Day One - Inverness to the North West Highlands, Canoe Expedition begins
Our journey to the North West Highlands passes the unmistakable peaks of Stac Pollaidh, Suilven, Ben Mor Coigach, Cul Mor and Cul Beag, we drive to Elphin where the open canoe expedition begins. Before setting off down Loch Veyatie for a paddle down the loch to our first overnight camp, we discuss safety procedures and basic open canoe skills.
Day Two – Open Canoeing in Fionn Loch and ascent of Suilven
After breakfast, we paddle our open canoes westwards along Fionn Loch, where we have the opportunity to ascend the mighty Suilven by a route that very few people pass. Our descent takes us back across the moor and the myriad of lochans that dot the landscape to our campsite beside Fionn Loch.
Day Three – Fionn Loch to Loch Sionascaig
Portaging over to the beautiful Loch Sionascaig, we head for our wilderness campsite on a tiny island with phenomenal panoramic views of the surrounding mountains - arguably the most stunning camping location in Scotland!
Day Four - Open Canoeing in Loch Sionascaig and ascent of Cul Mor
Canoeing to a secluded beach in Loch Sionascaig, we begin our ascent through the lower flanks of birch woods up to the summit of Cul Mor. This is red deer country and it is not uncommon to watch these majestic animals traverse the high corries.
Day Five - Open Canoeing on Loch Sionascaig and ascent of Cul Beag
We climb Cul Beag via a circular route to witness incomparable views of Coigach and Stac Pollaidh. We may be lucky to see golden eagles coast the skies between the mountain tops of Inverpolly. Looking down at our canoes far below, we savour the views across this wilderness.
Day Six – Loch Sionascaig to Loch Buine Moire
We canoe up Loch Sionascaig for a short portage into Loch Buine Moire. After a short paddle, we rejoin the vehicle and head to Ullapool for a well-deserved shower and then dinner in a local restaurant.
Day Seven - Ullapool to Inverness
Following breakfast we load the vehicle and return to Inverness.
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