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6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS, JOIN WILL COPESTAKE TO HIKE AND CANOE IN THE FAR NORTH WEST OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, CLIMB ICONIC PEAKS, CANOE ANCIENT LOCHS, PROFESSIONAL GUIDING, 2 NIGHTS CAMPING, 3 NIGHTS LUXURY ACCOMMODATION

This is a series of adventurous day trips in one of Scotland’s most unique wilderness areas. Join Will Copestake (Scotland and UK Adventurer of the Year 2015) over six days exploring his ‘home’ ground.

Trekking and canoeing with Will and a qualified local guide you will be on a trip-of-a-lifetime through what is one of the most pristine and scenically beautiful parts of Scotland. Your guides will be able to show you the native flora and fauna, geography and geology of one of the world's oldest landscapes. The rock beneath your feet will be 1.2 billion years old and visitors to this majestic part of Scotland will be amazed at the ethereal beauty. 

During your Scottish adventure, you will trek some of the truly iconic local mountains and canoe along the remote lochs of the Inverpollaidh and Assynt estates before recouping at a luxury hotel. 

Up to 8 people on the journey with two guides on the water. For more information on extending your trip or to add additional nights, please speak to your Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions travel consultant. 

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • PROFESSIONAL GUIDING THROUGHOUT
  • SUMMER FLORA AND WILDLIFE VIEWING
  • EXPLORE THE NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS GEOPARK- WORLD FAMOUS FOR IT’S ROCK
  • TRAVEL THROUGH TWO 'UNESCO' SITES
  • GO BEYOND THE ROAD ON THE NORTH COAST 500 ROUTE
  • A CHANCE TO EXPLORE BY CANOE
  • LOCAL SCOTTISH CUISINE FOOD
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival, briefing and prepartion

Arrive into Ullapool and check-in to your accommodation, enjoy an optional short walk around Ullapool hill with Will Copestake which offers excellent views of the town which sits nestled on the coast by a large sea loch.

This day is also your last chance to purchase any...

Arrive into Ullapool and check-in to your accommodation, enjoy an optional short walk around Ullapool hill with Will Copestake which offers excellent views of the town which sits nestled on the coast by a large sea loch.

This day is also your last chance to purchase any last minute equipment from the local and well equipped outdoor shop NWOutdoors.
 

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Day 2

Day 2: An Inverpollaidh mountain

Explore an Inverpollaidh mountain. At 8 am you are picked up at your hotel and go by car to Stac Pollaidh. This is a relatively gentle day to climb one of the areas most spectacular mountains which rises 612m above the wide open moors of the Inverpollaidh estate....

Explore an Inverpollaidh mountain. At 8 am you are picked up at your hotel and go by car to Stac Pollaidh. This is a relatively gentle day to climb one of the areas most spectacular mountains which rises 612m above the wide open moors of the Inverpollaidh estate. You will be looking down into the heart of the wilderness you will explore by canoe later in the week.
 

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Day 3

Day 3: Guided Paddling in Scotland

This morning you will shuttle from you accommodation to Loch Veyatie where you will be met by
Will and a local guide (Tim). From here you will pack your canoes and paddle west to the end of the loch. Explore a short stretch of river where you will...

This morning you will shuttle from you accommodation to Loch Veyatie where you will be met by
Will and a local guide (Tim). From here you will pack your canoes and paddle west to the end of the loch. Explore a short stretch of river where you will line your boats downstream to camp at the edge of Fionn Loch. *Recommend local food for dinner from the seafood shack.
 

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Day 3 (Alt)

Day 3 (Alt): Paddling Loch Sionascaig

Alternative Day 3 Plan: This morning you will set out onto Loch Sionascaig (weather permitting) to explore into the very heart of the wilderness. If weather permits we will steal the chance to camp on an island for the night and enjoy an evening surrounded by mountains. If...

Alternative Day 3 Plan: This morning you will set out onto Loch Sionascaig (weather permitting) to explore into the very heart of the wilderness. If weather permits we will steal the chance to camp on an island for the night and enjoy an evening surrounded by mountains. If you are feeling brave this is your chance to test the peaty waters for a quick swim followed by an evening by the fireside
 

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Day 4

Day 4: Suilven: An Iconic Mountain

Today you have the chance to climb another iconic mountain. A short canoe across the loch will bring you to the start of your day. We will hike together to Suilven. At the end of the day we will return to our campsite for an evening by a...

Today you have the chance to climb another iconic mountain. A short canoe across the loch will bring you to the start of your day. We will hike together to Suilven. At the end of the day we will return to our campsite for an evening by a fire with stories from Tim and Will.

Dinner tonight will be a traditional Scottish offering of Haggis, neaps and tatties - also available in vegetarian. 
 

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Day 4 (Alt)

Day 4 (Alt): North West Scotland Adventure

Alternative Day 4: Enjoy a relaxed morning packing the canoes before returning to boat bay. From here we will shuttle to the secret beach of Garve Bay to enjoy an afternoon stroll by the ocean with excellent views back to the mountains and across Eddrachillis bay. Today is...

Alternative Day 4: Enjoy a relaxed morning packing the canoes before returning to boat bay. From here we will shuttle to the secret beach of Garve Bay to enjoy an afternoon stroll by the ocean with excellent views back to the mountains and across Eddrachillis bay. Today is a day in which you will be able to fully appreciate more of this wonderful part of Scotland. True wilderness surrounds you and your group -soak it up!
 

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Day 5

Day 5 : Canoe Elphin via Loch Veyatie

Pack and return by canoe to Elphin via Loch Veyatie. From here we will shuttle back to Ullapool via Knockan Crag where you have the chance to explore the unique geology and yet more spectacular highland views. You will return to Ullapool for the evening where we will...

Pack and return by canoe to Elphin via Loch Veyatie. From here we will shuttle back to Ullapool via Knockan Crag where you have the chance to explore the unique geology and yet more spectacular highland views. You will return to Ullapool for the evening where we will eat together on our final night. 
 

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Day 5 (Alt)

Day 5 (Alt): Mountains of Inverpollaidh

Alterative Day 5: Climb a second inverpollaidh mountain. Options include Beinn mor Coigach, Cul Mor, Beinn an Eoin or Cul Beag. Returning to Ullapool to finish the evening.
 

Alterative Day 5: Climb a second inverpollaidh mountain. Options include Beinn mor Coigach, Cul Mor, Beinn an Eoin or Cul Beag. Returning to Ullapool to finish the evening.
 

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Day 6

Day 6: Britains Deepest Box Canyon

Explore Britains deepest box canyon on a short walk around the spectacular Corrishalloch gorge before returning home.
 

Explore Britains deepest box canyon on a short walk around the spectacular Corrishalloch gorge before returning home.
 

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Day 6 (Alt)

Day 6 (Alt): Explore Rhue Point

Alternative Day 6: Explore Rhue point for a gentle coastal walk around Ullapool’s headlands.
 

Alternative Day 6: Explore Rhue point for a gentle coastal walk around Ullapool’s headlands.
 

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