Welcome to the website of Mike Dales’ business – Big Pond Scotland.
Big Pond Scotland is a consultancy business offering services in:
- Outdoor Recreation
- Scottish Access Rights
- Canoe Trails and Walking Routes
- Tourism Marketing
- Visitor Monitoring
- Outdoor Writing
After 16 years experience as Access Officer with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) and Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) I am now running Big Pond Scotland and available for freelance work.
My knowledge and experience of Outdoor Recreation, Scottish Access Rights and Rural Tourism mean that I have a broad spectrum of skills that are of potential benefit to the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss any potential work, whatever the scale of the job you have in mind, and I will be happy to give you a quote.
From the blog...
Wow, what a journey. Land’s End to John O’Groats – LEJOG. 1085 miles in 14 days of unsupported cycle touring and an unimaginable amount of food. You won’t believe how much food we consumed, and two days after completing LEJOG 2013 we’re still ravenous and eating about eight meals a day!Read more from End to End →
It’s time for a big challenge. Time for a big journey.
I always wanted to be a Munroist and to complete the Furths (English, Welsh and Irish peaks over 3,000 feet). If that was my hill walking ambition, the challenge of becoming an end-to-ender by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) has grown on me over the last few years and become my equivalent cycling ambition. During the winter months a great deal of thought went into LEJOG and the decision was taken to make an attempt on the classic cycle ride in the second half of May this year.Read more from LEJOG 2013 →