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Spem Successus Alit: Successful VetRun180 Journey to be Repeated with new Group of Medically Discharged British Veterans

Posted by on July 9th 2021 in Adventure & Expeditions, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

Land Rover Expedition in Scotland - British Iraq & Afghan Veterans

We are delighted to announce that following on from the great success of the 2020 Scottish Coast to Coast Expedition with the incredible UK-based military charity VetRun180, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions will be leading a re-run of this challenging and unique overland journey by Land Rover.  This September will be the charity's second ever Scottish Highlands expedition and we are thilled to once again be involved from start to finish, facilitating a remarkable cross-country route.

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Staycation 2021 - Scotland for Luxury Family Holidays

Posted by on March 28th 2021 in Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

James Bond Home in Scotland - Rent Skyfall for your staycation

So, it's now looking like summer 2021 staycations are the order of the day. With that in mind, what can be better than escaping to the UK's most beautiful country, Scotland!

We hold the keys to some of Scotland's most incredible private, exclusive-use homes. With a fabulous array of homes, castles and lodges across the country there's something out there that is perfect for you and your family. Choose from the borders to the Hebrides and Northern Isles,...

Scotland Coast to Coast - Successful Road to Recovery with VetRun180

Posted by on December 16th 2020 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

VetRun180 success at Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, Scottish Land Rover expedition for UK Veterans.
ORGANISED BY CHARITY VETRUN180 AND FACILITATED BY SANDGROUSE TRAVEL & EXPEDITIONS, A GROUP OF FELLOW VETERANS SET OFF ON AN INTRIPID COAST-TO-COAST ADVENTURE ACROSS SCOTLAND

Words by Jonny Stage, edited by Craig Allen, and photography by Simon Green Photography - as per full feature in Land Rover Monthly Magazine (November 2020). 

Every so often in life the opportunity for a grand adventure presents itself that cannot be passed by. What's more, you know if you don't jump at it, the...

VetRun180 - Military Charity to Travel Coast to Coast Across Scottish Highlands with Sandgrouse Travel

Posted by on August 6th 2020 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

VetRun180 - Injured Veterans Charity in Scottish Highlands

VetRun180 is a UK-based military veterans charity, formed by its founders (themselves Iraq & Afghan vets) out of a necessity. This young and hugely exciting charity takes physically and mentally injured (PTSD) veterans on challenging expeditions around the globe. It is on these unique journeys where the lucky teams are re-invoking their great sense of adventure and teamwork. VetRun180 is genuinely saving lives through the spirit of adventure - a concept that strikes a chord with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions.

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Luxury Highland Pony Picnics - Unique Scottish Experiences

Posted by on July 16th 2020 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

Queen Victoria Balmoral - Luxury Highland Pony Picnics in the Scottish Highland - Luxury Scotland Experiences
Balmorality. "Scotch air, Scotch people, Scotch hills, Scotch rivers, Scotch woods, are all far preferable to those of any other nation in or out of this world". - Queen Victoria, ca. 1849. 

Queen Victoria was right. One only need read her journal entries. Time in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by wild and rugged nature, accompanied by Highlanders of noble character is hard to beat. What can be better than hearing stories of old from a loyal estate ghillie who's been...

TOUR SCOTLAND BY HELICOPTER. ULTIMATE LUXURY WHISKY TOUR OF SCOTLAND WITH PRIVATE CHOPPER

Posted by on May 9th 2020 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Scotland

TOUR SCOTLAND BY HELICOPTER. ULTIMATE LUXURY WHISKY TOUR OF SCOTLAND WITH PRIVATE CHOPPER
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS, SCOTLAND'S BEST PRIVATE HIGHLAND LODGES, HIDDEN GEM WHISKY TASTING EXPERIENCES & DISTILLERY TOURS, UNIQUE EXPERIENCES WITH LOCAL LEGENDS & CHARACTERS, TWO RANGE ROVER VOGUES WITH DRIVERS ON STANDBY, FULL HELICOPTER ITINERARY. 

This carefully curated helicopter based Scotch whisky tour takes our VIP guests to some of the country's top distilleries with a focus on small scale, high-quality whisky production as well as meetings with the country's expert whisky bottlers who specialise in the art of maturation to produce...

PRIVATE EXPLORATION OF ARCTIC SVALBARD - SPITSBERGEN'S HIDDEN JEWELS WITH YOUR VERY OWN PERSONAL POLAR GUIDE

Posted by on May 7th 2020 in Adventure & Expeditions, Luxury, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Scandinavia

PRIVATE EXPLORATION OF ARCTIC SVALBARD - SPITSBERGEN'S HIDDEN JEWELS WITH YOUR VERY OWN PERSONAL POLAR GUIDE
THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY WAY TO EXPLORE THE SUMMER MAGIC OF ARCTIC SVALBARD - WITH TOP NORWEGIAN POLAR GUIDE ON A ONE-TO-ONE BASIS.  DISCOVER PLACES FEW WILL EVER KNOW.

All photographs taken on Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions adventures by our Polar guides. 

3-WEEKS COMPREHENSIVE SUMMER SAILING AROUND SVALBARD / SPITSBERGEN WITH TOP NORWEGIAN POLAR GUIDE (SPECIALISING IN SVALBARD EXPLORATION). 

Set high in the Arctic Ocean, the remote Svalbard archipelago extends between 74 and 81° north, about halfway between Tromso in Norway and...

Sandgrouse Back In North Africa: Land Rover Trip Now Open for Registration

Posted by on May 6th 2020 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News

Sandgrouse Back In North Africa: Land Rover Trip Now Open for Registration
JOIN OUR 2021 LAND ROVER CONVOY THROUGH NORTH AFRICA'S FABLED ATLAS MOUNTAINS & THE MAJESTIC SAHARA

Staying true to our namesake, we're migrating back to the beautiful and lonely desert. Here we recently found a peace and serentity that we long to savour once more. Join the Sandgrouse Explorers Club as we venture back to North Africa following our tried and tested overland routing in Morocco. We'll thread our way through the mighty Atlas Mountains and then on to the north western...

JOIN OUR SAFARI CONVOY THROUGH KENYA BY LAND ROVER SERIES 1

Posted by on May 5th 2020 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Travel Tips & Advice

JOIN OUR SAFARI CONVOY THROUGH KENYA BY LAND ROVER SERIES 1

Self-drive in a Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions convoy of up to six 1950's Series I and Series IIa Land Rovers through the Kenyan bush on an overland safari of a lifetime. Head out with Anti-Poaching patrols, meet Maasai elders, sleep out under the stars with a multi-night wild-camp safari, encounter incredible wildlife and much more!

7-DAYS, SELF-DRIVING SIX 1950's SERIES 1 LAND ROVERS IN CONVOY THROUGH SOME OF KENYA'S MOST INCREDIBLE WILDERNESS AREAS TEEMING WITH WILDLIFE, EXPLORE THE...

Waldorf Astoria's "Live Unforgettable" magazine Interview

Posted by on January 5th 2020 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Best Hotel in Edinburgh - Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh with Sandgrouse Travel
Q&A for 'LIVE UNFORGETTABLE' magazine by WALDORF ASTORIA EDINBURGH for Jonny Stage – Founder and Director of Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions.  1. Tell us about your company and your role. 

Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions creates industry-leading Scotland travel itineraries for clients from around the world. Our trips revolve around both professional and personal connections and we are fortunate to have links that spread out across the whole of Scotland. These links allow our guests to tap into a Scotland otherwise reserved for locals...

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