Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for asking! Anna in Portobello, Edinburgh

Q: If I sign up to a WanderWomen event which includes sea swimming, do I have to join in or can I opt out of the swimming part?

A: There are many different parts to WanderWomen experiences, like nature connection activities, learning of survival skills, meditation, yoga, and much more. You can opt in or out of any of these activities. Do only what feels good for you on that day!

Q: My fitness is not great, can I still join?

A: WanderWomen experiences are not about covering certain distances, unless otherwise stated. They are about slowing down: the journey matters more than the destination. It’s not about the kilometers, miles and hights, it’s about stopping and noticing things. Fitness is not the aim, although it might help. Mindfulness is what matters. Please ALWAYS get in touch before joining a WanderWomen experience if you have any health related concerns.

Q: I know you swim in skins only, all year around. I am scared, especially in the winter months and would prefer to bring my wetsuit. Is that allowed?

A: Absolutely. You will learn how to swim in the sea safely, I will teach you about how to recognise the first signs of hypothermia, which we will want to avoid, and how to be confident in the sea, swim abilities or not. Please do bring your wetsuit if it makes you more comfortable. Especially if it’s a first time during the winter. At the end of the experience you will know how much stronger you are than you had thought.

Q: I am on a low income – do you have discounted tickets available?

A: Please do come along and get in touch first. I don’t have a system for discounted tickets yet, but would like to find a solution for you to come along. Please just ask!

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