We had a great punch out today on a very social canoe safari in autumnal weather, we spotted a wide range of wildlife and learn some new things about local heritage too. At one point a Heron was just meters from some guests. Lots of time exploring the out the way places along the canal and fascinating facts about the environment .
Places: Fourth and Clyde canal
Fauna: Swan, Mallard, Jackdaw, Crow, Heron
Flora: Nettles, Mountain soft rush, Sycamore, Alder, Oak, Honeysuckle, Silver Birch, Marsh Willow, Crack willow
One of our Outdoor Leaders was fortunate to be selected to join five other participants from across the tourism industry and based in Scotland. Cliff’s focus was on the ancient traditions and heritage and the experiences which had less structure and almost perceived as informal. He will do his best to try and emulate such experience here in Scotland which will involve local personalities
and aim to engage and interest others in Scottish heritage.
Fauna: Deer, Swan, Mallard, Jackdaw, Crow, Herring Gull, Buzzard, Woodpecker, Merganser, Racoon dog
Flora: Harebell, Wood sorrel, Bog Myrtle, Nettles, Common sorrel, Scotts Pine tree, Sycamore, Alder, Oak
Today we were in Loch Lomomd, putting in at Balmaha with a great couple of guys. We covered some quite advanced skills and explored Inchcailloch with its indigenous woodland and the site of St Kentergerna’s nunnery and Clan Mcgregor burial ground.
Places: Loch Lomond, Inchcailloch, Loch Lomond national park, Balmaha
Fauna: Deer, Swan, Mallard, Herring Gull, Heron, Merganser, Robin, Osprey
Flora: Blaeberry, Wood sorrel, Bog Myrtle, Nettles, Mountain soft rush, Lilly pads, Scotts Pine tree, Alder, Oak, Silver Birch
What a great day we have had with a local family exploring the East side of the highland complex on and near the islands of Inchcailioch. Learning skills, deer tracking and exploring with our Outdoor leader Archie bringing the whole trip alive with stories and related information. We also had some accompanying journalists taking top notch images and exploring with us from a publication called trek and run..
Ready to go
Places: Loch Lomond
Fauna: Deer, Swan, Mallard, Crow, Herring Gull, Damsel Fly
Flora: Harebell, Blaeberry, Wood sorrel, Bog Myrtle, Nettles, Common sorrel, Mountain soft rush, Scotts Pine tree
What a great day we had last Friday as one of our outdoor leaders had a great evening paddling with some guests exploring the canal. During their journey they got close to a heron, spotted lots of birds, fish and lovely dragon flies . At the half way point we headed into the stables for a well earned break and drink before returning to our start point by an old haunted church in Cadder.