Kickstart a conversation in your school wherever you are on World Ocean Day. June 8th, 2018. More people are talking about the ocean than ever this year and if you want to be part of starting an even bigger conversation in schools across the UK through, get involved in World Ocean Day. The Wild Network

          Take Care of your Trails Weekend is a co-ordinated nationwide weekend of volunteer-based bike trail maintenance events happening across Scotland, and the rest of Europe, on the weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April 2018. The aim of the campaign is to let the mountain biking community know about

Without doubt, Inverpolly is one of Scotland and the UK’s last true wilderness areas. It’s the name given to a large area of western Sutherland in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland, north of Ullapool.  The area contains several prominent hills, rising up from a rough landscape of bogs and lochans.  For many years the area

A graphic novel about the conservationist John Muir has been distributed to schools all over Scotland to spread the word about his legacy. The book, with illustrations by William Goldsmith, is entitled John Muir – Earth-Planet, Universe and is aimed at pupils in years S1-S3. Produced by the Scottish Book Trust to tie in with

The open canoe is a remarkably versatile craft and it can open the door to a variety of great adventures.  Load it up with the family and a picnic for a gentle float on your local loch or pack your tent, or load the camping kit and head off for a canoe camping adventure.  To

Geoparks Come and explore Scotland’s rocky foundations on its journey through time and around the world. See the remains of deserts, seas, volcanoes and glaciers, which have all left their mark on the landscape. Find out about Scotland’s extraordinary landscape story, three and a half billion years in the making! Scotland’s geoparks In Scotland we

Our latest newsletter is now available for all to read.  With news about expansion into the Scottish Central Belt, a 5* award for TreeZone, Off-road Segways, and a canoe expedition with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, there’s lots to read about.  Hope you enjoy!! Read our newsletter here and please do feel free to

Boots N Paddles recently ran a 3-day expedition for the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society as a way of raising some much needed funds for this worthy charity. One of our guides Ross Boardman was joined by Alice, Mary, Ioan and Pete (the fab fundraisers) and Pam from our office. Pam pulled together a few

If you’re into the outdoors and need to know when to avoid the wind or indeed if you’re actively looking for windy conditions, then this website could be what you’re looking for.  XCWeather.co.uk provides up to date weather conditions, but in particular has a great overview of current and forecasted wind conditions.  We also like

As the nice weather is (hopefully) approaching and more of us will be out on the water I thought it would be a good opportunity to share some information about reporting any litter/ pollution related problems we encounter while out paddling in canoes or kayaks. It’s annoying that we bear the brunt of a minority