United Kingdom·July 11 - 17 2021
An epic wildlife spotting and habitat conservation trip to Scotland's wildest island: Rùm!BOOK NOW
Spend five unforgettable days exploring the Hebridean isle of Rùm. Hide from otters, strut amongst stag and track the mysterious wild goats on one of the Britain's true wildernesses. Learn from rangers how to look after our wildlife and take part in unique conservation efforts in order to earn the coveted John Muir Award. Explore the opulence of the Edwardian era on a tailor-made tour of Kinloch Castle and help rangers count whales, seals and dolphins on a maritime safari through the Small Isles. Finally, return to Fort William via the Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets before settling down on the Caledonian Sleeper for your journey home.
100% money back incase of cancellation or postponement (Covid-19)
John Muir Trust Discovery Award
All catering, refreshment and snacks
Fireside talks with real adventurers
All travel, accommodation and activities
Travel to London Euston train station
'Saskia has just said she’s been on her BEST trip EVER!'
Lizzie (London, UK)
'Deep thanks to Ross and Rod. So important to get our kids into nature.'
Kirsty (London, UK)
'I can't thank you enough for having the energy and vision to organise it'
Anna (London, UK)
'So proud of these young adventurers and grateful to their inspirational leaders!'
Melissa (London, UK)
'Such lucky children - The Adventure Society is such a great thing!'
Marina (London, UK)
'Rod and Ross. Heroic! Brilliant effect. Thank you, thank you, thank you!'
Ben (London, UK)
'You and your team obviously gave him and his peers a great experience and I can tell that Barney has got a lot from it'
Jason (London, UK)
'Thank you so, so much for giving our lucky children this opportunity. Leo has absolutely loved it both times!'
Lara (London, UK)
Easily our most asked question! Your young adventurer will be partnered up with one or more boys/girls their age and will share either a 2/4 berth cabin or a 2/3-person tent. Do feel free to email us asking that your child be paired with a particular friend but do acknowledge that this is not always logistically possible.
To get to the island we will be travelling by boat. Usually, we take the medium-sized MS Shearwater one way and one of the much larger Caledonian MacBrayne ferries the other.
There may also be an optional trip to the Rùm salmon farm feeding platforms, also by boat, this is usually undertaken in a very large and enclosed speed boat. Again, this is optional and life jackets will be provided for the duration of the journey and whilst on the feeding platforms.
Unlike our Highland Hike, this expedition only requires the children to carry their large bag over short distances. Your child will only carry a medium-sized daypack over longer distances.
Rùm is the wettest place in the British Isles and so your child will need full waterproofs (jacket and trousers). These will need to be 10,000 mm or above. If your items don't state their waterproof rating, the chances are that they're not waterproof!
Most of our meals on the island are centred around venison and salmon, as they are readily available. Should your child be a vegetarian or vegan, we can easily make other arrangements so long as we know in advance.
Breakfasts, whether on or off island tents to be porridge with a choice of chocolate, cinnamon, banana, honey etc.
Your KITRAT form will ask for a meat/vegan preference for any ration packs as all of our expeditions involve sometime under canvas and away from a kitchen.
There will be regular hot chocolate and warm juice stops as well as snacks throughout. We will also be visiting a couple of local eateries when awaiting connections in Fort William/Arisaig where the children will have a much more extensive choice from a menu.
Absolutely not. Waterproof hiking boots are essential on this trip, These absolutely must be worn in and comfortable prior to departure. Ideally, with a spare pair of trainers and a pair of sandals/flip-flops for round the campsite/beach/shower.
It's true that the 'wee beasties' can be savage in the summer months and they'll doubtless make an appearance at some point on the trip. We recommend midge-head nets and either Smidge or Avon's Skin So Soft with Jojoba oil as a repellant stray.