Category: Kayak Trips

A sea kayak adventure in the Sound of Luing

      One of my goals for 2017 is to become a more experienced sea kayaker and to – literally – dip my toes into the water to see if this is something I want to take up more seriously.  Last weekend was the first of three planned trips away this year and really helped develop my paddling skills. Truth be told, I’m pretty … Read More A sea kayak adventure in the Sound of Luing

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Canoe camping on Scottish lochs – 10 great island wild camping spots

  Blame it on devouring ‘Swallows and Amazons’ as a kid.  There’s something magical about camping on an island.  First, there’s the challenge of the journey there by canoe or kayak, then the ‘discovery’ of an uninhabited land.  Even though the stretch of water may be no more than a few hundred metres, it puts a much greater psychological distance between you and the … Read More Canoe camping on Scottish lochs – 10 great island wild camping spots

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14 for 2014 #10 – Go on a kayak/camping trip

When I added “Go on a kayak/camping trip” to my 14 for 2014 at the start of the year I had no idea how I was going to achieve it.  It just sounded like a great adventure: pack a tent, a stove and some food, then paddle across some water to wild camp on an island. I’d done something similar a few years ago … Read More 14 for 2014 #10 – Go on a kayak/camping trip

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Planning my 14 for 2014

As the evenings get lighter after a dark and particularly wet Winter I’ve started to plan how I’m going to achieve my 14 for 2014.  Here’s an update on where I’m up to – and also some requests for suggestions and tips you might have for me. If you haven’t figured this out by now, I’m a planner.  (Not only do I love to plan things … Read More Planning my 14 for 2014

Ladhar Bheinn by kayak

My first kayak trip was to Ladhar Bheinn, the most northerly munro on Knoydart, from Corran to the north.  My previous attempt to climb Ladhar Bheinn had been thwarted by torrential rain and therefore I was faced with three options: take the ferry over to Inverie from Mallaig again, then climb it from Inverie, not the best ascent walk in from Kinlochhourn, a 3 … Read More Ladhar Bheinn by kayak