Loch Ericht (Scottish Gaelic, Loch Eireachd) is a freshwater loch on the border between Perth and Kinross and the Highlands with a north-east to south-west orientation. The village of Dalwhinnie lies at the north east end of the loch and it is the tenth largest freshwater lake in Scotland. Loch Ericht is surrounded by a
The latest ‘Paddler’ ezine is now available to read online and in print. As always there are some great articles, but our favourite this time around is ‘In love with the NW Highlands’, a great article with some great ideas about where to go paddling in the remote, north-west Scotland. It’s not all about hard-core
Whenever we head to the outdoors for work or recreation we should all be keeping a few simple guidelines in mind, to help minimise the impact we have on the environment around us. We can all do our bit, in however little a way, to help preserve what is becoming a landscape under pressure from
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.