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Adventure Badaguish Spring

Eat. Sleep. Climb. Repeat.

LOCATION
Aviemore, Scotland

Date
April 22nd to April 29th 2022

DURATION
8 Days All Inclusive

GROUP SIZE
12 - 16

MEETING POINT
Edge Adventures, Musselburgh

ACCOMMODATION
Badaguish Forest Lodges

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8 Days all inclusive, including 2-days of climbing and abseiling tuition with Able 2 Adventures

Supported Climbing For AAutistic & Learning Disabled Young Folk

Specialist support to build relationships with your team and develop social skills

Your adventure package includes


  • 8-days/7-nights staying in a shared room within a Forest Lodge at Badaguish
  • Private minibus transport, including travel to and from your trip
  • 2-half-day climbing and abseiling lessons delivered by Able 2 Adventures
  • 1-day bushcraft and survival skills from Primal
  • 1-half-day skiing delivered by DSUK
  • 1-day of Highland Games with Craggan Outdoors
  • 1-half-day quad biking with Quad Treks Aviemore
  • All meals will be prepared and cooked on site by our own private chef from 305
  • 24/7 specialist support workers from Edge Autism

Badaguish Forest Lodges, Aviemore

Badaguish Forest Lodges, Glenmore Forest, Aviemore is a place where you can explore and develop new and exciting skills in safety, amidst the beautiful forest and mountain scenery of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. 

Accommodation includes a large, accessible, comfortably furnished open plan area, satellite TV and DVD player, fully equipped kitchen, 6-bedrooms, 5 bathrooms over 2 floors.

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Travel 

Depart Friday 22nd April 2022

  • Depart: Edge, Musselburgh 11.30
  • Arrive: Aviemore 15.00

Return Friday 29th April 2022

  • Depart: Aviemore 10.00
  • Arrive: Edge, Musselburgh 13.30

**Self-travel to Edge Adventures is essential

Itinerary


Aviemore is a year round destination with climbing, watersports and cycling the main summer draw. Badaguish Forest Lodges are our official partners and you will be staying in a magnificent 12-bed lodge, with exclusive use of the activity hall, and access to their dedicated sports arena and old bothy BBQ hut - a great place to cook marshmallows over an open fire. Activities include climbing, bushcraft, abseiling, skiing, Highland Games and quad-biking on this adventure.

Come join us in the stunning Cairngorms.

Day 1

Arrival Day

Your highland adventure begins. Meet your staff at Edge in Musselburgh, load up the buses and head off to your Aviemore Lodge. All that’s left to do today is settle in, get to know your fellow adventurers, grab some dinner and get ready for the exciting adventures ahead.

Day 2

Outdoor Climbing 

With Able 2 Adventures. This is suitable for everyone from the complete novice, through to those that have been climbing before. There are a number of local crags, ranging from sea cliffs to road side crags.

If the weather makes the outdoor venues unsafe we can switch to an indoor venue.

There are specialist climbing harnesses, hoists and aids to ensure it is for all abilities.

Day 3

Bushcraft

Build your bushcraft skills with the gang from Primal Bushcraft, all in the spectacular forest surrounds of Badaguish.

Experienced guides will share with you the secrets of how people have survived outdoors in wild Scotland for hundreds of years- learn how to light fires and cook on an open flame, just like our ancient ancestors did.

Day 4

Abseiling

Experience the adrenaline of going over the edge with Edge.

This will take place outdoors in Insh Forrest. With modern adaptive equipment you can take control of your descent - what an amazing challenge.

We provide helmets, harnesses and ropes. Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing, trainers and layers appropriate to the weather such as waterproofs.

Day 5

Snow Day

You will be skiing (learning to ski) in your teams. One team will go out in the AM and one in the PM. The first day is all about meeting your instructors. DSUK will decide whether we ski on snow or on the dry slope, depending entirely on the Scottish weather. 

The Cairngorm Mountain resort is located on Scotlands’ 6th highest mountain offering unforgettable snow sports and picturesque panoramic views.

