Knoydart + Skye

Hiking in the Highlands, Treks in Scotland, Tours Around the Highlands

Knoydart - adventure to the most remote Pub in the uk + Walk through Skye

Trip duration - 8 days

Cost £600

What a great idea to combine two fantastic and very different treks. Firstly the rugged, empty beauty of the Knoydart peninsula and secondly the epic vastness of the Isle of Skye and its mountains (The Cuillins.)
Knoydart captures the imagination with its haunting glens and solitary peaks hidden from the everyday world. Spend three days walking through ancient forests, pure mountain rivers, behold mighty lochs and intimidating mountains looming above. To cap it all off walk into the little village of inverie accessible only by boat or by the long walk in and have a well deserved beer (or dram) at the most remote pub in the UK, The Old Forge Inn.
Skye cant help but impress even the most sceptical among us. The mighty Black Cuillin sits proud above as you start the walk into the impressive Glen Sligachan. One cant help but have a great feeling of awe upon entering the relm of the Cuillins and (for me anyway) the feeling never seems to go.
Spend 2 days trekking into the most awe inspiring parts of Skye, wild camp next to a hidden bay where seals are curious enough to come in and say hi. There literally is no place like it.

The Itinerary

Day 1

  • Your friendly guide will pick you up from your Accommodation in Edinburgh between 7am and 8am.
  • Next we will drive up north to the highlands stopping at various beautiful locations on the way to stretch our legs, take in the scenery and eat lunch.
  • At the campsite your guide will instruct you on using our tents and equipment. After dinner your guide will brief you on the upcoming trek and will answer any questions you might have.

Day 2

  • The Trek will commence from the trail head at Glenfinnan.
  • Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.
  • Make camp, eat and sleep

Day 3

  • Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.
  • Make camp, eat and sleep

Day 4

  • Trek to campsite in Inverie.
  • Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.
  • Enjoy a well deserved shower.
  • Enjoy a beer at the Old Forge Inn.

Day 5

  • Take in the spectacular views of Skye, Rhum and Eigg from the ferry ride to Mallaig.
  • Back on the bus and we head first East to Fort William then head north to Skye.
  • Stop at the famous Eilean Donan Castle (Used in The Highlander movie) for a wee look around and a spot of lunch.
  • Set up camp and have dinner, your guide will then brief you on the upcoming trek and answer any questions you might have.

Day 6

  • Trek through Glen Sligachan and over the pass to the hidden gem, Loch Coruisk.
  • Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.

Day 7

  • Trek from Loch Coruisk out to camp near Elgol.
  • Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.

Day 8

  • Hop on the bus back to Edinburgh :)
  • Stop for lunch and to stretch the legs
  • Hopefully back around 5pm

What's Included?

  • A Qualified, experienced, knowledgeable guide.
  • Pick up and drop off from Edinburgh or Glasgow and all travel in between, including ferries.
  • Lots of walking
  • Campsite fees
  • Tent, Stove, pots, plates, cutlery, cups.
  • A wealth of information and stories about History, folklore, geography, geology etc mixed with plenty humour.
  • Awesome views, photos and life changing experiences.

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