Our business lives and works within Loch Lomond & The Trossach National Park and feels a strong sense of responsibility to motivate environmental awareness so ensuring our clients see us as a role model delivering outdoor education and environmental awareness courses. We believe there needs to flexibility, respectfulness for each other within the community and the area and only then general learning towards common goals are more likely to occur and be implemented. Element Activities values come from a deeper ecology founding as we don’t just offer activities but create a deeper understanding and purpose whether it is forming relationships with nature or awareness of place, this is our main aim.
We include everyone in our learning experiences and take them back to nature. Though skills are important to us, it is not our main purpose, values or motivations behind running the business. Through journeys and ‘just getting out’ we explore and inspire human value from seeing life from natures point of view, respecting and caring for the environment.
People will see and discover new places, experience the noise of the bird song, the smell of the pine trees, the rustle of autumn leaves, the views of the amazing hills, lochs and rivers. Throughout the seasons many will encounter varied and diverse wildlife and appreciate all this for themselves on a journey whether it is hillwalking or paddling. For us, we are busy people now and I have come to realise people seek time out to reconnect with what is important to them and that could be for a variety of reasons whether it be to connect to our place in society, economy, environment, political or cultural heritage.