At ProAdventure we recognise the Climate Emergency and work both in our work and home lives to make a difference. We’re not ones to fly long haul, and this has been a deliberate choice from our environmental convictions. Our last long haul flight was for our honeymoon 22 years ago, we flew once this year to Munich for the biggest outdoor tradeshow in Europe (once there our focus was on sustainability of the products we already sell and in finding out as much as we could on the impact of any new items that we considered stocking).
Anyway back to our holiday, normally we drive to somewhere in the UK for a weeks break, but with one child away with Scouting for 3 weeks and the other cooking for refugees in Greece, we had the chance for an unprecedented 3 weeks off.
After much discussion we decided on a backpacking trip to the Outer Hebrides.
Leaving the car at home in Llangollen we got the bus and trains to Oban for the ferry to Castlebay. The trains to Glasgow went without a hitch and after a couple of hours in a gallery we got the train to Oban and spent the night in a B&B to catch the morning ferry. The replacement ferry (The Isle of Arran), took about 8 hours for the crossing in some heavy weather. Due to the road equivalent tariffs the foot passenger fee is only £15.15 per person.