Wish you were still at Ardroy?!

If you enjoyed your time at Ardroy, we are always glad to hear about it, and we hope it will prove to be an experience that you will never forget, and one you'll carry on learning from - but what now?

Loch Awe CampWe hope you will carry on exploring and taking on new challenges. This doesn't have to mean outdoor activities every day, although that would be great! Start in small ways. Can you help those around you to save money (and help the planet!) by cutting down on waste? Not just food waste of course. Is there a patch of garden you could take over, or perhaps a window-box. Of course you won't have a rocket in your back yard, but home composting is good for the environment and the garden.

How about wildlife? See what you can find in your neighbourhood. Some plants are good for attracting wildlife, for example the Buddleia is often called the butterfly bush. If you like birds, the RSPB have lots of ideas too. Find your own wild place - there's a video here about Cam and his wild place.

But what about activities?


Climb Scotland is the 'go to' website for ways of progressing with climbing. Worth a look, for example details on the 'Carnegie Crimpin' Chimps', in the Carnegie Leisure Centre, Dunfermline.

Clubs and courses for most age groups are on offer at the climbing walls located in Edinburgh - Alien Rock and Ratho - there are also walls in Dundee and Stirling. There is also a great climbing wall in Glasgow located inside an old church near Ibrox. Climbing is a great way to keep fit and maybe meet new friends.

If canoeing and kayaking appeal to you, then why not contact the Fife Canoeing Activities Group? Or visit the Scottish Canoe Association's website to find a club near you if you are not in Fife.

There is a great Archery club in Fife - Forest Spirit Archers, based in Clunie Clays

Of course there are many activities and sports - too many to mention them all here. Search around and see what you can find. Email us for ideas.

The Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership has some great ideas for things to do in Fife, including their excellent  'Passport to the Hills' booklet which you can download from the link above.

If you fancy becoming a 'Guerilla Geographer' then have a look at Mission Explore - we love it!

And a final top tip - keep safe! We would never recommend starting out on any new activity without proper instruction.