Groatie buckie walk

Groatie Buckie walks with Lisa Poulsen

Groatie Buckie walks with Lisa Poulsen


About your host

I'm lucky to have grown up in the Far North of Scotland surrounded by vast open landscapes and beautiful coastlines. Groatie Buckie shells are said to bring good luck to those who find them and is an activity our family have enjoyed for many generations, even inspiring my work today as a digital artist. Before becoming a full time artist, I gained experience working in tourism and hospitality. I'm passionate about sharing my local knowledge, stories and experiences with others while ensuring beaches are left as they're found.

What we’ll do

Join me at mainland UK's most northerly settlement as we stroll along the shore past coastal farmland to a secluded beach brimming with shells. I'll share my sustainable and mindful Groatie Buckie hunting skills with you here as we explore the natural landscape.

The walk is 2 hours in total so I’d encourage you to bring your favourite hot drink in a flask and a snack.

What else you should know

Wear comfortable shoes and take Scottish weather into consideration. I recommend bringing a waterproof jacket, as well as a hat and gloves incase it gets chilly.

What to bring

• Waterproof jacket

• Comfortable outdoor shoes

• Your favourite hot drink in a flask

• Plenty questions and a smile :)