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Friday, May 3
 

6:30pm BST

Stories From Nature Told In The Outdoors
Stories are the way we make sense of our lives and the world around us. The rich land and sea scapes of Scapa Fest suggest many that emerge from our own and other cultures and their relations with woods, water and the journey of life. I will tell a selection of stories followed by time to reflect on the meaning participants find in them and how they might be interpreted. Finding old stories and making new ones for the journey ahead in our human nature relations is a critical aspect of bring about a healthy change for people and planet.

Instructors
avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

I am both a practitioner and an academic of outdoor learning who has been excited all my life about forests, mountains and seas; and about adventure and wildlife. I love accompanying people as they experience and learn about the outdoors, the activities that can take them there and... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

6:30pm BST

Whakapapa: Walking With Our Story
Instructors
avatar for Neil Harvey

Neil Harvey

Neil comes from a background in Outdoor Education and change management. Originally from Scotland Neil instructed for Outward Bound in both Canada and New Zealand before taking on the role of Quality Risk Manager for Outward Bound Australia. Neil returned to Scotland in 2012. He lives... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm BST
Wild Journeys
  Adventure, Walk

7:00pm BST

Through The Eyes Of A Child - Adults Only!
This is your invitation to relax, play, and have fun. Treat life like one big experiment and feel yourself in the flow of whatever comes your way. This workshop asks you to embrace your beautiful, carefree spirit, allowing yourself to connect to the energy that surrounds you and flows through you. Tap into your fullest potential by stepping into a place of wonderment, curiosity and intrigue - live life as though you were a child once again!

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Lochrie

Lauren Lochrie

Lauren works for The Conservation Volunteers (a community volunteering charity) managing and training groups of adults across Glasgow and further afield, to improve green-spaces for people and wildlife.As a zoologist, with a passion for nature and adventure, Lauren has travelled to... Read More →
avatar for Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin is a Freelance Outdoor Environmental Educator living in Argyll. She is committed to supporting humanity to reconnect with the natural world. Her practice is rooted in the 8 shields having trained with The Art of Mentoring UK. Roisin collaborates with diverse environmental organisations... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

Deborah is a life-long nature lover and craft enthusiast, working as a freelance outdoor facilitator and gardener. She is exploring the transformative power of teaching purposeful activities that encourage people to reconnect with themselves and others in nature.There is an innate... Read More →
avatar for Joni Mackay

Joni Mackay

Joni grew up in the wildness of the Scottish Highlands, naturally developing a great love for being outdoors and an appreciation of the natural world. She believes that through learning and living outdoors we develop practical skills, gain confidence and resilience, all of which support... Read More →
avatar for Julie Durkacz

Julie Durkacz

"I'm obsessed with wood. I started working with wood 13 years ago, learning to design and make furniture using traditional cabinet making techniques. From there my skills and interests have developed to encompass green wood working and ancestral hand crafts and the bigger picture... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm BST
The Treehouse

7:00pm BST

Boat Building Drop-in
Instructors
avatar for Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Ben trained as a boatbuilder at the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2008 and has been working as a boatbuilder and teacher since. He ran the boatbuilding programme of the GalGael Trust from 2010 to 2018 including a major Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Anchor and Sail... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:45pm BST
Archipelago Folk School
  Adventure

10:30pm BST

Stargazing Astronomy Walk
Stephen will take you on a guided tour of visible constellations and bright stars via naked eye and binocular observing.  His talk will cover both the cultural and the scientific, teaching your some of the mythologies surrounding particular constellations, how to navigate the night sky and identify stars, clusters and nebulae, and some of the amazing science behind the evolution of stars and galaxies.

Lively Q&A encouraged! Suitable for all ages.


Instructors
avatar for Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh is an Outreach Astronomer and Maths and Science educator. Through his business 'Highland Astronomy Tours' he hosts public and private stargazing events throughout the Highlands and further afield.  He leads astronomy outreach for the ’Star Stories’ programme... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:30pm - 11:59pm BST
Wild Things
 
Saturday, May 4
 

8:00am BST

Morning Journal & Wild Swim
Start your day with some reflective journaling and meditation, learn some breathing techniques and be guided into the water of Loch Fyne for a wild swimming experience.

No previous meditation/wild swimming experience necessary.
But you do need to know how to swim though!

Bring your journal and a pen, and a swimsuit. 



