An Island Paradise - Tiree
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Come for four midweek days in the summer to wander long sweeping beaches, go blokarting, windsurfing, exploring and relaxing in the "Land of Corn" - Listen to the Corncrake in the evenings on this lovely Hebridean island!. The island is 10miles long and 5 miles at it's widest. Check out the Isle of Tiree website for more info
This event can be booked to co-incide with the Isle of Coll weekend event so that you can have a whole week away in the Hebrides. These two events must be booked separately to ensure a full week! Should you run out of luck here, camping is an option on the island...
We will be conveniently close to the Wild Diamond Surf shop and school (for windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), surfing lessons, kayak hire, sandyachting ) for those of you who want a challenge.
Bikes can be hired should you wish to cycle round the island or just bring them on the ferry for free (passenger pays for his own passage though)
We will be doing some walks around the island too and the event leader will be bringing his Blokart (See event picture) which is wicked fun when the wind blows!!!
What to bring
Bring gear that you can use, should you wish to go sea kayaking, beach wear, waterproofs and of course some shorts.
Boots: Hiking boots are arguably the most essential piece of kit when hiking just about anywhere. Walker’s should make sure that their boots are both waterproof and breathable, and provide good ankle support.
Socks: A good comfy pair of walking socks is essential really; they keep your feet warm and drier than normal socks.
Walking Trousers: You should have a suitable pair of trousers for walking in, jeans are not suitable as they take on water when wet and will make you cold. The same goes for jogging pants/tracksuit clothing.
Waterproof Trousers: Waterproof trousers are essential in case of wet weather. They are also good to be worn as a second layer as they can act as a windproof barrier, keeping the legs warm.
Base Layer: A breathable base layer should be chosen in order to let sweat escape from the body. This could be a cheaper sports top or you could go top of the range with a merino top, as cotton T-Shirts can become damp and uncomfortable when climbing a mountain.
Other Layers: On top of your base layer, you can have a variety of options such as a micro fleece, a fleece jacket or a rugby/sports top can sometimes be good. Having one or two additional layers gives you flexibility when the weather is changeable – the more layers, the more flexible you can be in adapting to the weather.
Waterproof Jacket: A good waterproof jacket is one of the most important pieces of kit you will require when hiking. Walkers should look for a jacket that is both waterproof and breathable in order for them to be protected from sweat. Materials such as Gore-tex are often the best choices but they can be expensive unless you shop sensibly, don’t forget your OutdoorLads discount for Full Members at Cotswold outlets.
Rucksack: A good Rucksack that is comfortable to wear is essential, and required to carry both food and equipment. Day sacks should have a capacity of around 30 litres. As an option you could store your items in waterproof bags inside just in-case or ensure the bag has a waterproof bag to pull over the top.
Food & drink
Tuesday evening - please bring an item for the buffet.
Breakfast and dinner is included in the event price, although the plan is to visit the Scarinish Hotel for a meal and a few drinks one evening - this is not included in the event price.
Please bring your own lunches.
Tea & Coffee at the bunkhouse is included in the event price.
There is a small Coop store in Scarinish though if you are coming from the mainland, it would be advisable to shop in a larger supermarket before boarding the ferry.
There may be a chance to taste some crabs and lobster from the local fishermen (Subject to availability and not included in the event price)