Nature Quest ®

This Journey is for you if you are seeking a magical, beautiful and mysterious place where your dreams can unfold.

This Journey is for you if you have a longing to discover a deeper connection to Nature, the animals, the trees, the Planet.

This Journey is for you if you long for a unique experience to share with a  group of kindred seekers and adventurers, yet also experience time alone for contemplation and inner growth.

This Journey is for you if you prefer a “
freer” travel experience than a standard tour  - and enjoy the independence and time to be on your own as well as with a group.

I am pleased to discuss the Quest with you over the phone Toll Free (888) 249-3927 or via email at

to answer any questions you might have prior to booking. 

Orkney is relatively easy to get to (just a one hour commuter flight from Edinburgh -also known as the Paris of the North.

I also provide helpful travel instructions to make it easy to get there:)

The Quest Includes:

- Celtic Birthday reading - a unique one of a kind reading based on ancestral knowledge and only done by Catriona;

- 40 Days of preparatory clearing and healing practices (easy to follow and fit into your life) to support you physically, emotionally and spiritually before the Quest;

- In-depth transformative spiritual program with Catriona that includes shamanic journeys, dowsing, deep nature/spiritual immersion, ceremonies;

- Visits to between 8-12 Ancient Sites;

- Hikes to beautiful places and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds lands (mild to moderate hikes);

- Mini-Solo;

- Accommodation at a delightful, unique , vintage Inn - for 7 nights (shared);

- 5 dinners, 7 breakfasts;

- fireside chat with local expert/
orauthor,or musician;

- property & home clearing just before your departure.

 "My quest with Catriona was a life changing, enchanting experience. She's a grounded teacher, offering her gifts of magic in the most humble way. The quest had far reaching effects- the limbs continue to stretch out into my every day life experience and sprout new branches. I feel I was initiated to be tapped in to the Earth's song and I can hear her in new ways now. My new appreciation for the world and it's subtleties have put me more in tune with myself. I have fallen in love with nature all over again.”



"I was drawn to the quest because it was exactly what we were looking for- a quest to a faraway land with extraordinary people where I will learn how to better connect to nature. I believe it was everything I expected and more. I really enjoyed the pace of everything. It seemed we had many activities yet at the same time there was plenty of time for rest. I loved that balance."
H.B. U.S.A.

 "I have been deeply impressed by Catriona MacGregor for many

years. Her striking kinship with the animal world and her vision

of the natural world are compelling and apparent when you are

in her presence.  Many people carefully copy native traditions,

hoping for a shamanic experience.

Catriona MacGregor is a shaman.”

 - Jim Gilkeson, - author of A Pilgrim in Your Body:

Energy Healing and Spiritual Process

Your Guide

 Join Catriona “ Gaelic for Cathryn” a Spiritual Teacher and Nature Quest founder who helps people find greater meaning in their lives through spiritual journeys, & Nature Quests.

Catriona is a descendant of an ancient Pictish/Scottish Clan, the MacGregors, a Clan descended from the first King of Scotland and known as "Children of the Mists". (Learn more about the MacGregors Below)

She has led Quests for 20 years and is the award-winning author of Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth, a Gold Medal Winner along with His Holiness The Dalai Lama, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

Catriona guides people to experience profound communion with the natural world.

She helps people to find their inner voice and live a life inspired by truth, 
meaning and joy.

Catriona works with the spiritual source found in Nature to assist you on
a deep spiritual unfolding.


In this land that time forgot, we will access a place of immense clarity and ancient wisdom. 

You will learn powerful practices to support a new vision for your life, while clearing away emotional and mental limitations.

You will commune with the powerful energy of the land and connect with the wisdom of this timeless realm.

Spend Your Days exploring ancient sites, enjoying nature preserves, and learning powerful practices to tap into your spiritual truth.

Benefit from Catriona's unique one of a kind Ancient Celtic Trilogy Reading reading based on the five elements Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Ether to learn insightful information about your strengths and how to overcome any weaknesses.


Featured in National Geographic, Orkney was an important religious and cultural center and the home of an advanced civilization going back to 3200 B.C.

You will experience ancients sites up close and personal without the crowds, you will benefit from Catriona’s powerful spiritual program based on ancient Celtic tradition, and universal truths, and enjoy time in nature to connect with the energy of the land, trees and animals and hike to view wildlife and ancient sites along the way.

This trip is for you if you are an advanced spiritual seeker in search of a powerful life changing spiritual program, communion with nature, and experience of ancient realms.

Join this spiritual journey to a land where ancient traditions dwarfed civilizations 6000 years ago.

Join a spiritual rite of passage; discover ancient sites; explore nature's beauty; gain awareness of the sacred realms, & gain greater self-knowledge.

A NatureQuest can benefit your life in profound ways.

 "What an absolutely breathtaking experience we have all had, so honored to have walked some of the ancient lands in the world. I had the most enchanting magical time in the Orkneys. What wonderful places you took us to. Now I am away and letting the energies unfold, I can see just how strong they were and what considerable changes we are all going through, including showing how stuck in patterns I can be. It was a remarkable experience for me
” E.R. Australia.

Find the clarity of your own soul
Discover ancient secrets in a mystical land 
This is your opportunity to: Join a rite of passage, Gain awareness of sacred realms and greater self-knowledge in a place of ancient wonder and beauty.

These archetypal passages, or quests, are powerful acts that can change a person's life profoundly.

Commune with the powerful energy of the land.

Connect with Visions that come from a timeless realm.


