Shieldaig Outdoor Adventures provides quality outdoor experiences that leave you with lifelong memories. We are based in Shieldaig, Torridon on the North West Coast of Scotland. Our location graces us with some of Scotland's most awesome scenery from rugged coastline to wild mountainous terrain.
We provided a range of activities on land and water including sea kayaking, canoeing, mountain walking and archery. We also provide a equipment hire service.
SOA is run by Tom and Emily with help from Winnie, Charlie and Bear.
Tom has worked in the outdoors since he was young, starting out assisting with outdoor sessions with his local centre. Since then he has gained extensive and broad experience before having roles as Senior Instructor and Duty Manager before deciding to set up Shieldaig Outdoor Adventures. As well as working in the outdoors Tom has managed to travel to some incredible wilderness destinations, highlights would include Mongolia, Russia, Kazakstan and Norway.
Emily has a background in climbing, previously working as an instructor and enjoying trips to Fontainbleau. She now enjoys the West Coast life roaming among the mountains, crags and coastline with our faithful companions Winnie, Charlie and Bear.
Winnie and Charlie are our whippets who love nothing better than a good adventure and are possibly the most friendly dogs in the Highlands. #shieldaigoutdooradventuresdog
Back at home is our cat Bear who likes adventures on the sunny window sill.
Our Activity Ethos
We are passionate about;
The fantastic coastline, mountains, flora and fauna we are surrounded by. We hope to not only inspire you to venture out but to learn about and engage with these truly amazing places. We are also committed to protecting these places and endeavor to make sure our practice reflects this.
We feel adventure is important, it teaches great lessons, makes you feel a whole host of emotions, then leaves you with everlasting memories. Adventurous activities come in all forms and we have something for everyone.
Coaching and Learning
“Live like you die tomorrow, learn like you live forever” Ghandi
We think there is some great wisdom in this quote and we endeavor to reflect this at SOA. Our sessions aim to leave you with something, wether its being coached in a particular skill or learning about the local area.
SAFE - without being safe we can’t have.
FUN - our main aim for any session is to have fun and hopefully.
LEARN - something whether it be a skill or a fact.