Inverpolly is located approximately 15km north of Ullapool, in north-west Sutherland. The site is nationally important for a range of habitats: upland vegetation, freshwater lochs, blanket bog and woodland. Being different geology to anywhere else in Scotland it has own character, with soaring sandstone peaks, loch systems and wildlife it's a place that is close to any peoples hearts who have ever had the pleasure of travelling through this astounding region.
Learn how to paddle the traditional style open canoe
Paddle through one of the most majestic and isolated regions of Scotland
Ascend some hard to access peaks as we paddle pass them from the water
Experience the stars from arguably the best wild campsite in Scotland
Day 1 Elpin - Loch Veyatie
We plan to meet at Elphin where the open canoe expedition begins. Before setting off down Loch Veyatie heading to our first overnight camp, we discuss safety procedures and basic open canoe skills.
Day 2 Loch Veyatie - Fionn Loch - Ascent of Suliven
After breakfast, we load up our boats and set off down Fionn Loch towards the imposing peak of the mighty Suilven, where we have the opportunity to tackle this remote mountain by a route that very few people pass. We plan to camp close to Fionn Loch tonight.
Day 3 Fionn Loch - Loch Sionascaig
Today we portage over to the beautiful Loch Sionascaig; before heading for our wilderness campsite on a tiny island with extraordinary panoramic views of the surrounding mountains – arguably the most stunning campsite in Scotland!
Day 4 Loch Sionascaig - Ascent of Cul Mor
Canoeing to a secluded beach in Loch Sionascaig, we begin our ascent of Cul Mor through the lower flanks of the birchwood trees, here we have great possibilities of seeing some wildlife; particularly red deer which can be seen roaming across upper reaches of the mountains.
Day 5 Loch Sionascaig - Loch Buine Moire
We canoe northwards across Loch Sionascaig for a short portage into Loch Buine Moire. After a short paddle, we rejoin the vehicle and head to Ullapool for some well earned coffee and cake!
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Buoyancy aids
✓ Canoes & paddles
✓ Waterproof storage
✓ Camping food if staying under canvas
✓ Camping stoves (trangia style) inc fuel
✓ Camping mats
✓ Tents 2 or 3 man
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
What's not included?
✗ Trip Insurance
What do I need to bring?
Waterproofs, top and bottoms
Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable)
Spare shoes to get wet plus dry shoes for camp
Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. We recommend Gore-tex or similar
Spare insulating layer
Hat & gloves
Sleeping bag, 3 season
Spare set of clothes x 2
Some large zip-lock bags to keep your clothes and equipment organised
Head torch, plus spare batteries
Water bottle or flask
Sunglasses and sun cream (you just never know!) Personal medications
> Sleeping bag, 3 season
> Spare set of clothes x 2
> Some large zip-lock bags to keep your clothes and equipment organised
> Head torch, plus spare batteries
> Water bottle or flask
> Sunglasses and sun cream (you just never know!)
> Personal medications
What else can we provide?
Pick up & drop-offs
Full trip info and kit list can be downloaded here
The North West Highlands Canoe trip takes us to some of the most remote regions in Scotland, so it's the stars and campfire chat for this trip!
DATES & PRICES
If you would prefer private guiding or instruction then please select your start date and book using our easy to use bookings system. Or if you have a larger group please enquire here.