Trained by the British Association of Snowsport Instructors to deliver quality, bespoke and fun lessons.

I have over 40 years experience on the snow having competed from 4 years of age and have extensive knowledge of all 5 Scottish resorts.

I spent most of my winter seasons playing, training and working at Glenshee in the Southern Cairngorms having been fortunate to live locally.

I have instructed primary school groups, secondary schools, families, team building away days and 1-1 intensive.

I was nominated for the National Lottery Community Sports Group of the Year Award 2015 for the development of a Community Sports programme that developed local talent into ski and snowboard instructors.


Trained through the British Cycling MBL I hold the top level Mountain Bike Leader Award and can expertly lead you around various terrain, provide you with tips, techniques and advice in order to make your ride as enjoyable as possible.

Our coaching classes are extremely popular with courses regularly getting fully booked. As a British Cycling Mountain Bike Level 2 Coach you will get specific support and guidance to help improve your confidence and riding on various terrain. Repeat business is strong as it is recommendations through word of mouth which keep the classes near capacity.

The hills and glens of Perthshire are my playground and I can guide you on bespoke sessions to discover hidden gems, provide tales of the local history and point you in the direction of the best cake stops.

As a qualified Gold Velotech cycle mechanic you are in safe hands if there is a breakdown. I like to turn these 'mechanicals' into spontaneous learning opportunities, every day is a school day.


I am used to working in challenging environments and bring my experience, level head and professionalism to provide with quality instruction when you book a course with Far Lane Adventures.

I am a qualified First Aid Trainer and Assessor with extensive experience in teaching Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, Outdoor First Aid and Basic Life Support.

I have developed award winning therapeutic programmes for people recovering from mental and physical health issues. This makes me the perfect instructor for anyone wishing to increase their health and wellbeing.

I am an accredited Scottish Mental Health First Aid Instructor with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering SMHFA courses to local authorities, third sector organisations, local business, national organisations and the general public.

Dave Malloch

Mtb Coach and Leader

I am a British Cycling Level 2 MBL and a Level 5 Go Mountain Bike Instructor . I have worked with fantastic companies and groups including Ginger Squirrel Adventures , Muckmedden Events and Tay Titans.


Throughout my life I have been a keen mountain biker and continue to be involved in many outdoor activities.


I am well known and respected throughout Perthshire and regularly volunteer with high profile mtb events helping to support the mtb community and enthuse more people, young and old, to become involved in the outdoors and specifically mountain biking.


I can run tailored sessions for all abilities from beginners to advanced. I am keen to bring my passion and enthusiasm for MTB to FLA and getting more people riding on the trails.


Paul MacFarlane

Snowboard Instructor

Ski Instructor

MTB Coach and Leader

Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Image courtesy of Craig Cantwell Photography


Hi, and welcome to Far Lane Adventures. The FLA staff are professional Mountain Bike, Ski and Snowboard instructors with a reputation for being well-known and respected throughout Perthshire and the Cairngorm National Park.


After training with some of the greatest athletes in the world, including Olympians and National Champions, FLA have developed unique and effective teaching methods. The focus is on preparing you for maximum enjoyment, discovering local tracks and finding your flow within your discipline.


We have extensive experience working with individuals, families and small groups from beginner to advanced. The FLA staff look forward to working with you and giving you an amazing experience.