New Ancient Nature Quest - Orkney, Scotland

May 24-May 31, 2018

Discover a Mystical Land That Time Forgot: Explore Neolithic Ruins Over 1,000 Years Older than the Pyramids

WildWood Inn"

"The hotel was one of the best places I have ever stayed." 2016 Quest Participant

Orkney is an archipelago of islands just north of the Scottish mainland (just a 1 hour flight from Edinburgh Scotland), or a short beautiful ferry ride from Scrabsters - Scotland’s northern tip. Orkney also offers fantastic wildlife, rugged cliffs, and charming towns. On some nights you can even see the magical aurora borealis. There's no other place in the British Isles quite like it. Orkney is spellbinding, invigorating, relaxing and welcoming - it's all these things and so much more. Stay at a charming Vintage Inn for 7 nights and 8 days. Set in a magical mysterious landscape surrounded by woodland with views across the bay. Snowdrops, bluebells and daffodils abound, with a cascading burn and beautiful old dovecot. The Inn offers peaceful rooms (shared), breakfasts, most dinners and WiFi.


While the location is still off of most tourist maps - it is easy to get to- just a one 
hour commuter flight from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Start your adventure in Edinburgh, often called the Paris of the North and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Visit Edinburgh Castle and walk the Royal Mile. 

Sample Agenda (Note Subject to Change!)

Day 1. May 24th
Arrive at Wildwood Inn at 2 pm- a vintage charming Inn reserved just for our participants (Included)
Get settled into your room (shared & included)
Enjoy a Welcome Reception and delicious dinner (Included)
Participate in an Evening Workshop - Mystical Journey: Healing Relationships/Healing Self

Day 2. May 25th
Enjoy a Delicious Scottish Breakfast (Included)
Morning Program at Wildwood 
Visit to & Ceremony at Stonnes of Stennes & Ring of Brodgar
Lunch in Town
Dinner at Wildwood (Included) (Or Dinner on Own for Music Festival)
Evening Program - Past Life Shamanic Journey 

Day 3: May 26th
Enjoy a Delicious Scottish Breakfast (Included)
Short Morning Program - Labyrinth Meditation - by the Bay & Tree Ceremony
Visit to Ancient Site - Skara Brae
Lunch at Skara Brae Museum and Shop
Afternoon Program -The Four Elements - & Deepening Connection to Nature and Intuition
Dinner in Town on Your Own
Evening Program - International Music Festival

Day 4: May 27th
Enjoy a Delicious Scottish Breakfast (Included)
Hike to see the Puffins Nesting on the Remote & Beautiful Cliffs
Lunch with Group
Afternoon Program - Tree Energy Practice at Wildwood Groves
Dinner at Wildwood (Included)
Evening Program - Ceremony at
Stonnes of Stennes

Day 5: May 28th
Enjoy a Delicious Scottish Breakfast (Included)
Visit to Royal Society of Protection of Bird Site to see Puffins and Beautiful Vistas
Lunch on Own to Explore
Afternoon Program - Connecting with Ancient Ancestors: to Future Vision for Yoru Life
Dinner at Wildwood (Included)
Evening Program- Fireside chat with local award winning author and Learn about the Orcadian Language

Day 6: May 29th
Enjoy a Delicious Scottish Breakfast (Included)
Ferry ride to Egypt of North Ancient Sites & Hike
Picnic Lunch at the Site
Late Afternoon on own (shop and or explore an ancient site)
Dinner at Wildwood or on 
Own in Town
Evening Program - Spirit Animal Journey

Discovering Powerful & Simple Clearing Practices and Tools
Prep for Mini Solo Quest

Day 7: May 3oth

Mini Solo Quest at Location of Your Choosing
Lunch at Solo Quest Site
Afternoon Program - at Wildwood Bern
Special Dinner at Wildwood (Included)
Sacred Evening Ceremony

Day 8: May 31st
Enjoy a Delicious Scottish Breakfast (Included)
Quest Closing & Gratitude
Depart by 10:30 am via ferry or airport


The International Music Festival will be taking place during our NatureQuest!:)

Whilst the festival has become a sought-after stage amongst artists worldwide – and has been a four-day home for many, over the years – it is equally, if not more so, the local, Orcadian acts that make the festival what it is and keep the crowds coming.

Many people enjoy the festival, and the atmosphere it creates in and around Stromness and the isles, so much that they return year after year to experience the fine mixture of music and hospitality. Many are musicians, storytellers or dancers themselves,
however there are scores of others who simply come to enjoy the craic.

Come and experience the festival’s magic too.

“An amazing amount of fun – really just quite ridiculously cool.” The Scotsman



The Picts: Indigenous People of Scotland
"All men admit the clan Gregor to be the purest branch of the ancient race of Scotland now in existence. - true descendants, in short, of the native stock of the country, and unmixed by blood with immigrants either of their own or of any other race. About this point there is no dispute; and the name of clan Alpine, commonly adopted by them for centuries, would almost alone suffice to prove their descent from the 
Albiones, the first known inhabitants of Scotland. "From the ("Clans of the Highlands of Scotland" by Thomas Smibert, 1850) .

The MacGregor clan descends from the lineage of King Kenneth MacAlpin, the very first King to join the Picts and the Gaels under a united country, formerly called Alba and now known as Scotland.  

Since Kenneth’s mother was Pictish, he came to his kingship via matrilineal succession. (Yes - the Picts were matrilineal and women were treated equally in many ways. They could own property, run a business, divorce a husband, and best of all there were no "bastards" since a child always knows its mother and can inherit from her ).

The MacGregors have a Clan motto: 'S Rioghal Mo Dhream"  which means  "Royal is my Race".