Wild Women urged to show their adventurous side

Wild Women
Wild Women take to the Moray countryside for a bit of adventure

WOMEN OF ANY age who have determined not to let anything stand in their way of enjoying Moray’s natural environment are being invited to sign up for a ‘Wild Woman’ break.

Moray’s environmental charity Wild Things! are being a UK-wide drive to encourage more mature women to try sleeping under the stars – or take a short break in a mountain bothy.

“We want to encourage women to swap their hectic daily lives for one of two wilderness escapes,” Jennie Martin, the lead instructor on the new courses told insideMoray.

Jennie added: “We are organising a four-day break in the enchanting mountain surroundings of Glen Affric from May 14 to 17 – and a three-day camp on the pristine Moray Firth Coast from September 9 to 11.”

Those ‘wild women’ taking part can expect to learn a few craft skills that will enrich their time outdoors – and no experience is required for the breaks that promise to inspire, education and fulfil participants with a new-found confidence and skills while engaging in the great outdoors.

Each break will begin by with an arrival by boat or foot to a remote location, and from there the intrepid explorers will learn traditional living skills – such as how to identify wild edible and medicinal plans, cooking over an open fire or having a go at some creative camp craft.

Jennie, who has over 20years experience in delivering nature-based activities, added: “Wild Woman offers women a truly wonderful wilderness break.

“The courses will be restorative, inspiring and fun. You don’t have to be butch, brave or buxom for this course as we all work together as a team. There will be some challenges but only those that will leave you feeling more alive than you ever thought possible, as well as totally in love with the natural world.”

Wild things! is an environmental education charity based in Findhorn, Moray, and offers a variety of inspiring wilderness and nature based experiences for all ages and abilities regardless of learning challenges, or physical and financial difficulties.

For more information about any of their programmes visit them online, or call on 01309 690450.