The Embark Project

The Embark Project is about new beginnings, opportunities, being supported to learn, develop, grow, connect, participate, encourage, and lead healthy fulfilled independent lives.

The project delivers a wide variety of well thought out, dedicated health and welfare events, activities and training opportunities for people across the Isles of Lewis and Harris and in particular, people who may experience disadvantage or exclusion. Activities include:

  • The Embark Community Cycling Project – “inclusive cycling regardless of age or ability”. This element of the project offers support to get active and get cycling with support to get on a bike for the first time, or to get on a bike again even after many years without a bike. The project provides mixed ability equipment so that everyone can participate in the group cycle rides together.

  • Gardening and growing projects - we have a number of exciting opportunities for enthusiastic, green-fingered volunteers to get involved in. These projects aim to create beautiful, relaxing outdoor spaces as well as build camaraderie and skills sharing between everyone involved.

  • The Blue Moon Rowing Club – offering the opportunity to get on the water, learn to row and enjoy time with others - all in a safe, fun, non-judgemental environment.

  • Embark Woodland Adventures – providing opportunities to learn about bush-craft and wilderness survival skills, this initiative follows the national “Branching Out” program which has a strong focus on increasing positive mental health outcomes for participants.

  • Weekly Group Health Walks - the opportunity to go for a longer or shorter walk in the castle grounds and enjoy the benefits of being outside in the fresh air, exercising and getting to know other people from our local community. All of our walks are led by trained Walk Leaders and anyone is welcome to come along and join in.

  • Volunteering and training – there are an abundance of volunteering and training opportunities for all people involved in the project.

Opening times

Normal opening times

09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00

Contact details

Lewis & Harris Area
07960 611 953
Social Links


30 Francis Street

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adapted toilets
disabled parking
guide dogs welcome
lift available
wheelchair access
assistance dog welcome
ground floor level
Last Updated: 19/10/2022

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