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Inverpolly Adventure
Inverpolly © Active Outdoor Pursuits

Inverpolly Canoe & Trekking Adventure Journey

From £569 per adult

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May — October

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The Inverpolly adventure journey is an incredible guided canoe & trekking trip venturing through one of the most pristine wilderness areas of Scotland. Inverpolly Nature Reserve is situated in the North West Highlands.

Ancient woodlands cover the low-lying slopes while the skyline is dominated by towering Torridonian Sandstone peaks.

Our Inverpolly journey takes us through a system of glacial lochs. This giving us to access to climb some of the peaks by remote and rarely-trodden routes. By night, we camp by meandering rivers or in sandy coves, immersed in the glorious views around us.

 Important Information / Grade & Experience

This will be a guided unforgettable wilderness adventure trip in one of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote areas.

This adventure journey is mainly on large open lochs with short easy rivers. In windy conditions it can become more challenging. This trip does not require previous open canoe experience, however to get the most from the trip we do recommend some prior experience.

Day 1- Elphin – Cam Loch

Drive from Newtonmore to the NW Highlands. On our journey to the Far North West we visit The lovely sea port town of Ullapool before continuing north through the unmistakable peaks of Stac Pollaidh, Suilven and Canisp. Our journey begins near the village of Elphin. Where we begin with a leisurely paddle down the Ledbeg River and across the Cam Loch where we will make our first camp. After Dinner we will hike to the summit of Canisp.

Day 2 – Cam Loch – Fionn Loch

The next morning we head off across the Cam Loch to the Abhainn Mhor river where a short portage is required. The journey continues westwards down Loch Veyatie beneath the steep slopes of Cul Mor. Onwards we travel down the Uidh Fhearna River; here the route of our evening walk to the summit of Suilven comes into view. From the west this peak resembles Brazil’s more famous Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Day 3 – Fionn Loch – Loch Sionascaig

Paddling onwards to Fionn Loch, the views become even more breathtaking as Suilven towers above us. This is a place where Golden Eagles often soar. Soon we reach the upper stretches of the River Kirkaig and from here we will wander down to view the impressive Kircaig Falls. A couple of portages are now required as we make our way across to Loch Sionascaig. The views, beaches and islands here are simply breathtaking. We will make camp on a secluded beach beneath the steep birch wood slopes of Cul Mor

Day 4 – Loch Sionascaig – Eilean Mor

Today starts off with a climb to the summit of Stac Pollaidh – a towering little peak with a knife edge ridged summit requiring some fun scrambling for the final few meters. We will return to the campsite for lunch and a well deserved rest. In the afternoon we will paddle onwards across Loch Sionascaig to a stunning campsite on the Island of Eilan Mor.

Day 5 – Eilean Mor – Loch Buine Moire

Our final day! As we take breakfast around the camp, take a little time to fully appreciate your surroundings and reflect on what we hope has been one of your life’s best adventures. We continue across Loch Sionascaig into Boat Bay where we have our final short portage into Loch Buine Moire for a short paddle to our journey’s end. We will then organise our equipment and return to Inverness & Newtonmore via one of Ullapool’s finest chippies.

Additional Trip Info!

Depart; Meeting in Ullapool at 10am on departure day. Or stay with us at Craigower Lodge in Newtonmore.

Finishing Day; After the Guided Inverpolly Scotland Adventure Trip, We will drop you off at the bus,train or near to your accommodation in Ullapool, Fort William or on route back to Newtonmore from 3pm onwards

  • – Camping equipment is included
  • – Canoes & equipment included
  • – Highly experienced & qualified guide/s for the whole trip
  • – Cost excluding food.
By their very nature journeys in remote or mountainous country can be affected by weather and other environmental factors. Your guide/s may have to alter the itinerary to ensure group safety.

Contact details

Active Outdoor Pursuits
Craigower Lodge
Golf Course Road
Newtonmore
Inverness-shire
Scotland
PH20 1AT

Key facilities

Accessible Parking and Dropoff Disabled Parking
Starting
Aviemore Newtonmore
Length
5
Days
Transport
Kayak Minibus Walking
Type
Bespoke Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Canoeing/Kayaking Outdoor Activities Walking/Hiking

Tour prices

From

  • £569 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

Active Outdoor Pursuits

Active Outdoor Pursuits, born in 1999, is one of the most established providers of outdoor activities, education and training in Scotland. We have developed our facilities & services to provide a comprehensive and dynamic approach to supporting people of all ages and experience to realise their outdoor adventure dreams and ambitions. We offer a wide range of outdoor activities and, we can offer packages and holidays to suit all outdoor tastes. Looking for an outdoor adventure or holiday? Then you've come to the right place!

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