Expeditions Exploring Scotland Together.
Each year we visit parts of Scotland we want to explore. The choice of destination is more often than not made by individual members of the Glasgow Garden Walks Group. When a destination is identified interest is gathered and a party is brought together to set about the journey. It is never dull. It is a good experience and remembered for a long time by those who take part in the "expedition".
We have explored the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands, Skye and Raasay, Mull Iona and Staffa, Islay, Knoydart, Aberdeenshire and Banffshire, Sutherland and Caithness, Dumfries and Galloway and the North West.
Leaving St. Kilda.
Tours and Expeditions Diary 2015
You can book a place on these “expeditions” and holidays at any time – subject to availability.
Booking Line 0141 633 2228.
Consider bringing a friend.
Winter Break. New.
Three or four days away during the winter months.
Example three days at the Slocht based in the Slocht Hostel and Cross Country Skiing Centre. Cross country ski with qualified Leader ... ski hire etc. This is also based at the hostel. More information? Just ask Brian.
OR any part of Scotland in snow for cosy break by a big log fire with walks in the winter wonderland. We might even see the Northern Lights although this cannot be guaranteed! More information.
May. Knoydart Monday 4 to Thursday 7.
By car which is parked at Mallaig. Then ferry and walking.
Knoydart is often described as the last wilderness in Europe. It is run by a community trust and there is a tea room, a pub, a shop and a Post Office. There are several ferries a day from Inverie on Knoydart to Malliag on the mainland. Only the local residents are allowed cars. It's walking all the way.
Three places – full. I could be persuaded to upgrade to a people carrier if there is a demand.
June. Western Isles (Outer Hebrides) Monday 1 to Thursday 7.
Minibus. 11 spaces plus room for luggage. Five hours on the ferry on the return journey! We treat this crossing from Barra to Oban as a cruise on which we have seen whales and porpoises in the Minch.
On Monday we travel to Ullapool cross to Stornoway and go straight to the Black House Village of Gearanan where we spend two nights whilst we explore Lewis.
Then starts our nomadic journey to Berneray where we take up residence in a black house. Great walks along the beach and meet new friends from all over the world. On through North Uist, Benbecula to South Uist and an overnight stay at Howmore and another black house. Down to Eriskay and cross to Barra which is a sort of civilisation! One space available as at 21 01 15.
July. Mull Iona Staffa. Monday 15 to Thursday 18.
Car or maybe people carrier. Based on Mull with time on Iona, Staffa and in Oban. Boat from Iona to Staffa and Fingall's Cave. Explore Iona and Mull including a time in Ballamory aka Tobermory.
August. Request a destination– e.g. Banffshire, Castle of Mey, Galloway, Borders etc. Bespoke tours. Ask two friends to join you and we have a viable group.
Monday September 7 to Thursday 10 2015. Knoydart.
Stay in Inverie the tiny village on Knoydart and enjoy a carless holiday of walks … and more walks. Only two places available. See May 4th.
September. Arran Lochranza. Monday 21 to Thursday 24.
Tour of the island and a day visit to Holy Island home to the Samye Ling Buddhists also based at Eskdalemuir in the Scottish Borders.
Places available Knoydart in September and Arran also in September.
Gearannan Blackhouse Village Lewis in the Western Isles.