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OUTDOOR EVENTS AROUND SHENVAL BED & BREAKFAST
NEAR LOCH NESS AND GLEN AFFRIC

This page features all the major Highland wildlife, Scotland food and drink and outdoor sports events -except Highland Games listed HERE- held over the year around your holiday accommodation base at Shenval organic B&B in the Loch Ness, Glen Affric and Inverness area in the Highlands of Scotland. Tastebuds experiences, Guided walks, Duathlon, Marathon and Half-Marathon, Glen Affric Duathlon:  there is something for most endeavours and for relaxed spectating and enjoyment.  Open air concerts and festivals are listed HERE. More wildlife watching and conservation events are also listed in our News page.

MAY
Saturday 7, Glen Affric Duathlon - 11am. Very close to your accommodation base at Shenval B&B the Glen Affric Duathlon is back after a six year break: run 7.5 miles, cycle 18 miles, run 2.5 miles. Worth it, not just for the effort but also for the stunning scenery. This is THE most scenic duathlon venue in Scotland - all within the Glen Affric National Nature Reserve. More info for competitors and spectators at www.glen-affric-duathlon.co.uk

38th TGO Challenge comes past Shenval B&B. From Friday 12th till Friday 26th, this well established entirely non-competitive event aims to foster good fellowship among walkers within the framework of a challenging expedition. It takes 300 long distance walkers on a self-supported trek on a variety of routes over an average 180 miles across the Highlands from the West Coast between Ardrishaig and Torridon to the North Sea shores between Arbroath and Fraserburgh. Some participants on one of the favourite routes through Glen Affric and Glenurquhart will be stopping over at Shenval Bed&Breakfast once more. We extend a very warm welcome to them!

Saturday 13-Sunday 14: Natural Dyeing Short Courses with Shenval B&B neighbours Wild Rose Escapes in Cannich, the gateway to Glen Affric. The woods are the perfect place for hand dyeing, as it is essential to have an outdoor fire to make our dye baths. Learn about local fleece, forage for plant dyes and use a mixture of household natural dyes and foraged plant dyes to produce a rainbow of colours.
Future dates:
Sat 1st-Sun 2nd July
Sat 16 September-Sun 17 September. 

Saturday 20-Saturday 27, learn the process from fleece to felt making, minutes from Shenval B&B, at Wildrose Escapes.

Saturday 22-Sunday 23: Feltmaking Short Courses in Cannich, just minutes from Shenval Bed & Breakfast, on the edge of Glen Affric and near to Loch Ness;  Wildrose Escapes courses teach you craft skills in a stunning setting at Higher Crochail wood in Strathglass. Felting is a fantastic craft as it can be learnt in a weekend or even a day, you can make something really beautiful quite quickly and you don’t need very much equipment.
Future dates:
Sat 19 August-Sun 20 August 2017

JUNE
Saturday 17: Highland Cross, Glen Affric, near Shenval B&B. The Highland Cross is a 50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the spectacular Scottish Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly. More details at www.highlandcross.co.uk.

JULY
Sat 1st-Sun 2nd, Natural Dyeing Short Courses with Shenval B&B neighbours Wild Rose Escapes in Cannich, the gateway to Glen Affric. The woods are the perfect place for hand dyeing, as it is essential to have an outdoor fire to make our dye baths. Learn about local fleece, forage for plant dyes and use a mixture of household natural dyes and foraged plant dyes to produce a rainbow of colours.

Saturday 8- Saturday 15, dye to hand spin course with Wild Rose Escapes, Cannich, minutes away from Shenval B&B, near Glen Affric: wash your fleece, forage for dye plants, make your own dyes, dye your beautiful fleeces and finally spin it!

AUGUST
Saturday 5-Sunday 6, get to know how to practice Ecoprinting with Wild Rose Escapes, just 5 minutes’ drive from Shenval B&B. Plants and minerals printed directly onto a surface: learn the technique and be amazed by the results.

SEPTEMBER
Sat 16-Sun 17, Natural Dyeing Short Courses at Shenval B&B neighbours Wild Rose Escapes in Cannich, the gateway to Glen Affric. See details on 1st-2nd July entry.

 

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