Scotland Paddle Boarding Expedition

Into the Wild SUP Expedition

2023 Trip dates:

  • Arrival Day - 3rd June 2023

  • Expedition Days - 4th to 8th June 2023

  • Departure Day - 9th June 2023

  • Accommodation: Bunkhouse + Wild Camping.

  • 6/6 spaces available

Ability level:

We will be paddling 10 to 20 km with boards fully loaded with expedition kit. On day 4 there is a small 2km hike through a passage carrying all our kit, which has steady incline and decline. This expedition is in a remote part of Scotland which means weather conditions can change very quickly. With this in mind please be prepared that we might have to paddle in windy/choppy conditions.

Paddling:

This paddle is a true wilderness paddle. Our expedition will take us on a journey to the village of Inverie (home to the UK's most remote pub). The only access to the village is via boat or a two day hike so you will feel truly off-grid. Due to the 'wild' nature of the trip, there will be plenty of wildlife to see en route, hopefully we will get the opportunity to see white tailed eagles, seals, otters and maybe even porpoises. 

Day 1 - Arrival Day

We will meet you at a bunkhouse just outside of Fort William where we will have an afternoon of admin. This gives us a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other, have a pub dinner and then get a good night's sleep before starting our expedition prep the following day.

 

​Day 2 - Warm up paddle and prep day

We will paddle on a loch close to the bunkhouse for a day of coaching in preparation for the expedition. This is a great opportunity for us to refine your paddling skills and for everyone to get to know each other. In the late afternoon we will head back to the bunkhouse where we will prep our bags and kit for the expedition.  

 

Day 3 - Loch Morar - 18km

Loch Morar is a freshwater loch surrounded by mountains. We will paddle the length of the loch to a bothy where we will stay the night.

 

Day 4 - Loch Morar to Loch Nevis - 12km

We will pack up camp on Loch Morar and paddle to the mountain pass where we will carry our kit through the passage to Loch Nevis.

 

​Day 5 - Loch Nevis to Inverie - 12km

The end is in sight! We will pack up camp and take a leisurely paddle to the end in Inverie.

​Day 6 - Sunrise paddle around Inverie and ferry home

Today we will wake up for a sunrise paddle in the bay at Inverie, the perfect end to the expedition. After this we will pack up ready to catch the ferry home. On arrival we will load up the van and head back to the bunkhouse for a hot shower, pub dinner and good night sleep before starting the journey home the following morning.

Day 7 - Departure Day

Wake up after a good night sleep with great memories to help you make the journey home.

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Accommodation:

Arrival Day - we will meet at a local bunkhouse where we will be able to sort out kit, get to know each other and have a good night's sleep before starting our expedition. Check in will be at 16:00pm on Saturday 3rd June 2023.

 

On Expedition - each night we will be camping on the banks of the lochs. We won't have access to toilet facilities when on expedition but we will make sure we create adequate facilities at each camp spot.

Don’t own a tent? Not a problem. We do have a few that can be borrowed (you will however need to bring your own sleeping bag and mat). Everyone will need access to their own tent unless they are from the same household and are happy to share together. Full kit list will be emailed to you after booking.

Final Day - when we finish our expedition, we will head back to the bunkhouse we stayed at on the arrival day. There’ll be nice warm showers, a trip to the pub for a meal and then a chance for a good night's sleep before the long drive home the following day. Check out will be 10:00am on Friday 9th June 2023.

Meals:

During the expedition we will provide you with 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners. You will need to provide yourself with lunches and snacks. The meals we provide will be dehydrated meals to give you that real expedition feel. There will be opportunities during the expedition to eat out at restaurants and cafes, but these will be at your own expense. We can help you with lunch ideas and will arrange a pre-trip meeting either in person or over zoom to discuss topics like this and share ideas on how to pack light.

 

Paddling Equipment:

You don't need your own paddle boarding kit to join us on this trip as we do have kit available for you to use. If you are planning to bring your own paddleboard it needs to be appropriate for paddling long distances in chop and be able to carry expedition kit. If you are unsure if your board is suitable for this trip, get in contact with us. You must have a coiled leash and buoyancy aid/PFD. Full kit list will be emailed to you after booking.

How to get to Scotland:

  • Drive - you will be able to park your car at the start point of our expedition, we will then arrange a taxi back to your vehicle at the end.

  • Train - there is a sleeper train that travels from London to Fort William (Caledonian Sleeper). We will then collect you from the train station.

  • Fly - this is an option but there will be a small fee from us to collect you from the airport. Best place to fly into is Glasgow.

 

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What’s included in the price:

  • 5 days SUP Guiding

  • Campsite fees

  • 3 nights bunkhouse accommodation.

  • 4 breakfasts + 4 dinners on expedition

  • Camping equipment e.g. stove and cooking pots.

  • 100l rucksack style dry bag.

  • 3l collapsible water carrier.

  • McConks 12.8 paddle board, carbon paddle, buoyancy aid & safety equipment.

  • Buoyancy aid.

  • Waterproof & windproof paddle jacket

  • Neoprene leggings

  • Ferry at the end of the expedition back to your car.

  • Photos and videos from the trip.

 

What’s not included in the price:

  • Transport to and around Scotland.

  • Lunch/snacks

  • Meals on arrival and departure days and day two.

  • Any meals where we eat out at a restaurant or café.

  • Bar bills

  • Car parking fees

  • Personal travel insurance

SUP Guide:

Joshua Telling (Rapid Skills) 

Additional Info:

  • Covid-19 - if the trip cannot go ahead due to government restrictions we will postpone the trip to a later date or offer full refunds.

  • During this time of year there will be midges, we will advise you on nets and repellants for the trip.

  • We will make every effort to paddle board the Great Glen but if conditions are unsafe we may need to paddle board at alternative locations.

£650

(deposit £200 - non refundable )

Terms & Conditions

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