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Leave No TraceLeave No Trace

In the mid 20th-century there was a cultural shift in wilderness ethics from woodcraft where wilderness travelers prided themselves on their ability to rely on the resources of wild lands to minimal impact on the environment. Leave No Trace was born out of necessity, as there was a large increase of people venturing into the wilderness. Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around you - the world we all enjoy. A concept, which has long found its way from its origin in the National Parks of the United States.

Leave No Trace refers to a set of in the outdoors. It is built on seven principles:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare,
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces,
  3. Dispose of waste properly,
  4. Leave what you find,
  5. Minimize campfire impacts,
  6. Respect farm animals & wildlife,
  7. Be considerate of others.

These seven principles have been adapted to different activities, ecosystems and environments.

I am a qualified Leave No Trace trainer, delivering one-day awareness courses, which again are very Hands On and practical. We will be covering all seven principles in a workshop-style, spending time indoors as well as outdoors. Past clients have included 5* adventure travel tour operator Wilderness Scotland and the training provider, Wild Scotland.

Guide Training for Wandern Schottland

Jun 29, 2020

I recently delivered a bespoke one day training course for the guiding team at German walking tour operator, Wandern Schottland 

Wandern Schottland can now proudly display that they are Leave No Trace certified. Well done Team WS! 

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