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Highlights

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.

What You'll Get

Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Edinburgh and drive up north

Stop At: Biddy Mulligans, 94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR Scotland
Your friendly guide will pick you up from pick up point in Edinburgh at 09:00.

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.

Eat Dinner

After dinner your guide will brief you on the upcoming trek and will answer any questions you might have.

Bed time

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Glenfinnan - Glen Dessarry

Stop At: Glenfinnan Lodge 830 Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan PH37 4LT Scotland
The Trek will commence from the trail head at Glenfinnan.

Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.

Take in the beautiful Scottish scenery.

Make camp, eat and sleep.


No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Glen Dessarry - Sourlies bay

Stop At: The Old Forge Public House, Inverie Knoydart, Mallaig PH41 4PL Scotland
Breakfast and take down camp

Trek over a beautiful mountain pass to a secluded bay right in the heart of Knoydart

This day boast spectacular views and one of my favourite camp spots.

Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.

Make camp, eat and sleep

Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Sourlies bay - Inverie

Stop At: The Old Forge Public House, Inverie Knoydart, Mallaig PH41 4PL Scotland
Trek to the campsite in Inverie.

This is one of the harder days with a lot of uphill walking but also has the greatest reward waiting at the end.

Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.

Have a well deserved shower.

Enjoy a beer at the Old Forge Inn.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Inverie - Isle of Skye

Stop At: Sligachan Old Bridge, A863/a87, Sligachan IV47 8SW Scotland
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.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Sligachan Hotel - Loch Coruisk

Stop At: Loch Coruisk, Elgol IV47 8SW Scotland
Breakfast and break camp

Short drive to trailhead

Trek through Glen Sligachan and over the pass to the hidden gem, Loch Coruisk.

Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.

Set up camp, eat, sleep.

Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Loch Coruisk - Elgol

Stop At: Isle of Skye Market Square, A87 Situated next to the coop, Broadford IV49 9AB Scotland
Breakfast and break camp.

Sit and take in for the last time the incredible views of loch Coruisk.

Hike from Loch Coruisk out to the road near Elgol.

Expect to walk for up to 8 hours.

Short drive to campsite.

Eat, drink and celebrate our last evening together.


No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Skye - Edinburgh

Stop At: Biddy Mulligans, 94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR Scotland
Eat and break camp for the last time.

Hop on the bus back to Edinburgh :)

Stop for lunch and to stretch the legs

Hopefully back around 5pm

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • A lot of people worry that they wont be fit enough or are too old for our trips.
  • DON'T WORRY
  • Fitness
  • There is NO age limit here, all ages above 18 are welcome. 
  • We will always move at the pace of the slowest members of the group so you will NEVER be left behind. A level of Fitness, especially stamina however is very important. You will need to be able to walk for up to 8 hours per day with a heavy pack on. (trust me though, YOU CAN DO THIS)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • A Qualified, experienced, knowledgeable guide.
  • A wealth of information and stories about History, folklore, geography, geology etc mixed with plenty humour.
  • Awesome views, photos and life changing experiences.  
  • Campsite fees
  • Lots of walking
  • Pick up and drop off from Edinburgh or Glasgow and all travel in between, including ferries.
  • Tent, Stove, pots, plates, cutlery, cups.
  • Entry/Admission - Sligachan Old Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Coruisk


Exclusions
  • 1 fleece or similar mid layer
  • 1 warm preferably Primaloft or Down Jacket
  • 2 wool or synthetic base layers
  • 3 season B0 Hiking boots with ankle support
  • At least 3 pairs of thick hiking socks
  • Backpack preferably 75litres (R) £20
  • Camping Mat preferably Inflatable (R) £20 for bag and mat
  • Food and drinks
  • Gaiters (Optional)
  • Gloves
  • Goretex (or similar) Jacket or Pants
  • Head torch
  • Midge face net (optional)
  • Personal Medication (Inhalers, insulin, painkillers etc)
  • Please don't worry if you haven't got all the gear on the list. We will stop by a great outdoor store and a supermarket on our way to the Highlands and you can pick up anything you need. Alternatively for the more expensive items you can rent from us, just look for the (R) symbol. 
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking poles (Optional)
  • Warm Hat
  • Water bottle at least one litre
  • Water treatment tabs or filter
  • personal Hygiene kit inc a blister kit (Blister plasters or tape), water sterilisation tabs, Sunblock and Insect repellent 
  •  Sleeping bag rated to around comfort level -5 degrees C (R) £20 for bag and mat


Departure Point
Biddy Mulligans, 94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
Where the Grassmarket meets West bow street, Next to Biddy Mulligans bar.
94/1 W Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH, UK
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Departure Time
10/14/2019 - 3/4/2021
Monday - Friday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Duration
8 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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