Rewild yourself and your family in splendid Scottish isolation 

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread. Places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. Keep close to nature’s heart, and break clear once in a while and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.’ – John Muir

What’s the ultimate family staycation this summer? Seclusion, access to restorative nature and the chance to reconnect with loved ones. If someone else is cooking, then all the better.

This summer, Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish Highlands offers hassle-free holidays where cooking is off the menu and activities in its wild surroundings are definitely on. Its four lodges cater for exclusive groups of between 2 – 20 guests.

Bond over planting trees, spot native wildlife and forage for dinner. Hike through dramatic glens or take a self-drive safari around the Reserve, to learn about Alladale’s rewilding efforts. Take big fat gulps of glorious fresh air and let nature heal. 

By now, even the keenest home chef is ready for a break. Alladale Lodge is fully catered, while Eagle’s Crag and Ghillie’s Rest come with a well stocked kitchen, including breakfast kits and freshly prepared meals delivered daily to your door.

Organic veg fresh from the garden, ethically culled wild venison and sustainably caught wild Scottish seafood, are all prepared by Chef Natasha Buttigieg.

Book now to enjoy the freshest of vegetables, salads, herbs and berries from Alladale’s new Aquaponics gardens.   Visit in August for freshly foraged Girolles.

Multi generation reunions: exclusive use of Alladale Lodge”: (sleeps 14), with sauna, gym and snooker room.  

Larger families: Eagle’s Crag (3-bedrooms, sleeps up to 10) in the cradle of Glen Alladale.

Couples and smaller families: Ghillie’s Rest (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) alongside River Alladale. 

Teens keen on conservation can gets hands-on experience and help to restore the Highlands’ precious ecosystem. Partnering with The Leap, Alladale is running two 10-day trips as part of a series of new school programs, dep. 25 July and 4 Aug.  Includes a donation to support reforestation at Alladale. More here.

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