Creative and Active Courses ~ 2016

Talented local tutors, comfortable accommodation in our holiday cottages and delicious meals and snacks.

The courses offer an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Tanera’s peace and tranquility, gain expert and friendly tuition in your chosen activity, whilst mixing with like minded people and being looked after by the Tanera team.

Tanera Mor Residential Courses - 2016

 Date Course

Price    Full board

To book
30th April - 6th May Writing Retreat Mandy Haggith


Early bird discount (Jan):
£440 - £560

Contact Lizzie

28th May - 1st June

Introduction to Sea Kayaking NorWest Sea Kayaking


Early-bird discount: £585

Contact NorWest Sea Kayaking
2nd - 6th June Intromediate Sea Kayaking NorWest Sea Kayaking


Early-bird discount: £585

Contact NorWest Sea Kayaking
3rd - 9th September

Knitting Retreat 

Helen Lockhart ~ Ripples Crafts £390 - £510 Contact Lizzie
10th - 17th September See Sound, Sea Shore bookmaking Jan Kilpatrick ~ WildTiles £610 - £770 Contact WildTiles (Jan Kilpatrick)
1st - 6th May  Writing Retreat  Mandy Haggith ~ Cybercrofter Early bird discount:
£440 - £560
Contact Lizzie


 Sea Kayaking - Norwest Sea Kayaking of Lochinver runs introductory and 'intromediate' courses with us on Tanera.
Exploring the Summer Isles by kayak
Introductory: 28th May - 1st June
Intromediate: 2nd - 6th June 

Accommodation will be in Fuchsia Cottage, right beside the shore. Restore your strength after a day exploring the Summer Isles with some delicious home cooking!

For further information see the NorWest SeaKayaking website.
Contact NorWest Sea Kayaking to make an enquiry or book a place on the course. Book before January 31st and receive a 5% discount!

Knitting Retreat with Helen Lockhart of Ripples Crafts, in Assynt.
September 3rd - 9th


The knitters are retreating on Tanera again!  

Based in the Farmhouse and Schoolhouse, immerse yourself in your knitting (and chatting) and enjoy the magnificent views across Badentarbet bay to the hills of Coigach and Assynt. A generous bundle of Helen's gorgeous hand-dyed yarns is included in the price of the retreat, and a boat-trip around the Island is an optional extra.

Full board for 6 nights, plus a bundle of yarn: £390 - £510.

Please contact Lizzie for more information, or whet your appetite with Helen's tales of a previous retreat.

See Sound, Sea Shore with artists Jan Kilpatrick of WildTiles, and Chelsea Frew.
September 10th - 17th

Through a series of linked writing and art sessions, interspersed with relaxed rambles along the shore and private time for contemplation, you will record your experience of spending time in this beautiful landscape by producing a hand-made journal full of your own words and images – a Tanera treasure book of your very own.

Please visit the Wildtiles website to read more about the course and to book a place on it.

Full board for 7 nights - including a boat cruise around the Island: £610-£770.

Writing Retreat - see this page

For further information about a particular course, please do not hesitate to contact either Lizzie or the course provider directly. If there is a particular craft or activity that you would be interested in seeing available on Tanera then please let us know; we are always open to new ideas.


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  • Results of a hard morning's work - Click for larger version
  • Paddling hard with An Teallach in the distance - Click for larger version

Where to Find Us...

The Isle of Tanera Mòr is located in North-West Scotland, within The Summer Isles Archipelago. Just 45 minutes drive from Ullapool... Summer Isles More >>

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