Day One - From Mallaig to Knoydart
Our Knoydart expedition begins when we meet in Mallaig and board our boat for the passage to the head of Loch Nevis - enjoying a real feeling of pioneering adventure. We land on the shores of the loch and set up camp beneath the awesome flanks of Sgurr na Ciche.
Day Two - Sgurr na Ciche
We leave our tents and heavy packs in camp and make an ascent of the magnificent Sgurr na Ciche. We follow an ancient stalker's path towards the mountain's southern shoulder before scrambling upwards to the lofty summit. (12 km, 8 hrs)
Day Three - Exploration of Glen Carnoch
We shoulder our packs and venture into wild Glen Carnoch, a beautiful wooded glen full with many tumbling waterfalls. We set up camp in a remote spot before exploring the glen further and possibly climbing one of the nearby peaks. (8km, 3 hours – excluding ascent)
Day Four - Loch Nevis to Loch Hourn and Barrisdale Bay
We head into the heart of the vast Knoydart wilderness, traversing out of Glen Carnoch towards Loch Hourn via the high mountain pass of Mam Undalain. Descending towards Barrisdale Bay, we set up camp by the river and enjoy a well-earned dinner as the sun sets. (10 km, 6 hrs)
Day Five - Ladhar Bheinn
Today is perhaps the highlight of the week, with a magnificent climb to the summit of Ladhar Bheinn. We climb steadily up an ancient stalker's path before following a superb ridge all the way to the highest point and the unforgettable views it affords. (12 km, 8 hrs)
Day Six - Over the Mam Barrisdale to the Village of Inverie and a night in The Old Forge
We pack up our tents for the final time and track to the Mam Barrisdale. From here, we enjoy our first glimpse of the village of Inverie. We revel in a long-awaited hot shower in our bunkhouse before heading to the warm and cosy Old Forge, the remotest pub in Britain. (12 km, 5 hrs)
Day Seven - Boat journey across Loch Nevis and a return to civilisation
Following a relaxed breakfast, we board the boat and leave Knoydart, keeping our eyes open for Minke Whales which are often spotted in these waters. For those travelling by rail, we arrive in Mallaig in time to catch the mid-morning train back to Glasgow.
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