HOWL: Highland Outdoor and Wilderness Learning programme

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An integral part of the Alladale Wilderness Reserve vision is our HOWL (Highland Outdoor and Wilderness Learning) programme, which offers a specially designed and expert-led, environmental journey for local school children.

During the tailored experience participants not only improve their understanding about the natural world, ecology and conservation but also learn key life skills. We aim to enable those taking part to reconnect with our natural heritage and to ignite a passion to protect, restore and enjoy the wild. 

Our professionally managed courses make the perfect addition to a diverse biology curriculum or stand alone as an engaging summer camp. Delivered over five days and four nights, the programme includes hiking, navigation, bushcraft and numerous other outdoor activities – ecology underpins and is integrated throughout the whole journey.

The programme started in 2007, and since then HOWL has engaged thousands of children from schools within a 50 mile radius around Alladale. Two of Alladale's rangers in fact took part in the HOWL programme during high school,and are now full time employees!