Intrigued by the idea of rewilding yourself but not sure what it entails?
Start your journey to rewilding yourself as your strongest, most confident self during this two hour walk.
You will walk through the rewilding project at the stunning Bamff Ecotourism Estate, where beavers are transforming this organic farm into a wilderness habitat, and learn how that relates to the 3 step process of rewilding yourself.
Feel calm and relaxed
Leave the usual daily stresses to come to an oasis of calm and beauty that enables you to slow down and relax. The walk will teach you how to awaken your senses, to feel more connected with yourself and the natural world.
Know the steps to rewild yourself
Learn the key skills to start rewilding yourself, including connecting to nature through your senses, and how to relax in nature in comfort.
Then learn how to apply these skills in your daily life.
Become energised and confident about the future
When you rewild yourself, you're no longer alone -- you get help from nature. You can start to heal your health, energise yourself and understand the way forward that you need to take.
This walk introduces you to the rewilding yourself process. Whether you choose to take it from there on your own, or book onto our other courses to continue the process, is up to you.
Walk leader Malcolm Handoll
Malcolm, co-founder of Five Senses, lives at Bamff Ecotourism Estate with his wife Rachel and son. He walks everyday and practices the art of Five Senses walking. He is a Mountain Leader and geographer.
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If you don’t see the dates you want, please contact us for alternative dates.
We run special events for families, youth groups and provide bespoke training at the highest level in addition to the dates listed.
What about Covid?
We continue to practice social distancing and the wearing of face masks in close proximity. As all activities are outdoors, we should be able to be mask-free. Sanitiser and soap will be provided. Let us know if you have tested positive for Covid within 2 weeks prior to your course and we'll reschedule you.
What about toilets?
We will be in the outdoors, so there are no designated toilets unless an emergency.
What about food?
Bring good pack lunch and snacks.
What about ticks?
Ticks are present, however we select areas where we can largely avoid them. We are very aware of the seriousness of potential tick bites and choose locations accordingly.
How to get here
There is ample car and bike parking, whilst those wishing to use public transport can catch the 57 bus from Perth or Dundee to Alyth. Services are hourly and traverse scenic countryside.
From Alyth you can walk the delightful, wooded Den of Alyth (SSSI) for the 2 1/2 miles to Bamff of you can arrange to be collected at the bus stop.
On Google maps, we can be found by looking for ‘Bamff Ecotourism' near Alyth. Sometimes GPS has led people astray, so here are more precise directions:
From Edinburgh to Blairgowrie
Take the M90 over the Forth Bridge signposted for Perth. Leave the M90 after the Friarton Bridge over the Tay and follow the signs for Braemar (A93), through Bridgend , and then Blairgowrie.
From Glasgow to Blairgowrie
Take the A9 at the Broxden roundabout just west of Perth and stay on it until the turning for Luncarty. Go through Luncarty and Stanley the bear right for Blairgowrie, right again at T junction and left for Braemar/Blairgowrie at the junction with A 93.
From Blairgowrie to Alyth
Drive through Blairgowrie, going left at the traffic lights, cross the River Ericht, take the A926 out of Blairgowrie, signposted for ‘(Alyth)’ and Kirriemuir. Look out for the signs for Alyth shortly after New Alyth and turn left off the A926.
Drive straight through Alyth, leaving the Square to the right. The parish church is straight ahead. Cross the bridge over the Alyth Burn and swing left up the Bamff Road. Leave the church on your right.
From Alyth to Bamff
Follow the Bamff Road, signposted for Glenshee and Bridge of Cally for 2.5 miles.
After a sharp left hand bend, signed Glenshee, Bridge of Cally, (Glenisla is to the right) you will see the lodge at the end of the drive to Bamff . Turn off the road (to the right) and up the drive – about two thirds of a mile.
From the North
You may approach by the Tullymurdoch/Alyth road from the A93, or from the west from Bridge of Cally take the Drimmie Road. If you are approaching from Bridge of Cally go left at a sign for Bamff, then after Mains of Creuchies go right(for Alyth). You will see the Bamff farm road to your left after a few yards. Carry on for another half mile and take the next left, marked Bamff.
Perth to Blairgowrie is about 15 miles and Blairgowrie to Alyth is 5. Alyth to Bamff is 3.5 miles or so.
Will the course be cancelled if the weather is bad?
No, the course will run come rain or shine as that gives us a chance to learn in more realistic conditions. However if lightning is forecast, we will change locations.
Where to stay
We are based at Bamff Ecotourism Estate, which includes self-catering accommodation in cottages, yurts and off-grid cabins.
What if we're late?
Please allow plenty of time extra to get to the start point -- don't rely on Satnav to get you there on time! Due to the rural location and farm traffic, travel times can be longer than you would expect.
If you're not going to make it to the start of the course at least 15 minutes prior to start, please contact us so we can make any arrangements.
What is the minimum age?
Children are welcome accompanied by parents, and 16 and 17 year olds are welcome solo with written permission.