaking landscapes at a slower, more immersive pace. It aims to create memories through meaningful experiences as guests invest time in a place, in its traditions and community. Surrendering to the natural forces of the environment and reflecting, reconnecting and becoming closer to nature.

Scotland’s wide-open ‘wild’ spaces provide a great antidote to people’s often rushed and predominantly urban lives. These slow adventures bring together people who enjoy sharing their sense of place, traditional skills, local knowledge and storytelling skills. They’re perfect for people who like spending time together in nature. Each slow adventure has been designed to offer unique guided experiences by working with carefully selected people and businesses in Scotland.

Join a sailing boat to help hoist the mainsail and steer the course to secluded anchorages, and practise yoga on skerries and beaches. Stroll along the coast, eat, cook, talk, meditate, think and simply be on a remote Scottish beach. Hop off the boat and explore hidden gems on the Isle of Eigg, a community-owned island that generates its own electricity. Visit the island’s microbrewery, walk around the coast, stay in a beautiful guesthouse overlooking the Isle of Rum, talk to locals, eat island-grown organic food, and slow down to the pace of island life. Or, hop along to Canna, the westernmost island of the Small Isles archipelago, for a long weekend exploring, kayaking and hiking around the island. This special conservation island is home to large colonies of common guillemots and razorbills, while puffins breed on sea stacks.

Sail back to the mainland and onto the remote peninsula of Knoydart to learn vital skills to survive these vast areas of wilderness. Merging the experience of a fisherman and the knowledge of a bushcraft specialist, catch and prepare fish, learn to create a wild camp, and enjoy existing simply in nature. These slow adventures were developed as part of the Slow Adventure in Northern Territories transnational project, co-financed by the EU’s Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme.

DON'T MISS

Kayaking around the Isle of Canna, with its colony of puffins, before eating fresh lobster in a slow-food restaurant

NEED TO KNOW

KEY FACILITIES

• Guesthouses
• Bothies
• Campsites
• Hotels
• Cafes
• Restaurants
• Wild cooking

KEY ACTIVITIES

• Sailing
• Birdwatching
• Viewing Northern Lights
• Guided walks
• Kayaking
• Bushcraft
• Wild camping
• Microbrewery visits
• Horse riding

GET IN TOUCH

slowadventure.scot

T: +44 7794 953 175

E: info@slowadventure.scot

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