Instructors
avatar for Anna Neubert-Wood

Anna Neubert-Wood

WanderWomen
Anna is the founder of WanderWomen, an organisation facilitating weekend escapes for women and providing opportunities to step back from everyday life, in order to find connection to the self, like-minded people, and the outdoors around us.Anna says: "Nature is home. Spiritually... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am BST
Wild Journeys
  Adventure

9:30am BST

Conservation Morning Workout Drop-In
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am BST
Wild Things

9:30am BST

Fire Lighting
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am BST
Wild Things

9:30am BST

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys

9:30am BST

Outdoor Philosophy Sea Kayaking
Reconnection with nature and particularly marine nature via a short sea kayak journey and various activities, on and off-shore.

Instructors
avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

I am both a practitioner and an academic of outdoor learning who has been excited all my life about forests, mountains and seas; and about adventure and wildlife. I love accompanying people as they experience and learn about the outdoors, the activities that can take them there and... Read More →
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys

9:30am BST

Paddle-Making
Instructors
avatar for Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Ben trained as a boatbuilder at the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2008 and has been working as a boatbuilder and teacher since. He ran the boatbuilding programme of the GalGael Trust from 2010 to 2018 including a major Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Anchor and Sail... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Archipelago Folk School
  Adventure

9:30am BST

The World Around Us Open Canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys

10:00am BST

The Children And The Trees - In Their Element (6 years old +)
Your child will learn about our native trees and Celtic symbolism before working with tools and fire to transform a piece of wood - selected with purpose and crafted with love!

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Lochrie

Lauren Lochrie

Lauren works for The Conservation Volunteers (a community volunteering charity) managing and training groups of adults across Glasgow and further afield, to improve green-spaces for people and wildlife.As a zoologist, with a passion for nature and adventure, Lauren has travelled to... Read More →
avatar for Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin is a Freelance Outdoor Environmental Educator living in Argyll. She is committed to supporting humanity to reconnect with the natural world. Her practice is rooted in the 8 shields having trained with The Art of Mentoring UK. Roisin collaborates with diverse environmental organisations... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

Deborah is a life-long nature lover and craft enthusiast, working as a freelance outdoor facilitator and gardener. She is exploring the transformative power of teaching purposeful activities that encourage people to reconnect with themselves and others in nature.There is an innate... Read More →
avatar for Joni Mackay

Joni Mackay

Joni grew up in the wildness of the Scottish Highlands, naturally developing a great love for being outdoors and an appreciation of the natural world. She believes that through learning and living outdoors we develop practical skills, gain confidence and resilience, all of which support... Read More →
avatar for Julie Durkacz

Julie Durkacz

"I'm obsessed with wood. I started working with wood 13 years ago, learning to design and make furniture using traditional cabinet making techniques. From there my skills and interests have developed to encompass green wood working and ancestral hand crafts and the bigger picture... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm BST
The Treehouse

1:30pm BST

Boat-Building Drop-In
Instructors
avatar for Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Ben trained as a boatbuilder at the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2008 and has been working as a boatbuilder and teacher since. He ran the boatbuilding programme of the GalGael Trust from 2010 to 2018 including a major Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Anchor and Sail... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:30pm - 6:30pm BST
Archipelago Folk School

2:00pm BST

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

2:00pm BST

Outdoor Philosophy Sea Kayaking
Reconnection with nature and particularly marine nature via a short sea kayak journey and various activities, on and off-shore.

Instructors
avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

I am both a practitioner and an academic of outdoor learning who has been excited all my life about forests, mountains and seas; and about adventure and wildlife. I love accompanying people as they experience and learn about the outdoors, the activities that can take them there and... Read More →
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

2:00pm BST

Perspective Blast
Walk up Binnein an Fhidhleir - the mountain at the back of Ardkinglas.

Instructors
avatar for Dougie Strang

Dougie Strang

I am a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in the physical and cultural ecology of wild places. I have an MA in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →
avatar for Neil Harvey

Neil Harvey

Neil comes from a background in Outdoor Education and change management. Originally from Scotland Neil instructed for Outward Bound in both Canada and New Zealand before taking on the role of Quality Risk Manager for Outward Bound Australia. Neil returned to Scotland in 2012. He lives... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys
  Adventure, Walk

2:00pm BST

The Art Of Wood Working - A Traditional Meditation
A rhythmic, re-connect with the ancient craft of wood working. Allow your creativity to flourish and flow as you naturally focus mind and body to carve your own kitchen utensils.

