NC 500 EXPLORER RETREAT
Surf. SUP. Swim. Hike. Explore. Eat. Sleep
Full 5 day itinerary of surf, water, outdoor, wildlife, cultural, hiking north coast amazingness:)
Age 16+ - beginner/improver surf level, no experince required for any of the activities
Min 4 people- max 6 people
£950 per person, based on two persons sharing.
Based at the Borgie Lodge Hotel we will take you on an explorers journey from the wild Oceans edge to the Mountain tops and everywhere inbetween guiding you every step of the way ,searching out wildlife and stunning scenery aswell as covering the Natural and Cultural History of the area. Guided by an enthusiastic and passionate team.
Relax in front of a roaring log fire with your favourite dram after a magic day. Hope to see you soon ..
Dates for 2021 coming soon
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Find total freedom with all of this Included!
X6 night stay in the Borgie Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day
X2 Surf lessons
Stand Up Paddleboard tour
Sunrise/ sunset on a munro/ scenic spot
Bonfire & BBQ
Cultural History tour
Day by Day Itinerary
Please note this is conditions dependent so schedule could change.
Arrive at any time! Rest after your journey and get settled into your home for the week. Borgie lodge is situated in the River Borgie Glen surrounded by some of the last remaining wilderness in Europe- one mile from Torrisdale Beach, a short walk to the Borgie Forest and wild Lochs a mere 15 minutes walk away. Take in the stunning scenery before meeting the rest of the group for a tasty dinner. The Lodge has its own walled garden surrounded by mature trees, pond and lots of cosy outdoor seating areas including a fire pit. Also has a dedicated drying room, 3 log fires and a bar the perfect place to relax after a day of adventuring.
After breakfast, you'll follow us through the winding roads to one of the amazing beaches where you will have a beginner/improver surf lesson! After drying off we'll fill our bellies with lunch. For the afternoon enjoy some free time exploring the area yourself or join us on a walk to a lesser known spot while we tell quirky local tales. We will run a yoga session to stretch off after our surf and winde down before dinner. Enjoy another delicious dinner at Borgie lodge. After, how about kicking back to some projected movies?
We'll start the day chasing the waves along the beautiful points with crystal clear waters and have another surf lesson. We'll take your surfing to the next level or simply splash around in the sea. After a lunch stop, we'll move to one of the hidden coves/ lochs and take you on a stand up paddleboarding tour! After a busy day, relax in the evening and re join us for a bonfire at sunset.
Have a chilled out morning before having lunch on the hill. This afternoon you'll embark on a challenging route to capture a sunset from a Munro summit with an exciting nightime descent under the stars or if you prefer we can set off earlier to capture the best part of the daylight and marvel at the fabulous scenery.
Today is a full day out with Nick exploring the best birdwatching sites. The lochs , pools & lonely blanket bogs of Sutherland and Caithness- known as The Flow Country are renowned for their amazing variety of breeding bird species. This is a very special & unique habitat where in the Spring and early summer evocative species such as Greenshank, Golden Plover, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Cuckoo, Osprey and Merlin can be met with a host of other iconic species including Sea Eagle, Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, Rock Pipit & Red and Black Throated divers are also present in this superbly wild landscape.
You'll be transported off with Nick again to discover the Strathnaver trails. If your feeling like a refreshing dip after the walk you can join Andi for some wild swimming at a beautiful, hidden spot!
Meet the Team!
Finn & Iona
Surf some of Europe's tippity top waves with us, at beautiful empty beaches- no experience necessary. We are experienced, fully trained, Scottish champion coaches and will provide super toasty wetsuits so no need to worry about the cold.
Nigel & Andi
These two will be your incredible hosts at the Borgie Lodge! Andi will also take you wild swimming in the Atlantic ocean or one of the many Lochs. And Nigel will take you on a guided walk to capture the sunrise/sunset from a local Munro or scenic spot.
With over 35 years of experience spent studying British birds, Nicks your man. He will guide you on a bird watching tour in the flow country and teach you about the fascinating history of the Highland Clearances with a guided tour of the Strathnaver trail.