Challenge yourself to a rugged Scottish experience where you arrive by canoe; camp out in the wilderness, and climb remote highland peaks.

This remote and rugged peninsula on the west coast of Scotland is so isolated that you can only get to it by sea. You will arrive by voyageur canoe, camp out in the wilderness and spend a week ascending some of the area’s highest mountains. The views are outstanding and the wildlife abundant, but conditions can be harsh. No surprise it’s said to be the UK’s last wilderness. 

What to expect

The expedition lasts for 7 days and involves hiking and living outdoors. The weather conditions and terrain can be challenging so some hillwalking and camping experience is needed.

Knoydart is a large peninsular on the west coast of Scotland bounded by two large sea lochs. It is rugged and remote and although there is the small community of Inverie it is cut off from Scotland’s main road network. This means that the only way of getting to this remote area is by sea or walking. This is the attraction, of course. You will get to experience a real feeling of wilderness, walking among rugged mountains with dramatic views overlooking the west coast and the islands of the Inner Hebrides.

More about the trip

Accommodation is a mixture of camping and bunkhouses. Although very remote the walking conditions are similar to summer walking conditions in the Lake District fells. The terrain is mainly rock and moorland and because of the time of year there will be no roped climbing involving ice and snow. There is no path signage in the region, so navigational skills are key and you must be prepared to tackle your own route finding across bog, grass, rock, peat and sand.

The expedition is ideal for young people who want to extend their hill walking experience to the rugged Scottish hills and where better than on the Knoydart peninsular with one of our experienced mountain leaders. 

Developing leadership skills and knowledge will be central to the trip as team members progressively take on responsibilities for duties and roles within the group throughout the week. Developing hill skills, navigating, making route choices on the hill, wild camping, some cooking on open fires and supporting each other on the journey, are all part of the day to day travelling across the Knoydart wilderness.

This expedition qualifies as a D of E gold residential.

Please note: For safety reasons all our routes may vary to accommodate individual abilities within the group, difficult weather conditions and the availability of accommodation. Local ferries are available should the conditions be too rough for the voyageur canoes.

Dates & Cost

Our next expedition is 6 - 14 June 2020

For prices and detailed itinerary please call us on 015394 39760.


Key Outcomes:

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