• REWILDING RETREATS

    Inspirational retreats that support wild nature

  • REWILDING RETREATS

    Inspirational retreats that support wild nature

  • REWILDING RETREATS

    Inspirational retreats that support wild nature

  • REWILDING RETREATS

    Inspirational retreats that support wild nature

  • REWILDING RETREATS

    Inspirational retreats that support wild nature

REWILDING RETREATS

Inspirational retreats that support wild nature

BE PART OF THE BIG PICTURE

Our carefully crafted rewilding retreats are designed to deliver a fun and fulfilling experience, but beyond that, your custom contributes to a much bigger picture.

WHAT WE DO

We welcome small groups and take them into beautiful wild places. We take time to immerse ourselves in the landscape, breathing in the air, listening to the silence. We picnic alongside cascading rivers and seek out enriching encounters with wild animals. Along the way, we discover and learn about pioneering projects that are fighting back for nature and we meet the inspiring people involved.

We believe that spending time in the wild is fun, is good for us and refreshes our perspective.

Helen McCallin

Behind the Scenes | Guide

Helen has 20 years experience working in wildlife rehabilitation, lecturing and ecology. She is a passionate advocate for rewilding, spending much of her spare time monitoring a local beaver family and educating others on the many benefits they bring. As well as guiding, Helen manages all the logistics behind our rewilding retreats to keep things running smoothly.

Emma Brown

Behind the Scenes

With an extensive background in marketing within the nature tourism, conservation media and charity sectors, Emma now mananges our marketing and communciations activity. Having been based in the Scottish Highlands for almost 20 years, she is passionate about the area and its spectacular wild places.

 

 

James Shooter

Guide

James is an award-winning nature photographer, filmmaker and guide with a passion for rewilding. He enjoys taking small groups of people to search for amazing wildlife in spectacular scenery, whilst exploring the potential for wilder landscapes. James is an advocate for ecotourism as one of the benefits of rewilding and has been guiding nature lovers and photographers across the Scottish Highlands for several years.

Ewan Miles

Guide

Living on the Isle of Mull surrounded by sea lochs, mountains and glens, Ewan provides a range of wildlife and photography experiences. His passion for bird conservation has led him to become the BTO Regional Representative for North Argyll and a Golden Eagle Fieldworker on his island patch. Ewan incorporates the monitoring and recording of wildlife into his guiding role and hopes to provide all his guests with a memorable and educational experience, reconnecting them to the natural world.

Philip Price

Guide

Philip is a professional wildlife photographer who has focused his career on the rich array of wildlife in Scotland. He has worked for the BBC, National Geographic and many other production companies as a guide, filmmaker and presenter. 10 years ago he started running wildlife photography workshops in Argyll and knows this area of Scotland intimately. For the last 5 years Philip has been documenting the Scottish Beaver Trial in Knapdale, with many of his images used to promote this ground-breaking reintroduction.

Jack Ward

Guide

Jack has been a professional guide in the Highlands for the past ten years. He now works directly for the Cairngorms Connect project, carrying out practical conservation on the ground within the project area. He has combined a lifelong love of the outdoors with a working knowledge of land management in the Highlands. He is enthusiastic to share the wonders of the Cairngorms and the conservation work of Cairngorms Connect project with guests from around the world.

Dan Puplett

Guide

Dan is a naturalist, conservationist and environmental educator. He runs a wide-range of nature-based activities from guided walks to bespoke wildlife tracking courses. In addition to his guiding work with SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, his clients include Aigas Field Centre, Field Studies Council, National Trust, NatureScot, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Trees for Life, University of Edinburgh and Wilderness Awareness School.

LIGHTENING OUR FOOTPRINT

It would be easy for us to ignore the inconvenient truth that travel - air travel in particular - contributes to climate change, something that impacts on us all. As an organisation, we are constantly reviewing ways to make our retreats more sustainable, so we can continue delivering high impact experiences with a low impact on the planet.

If you would like to know more about our sustainability policy and plans, do feel free to get in touch.