Snorkelling, Sand and Sailing
From our base on the Scottish island of Cumbrae, we will spend our days snorkelling, sailing, rock pooling, crabbing and looking out for seals and porpoise and relaxing on the beach. The week is packed with loads of activities, so at the end of the week everyone will have stories to tell around the campfire.
There will be a half day session sailing from the island, including tuition for all those new to this exciting sport. We'll also go snorkelling twice, in special spots around the island where you can see some of the magical things which live just below the water's surface. (please note all participants in these activities need to be able to swim 50m - any stoke will do and it doesn't need to look pretty!).
We'll also go wildlife watching, keeping our eyes peeled for porpoise, seals and dolphins and hunt around in some of our local rock pools for colourful sea life. There will be a chance to do some bush craft activities, including making your own fire and soup from things you have scavenged near the beach and for those who still have some energy a day of beach games at the end of the week.
This break runs concurrently with our Scottish Island Seaside Wildlife week, enabling families who have children who want to go on different breaks to come away together.
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(Course will involve strenuous activities and will require a reasonable degree of fitness)
Chloe Denerley is one of our FSC Scotland tutors, and so she spends much of her time taking young people out to explore the landscapes of Scotland. She runs courses for all ages both in the highlands from our base near Pitlochry and from Millport on the Island of Cumbrae. She has a real passion for the outdoors.
If you are interested in staying at the Centre for additional nights, before or after the course, please contact the Centre for availability and costs which start from £25 for B&B, or £40 full board (we can confirm B&B availability 4 weeks prior to the course). Sunday rate £35.
For those paying the sole occupancy price, we are offering our guests a special rate for those who would like a twin room for them and their partner not enrolled on an FSC course, at £35 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.
To book this course or to see more details please visit - www.field-studies-council.org/individuals-and-families/courses/2017/mi-(1)/snorkelling,-sand-and-sailing
or Email - firstname.lastname@example.org