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Wild Knoydart

Knoydart hiking
hiking
Knoydart

6 days, 7 nights

Minibus

2 - 8

Knoydart

Grade 3

Walking in Knoydart – explore Britain’s last wilderness, the Knoydart peninsula. The hiking here is typical of the west coast of Scotland with spectacular, steep hills and ridges dropping away to a craggy coastline. You can’t get there by car, only ferry or a long walk in of nearly 20 miles.

HIGHLIGHTS

Sgurr Coire Choinnichean (796m)

Beinn na Caillich

Labhar Bheinn (1020m)

Beinn Bhuidhe

Meall Buidhe

INCLUDED

6 nights accommodation in Inverie

full board throughout your stay (including 2 course evening meals and picnic lunches)

transport to and from the walks

your guide

pick up and drop off at Aviemore station or meet at Mallaig

one meal out in Inverie at either the Old Forge Inn or Doune Dining

ferry transport to Inverie

ITINERARY

We will be heading in to the peninsula from Mallaig and spending a week at our luxury base in Inverie. All meals will be provided. We’ll be serving good quality home-cooked meals and perfectly baked cakes at our accommodation except for the one night when we’ll be eating out. The food in Knoydart can be exceptional with hand-dived scallops and local community grown vegetables on the menu. You can even find yourself at the bar next to the local scallop diver!Knoydart is home to Britain’s most remote mainland pub in Inverie.

Arrival:

We’ll all meet up in time to get the ferry over to Inverie from Mallaig at 6pm. (Check all our meet up options in the full dossier.)

 

Day 1: Sgurr Coire Choinnichean (796m) dominates Inverie. Today this is our objective.

970m (3200ft) of ascent and 14 km (9 miles) on dirt tracks and rough mountain moorland with mainly moderate gradients but with 200m of steep ascent. Approx walking time excluding breaks, etc: 5:30

 

Day 2: Beinn na Caillich is Knoydart at its wildest and one of the best places to see Golden Eagles.

800m (2600ft) of ascent and 15 km (9 miles) on dirt tracks, mountain paths and rough mountain moorland terrain with 250m of steep descent. Approx walking time excluding breaks, etc: 5:20 hrs

 

Day 3: Labhar Bheinn (1020m) is Scotland’s most westerly mainland Munro and the peninsula’s highest.

1200m (3900ft) of ascent & 17 km (10.5 miles) on dirt tracks, mountain footpaths and rough open moorland with 650m of steep ascent and 150m of steep descent. Approx walking time excluding breaks, etc: 6:40 hrs

 

Day 4: From breakfast onwards it’s a chance for you to take a break from the walking and do whatever you wish. You may like to take in some of the coastline, explore Inverie a little more or take a seafood lunch at the Old Forge Inn.In the evening we head to the very remote and fabled Doune Dining Restraurant on the western end of the Peninsular.

 

Day 5: One of the peninsula’s finest but often overlooked days out is the ridge that bounds the southern edge of the peninsular. It sports a very fine high level walk culminating in the Corbett summit of Beinn Bhuidhe.

1450m (4700ft) of ascent & 22km (13.5 miles) on dirt tracks, mountain paths and open mountain terrain. An undulating route with 200m of steep descent. Approx walking time excluding breaks: 7:50

 

Day 6: The Munro summit of Meall Buidhe lies at the heart of Knoydart. This is our objective today.

1370m (4500ft) of ascent & 20km (12.5 miles) on dirt tracks, mountain paths and open mountain terrain. 250m of both steep ascent and descent. Approx walking time excluding breaks: 7:20

 

Departure: After an early light breakfast we depart the glorious surrounds to arrive back at Mallaig for by 9:30.

 

Please enquire if you are interested in booking this itinerary.

 

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