General Expedition Information
Dates: Friday 28th July – Sunday 30th July 2023
Number of kayakers: maximum 10 (including 1 or 2 qualified guides depending on the size of the group).
Accommodation: Wild camping.
Kayaking arrangements and information
Itinerary: The exact itinerary for the expedition is dependent on the weather forecast for the week and a plan is made on the morning of departure once we have this.
The options and routes are many and varied, and our aim is to paddle the best sections of the Summer Isles’ coastline given the prevailing weather.
Useful OS Landranger maps for the expedition are numbers 19 (Gairloch & Ullapool area), 15 (Loch Assynt) .
Alison French + 1
Please bring the following:
- Drybags (we will bring a few spare ones).
- Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, stove, mug, dish, cutlery)
- Head torch, midge net, sun cream
- Clothes to be worn at camp (including warm, waterproof jacket and trousers, warm hat, shoes) toiletries, camera, and other personal items
- Meals, drinks and snacks for 3 days (2 breakfasts, 2 evening meals, 3 lunches)
Sea Kayak Plockton will bring:
- Buoyancy aid
- Kayaking clothing: Long-john wetsuit; paddling cagoule; wetsuit boots; pogies (kayak mitts)
- The flapjack!
For more detailed information and advice on sleeping systems, cooking equipment and meal planning, please take a look at our Camping Notes.
Travel and meeting up arrangements:
Meeting date/time: Friday 28th July 10.00am
Meeting place: Ullapool (exact details to be confirmed).
Travel: Transport links are excellent. By road, it’s approximately 1 hour from Inverness. A bus service operates from Inverness.
Return: Sunday 30th July – approximately 4.00pm
Accommodation: Please make your own accommodation arrangements for Thursday 27th July and also at the end of the trip when the expedition finishes.
Hotels, Guest Houses and B&Bs can be found at Visit Scotland