Lessons: you will receive one lesson per day either in the morning or afternoon (depending on your team). Lessons will last approximately two hours and will be provided by DSUK Instructors. You will be working towards your "UK Snowlife Ski Award" certificate.

 There are a limited number of snowboarding instructors, so if you would like to snowboard please highlight this at the time of booking with Edge Adventures.

Day 6

Quad Biking

Hairy coos and possibly red squirrels!

Join us for an inspiring outdoor adventure. Our quad bike treks follow a network of tracks and off-road trails through the magnificent ancient pine woodland and across the heather moorland of this traditional Highland estate with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

Look out for the estate’s herd of long-horned Highland cows with the chance of seeing wild deer and other local wildlife along the way. The treks are led by experienced and fully trained professional guides who are happy to stop at particularly impressive viewpoints and indicate areas of special interest. There are plenty of photo opportunities – don’t forget to bring a camera!

There will be a 10.30am and a 1.30pm treks - you will be taken out in your group. 

Day 7

Highland Games

Our Highland Games offers a nod to Scottish culture in the form of a great bit of team fun. You’ll be split into two or more ‘clans’ which will then compete across four events.

Try your hand at the caber toss, remembering that it’s not all about distance, but also about the quality and accuracy of your toss in keeping the caber aligned and hopefully turning through 180 degrees. Support your team-mates as they hold the shot in hand and drive up from the legs to power it out to the furthest distance possible. And thirdly, it’s not quite an authentic Highland Games event, but it’s great fun nonetheless…..how far can you ‘wang’ the welly? Plus we’ll throw in a few little extra twists along the way to keep the humour levels high.

The event then finishes in the traditional way of all Highland Games with a tug-o-war to see which clan is the ultimate champion. We can guarantee that it’ll get everybody’s competitive juices flowing, and that there will be plenty of laughs along the way. Have fun and don’t take yourself and life too seriously, this is a great craic.

Day 8

That's All Folks!

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

Load the bus and head home after breakfast.

What's included


ACCOMMODATION

Badaguish Forest Lodges

Accommodation in twin rooms: Maximum occupancy: 2 Adults **This may change dependent on final numbers

All bedding is included

TRAVEL

By private minibus, in your allocated teams

GUIDES

Experienced instructors for all outdoor activities

EQUIPMENT

All outdoor equipment, including harnesses, ropes and helmets are provided. Please let Edge know at time of booking if you intend to bring your own climbing equipment. 

MEALS

ALL food - breakfasts, lunches, dinner and snacks. Our personal caterer from 305 can discuss any specific sensitivities or needs prior to leaving home. There will be a tuck shop supplied by 305, if you would like to buy snacks and drinks that are not included in your meal plans. 

SUPPORT STAFF

Edge Autism staffing for EIGHT days (Staff will be available 9.00am - 10.00pm every day) A Senior Manager will be on every trip and will be available 10.00 - 4.00pm Mon-Fri.
24/7 cover - travellers must be able to self-care overnight - staff are on hand in separate accommodation if required
1:3 staff ratio as standard, please discuss with Edge at time of booking if this is not sufficient.

What's not included


NOT INCLUDED IN COST

PERSONAL EXPENSES
You must have your own spending money.

INSURANCE
We would encourage you to have your own travel insurance

COVID-19 DOCUMENTATION
As required under UK law at the time of booking – we will advise you of all changes to ensure you stay up to date.

Kit List


ESSENTIAL KIT ITEMS

Everyone packs for their adventures differently but as a guide we would recommend you pack "light" and you use a website like:

https://www.holidaypackinglist.com/

Remember - we will be outdoors (most of the time) so make sure you have plenty of warm, layers and waterproof clothing, including hats, gloves and scarves.

You will need to bring towels (bedding is included but towels are not)

Aviemore is a bustling town and if you do forget anything, there are lots of places to buy what you need.

We are happy to help if you need more information - just call our booking team on 0131 285 8930.

Supported Climbing For AAutistic & Learning Disabled Young Folk

Want to join us in Aviemore?

Come with us, meet new friends and join the adventure at Badaguish!

You can book online or get in touch with our team who will be happy to chat through any questions you might have

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