Wild Intrigue Expeditions have been created for university undergraduates and amateur naturalists wishing to learn important ecological and wildlife media techniques in the field, whilst having an adventure in some of the most beautiful, remote and wild locations in northern Britain.
Our ‘Expeditioneers’ live in, and explore, each location as a group, so you can expect to meet like-minded people who are as passionate about all things wild as you are.
On all of our Expeditions you are able to rewild yourself; to break away from television, work and the internet, to change your usual soundtrack of traffic and phone calls to the ebbing tide, or perhaps the wing clapping of Long-eared Owls (Asio otus).
Wild Intrigue works with the owners and caretakers of each Expedition location to discover the ecological information they are lacking, which would enable them to better safeguard the biodiversity and habitats of their sites for years to come. By booking onto an Expedition you will directly contribute to the identification, recording and conservation of wildlife in the location you choose. As each location has received minimal survey effort historically, it is even possible that you will be part of making a new discovery for that site; like our Expedioneers discovered on the Isle of Carna Expedition last October when the presence of Bank Vole was confirmed via Longworth trapping.
Wild Intrigue is a John Muir Award Practitioner, so by joining one of our Expeditions, you will also be enrolled onto a John Muir Award at Discovery (Chesters, Eurasian Beavers) or Explorer (Isle of Carna) level.
Your Wild Intrigue guides have visited and explored each location often, so are highly knowledgeable and experienced in tracking and surveying numerous species within each. So when you book onto an an Expedition with us, you are highly likely to experience incredible wildlife encounters; will you choose Eurasian Otters or White-tailed Eagles on the Isle of Carna, or perhaps Adders and drumming Snipe at Chesters, or are you enticed by the promise of seeing Eurasian Beavers in the wild?
As with our Eurasian Beavers and Isle of Carna Expeditions, you also benefit from the expertise of fantastic local specialist guides to offer you unique experiences with elusive species.
Once you have chosen and booked onto one of our Expeditions, you will be sent information to help you prepare for your adventure, including a recommended seasonal kit list and travel advice to the meeting point.
Individuals and groups are welcome to book onto our Expeditions, so go ahead, discover which Expedition intrigues you.
On each of our Expeditions pages you will be able to follow our Expedition Key to discover important information about each location. Our Key gives you a quick glimpse at individual Expedition species highlights, habitat composition,
accommodation, location in the UK, field skills training opportunities and minimum/ maximum people you can expect to attend. Take a look below to see which of these factors each icon represents.
An insight into some of the species you are likely to see. Of course we can't fit them all into this tiny box, so we have added some of the species we believe you may be most intrigued by.
Will your Expedition be based on an island surrounded by Atlantic Oak woodland? Or perhaps in the heart of the hills? This icon tells you the landscape and habitat features of the location.
A glimpse into the accommodation which you will share with other Expeditioneers. Don't forget to look at the detailed Accommodation information before leaving each page too!
The general meeting point of the Expedition. Exact details of meeting arrangements will be provided upon booking.
A brief outline of the field skills you will learn during the Expedition; such as installing camera traps. Take a look at the detailed Field Skills information on each page too.
How many people can book onto the Expedition overall. Some of our Expeditions such as Chesters can host a large group, however others such as Eurasian Beaver can only host a small group of 4 to prevent disturbance to sensitive species.
I discovered so much both for the island and for myself on this Wild Intrigue Expedition, and learnt an incredible amount in the short space of time with it being so practical and hands on!!
The Isle of Carna is definitely a place to come to rewild yourself.
The best part about this Expedition has been seeing species such as White-tailed Eagle and Otter which I have never seen in the wild before.
Wild Intrigue has provided essential skills such as species ID methods, camera trapping and small mammal trapping, just to mention a few.
The Wild Intrigue Carna Expedition is a truly unforgettable experience that I would recommend to anyone interested in wildlife!