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Upcoming events (3)

Arctic Wilderness Experience Lapland, Finland (5 Day Expedition)

Ivalo Airport

£1,750.00

This is a once in a lifetime adventure and an opportunity not to be missed! This unique experience is set in the pristine wilderness of Northern Finland within the arctic circle. Get to experience the unspoilt wonder of the Taiga Forest and wild open plains with winter camping, snow hiking, wildlife spotting, Aurora hunting, husky sledding and ice fishing. For an expedition that you will never forget or tire of telling people about read through the information below and get in touch to secure your spot as places are limited ITINERY Evenings will include elements of bushcraft Day 1 • Pickup from airport, transfer to your wilderness cabin • Meet and greet welcome with complementary hot drinks • Personal time to explore the local town. • Wilderness cabin overnight Day 2 • River ice fishing catch and cook (5 hours) • Tepee night winter camping • Traditional Campfire cooking • Northern lights watch party Day 3 • Arctic wilderness snowshoe hiking, wildlife encounters and winter survival fundamentals • Tepee night winter camping • Campfire cooking Reindeer with vegetarian options • Northern lights watching party Day 4 • Arctic wilderness Husky Safari • Wilderness cabin overnight Day 5 • Enjoy personal time exploring the Wilderness cabin facilities, Sauna, bar and local cinema • DEPART The total price is £1750 but there are deposit and payment options available. Due to the nature of this trip and the planning involved we ideally need everyone going confirmed by the end of September. Please be aware your place is only guaranteed with payment and feel free to ask any questions about the trip or what else we have coming up. You can message me on here or email [masked] mentioning Meetup for more information or to book and below is a little FAQ What’s included? Included: • All Pre expedition support. • Transport within Finland • Accommodation/ Group Tent • Blankets, hides, rugs and pillows • Snow shoes, poles • Ice fishing equipment • Survival kit • Breakfast and Dinner Not Included: • Flights to Ivalo Airport • Personal travel insurance • Personal expenditure, Snacks, Personal medication, Everyday essentials like sanitary towels, sun cream etc. • Sleeping bags can be hired for camping nights. • All other items not mentioned in the programme. Equipment: You will be required to bring along suitable winter clothing as well as suitable foot ware. A 4-5 season sleeping bag is required if participating in the tipi camping nights this can also be provided at an additional hire cost. What fitness level do I need for this expedition? A reasonable level of fitness is required as there will be lots of walking. Do I have to sleep in the tepee? Not at all, you can stay in the cabin but for the full experience we strongly recommend it.

Winter Rendezvous

Old Basing

£55.00

This will be our 5th rendezvous and 2nd winter one so far and we’re delighted to be able to bring it back for 2021. As always you’ll have 2 days of bushcraft, activities and an amazing display, all with an 18th feel. Take part in educational workshops, demonstrations & learn primitive frontier skills including: 18th Century Cooking Archery Axe Throwing Black Powder Shooting Blacksmithing Primitive Fire Lighting Foraging Shelter Building Woodworking As well as watch an incredible display of an 18th Century battle, complete with period costume and guns! Camping will be in our secluded woodland and suitable for a small number of hammocks and smaller tents. This event will be exclusive and limited to weekend ticket holders as we will be using the woodland site only. This event is open to all ages and abilities Please refer to our kit list link for guidance on what to bring. There will be a number of trade blankets where you can buy, sell or trade various bits of equipment as well as a range of shop traders. To book tickets please follow this link and sign up to the event here. https://lyderiver.com/product/lyde-river-18th-century-winter-rendezvous-2021/ If you have any questions you can message me here or email [masked]

Great Glen Canoe Trail 5 Day Expedition

Neptune's Staircase

£450.00

Join us on one of the UK’s greatest canoe adventures. An epic 60+ mile journey crossing Scotland and conquering the formidable open waters of Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Ness and in parts the Caledonian canal. You can message me on here or email [masked] mentioning Meetup for more information or to book. Your journey will start at Fort William (Neptunes Staircase) where you will undertake a two hour induction on the water as well as a chance to familiarise yourself with the equipment and meet the staff that will accompany you throughout your journey. On this five day adventure you will get to see Scotland and it’s wildlife from a wonderful iconic mode of transport (Canadian style open canoe) as well as experiencing the life and ways of a voyager. After each days paddle you will set up camp in wilderness style under the stars, learn essential wilderness bushcraft/ survival skills and enjoy camp talks and fine communal dining. No prior experience is required but we do advise this trip is very intense and requires a number of hours paddling in unpredictable Scottish weather conditions. This trip also requires you to at times portage your canoe as well as five nights of camping. We also strongly recommend staying overnight the day before. I will shortly post a link to our website with more information and where you can book you place. Please be aware your place is only guaranteed with payment and feel free to ask any questions about the trip or what else we have coming up

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