This is a journey into one of the most spectacular areas of Europe. We will be gliding through the Knoydart, an amazing wilderness area cut off from the mainland road network, surrounded by majestic mountains and deep lochs. Deep in heart of Knoydart we will find true wilderness, wildlife and adventure. Knoydart is steeped in history and its remoteness is breathtaking.
Dates and Price
- 11th – 14th May 2018
- £345pp (excluding transport and meal in Inverie).
- A unique self-propelled journey deep into the wilderness of Scotland’s West Coast
- Stunning mountain scenery
- Undisturbed wildlife, eagles, otters, deer, porpoise
- A true taste of expedition life
- A chance to visit Britain’s remotest pub
- Day 1 – Welcome to the West Coast, meet your guides and prep kit, the journey begins. Paddle Loch Morar and Portage into Loch Nevis.
- Day 2 – Paddle East on Loch Nevis to Sourlies
- Day 3 – Paddle West on Loch Nevis to Inverie Village
- Day 4 – Inverie by boat and sail to Mallaig
The journey is designed to cater for all levels of paddlers, building the distance daily. You will need to be comfortable paddling up to 5 hours a day with breaks.
We will be using a mixture of Bothy’s, camping and hostels (you may wish to book a B and B in Inverie).
There are several ways to get to Mallaig.
- Flying – Glasgow International then hire a car or train to Mallaig via Fort William.
- Train – Glasgow to Fort William then the Famous Harry Potter Steam train through Glenfinnan to Mallaig.
- Driving – Mallaig is 1.5 hours from Fort William. On arrival there is a public car park we can leave vehicles.
All food will be purchased before the journey. For a true expedition feel we require participants to carry their own equipment and food, all part of the adventure. We will cook evening meals together for the true expedition experience.
Your safety is paramount, we use a 1:4 ratio. Guides will be WSA Adventure Trainers, who train other guides to work in this environment. As we are operating in a wilderness area there is no phone reception for most of the journey. Guides will carry VHF radios used in this environment. Guides are advanced first aid trained. Leashes and buoyancy aids must be worn at all times on the water, unless instructed differently by the WSA guide.
A full equipment list will be sent on booking. We are happy for you to bring your own SUP but it must be able to carry some equipment and you must be comfortable on it in small choppy water. We can help by hiring you suitable boards. We insist on leashes and buoyancy aids and can help if required.
Join us for unique journey by SUP into the wild, remote Knoydart wilderness!
To read more about our exciting SUP Paddleboarding adventure in Scotland, read our post here.