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Lochrie

Lauren Lochrie

Lauren works for The Conservation Volunteers (a community volunteering charity) managing and training groups of adults across Glasgow and further afield, to improve green-spaces for people and wildlife.As a zoologist, with a passion for nature and adventure, Lauren has travelled to... Read More →
avatar for Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin is a Freelance Outdoor Environmental Educator living in Argyll. She is committed to supporting humanity to reconnect with the natural world. Her practice is rooted in the 8 shields having trained with The Art of Mentoring UK. Roisin collaborates with diverse environmental organisations... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

Deborah is a life-long nature lover and craft enthusiast, working as a freelance outdoor facilitator and gardener. She is exploring the transformative power of teaching purposeful activities that encourage people to reconnect with themselves and others in nature.There is an innate... Read More →
avatar for Joni Mackay

Joni Mackay

Joni grew up in the wildness of the Scottish Highlands, naturally developing a great love for being outdoors and an appreciation of the natural world. She believes that through learning and living outdoors we develop practical skills, gain confidence and resilience, all of which support... Read More →
avatar for Julie Durkacz

Julie Durkacz

"I'm obsessed with wood. I started working with wood 13 years ago, learning to design and make furniture using traditional cabinet making techniques. From there my skills and interests have developed to encompass green wood working and ancestral hand crafts and the bigger picture... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
The Treehouse

2:00pm BST

The World Around Us Open Canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

2:30pm BST

Knife Skills- Carving projects
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm BST
Wild Things

2:30pm BST

Minibeasts
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm BST
Wild Things

6:30pm BST

Coastal Forage Walk
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm BST
Wild Things

6:30pm BST

Cordage and Woodland Crafts
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm BST
Wild Things

6:30pm BST

Seaweeds - what are they? Tools for identifying them and eating!
Join me along the magnificent sea loch of Loch Fyne to learn how to identify some common seaweeds, explore their uses both historically and in present day. We will also have a camp fire at the end of the workshop to taste some of the fascinating macro algae that live in our Scottish waters.

Instructors
avatar for Jennie Martin

Jennie Martin

Jennie is an ethnobotanist, bushcraft practitioner, conservationist, closet poet and dog lover.She has designed and delivered a variety of programmes over the past 28 years that support conservation and nature connection, from habitat restoration projects to projects that support... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm BST
Wild Journeys
  Adventure, Walk

10:30pm BST

Stargazing Astronomy Walk
Stephen will take you on a guided tour of visible constellations and bright stars via naked eye and binocular observing.  His talk will cover both the cultural and the scientific, teaching your some of the mythologies surrounding particular constellations, how to navigate the night sky and identify stars, clusters and nebulae, and some of the amazing science behind the evolution of stars and galaxies.

Lively Q&A encouraged! Suitable for all ages.


Instructors
avatar for Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh is an Outreach Astronomer and Maths and Science educator. Through his business 'Highland Astronomy Tours' he hosts public and private stargazing events throughout the Highlands and further afield.  He leads astronomy outreach for the ’Star Stories’ programme... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30pm - 11:59pm BST
Wild Things
 
Sunday, May 5
 

8:00am BST

Morning Journal & Wild Swim
Start your day with some reflective journaling and meditation, learn some breathing techniques and be guided into the water of Loch Fyne for a wild swimming experience.

No previous meditation/wild swimming experience necessary.
But you do need to know how to swim though!

Bring your journal and a pen, and a swimsuit. 



Instructors
avatar for Anna Neubert-Wood

Anna Neubert-Wood

WanderWomen
Anna is the founder of WanderWomen, an organisation facilitating weekend escapes for women and providing opportunities to step back from everyday life, in order to find connection to the self, like-minded people, and the outdoors around us.Anna says: "Nature is home. Spiritually... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am BST
Wild Journeys
  Adventure

9:30am BST

Conservation Morning Workout Drop-In
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am BST
Wild Things

9:30am BST

Cooking with Fire
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Things

9:30am BST

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys

9:30am BST

Outdoor Philosophy on Land
Reconnection with nature via various land-based activities.

