Alladale: A Rewilding Journey


September 29th – October 5th 2019

During this week long retreat we will explore Alladale Wilderness Reserve (AWR) and other interesting ‘hot spots’ in the North of Scotland, in search of wild landscapes and the resident varied wildlife.  

Guest hosts during the week are Paul Lister (custodian and founder of AWR),
David Hetherington (wildcat and lynx ecologist), and Roy Dennis, (the UK’s leading raptor & re-wilding expert).


                    Paul Lister            David Hetherington                   Roy Dennis


Alladale Lodge will be our base for the week, where you will have full use of all the facilities and enjoy locally sourced, delicious and honest meals.  There will be ample opportunity to mingle with like minded enthusiasts and professionals with a passion for the Highlands and re-wilding.


The following activities are included, in no particular order:

AWR & surroundings:

Visit AWR’s wildcat breeding centre 

Explore some of the UK’s most northerly old growth forests & numerous SSSI’s

Learn about AWR’s red squirrel reintroduction program

Observe the magnificent red deer rut

Look out for the Reserve’s resident golden eagles

Night safari & visit to the badger hide

Gentle walk to historic Croick Church

Explore & learn more about AWR’s restored peatlands

Observe salmon leaping the Glencalvie falls

Off site trips

Abernethy Forest – Capercaille 

Handa Island – Sea birds 

Chanonary Point – Dolphin observation 

What else is included

Airport transfers & day trips

All meals and house wines

Lectures and presentations 

Film nights

Local whiskey tasting 

Live music evening

Use of gym, sauna & mountain bikes

Complimentary copy of “Scotland – A rewilding journey”


Group size 12-14

Cost £2,450 pp (single room supplement)

For reservations and bookings, please send an email to, or call us on +44(0) 1863755338