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Geared-up for Adventure Fest!

It’s officially the first day of spring and that means longer days, more outdoor activities and adventure. Need some inspiration on what the Highlands has to offer? Then look no further, as we’ve been planning the first ever Highland Adventure Fest which takes place at Inverness Leisure Centre this weekend, 10am – 4pm Sunday 24th March.

The event promises over 50 exhibitors, a full programme of ‘adventure talks’, cycle led rides, mountain bike tuition, yoga taster sessions and so much more.

Exhibitors confirmed to date include Ace Adventures Hideaways, Aigas Nature Days, Bark and Ride Sports, The Scottish Bothy Bible, Bowhunter Archery, Grampian Speleological Group, Cotswold Outdoors, Craggan Outdoors, Cycling UK Scotland, Explore Highland, Ffordes Photographic Ltd, Gael Force Group, Gairloch, Canoe and Kayak Centre/ Mountain First Aid Courses, Girl Guides, Glenmore Lodge, Go Outdoors, Highand Auto Campers, Highland Bikes, Highland Campervans, Highland Defenders, Highland Hospice, Highlife Highland, Inverness Ramblers, Inverness Snowsports Centre Association, Inverness UHI Sports Department, Kayak Summer Isles, Hamlet Mountaineering, Quiet Landscapes, Liquid Footprints, Loch Ness 360, Mac & Wild, Mckenzie Mountaineering, Millets, New Wave Surf School, School of Adventure Studies West Highland College UHI, Scotland360 Sea to Summit Photography, Tall Tree Yoga, Scottish Cycling North, Scottish Orienteering, Scouts, Skye Highland Adventures, Sub Aqua Club, Tiso, Torridon Outdoors, True Grit Events, Walkabout Scotland, Wild Things, You Fish Scotland, Girl Guides, Army Cadets and Wee Adventures Scotland.

There are a number of speakers sharing their passion for adventure and hoping to inspire others to get involved. To name a few, Graeme Ambrose will be taking listeners on a journey along the new Loch Ness 360 route which is a trail suitable for walkers and cyclists. Jamie Maxwell from the School of Adventure Studies will be making a case for more environmentally and socially aware adventure professionals. Geoff Allan, author of the Scottish Bothy Bible, will take festival-goers on a photographic journey through his many travels across the Highlands; sharing his unrivalled knowledge, and boundless enthusiasm for all things bothy. Qualified International Mountain Leader, Cory Jones will be teaching the basics of outdoor first aid so that you know ‘what to do if it all goes wrong’. Andy from Mac & Wild will be preparing some rather moreish ‘camp stove’ delights with a cooking demonstration, proving that you can eat well when out in the hills.

For those interested in challenging events, James Slaughter will introduce ‘Running North’, a short film about the 2018 Cape Wrath Ultra. The film captures the emotions, journey, and stunning landscapes experienced in this once in a lifetime, 8-day, ultra running race – he was a 2018 finisher! True Grit Events will be sharing information on The Starman Night Tri, set in the Cairngorms National Park is a sleepless, tough, intimidating and wild triathlon under the stars! This is the UK’s first midnight middle-distance triathlon. Swim a mile at midnight, cycle 56 miles through the night then finish with a demanding half marathon over Cairn Gorm as the sun rises. To finish the day Alasdair Lawton will speak about the Strathpuffer which has become a signature event for the Highlands. Freezing temperatures. 17 hours of darkness. Miles upon miles of gruelling terrain. A brutal mix of ice, wind, hail, mud and snow, and maybe, just maybe, a glorious Scottish winter sunrise… When it comes to mountain bike challenges, they don’t come much tougher or more rewarding than the Strathpuffer. The legendary 24 hour mountain bike endurance event, held every year in the Highlands of Scotland mid-winter!

We’re really delighted by how this event has been received in it’s first year and thank Glenmore Lodge for their support as headline sponsor. For more information and tickets please visit www.highlandadventurefest.co.uk. Kids aged 12 and under go free with adult tickets £4 online and £5 on the door.

Follow the event on social media: 

  • Twitter: @HAventureFest
  • Facebook: @HighlandAdventureFest
  • Instagram: @HighlandAdventureFest

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