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Adventure Badaguish Summer

Keep Calm & Carry On Kayaking!

LOCATION
Aviemore, Scotland

Date
June 10th to June 17th 2022

DURATION
8 Days All Inclusive

GROUP SIZE
12 - 16

MEETING POINT
Edge Adventures, Musselburgh

ACCOMMODATION
Badaguish Forest Lodges

PREREQUISITES 
Be Okay in Water

Keep Calm & Carry On Kayaking!

From: £1,890.00

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Kayaking with Edge Adventures

Have you ever seen a grumpy person paddling? Escape the stresses of everyday life

8 Days all inclusive, including 2-days of watersports tuition on one of the many highland lochs with Able 2 Adventures

Specialist support to learn new skills, improve your health and achieve your goals

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- day watersports, canoeing, paddleboarding and gorge walking delivered by Able 2 Adventures
  • 1-day bushcraft and survival skills from Primal
  • 1-half-day skiing delivered by DSUK
  • 1-day of Paintball 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 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.

Travel in Style with Edge Adventures

Travel 

Depart Friday 10th June 2022

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

Return Friday 17th June 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 watersports, quad-biking, paddleboarding, gorge-walking, paintball, bushcraft and skiing 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

Canoeing 

Canoeing is a great activity for all, from single canoes to rafted canoes providing a solid boat for users with more complex needs. We are surrounded by amazing venues for canoeing, come explore on the canal, rivers or lochs of the area.

These sessions will be fun but will also focus on skill development with Able 2 Adventures, there is something for the paddler in all of us.

To ensure canoeing is inclusive for all we use transfer aids, adaptive seats and specialist paddling kit.

Day 3

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 4

Gorge Walking

This activity is suitable for those who can walk over rough terrain with support.

Immerse yourself in the river, slid down chutes, scramble up rocks and jump off the cliffs. Challenging, adventurous and exhilarating. We have a number of venues to choose from, ranging from easy to difficult, come discover what gorge walking is all about.

Day 5

Paintball ~ Half-Day Warfare

Get ready for an energetic and adrenaline-fuelled morning of paintball warfare. 100% natural purpose-designed and built ‘battlefield’ is set amongst the Scots Pine forests of the Cairngorms National Park, just minutes from Aviemore.

You will be split into ‘clans’ and then play out a number of different game scenarios over a 2-3 hour period. Who will prove to be the bravest? Who’s the most tactically astute? Who’s a crack shot sniper? Who’s just a sitting duck? And for Edge groups, not forgetting the ‘leader’ hunt!

All safety equipment, the gun and an initial supply of 200 paintballs are included. 

Day 6

Skiing

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 7

Bushcraft

Build on 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 8

That's A Wrap!

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 kayaks, life jackets and helmets are provided. Please let Edge know at time of booking if you intend to bring your own 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 in the water (a lot) make sure you have multiple swimming costumes and water resistant sunscreen with you.

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.

Want to join us in Aviemore?

Come with us and join the adventure in the Highlands!

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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