Today we made use of the lovely but rather cold and inclement weather and provided a tailor made event , where guests explored the countryside around Luss on foot. During this day we were blessed with expansive views of Loch Lomond, Where our guide story told about the formation of the Loch, its history and colonization after the last ice age circa 10’000 years ago until today. Throughout the day we looked at Bush craft,plants uses an tried to paint a picture of the lifestyle and dwellings of the Picts. Before exploring the forested old slate quarries and lovely Glen with its beautiful river.The day was a great blend of exploration with a informative interpretation about landscape, heritage and nature. A great social day was had by all which included a visit to a The Loch Lomond arms ” Inn and finishing with fish n chips in the local town en route home .
Last Monday began with heavy rain, but undeterred, Stephanie and Matthew took to the water for a canoe safari to the Loch Lomond Islands. Slowly the day improved until they were rewarded with sunshine and warming temperatures.
First they visited Inchtavannach where St Kessog set up the first monastery in the area, in the year 510. They scaled Tom Nan Clag (The hill of the bell) before heading on to Inchconnachan. Matthew enjoyed a short solo paddle and I was impressed with the speed with which he developed his skills.
Continuing south they completed pleasant circumnavigation of Inchtavannach, meeting some of the local residents, before returning to Luss!
Looking for a engaging informative and authentic west country experience, why not choose from a range of authentic tailored, escorted eco experiences with us amongst the rolling fields, forests, coasts and countryside of rural Devon and Exmoor. You might like to have an enjoyed canoe safari along the Grand Union canal or a local estuaries, or a guided day out looking at the regions ancient heritage traditions and primeval wildlife such as our Red deer. Our team of dedicated locally based outdoor guides have a diverse range of interests and flexibility, which may enhance your experience along with the ability to deliver a service which aims to engage you with heritage, nature and the outdoors.
Our next open canoe safari is on the 5th June leaving from the Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel at Luss.
Places still exist, so take the chance while you still can to book your magical trip to the Loch Lomond islands and go on line at www.hiddenadventures.co.uk. Check it out; a bit of easy canoeing, a little history and heritage and a dash of flora and fauna.
Suitable for all the family! Fantastic views and scenery – weather permitting! 🙂
My names Hellen and i have been working with Hidden Adventures for over three months now . I am a Kenyan citizen and was born and bred in Central Kenya on the foothills of the Aberdare mountains. Hidden Adventures has the advantage of being a UK based company but with people like me to safeguard and ensure your holiday adventure goes to plan. Wildlife and bird watching is popular in my country and we hope to take you to the best places.Kenya is rich is fruit for example the other day we went swimming where there was lots of mango There was a fine if you picked them unripe but if they were ripe they were free !) where you will be staying and where i live is near a big pineapple plantation too . I guess trying these fruits is different for you.If you like we can head to a market whilst you pass through Thika town.. welcome Kenya ..
On your expedition you will for some time at least be a based in Thika,its a lovely township with a colonial feel with lots to see and do all off the beaten track. These selection images were taken from just a days outing exploring the town and chatting with its residents. During my day I stumbled across a vintage bicycle rigged for sharpening knives, a vintage VW beetle complete with chromed badge and a place you can get a tailored suit designed and made for fifty quid or there about.