Knockderry Goes Wild

Knockderry Goes Wild

Why not come along to Knockderry House on Saturday, 17th May from 10.30am until 4pm and give something new a try!

Knockderry House Hotel and Wild by Nature have collaborated to provide you with a day full of eco-activity taster sessions at a stunning location. Activities that you will get to experience include archery, sea kayaking, bushcraft and food talks. There will also be a barbeque sizzling throughout the day which is included in the ticket price. Session times are as below (booking in advance required when purchasing your ticket).

  • Archery: 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
  • Kayaking: 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm
  • Bushcraft Talk: 12 noon, 2pm
  • Food Talk: 12 noon, 2pm


Archery sessions will take place on the front lawn and involves shooting arrows at a target for accuracy from a set distance or distances. Get competitive with your friends and family or just try and master the basics.

Sea Kayaking

Sea kayaking will provide the opportunity to try a unique and captivating sport over a 1 hour period. All you need is a little water confidence and to bring some thermal clothing, such as fleece layers, to wear whilst kayaking. You will be introduced to the sport by one of Scotland’s most experienced sea kayakers, Archie Waters, who will provide all other equipment including cagoules, buoyancy aids and kayak equipment. Sea kayaking will take place directly off the Knockderry Hotel, weather permitting. If conditions are not suitable on the immediate shore front, a more sheltered venue, such as Rosneath Bay will be sought. To learn more about sea kayaking and other activities go to

If you enjoyed your day at Knockderry, you have the opportunity to take part in one of our planned sea kayak or open canoe safaris at a discounted rate on the Sunday, 18th May 2014.


Bushcraft Talks: Take the chance to find out what plants and techniques our ancestors used to provide transport, shelter and headache cures! These fascinating sessions with Wild by Nature’s expert will include a short walk around Knockderry’s grounds to identify useful survival plants. By the end of the session you will be able to identify the best kindling, the fungus that allow you to transport fire and you should have retrieved some wild salad for tea!

Food Talks

Food Talks: Learn about local and seasonal produce which is championed at Knockderry House. You will also have the opportunity to ask the Head Chef, Donn Eadie, all those burning cooking related questions.

Tickets are £15 per person and include one activity, one talk and a barbeque voucher. Children must be 14 years or over to participate in Sea Kayaking or Archery. Children under 14 are welcome, tickets are £6.00 and include the talks and the barbeque. Book online here. As places are restricted for the activities, please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you wish to book accommodation for the weekend or join us for lunch or dinner please book through the hotel website or phone the hotel directly on 01436 842 283. Booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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