The SAINT Project

The SAINT project, co-financed by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (2014 – 2020) and supported by The European Regional Development Fund, drew together a range of partners – research centres, local government and SMEs – in Scotland, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Northern Ireland and Sweden.

Slow adventure is defined as a form of tourism which avoids the quick-fix adrenalin-pumping hits of convenient adventure experiences, in favour of slow, immersive journeys, living in and travelling through wild places and natural spaces – experiencing nature in its timeframe, its seasons, its weathers and its variations. These journeys will typically include elements of the following:

·         Wild food

·         Wildlife

·         Comfort in the outdoors

·         Creating and enhancing people’s understanding

·         Human- or nature-powered travel

·         An enhanced engagement with place

Slow adventure activities draw upon ideas framed around the partners’ cultures and histories, such as hunting, fishing and wild foods, love of and respect for nature and wildlife, and the relationship between food and the land/sea. 

Visit the Slow Adventure Ireland Website


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  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union