Who's it for?


This is a 5-day expediton, suited for people with some kayaking experience. This is a self sufficient expedition where we paddle with all our camping euipment and food supplies for 5 days to try to complete a beautiful circuit starting in Glenfinnan and finishing in Arisaig. It is suitable for those who are already happy campers and have a great sense of adventure.  A great option for those who have previously completed a week long introduction course or similar. You must be happy paddling in a sea state 3 and have a fitness level to cover a distance of 15-20km per day.


All sea kayaking equipment is included but not camping equipment. 


The trip will start from Glenfinnan and we will make our way to the end of Loch Shiel, this part of the loch has mountains on both sides and feels very remote and tranquil. Loch Shiel then enters into the River Shiel where you get to experience 8km of gentle,  meandering river paddling under some beautiful stone bridges. The river Shiel then drops into Loch Moidart with one little rapid, depending on the state of the tide. From here we can explore the loch and Castle Tioram and then head onto the open sea to explore the wild coastline of Smisary and Glenuig, with possibly a few waves and some sea swell. Crossing over into Loch Ailort with maybe a stop at the bothy and some more stunning camp sites with white sandy beaches. We will then reach Arisiag where the seals will welcome us at the skerries. Then a short shuttle by train to reach the van again! 


This is a guided trip, rather than a coaching course but help and coaching tips will be provided along the way. 


Loch Shiel - Arisaig, 5 Day Expedition

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