General Expedition Information
Dates: Sunday 1st July – Wednesday 4th July 2018
Number of kayakers: maximum 8 (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) .
Will Copestake (BCU 5 star Leader)
We may encounter a range of weather and sea conditions so be prepared for most eventualities.
- Bring your normal summer paddling kit (Scottish summer!).
- Kayak*, paddle*, Buoyancy Aid*
- Kayaking clothing*
- Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, mug, dish, cutlery)
- Personal kayaking equipment
- Head torch, midge net, sun cream
- Clothes, toiletries, camera, and other personal items
- Meals, drinks and snacks
*Items marked are included in the price if you wish to use ours
Travel and meeting up arrangements:
Meeting date/time: Sunday 1st July 9.00am
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: Wednesday 4th July – approximately 4.00pm
Accommodation: Please make your own accommodation arrangements for Saturday 30th June and also at the end of the trip when the expedition finishes.
Hotels, Guest Houses and B&Bs can be found at Visit Scotland