£750 Per person
Prices include use of kayaks and associated paddling equipment, use of Hilleberg tents and sleeping mats upon request.
Our Outer Hebrides trip is Self Catered.
We ask our guests to organise their own ferry tickets. Before our trip begins we will hold a zoom meeting where car-pooling may be arranged between us.
This is your chance to join us on an expedition style journey along the wild Atlantic coast of Lewis and Harris. Wild, challenging, remote, awe inspiring scenery, towering cliffs, lighthouses, white sand beaches and countless sea birds. Our ultimate destination, route and itinerary depends on the weather, the wind, the Atlantic swells, together with the needs and wants of the group. With countless stretches of iconic coastline to choose from and explore there is always an option for a real adventure. Our first day we will meet in Ullapool in time for the morning ferry to Stornoway (timetable to be published shortly via Calmac). Aboard the MV Seaforth, we will share our plans and itinerary to fit the conditions, deciding our route together. Some possible options include: Scalpay, The Sound of Harris, Taransay, Scarp, Loch Rog, Gallan Head, Tolsta Head, The Eye peninsula and the Butt of Lewis, to name but a few. Our outset plan is to journey ‘expedition’ style, packing our food and equipment in our kayaks for a linear journey from A-B, however we may also base from one point and branch outward if this makes better sense to the present conditions.
We will foster a team ethos from the outset, and all trip planning and tidal calculations will of course always be shared and chatted through as a group throughout the expedition, and coaching and instruction in tidal planning will be available. Whilst we encourage you to provide your own kayak and camp equipment for this trip, we can, upon request, provide kayaking equipment, tents and sleeping mats. We do ask you to provide your own food and cooking equipment.
What is an intermediate (+) paddler?We don’t expect you to be an expert, developing paddlers are welcome.
An intermediate paddler should be familiar with paddling in Beauforce 4 winds (11-16knots / 13-18mph)
Have some experience of paddling in waves up to one metre high.
An ability to roll or self rescue is desirable but not essential.
As part of the trip, we can learn from each other from coaching to top tips and handy hints as a team.
Get in touch, we’d love to answer your questions.
Is it for me?We will be a team up to eight people, including our two guides.
The expeditionary nature of these trips involve no set route or plan,
this is discussed prior to the trip to suit conditions and ambitions to our group ability.
Wherever possible this journey will involve wild camping.
A basic familiarity with camp-craft is desirable.
We can provide tents and sleeping mats on request.
This trip is self catered. You will be responsible for your own food and cooking.
Our aim is to enjoy and explore the coastline, not to ‘beast’ you.
Some days you can expect can be up to and over 25km.
We will not be seeking rough water conditions however they may present themselves at times. Wherever possible this will be ‘challenge by choice’.