About Five Senses

Five Senses runs cultural walking tours, and teach outdoor and bushcraft skills in Perthshire and Orkney, Scotland.

We teach people how to use their senses to connect with the natural world.

Whether you learn to make fire, navigate by starlight or experience Stone Age Orkney, you’ll feel completely alive — then every day has a bit of magic.

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Malcolm Handoll

Malcolm Handoll

Outdoor Skills Instructor

Malcolm is a qualified Mountain Leader and bushcraft instructor with 30 years’ experience. He first walked up Snowdon (the highest peak in Wales and higher than anything in England) before he was 5 years old, and he’s been walking mountains ever since.

Malcolm has a Mountain Leadership Certificate, Liability Insurance, PVG checks and undergoes regular First Aid training.

New 8 week navigation course: Cake and Compass

New 8 week navigation course: Cake and Compass

Cake and Compass is an 8-week course in February 2019 that's intended for people who want to learn more about the map and compass to gain confidence but who don't want to be standing out in a cold, wet field. We all learn best when we're enjoying themselves and are...

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Forest bathing: How to do it in your own neighbourhood for free

Forest bathing: How to do it in your own neighbourhood for free

A new health therapy known as ‘forest bathing’ is popping up all over Britain, with people paying to spend time in the trees. The benefits of forest bathing range from improving sleep and the ability to focus, to lowering blood pressure and stress levels. So if you’re...

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Hidden gem: The secret way to Glamis castle

Hidden gem: The secret way to Glamis castle

Come along with us on a virtual walk to one of our favourite places: Glamis Castle. Only unlike most visitors, you won't be going through the main entrance. Instead we're going to take a secret way that only locals know about! Hidden Gem walks: A virtual tour of our...

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Upcoming Events

Sat 26

Firemaking Weekend

January 26 @ 10:00 am - January 27 @ 4:00 pm
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£135
Feb 01

Weekend Navigation Course

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - February 3 @ 3:00 pm
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£185
Cake and Compass 8 week navigation course by Five Senses at the Barony Cafe, Alyth
Feb 03

Cake and Compass: 2 hour navigation sessions at Barony Cafe

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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£15
Feb 09

Bushcraft Day Course

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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£95 – £150
Cake and Compass 8 week navigation course by Five Senses at the Barony Cafe, Alyth
Feb 10

Cake and Compass: 2 hour navigation sessions at Barony Cafe

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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£15
Cake and Compass 8 week navigation course by Five Senses at the Barony Cafe, Alyth
Feb 17

Cake and Compass: 2 hour navigation sessions at Barony Cafe

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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£15
Feb 23

Firemaking Weekend

February 23 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 4:00 pm
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£135
Cake and Compass 8 week navigation course by Five Senses at the Barony Cafe, Alyth
Feb 24

Cake and Compass: 2 hour navigation sessions at Barony Cafe

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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£15
Mar 01

Weekend Navigation Course

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - March 3 @ 3:00 pm
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£185