Adventures aren’t just for summer!

Kirsty, from Ross-shire Rangers shares why her unit loves winter adventures! And tells us why you don’t want to miss out by sticking to indoor activities this winter.

Camping in The Village, Netherurd’s newest accommodation


Our unit wanted to do something special to celebrate the end of term and a camp at Netherurd’s new cabin style accommodation ‘The Village’ seemed the perfect fit. We were all really excited for our adventure which was over 200 miles from home, AND to make it even better, it was nearly Christmas!

We’ve been camping loads of times before but never in December so we were all really keen to try something different.

We arrived on Friday which we dubbed ‘Christmas Eve’ and went to see our new home. Netherurd’s Village is made up of three cabins which sleep up to five people. We decorated the whole place with fairy lights before getting into our cosy sleeping bags for an early night – it was Christmas Day the following day after all!

On ‘Christmas Day’ we headed into Edinburgh for an adventure. Our first stop was to see the amazing lights and then wander round the Christmas markets trying all of the different foods on offer. It was a brilliant way to spend a day with friends.

With the temperature dropping it was too chilly to cook outside so we headed to a Japanese restaurant for our Christmas dinner. We even got to try using chopsticks, another first ticked off the list!

Just like the real Christmas Day, we returned to our cabins and played board games (but no one fell out over Monopoly!)

Any tips for staying warm on winter adventures?

  • Definitely bring a hat and gloves for when you’re outside!
  • Read the label on your sleeping bag, they normally give a recommendation about the temperature they’ll keep you cosy in, but if in doubt ask a more experienced camper!
  • Layers are better than one large item – so wear layers but also grab some blankets for on top of your sleeping bag!

You should always ensure that you are aware of the temperature and dressed appropriately. If in doubt head inside.