Wild Words – Writing Workshop

Explore nature through the written word

Go for a wander with Guardian Country Diarist Merryn Glover to gather words and ideas for writing about nature. We will explore the woods and shoreline around Loch Insh and draw from our senses to craft poetry and short descriptive pieces. End of workshop tea, coffee and shortbread included.

Open to anyone who can wield a pencil. Doesn’t require any ‘nature knowledge’ but equally good for people with expertise. Suitable for adults and children alike. Please arrive at the event promptly as we will depart together just after 3pm.

Credit: Michael George
LOCATION Loch Insh Outdoor Centre – Boathouse Restaurant
REQUIREMENTS All materials provided but participants are welcome to use their own notebooks. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. If it’s pouring with rain, we will do our workshop indoors.
Wear clothing and footwear suitable for an outdoor walk on slightly uneven terrain as well as sitting on damp ground. Bring waterproofs in case of rain.
Capacity: 20
DISABLED ACCESS Disabled parking available within the Loch Insh Outdoor Centre car park 10 metres from the event starting point. There is a ramp up to the Loch Insh Restaurant for the event starting point, but the walk is across slightly uneven terrain. Not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Accessible toilet right next to event start point at Loch Insh Outdoor Centre. The walk pace will be slow and Merryn will work to ensure everyone is helped and included as far as practically possible.
COST £5 per adult. Free for teens, children, full-time students and seniors.
BOOKING INFO Booking essential: Click here to book now

And – did you know that the Loch Insh Outdoor Centre is putting on a special offer for the weekend too – why not make a day of it!?


  • Date : May 13, 2022 - May 13, 2022
  • Time : 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Badenoch and Strathspey


Merryn Glover