Knoydart is one of the most remote and hardest to reach areas in the Highlands of Scotland. However, by sea kayak, it is a more pleasant way of discovering the majestic hills of Knoydart. Starting off our trip in Mallaig, we sea kayak down the majestic Loch Nevis, to the remotely situated bothy of Sourlies; our base to explore the surrounding mountains.
Have the opportunity to visit the most remote mainland pub in Britain!
Ascend some remote peaks in one of the most remote regions of Scotland
An abundance of wildlife to be seen, from sea and mountain
Day 1 Mallaig - Sourlies
Meeting in Mallaig, we have a kit check and get packed into the boat and set off down the coast taking in the breathtaking views of The Knoydart Peninsula. If we’re lucky, we might get some porpoises along with the seals that like to tag along behind your boat! We head for camp at around late afternoon.
Day 2 Soulies - Ascent of Sgurr na Ciche & Garbh Chioch Mhor
After breakfast, we pack our rucksacks for the day and head off into the true Scottish wilderness with the intention to take in the summits of Sgurr na Ciche & Garbh Chioch Mhor, taking in the majestic views of the truly wondrous place.
Day 3 Sourlies - Ascent of Meall Budhie & Luinne Bheinn
The biggest day today taking in the two Munros of Meall Budhie and Luinne Bheinn, we head to the col to Sgurr Sgeithe where we will head for the summits returning down the River Carnach to camp.
Day 4 Sourlies - Ascent of Meall Bhasiter & Beinn Bhuidhe
From our camp, we head up Meall Bhasiter and along the ridge towards the summit of Beinn Bhuidhe, with stunning views across Knoydart, Loch Nevis & onto the deepest Loch in the UK Loch Morar. Returning the same way for some well earned food.
Day 5 Sourlies - Mallaig
Chatting over breakfast about the adventures of the past few days we then get packed up ready to load the boats, off we head towards Tarbet, here we can have some lunch before making the last push towards Mallaig.
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Buoyancy aids
✓ Sea kayaks & 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
> Warm socks
> 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
We understand that getting a quality nights sleep and being able to dry your equipment can make all the difference to the comfort and enjoyment of your trip.
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