We’ve got some awesome new photos to show off from a recent guided paddling expedition on the Great Glen Canoe Trail. In your Element’s Mike recently got involved in project supported by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and delivered by Scotland360 to learn a bit more about the ins and outs of 360 cameras, how to

We’re very pleased to announce that our Great Glen Canoe Trail and River Spey Canoe Expedition dates are now available to book online for 2018. Our first scheduled date is 23rd April. Both are 5-day camping expeditions, guided by one of our experienced local guides.  Along the way you’ll be treated to  awesome scenery, lots

Scotland’s Great Trails If you’re looking for an awesome challenge to test not only your stamina but also your mental resolve, then why not consider this 250km challenge.  Raise for money for your favourite charity or do it just to test yourself. West Highland Way (WHW) The 154Km (96miles) Route starts at Milngavie passes through

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

Tim Peal and Nikki Woodroffe recently undertook a charity challenge on the Great Glen Canoe Trail and this is how it went… In an effort to raise money for Cancer Research UK and The British Heart Foundation we decided to attempt the Great Glen Canoe trail, which connects the east and west coasts of Scotland.

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

One of the country’s leading outdoors writers and broadcasters revealed he will be working with the BBC this year to film a project that will follow a route from Scotland’s border to its north-west extremity. Cameron McNeish will start at Kirk Yetholm in the Borders and wind his way to Cape Wrath for the series.

If you’ve ever done a walk that spans more than one map sheet then the faff will be familiar; and it’s usually raining and windy when it comes to the swap, too. More and more people are using handheld mapping devices but when all else fails you may still need a map. To get around

I enjoy paddling (a lot), and by that I don’t mean taking my shoes off, rolling up my trousers and stepping into the icy North Sea.  I prefer the paddling that involves a boat and a paddle. I’m not alone though as there are growing numbers of people at all ages getting involved in the

The Outdoor Paradise – A Ski and Kayak Odyssey in Europe’s Great Wild This looks like a great read although it’s only available for pre-order at the moment.  The author, James Baxter, is a member of my local Sea Kayaking club so this is a bit of a plug too, I have to admit. What’s