Quad bikes and clay pigeons

Posted on February 2, 2017


img_7279Travelling back to Balliemeanoch is always a joy and something we look forward to, relaxing with good friends, enjoying walks in the woods, sampling great food, sipping cold fizz in front of a roaring log fire and generally soaking up the atmosphere of life on the banks of Loch Fyne.

When I do this trip with my son, things are a little more active so thank goodness for Quadmania, in the Argyll Forest, for their wide offer of fun and games, sure to keep a 14 year old, and his Mum, entertained for hours.

We’ve had two great adventures with Quadmania, quad biking as the name suggests, but also clay pigeon shooting (or missing in my case) and both experiences have been exceptional.

The fresh air and freedom of hopping on a quadbike and careering through woods, up hills, in rivers and on rough tracks is a must.  On a cold winters day, we wrapped up warm and enjoyed the thrills of this outdoor pursuit. Our quad leader was great with my teenage son, taking him away from his Mum, so that ‘you can concentrate on what you are doing, rather than on what he is doing’. We had so much fun, were caked in mud and had lots of stories to tell our Balliemeanoch buddies later that day.

cameron-quadOur second adventure involved guns and clay pigeons – the teenager being an expert shot and his mother being useless.  The videos of every single one of my misses are much played and shared with friends and family – his wins are celebrated and mentioned regularly.  Whether you hit the target or just enjoy trying in the beautiful Argyll countryside, it doesn’t really matter, with views to die for and a great coach, you are sure to have fun.

So, not only I am looking forward to my next visit to Balliemeanoch, I’m also planning our next adventure, think we might have a bit of archery.  Watch this space.

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