LEWIS & HARRIS EXPEDITION

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • £675pp
  • Apr 30-May 6th
Date:

April 30-May 6th: 7 days / 6 nights.

Pricing

£675 per person

What to Expect

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.

Who the trip is for

This is a moderately committing trip to a remote part of the UK out into the Atlantic, so you will be a confident “Intermediate +” sea kayaker who has done lots of paddling in stronger winds (force 4+) and swell (a metre or more), with a pretty reliable roll and or self rescue. You will be comfortable paddling up to 30km distances in a day. You will also be well practiced at wild camping and outdoor cooking your own food.  Contact us if you are unsure as to whether or not this trip is appropriate for you.

Guides

Tim Hamlet & Will Copestake

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