Six-Day Wilderness Canoe & Mountaineering Expedition in Ullapool, Scotland

Six-Day Wilderness Canoe & Mountaineering Expedition in Ullapool, Scotland

£ 645

Ullapool, Scotland

Six-Day Wilderness Canoe & Mountaineering Expedition in Ullapool, Scotland
Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Multi-Day, Guides & Tours
Ullapool, Scotland
Cancellation: Strict
Duration: 6 days
£ 645

Activity Highlights:

Embark on ‘The Adventurer’, a unique six-day wilderness canoe and mountaineering expedition in the breathtaking Scottish Highlands. This journey through Ullapool and the surrounding areas offers more than just a trip; it’s a bonding experience filled with wild camping, open fires, loch paddling, and mountain hiking. Ideal for those seeking to immerse themselves in nature and challenge their limits, this expedition promises adventure, camaraderie, and the opportunity to explore the untouched beauty of Scotland.

Key Details

  • Duration: 6 days & 5 nights
  • Location: Ullapool, Scottish Highlands
  • Minimum Group Size: 6
  • Fitness Level: Moderate fitness required

Expedition Highlights

  • Navigate through the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands
  • Enjoy meals prepared on an open fire
  • Canoe across the stunning Highland Lochs
  • Summit Munro peaks for breathtaking views
  • Acquire wild camping and bushcraft skills

What to Expect

Your adventure will unfold in the majestic Inverpolly Nature Reserve, where you’ll traverse between the iconic Munro peaks of Suilven, Col Mor, and Stac Pollaidh by open canoe. Our expert guides will provide essential canoeing and mountaineering techniques, making this trip suitable for adventurers of all levels.

Expect a mix of canoeing, portaging, and hiking as you navigate through Scotland’s rugged landscapes, setting up wild camps in remote locations, including an isolated island in Loch Sionascaig. This immersive experience offers not just a journey through nature but also the chance to spot local wildlife such as golden eagles and otters, all while learning survival skills in a demanding but spectacular setting.

All meals are included, and we cater to dietary requirements with advance notice. All necessary equipment for canoeing and camping is provided and maintained to the highest standards.

Prepare for a real challenge that will test your physical and mental stamina. Embrace the demanding aspects of the journey, knowing that team spirit and a positive attitude will carry you through. Get ready to step out of your comfort zone into a world of adventure.

Location

The expedition takes place in and around Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands, a region known for its dramatic landscapes, ancient geology, and rich biodiversity. The area’s lochs, mountains, and forests provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

We offer pick-up and drop-off services from the nearest train stations or airports and will transport you throughout the expedition.

Wild Camping

Accommodation will be in the form of wild camping at carefully selected sites that offer a true wilderness experience. Our final two nights will be spent on a secluded island, providing a serene and memorable end to the adventure.

Prerequisites

Participants are expected to have a moderate level of fitness and be prepared for the physical challenges of canoeing, hiking, and wild camping. No prior experience in canoeing or mountaineering is necessary, as our experienced guides will provide all the necessary training and support.

Why Choose Us

  • Experience: Our team has over 30 years of experience guiding adventures across the UK and beyond.
  • Custom Built: We offer bespoke adventures tailored to your group’s needs and preferences.
  • Top-Notch Team: The energy and enthusiasm of our team are unmatched, ensuring an adventure that’s both thrilling and enjoyable.
  • Great Beards: Our professional appearance and dedication to adventure are symbolised by our well-kept beards.

Available from March to October for £645 per person, this expedition is an adventure of a lifetime. Enquire now to secure your place on ‘The Adventurer’ and experience the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands like never before.

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What's Included:

  • 5 days canoeing across Highland Lochs
  • 4 nights wild camping
  • Pick up & drop off from train station, airport, etc.
  • Expert canoe coaching and guiding
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • All the essential equipment provided
  • Guided by fully qualified and experienced staff

What's Not Included:

  • Please bring with you:
    • Suitable clothing & footwear for all weather conditions
    • Spare robust footwear for activities (no beach/aqua shoes)
    • Towel & swimwear
    • Sleeping bag/roll mat
  • Full kit list will be sent prior to your trip

Frequently Asked Questions

Participants need a moderate level of fitness to comfortably enjoy the expedition. Activities include canoeing, hiking up Munros, and portaging, which require physical endurance, strength, and stamina. No prior experience in canoeing or mountaineering is necessary, as our guides will provide comprehensive training.

The Scottish Highlands can experience a wide range of weather conditions, even within a single day. Expect variable weather, from sunny and warm to wet and windy conditions. We recommend preparing for all possibilities to ensure comfort and safety throughout the expedition.

We provide all necessary canoeing and camping equipment, including canoes, paddles, wetsuits, helmets, buoyancy aids, tents, and cooking gear. Participants should bring robust footwear suitable for hiking and water activities, swimwear, a towel, personal clothing suitable for layering, and a waterproof jacket and trousers. We will provide a full kit list in advance of the expedition.

Meals are prepared on an open fire and include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We cater to dietary requirements with prior notice. A dietary form will be sent to your group weeks before the expedition to ensure we meet everyone’s needs.

Yes, this expedition is designed for adventurers of all skill levels. Our experienced guides will teach you the basics of canoeing and mountaineering, ensuring you have the skills and confidence to navigate the wilderness safely.

Wild camping involves setting up camp in remote, non-designated camping areas within the wilderness. This provides an authentic outdoor experience, connecting you closely with nature. We ensure our camping spots are chosen for their beauty and suitability to the group’s needs.

The minimum group size is 6, with a focus on keeping groups small to ensure a personalized and immersive experience. Our experienced guides are skilled in managing group dynamics and ensuring everyone’s safety and enjoyment throughout the expedition.

You can book this as a private group, but the minimum group size is 6 people.

We provide pick-up and drop-off services from the nearest train stations or airports. Specific arrangements will be communicated directly to participants before the expedition begins, ensuring a smooth and stress-free start and end to your adventure.

Highlights include paddling across the majestic Highland Lochs, hiking up famous Munros for breathtaking views, learning wild camping and bushcraft skills, and spotting unique Scottish wildlife. The expedition offers a comprehensive outdoor experience in one of the most stunning regions of Scotland.

With over 30 years of combined experience, this team is dedicated to providing bespoke, memorable wilderness experiences. Our passion for adventure, expertise in guiding, and commitment to safety and enjoyment make us the ideal choice for your Scottish Highlands expedition.

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  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

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  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

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  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

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