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Father and daughter geared up for Aviemore quad biking treks


By Gavin Musgrove

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Good to go... Mike and Emma Norton gearing up for a busy quad trekking summer with the help of quad dog, Brora the Explorer.
Good to go... Mike and Emma Norton gearing up for a busy quad trekking summer with the help of quad dog, Brora the Explorer.

A father and daughter team who run Aviemore's quad bike treks have said they are delighted to be back in action today after the Covid-19 lockdown.

Mike and Emma Norton run the quads and other 4x4 off road activities on Rothiemurchus by Aviemore.

It has been the base for the family business for the past 20 years.

Miss Norton said: "It's been a tough winter but we've got through it and we're delighted that everything is starting to open back up.

"We have all our Covid procedures in place so we can begin trekking again and hopefully look forward to a busy summer.

Miss Norton has been involved in the business from being a teenager, and is now gearing up to take over the helm backed by a top team of professionally trained quad trek leaders.

She said: "Our aim is to provide a first class quad trekking experience which not only introduces visitors to the mountain and moorland landscape and local wildlife but also to the workings and history of the Rothiemurchus estate."

In welcoming customers of all ages, Miss Norton explained that the quad squad team have experienced an interesting spin off from the coronavirus pandemic.

"We have long welcomed families and over the past year we have seen that the pandemic has proved particularly difficult for parents, especially those with teenagers," she said.

"Not only do we provide a fun outdoor activity which they can all take part in together but after weeks of lockdown there are many times where we have been able to help in rebuilding confidence and giving youngsters back a sense of freedom and enjoyment."

All the company's quad trek leaders are also either ski or diving instructors.

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