Cairngorm Confidence
Outdoors

Have you ever said to yourself “I would love to do that, but I can’t because…………?”

Cairngorm Confidence Outdoors is a Community Interest Company, which offers unique, outdoor confidence coaching, based in the Cairngorm National Park, which supports the development of a positive mindset by changing “I can’t” into “I can!” through active achievement outdoors. 

Cairngorm Confidence
Outdoors

Have you ever said to yourself “I would love to do that, but I can’t because…………?”

Cairngorm Confidence Outdoors is a Community Interest Company, which offers unique, outdoor confidence coaching, based in the Cairngorm National Park, which supports the development of a positive mindset by changing “I can’t” into “I can!” through active achievement outdoors. 

Removing Walls

Removing Barriers

Removing Limits

Who are we?

Cairngorm Confidence Outdoors is a unique, confidence building, outdoor confidence coaching service, based in the Cairngorm National Park. We are here to offer a helping hand, in the field, in the water and in the mountains, where you will learn to look up and reach for the stars, not look down at your feet!

Our aim, is to help you to raise your confidence by equipping you with a new set of life skills through providing opportunities to increase your self-esteem, improve your mental wellbeing, fitness, endurance and resilience. All essential skills for our modern pace of life, both at home and in the workplace.

Have you ever said to yourself “I would love to do that, but I can’t because……………?”

Our answer to you is “How do you know that you can’t do something if you have never tried? Never doubt yourself or let others put you down.  Be confident. Be positive. Stay strong.  Stay focused. You will succeed.”

Removing Walls

We use the best gym and meeting spaces that nature has given to us. Your confidence will develop in the mountains, not in meeting rooms. We use pedals and paddles, not Power Points.  Cairngorm National Park will be your “classroom”.

Removing Barriers

We understand that there are many barriers to keeping fit and trying to be active for someone who has low confidence and low self-esteem. We know what it feels like to try and build up enough courage to convince yourself to walk into a gym, only to drive away without even making it in through the door. We know what it is like to want to try a new water sport but run and hide at the mention of needing to wear a wetsuit.  We know what it feels like to be overwhelmed with other people around you or to feel lonely and excluded.

We aim to remove these barriers by improving accessibility to the outdoors.  Our sessions are 1:1, supported by your Outdoor Confidence Coach and your instructor(s).   Should you be confident enough to progress into a small group activity, then we can support that too, but you decide if or when you are ready.

Removing Limits

You will have access to a small team of local business people, specially selected for their attentive, sensitive and intuitive approach to coaching, their level of experience and how much fun we have when we are out and about.  As you gain more confidence and want to make progress in your chosen activities, your coaches can begin to demonstrate even more of their skills, as they challenge you further, in an environment that feels safe and familiar to you, but only at a pace that you feel comfortable with.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Cairngorm Confidence Outdoors CIC with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/cairngormconfidenceoutdoorscic/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Cairngorm Confidence Outdoors CIC at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Cairngorm Confidence Outdoors CIC will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Community Fundraiser – 28th May 2022

100km Cycle

Riding 100km just over a year from receiving a serious knee injury and thinking that I would never ride a bike again, I will be taking on the full 100km ride by electric mountain bike. I will be raising funds to purchase two Trek Powerfly FS 4 Electric Mountain Bikes so that others in my local community of Badenoch and Strathspey can experience the many mental health and wellbeing benefits that being able to ride confidently in our wonderful Highland countryside gives to us, when they choose to ride with us at Cairngorm Confidence Outdoors.