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Groatie Buckie walk for 2 people

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Experience hosted by Lisa

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join me at mainland UK's most northerly settlement as we stroll along the shore past coastal farmland to a secluded beach brimming with shells. I'll share my sustainable and mindful Groatie Buckie hunting skills with you here as we explore the natural landscape. The experience of searching for these tiny cowrie shells allows you to slow down, enjoy the moment, and immerse your senses in nature.

The walk is 2 hours in total so feel free to bring your favourite hot drink in a flask and a snack. Wear comfortable shoes and take Scottish weather into consideration. I recommend bringing a waterproof jacket, as well as a hat and gloves incase it gets chilly.
Join me at mainland UK's most northerly settlement as we stroll along the shore past coastal farmland to a secluded beach brimming with shells. I'll share my sustainable and mindful Groatie Buckie hunting skills with you here as we explore the natural landscape. The experience of searching for these tiny cowrie shells allows you to slow down, enjoy the moment, and immerse your senses in nature.

The walk is 2 hours in total so feel free…

What's included

  • Equipment
    A farewell gift
From £60
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Lisa

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • Identity verified
I'm lucky to have grown up in the Far North of Scotland surrounded by vast open landscapes and beautiful coastlines. Groatie Buckie shells are said to bring good luck to those who find them and is an activity our family have enjoyed for many generations, even inspiring my work today as a digital artist.

Before becoming a full time artist, I gained experience working in tourism and hospitality. I'm passionate about sharing my local knowledge, stories and experiences with others while ensuring beaches are left as they're found.
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Where you'll be

We'll set off from John O'Groats on a 20 minute coastal walk, stopping to appreciate the power of the Pentland Firth before soaking up our surroundings amongst the shells.

Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

The cost of "1 guest" on this experience allows for 2 people to come on the walk. I stay half an hour away so a minimum booking of 2 people is required in order to cover travel expenses.

What to bring

Waterproof jacket

Comfortable outdoor shoes