Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Autumn on The West Coast of Scotland and the island of Mull.

Mull from my back garden..
Crisp skies across the Tresnish Islands.

Lovely low sun light

First Frost.

It's turning out to be a proper Autumn here in the West of Scotland, wet, warm, frosts, sun and more sunshine.
I was out at Tavool House on Mull today, we have just had a group self catering in the house for the last two weeks and another school coming in next week. The Season is slowing down, which is a shame because its been great fun.
A little time to pick Blackberries, some mushrooms and gather a few hazel nuts is always good though. The fishing season ended today, the stalkers were on the hill and the sunset lower than of late. I love this time of the year.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Fishing in Stirlingshire.

Crisp and sunny, deep fish but occasionally found!

Mark with Rainbow.

Andy with Brownie

A change of scene for two mountaineering instructors this weekend.
On Saturday I went fishing with Mark to a lovely location called, Third Fourth reservoir near The Bannock Burn. Set under fine crags and with an outlook to the Munros to the north we had a fantastic day on a sun drenched, calm and tranquil stretch of water.
We had success too, Mark bagging three and myself two!
Scotland Outside this time of the year is spectacular, the trees are turning and the cold crisp mornings usher winter excitements to come.
It will probably be the last days fishing i get this season, but it brings thoughts of warm spring sunshine on the lochs and rivers of Mull next year, those uniquely Scottish days and evenings around Tavool House are not far away; not that i am wishing the winter away!

'Tight lines'
Fishing Holidays at

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Hebridean Pursuits Ltd

In October 2010, HPL will be 21 years old! It seems a longtime ago 1989, but we have had some amazing working adventures and I personally have gained so much from working alongside some of Britain's best Outdoor educators and Instructional staff. So a short Film to thank everyone who has worked, volunteered, helped etc with and for Hebridean Pursuits Ltd. Without that dedicated belief in the adventure activities, and learning through adventures, over 11,000 young people would not have benefited!

Here's to another twenty odd years?

Friday, 17 September 2010

Five Finger Gully

Mike Pescod's film of our descent of Five Finger Gully today.

Monday, 13 September 2010

the scottish winter season is coming

We are taking bookings for all winter courses and guided winter climbing routes.

The long range prediction is very positive, so lets hope its as good as last years perfection and it lasted until mid June!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

tiree kite surfing with www blackhouse co uk

After coaching Marty in sea kayaking today, he went out for a wee kite surf, He is a IKO level 2 instructor and very passionate to encourage folk to come to Tiree to learn, surf and experience the islands amazing potential. If you fancy having a go contact us at or 01631710317 for details about Kite Surfing courses.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Sea Kayaking on Tiree

self rescue training.

west coast of Tiree.

Happy Valley on the sw coast.

Balivulin before the swell arrived!

The last few days have been a mixture of wild winds and brilliant sunshine out on Tiree.
Andy has been over introducing Marty who runs a Kite surfing school on the island, to sea kayaking.
They have been so lucky as the conditions have been just great for each days coaching and journeys.
They even managed two fabulous evening surf sessions in glorious sunshine and as the wind dropped each evening they hit lucky!

Hebridean Pursuits will be offering sea kayaking trips on Tiree next summer season, come and try it, journey along the beautiful coastline and watch wildlife form the kayaks such as basking sharks..

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

surf season by andy spink

The Surfing Season is here! It's been a small swell summer but the swell will start to arrive, Andy is heading to Tiree this week to sea kayak coach, but I am sure there will be sometime spent in the surf too!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

A wonderful Roses Project summer on Mull and Tiree 2010

Young folk from Edinburgh in the burns at Tavool House
The Himmat Project on Tiree.

Bradford's young people enjoy the west coast of Mull..

Girvan Youth Trust in the hills of Mull.

Often the dinner table is the best place to be in garden!

A huge thanks to all the groups and amazingly dedicated staff who made our summer such a success!
The has had a fantastic 21st summer season!
Here's to another 20 years of inspiring young people and adults alike...
Far to many memories and photos to put up this blog but we know that those whom took part really benefited from their stays on the islands and we the staff have just had an amazing adventurous time with everyone.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Canyoning the allt gleann a' chaolais

Today Andy and Mike joined forces to go canyoning above Loch Leven, great fun, great weather, great canyon, just great!

It's an ideal canyon for first timers in the sport and for young people to try out whilst up here in the Highlands on holiday.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

'Blog walks number 4' Aonach Eagach, Glencoe, Scotland

Day three for the Tiree High school pupils!