Most Remote Pub In The UK Adventure

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

Knoydart - Adventure to the most remote pub in the UK

Duration - Five Days

Cost - 850

The Knoydart Peninsula is one of my all time favourite places in Scotland. Due mainly to its remote wildness which you can feel vibrating through the rock and soil and echoing across the wide glens and up into the shrouded mountains standing proud above.
It is a haunting place where in the past small settlements thrived and which have now only old ruins to show, Red deer run fast and free across the high ground looking down upon you from their heathery vantage points.
My Trek starts at the Glenfinnan Viaduct (better known as the Harry Potter bridge) and cuts deep into the wild of Knoydart passing through mighty glens, dark forests. You will hike next to pure fast flowing rivers and sit by the empty beaches of loch Nevis, then of course we have 3 mountain passes to negotiate which is a challenge in itself.
Best of all though is after 3 days of hard trekking we get to the beautiful village of Inverie, tucked away from the world, only accessible by boat or the long walk in. There we can congratulate ourselves on a great mission and enjoy a pint (or dram) from the local Pub the Old Forge Inn (most remote in Britain)

The Itinerary

Day 1

  • Your friendly guide will pick you up from the pick up place in Edinburgh at 10am.
  • 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.
  • We will stop on the way to buy food and any other essentials people need for the trek.
  • 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. After walking under the famous 'Harry Potter' bridge we will continue up a small estate road to its end at the Glen Finnan lodge. At this point the track will steepen and the valley becomes close and high as we enter the Gleann a' Chaorainn. This will lead us down into the beautiful Glen Pean where we can expect grand open views and perhaps a midge or two. The last section of the day takes us into a fine forest and along a series of logging tracks into the heart of Glen Dessarry.
  • Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.
  • Make camp, eat and sleep

Day 3

  • Starts in the forest and very quickly the track starts to rise until we break through the tree line and begin to work our way towards a grand mountain pass called Mam na Cloich' Airde. The terrain here can be very boggy (marshy) so expect a bit of mud on your boots. We will pass some spectacular high Lochans (small lakes) and eventually start descending with the Finiskaig river down to the stunning and haunting Sourlies bay.
  • Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.
  • Make camp, eat and sleep

Day 4

  • Takes us along the bay then quickly we cut inland and aim for a small bridge which helps us across the Carnach river and takes passed old deserted Crofts which tell their own story of how things used to be here long ago. From here we ascend, quite a bit actually. This is definitely the hardest part of the whole expedition but the views from the top are second to none. The last section of the walk descends slowly into the paradise of Inverie.
  • Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.
  • Enjoy a well deserved shower.
  • Enjoy a beer at the Old Forge Inn.

Day 5

  • Enjoy the spectacular views of Skye, Rhum and Eigg from the ferry ride to Mallaig.
  • Travel back to civilisation.
  • Hopefully back by 5pm

What's Included?

  • A Qualified, experienced, knowledgeable guide.
  • Pick up and drop off from Edinburgh 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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