North West Highlands

North West Highlands

North West Highlands Expedition

NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS EXPEDITION

Blue Course | Intermediate
Riverside, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15 2EB 01887 829 202

The North West Highlands is one of the last true wilderness areas on the British Isles. This fantastic trip combines open canoeing with hill walking to allow us to explore some of Scotland’s most remote mountains and lochs. By canoeing into the base of mountains such as Suilven, Cul Mor and Cul Beag we are able to get to the stunning views much faster than approaching by foot.

Key Information

£710 / adult

£2130 / group

group of 3

intermediate

4 days

“NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS EXPEDITION”

The North West Highlands is one of the last true wilderness areas on the British Isles. This fantastic trip combines open canoeing with hill walking to allow us to explore some of Scotland’s most remote mountains and lochs. By canoeing into the base of mountains such as Suilven, Cul Mor and Cul Beag we are able to get to the stunning views much faster than approaching by foot.

BLUE COURSE

A trip that is best suited to those that have canoeing experience with techniques such as portaging and paddling in more exposed areas of open water. A good level of fitness for the hills on rugged paths is also necessary.

This part of Scotland is a true wild area and as such can be very remote and challenging, awesomely beautiful and humbling of anyone.

Journey according to Nature’s whim and we must be prepared to accept her moods!

From our standing camp near Altandhu we have the perfect springboard to adventure to the far reaches of this amazing area, choosing what adventure is best suited to the weather conditions.

Having driven up from Inverness, we will travel straight to the heart of Assynt. The rest of the day we will start our adventure, whether that is by climbing a classic peak like Stac Pollaidh or exploring one of the amazing lochs.

Highlights of this trip include Lochs Veyatie and Sionascaig and mountains such as Suilven and Cul Mor, mountains are often best travelled to via canoe.

This area is one of the last true wilderness areas in the UK, canoeing and hiking are the perfect way to immerse yourself in this unique experience.

Beyond Adventure will provide all necessary group equipment including waterproof barrels, camp seats, tents, cooking utensils, maps, group shelters as well as all necessary personal paddling equipment.

Personal Equipment 

3 season sleeping bag

Lightweight sleeping mat or thermarest

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Fleece jacket x2

Warm hat

Sun hat ideally with a peak or brim

Quick drying lightweight trousers x 2

Base layers - thermal tops and bottoms

Tee shirts x2 (thermal fabric - not cotton)

Gloves, wool is still warm when wet

Paddling footwear (could be wellies, trainers or old boots, but make sure comfortable when kneeling)

Camp footwear - sandals, trainers or lightweight boots

1 litre water bottle (minimum)

Sun glasses and sunscreen

Personal first aid including blister kit and insect repellant

Midge net & midge repellant (Scotland in summer)

Light weight wash kit (with biodegradable soap)

A few plastic carrier bags (to separate wet/dry clothes if necessary)

Lightweight towel

Headtorch plus spare battery

Camera

Personal Medication 

 

You will be able to leave extra clothes worn for travelling in the vehicle whilst we are on expedition.

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