Instructors
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys
  Adventure, Walk

9:30am BST

Paddle-Making
Instructors
avatar for Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Ben trained as a boatbuilder at the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2008 and has been working as a boatbuilder and teacher since. He ran the boatbuilding programme of the GalGael Trust from 2010 to 2018 including a major Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Anchor and Sail... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Archipelago Folk School
  Adventure

9:30am BST

The World Around Us Open Canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys

9:30am BST

Whakapapa: Walking With Our Story
Instructors
avatar for Neil Harvey

Neil Harvey

Neil comes from a background in Outdoor Education and change management. Originally from Scotland Neil instructed for Outward Bound in both Canada and New Zealand before taking on the role of Quality Risk Manager for Outward Bound Australia. Neil returned to Scotland in 2012. He lives... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm BST
Wild Journeys
  Adventure, Walk

12:00pm BST

Beltane Fire Ceremony
Join our nurturing community around the hearth - help us celebrate the re-birth of summer and the fertility of the land as we share traditional tales and cook wild food together over the sacred flame.

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Lochrie

Lauren Lochrie

Lauren works for The Conservation Volunteers (a community volunteering charity) managing and training groups of adults across Glasgow and further afield, to improve green-spaces for people and wildlife.As a zoologist, with a passion for nature and adventure, Lauren has travelled to... Read More →
avatar for Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin is a Freelance Outdoor Environmental Educator living in Argyll. She is committed to supporting humanity to reconnect with the natural world. Her practice is rooted in the 8 shields having trained with The Art of Mentoring UK. Roisin collaborates with diverse environmental organisations... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

Deborah is a life-long nature lover and craft enthusiast, working as a freelance outdoor facilitator and gardener. She is exploring the transformative power of teaching purposeful activities that encourage people to reconnect with themselves and others in nature.There is an innate... Read More →
avatar for Joni Mackay

Joni Mackay

Joni grew up in the wildness of the Scottish Highlands, naturally developing a great love for being outdoors and an appreciation of the natural world. She believes that through learning and living outdoors we develop practical skills, gain confidence and resilience, all of which support... Read More →
avatar for Julie Durkacz

Julie Durkacz

"I'm obsessed with wood. I started working with wood 13 years ago, learning to design and make furniture using traditional cabinet making techniques. From there my skills and interests have developed to encompass green wood working and ancestral hand crafts and the bigger picture... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm BST
The Treehouse

1:30pm BST

Boat-Building Drop-In
Instructors
avatar for Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Ben trained as a boatbuilder at the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2008 and has been working as a boatbuilder and teacher since. He ran the boatbuilding programme of the GalGael Trust from 2010 to 2018 including a major Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Anchor and Sail... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:30pm - 6:30pm BST
Archipelago Folk School

2:00pm BST

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

2:00pm BST

Perspective Blast
Walk up Binnein an Fhidhleir - the mountain at the back of Ardkinglas.

Instructors
avatar for Neil Harvey

Neil Harvey

Neil comes from a background in Outdoor Education and change management. Originally from Scotland Neil instructed for Outward Bound in both Canada and New Zealand before taking on the role of Quality Risk Manager for Outward Bound Australia. Neil returned to Scotland in 2012. He lives... Read More →
avatar for Dougie Strang

Dougie Strang

I am a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in the physical and cultural ecology of wild places. I have an MA in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys
  Adventure, Walk

2:00pm BST

The World Around Us Open Canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm BST
Wild Journeys

2:30pm BST

Hedgerow Food
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm BST
Wild Things

2:30pm BST

Tracking Skills
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm BST
Wild Things

6:30pm BST

Creatures of the sea Coastal Safari
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm BST
Wild Things

6:30pm BST

Fire Lighting
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm BST
Wild Things

9:00pm BST

Closing Ceremony - Boat Launch (TBC)
Instructors
avatar for Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Ben trained as a boatbuilder at the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2008 and has been working as a boatbuilder and teacher since. He ran the boatbuilding programme of the GalGael Trust from 2010 to 2018 including a major Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Anchor and Sail... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm BST
Archipelago Folk School

9:00pm BST

Bird Song Night Walk
The estate in May is rich in the song of resident and migrant birds. A walk through the diverse habitats will introduce participants to many songs, the birds they belong to and what they might mean. It is a delightful way to touch with the lives of others around us.

Instructors
avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

I am both a practitioner and an academic of outdoor learning who has been excited all my life about forests, mountains and seas; and about adventure and wildlife. I love accompanying people as they experience and learn about the outdoors, the activities that can take them there and... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm BST
Wild Journeys
  Adventure, Walk