2023 Upcoming Trips

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Make - Walk - Explore:
The Lake District

April 14 - 21, 2023

Join us on the picturesque banks of England's spectacular Lake District for a week-long retreat filled with walks, communing with sheep and their people, and taking time to be inspired creatively by the landscape.  Our home base for the week will be Bankground Farm, perched right on the banks of Coniston Water, and looking out at The Old Man of Coniston.  From here we will take boats across the water to scenic walking points and neighboring farms where we will learn about keeping sheep in the Lake District, and have plenty of time to relax.  We will take an excursion out of the area to learn about the literary greats of the region: from William Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter.  The Lake District has attracted many people who fundamentally defined the Lake District as we see it today.

Trip Cost (not including airfare):
  • Single Private Room ($4100 USD)
  • Shared Room, 2 people ($3300 USD, per person)- WAITLIST ONLY;
  • Triple Room, 3 people  ($2800 USD, per person).
Our trips are categorized as active, moderately active, or relaxed. We would describe this trip as relaxed. If you'd like to review our trip activity levels, take a look here.
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Wool & Whisky
Our Signature Tour

Coming in September 2023

Rowan Tree Travel & Fibercraft has its origins in creating trips to Scotland. Almost a decade later, it’s still our favorite destination. We love introducing our travelers to the country’s stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, friendly and irreverent residents and longstanding wool traditions. Our Wool & Whisky tour provides busy days and relaxed evenings at authentic Scottish inns and small hotels. We will visit a whisky distillery or two, wander through picturesque villages, including visits to our favorite fiber artisans on Skye and time in the quaint town of Pitlochry - and we will enjoy farm-to-table (or sea-to-table!) meals all along the way. Sometimes our tour will coincide with the Perth Festival of Wool or the Highland Games, but as dates are not yet set we cannot guarantee these activities  .We will, most definitely, visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. It’s a beautiful city, full of stunning architecture and bustling city life. We simply cannot wait to take you to Scotland. See you there!

Approximate Trip Cost (not including airfare):
  • Single Accommodation, one person per room
    (estimated $5600 USD);

  • Flex Accommodation, a mix of single and shared accommodations during the tour
    (estimated $4800 USD);  

  • Shared Accommodation, two people per room
    (estimated $4200 USD)

 

There is the opportunity to combine both Wool & Whisky tours into one fantastic, back-to-back trip!

Our trips are categorized as active, moderately active, or relaxed. We would describe this trip as moderately active. If you'd like to review our trip activity levels, take a look here.
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Wool & Whisky II
Highlands & Islands Edition
Coming in September 2023

Our "Highlands and Islands" edition will explore the most northerly regions of Scotland, from Inverness to Dunnet Head and around the spectacular coast to Ullapool.  Along the way, we will venture to The Orkney Islands and then head by ferry to The Outer Hebrides before flying to Glasgow.  This tour will cover a lot of ground, a lot of history, and a lot of textile traditions!   (And just a wee bit of whisky.)  Small yarn producers, indie dyers, tapestry artists and that iconic Harris Tweed will all be featured, along with some visits to farms keeping rare breed sheep.
Approximate Trip Cost (not including airfare):
  • Single Accommodation, one person per room
    (estimated $5600 USD);

  • Flex Accommodation, a mix of single and shared accommodations during the tour
    (estimated $4800 USD);  

  • Shared Accommodation, two people per room
    (estimated $4200 USD)

 

There is the opportunity to combine both Wool & Whisky tours into one fantastic, back-to-back trip!

Our trips are categorized as active, moderately active, or relaxed. We would describe this trip as moderately active. If you'd like to review our trip activity levels, take a look here.