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Canoe North West Highlands

  • Location Scotland
  • Duration 4 days
  • Price from £490.00
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Bucket list
  • Microadventure

Highlights

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

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Details

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!

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

Not-provided Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided as standard but we will be happy to help arrange it for you. Please message us to arrange!

    What's included

  • Transportation On-course transport
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Equipment
    Equipment supplied by SRW > Buoyancy aids > Helmets > Canoes & paddles > Waterproof storage > Camping food if staying under canvas > Camping stoves (trangia style) inc fuel > Camping mats > Cutlery > Tents 2 or 3 man > Group shelter > First Aid kit
  • Other Highly experienced & qualified guide

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
    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
  • Other
    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

Cancellations

Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

Location

Starting point:

Elphin, Lairg IV27 4HH, UK

Provider

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water is the experience provider for Canoe North West Highlands