The first snow is dusting the summit of Goatfell, and on the mainland, the hills are starting to look genuinely wintery. With the change of season, it is time to update our clients and friends with our winter availability and accordingly, announce some big news about our own plans.
In short, we will be spending much of the season in the French Alps! This is obviously very exciting from a personal perspective, but will have a knock on effect for clients for which we are very sorry. We won't be available for bookings from the 10th December until early March. Wally is expecting to be staying out in France until the end of April but Lucy will be back to grab some proper Scottish winter fun from the beginning of March. She already has bookings for winter mountain work on the mainland and is taking bookings for mainland winter munros throughout March. However, if you are keen for Arran wildlife watching or an Arran mountain day in March it is still worth getting in touch to check availability.
Looking ahead to Summer 2018 (May onwards), we will start taking bookings for these dates in the New Year. We realise that this may be a little frustrating for those of you who wish to get in early with bookings and appreciate that we book up fast, but this is due to the large amount of schools/contract work that we do. This can block up weeks at a time, and is an important part of our work which we enjoy very much. Sadly we don't yet have these dates firmed up, and would absolutely hate to take your booking and then cancel you further down the line. We hope you understand that your bookings are just as important to us and would be delighted to hear from you in the mean time to chat about options and ideas for your day out on Arran.
Finally, we hope you are looking forward to winter as much as we are. It's a brilliant time for watching wildlife and getting out in to the hills. Don't forget your head torch as the nights are drawing in, and pop a few extra layers in the bag!
Lucy and Wally.