Hebridean Adventure

Trip Overview

The spectacular islands of the Outer Hebrides have always been a magnet for sea kayakers.

Hebridean adventure allows you to explore the finest sea kayaking destination in the UK.

Stunning white beaches, quiet lagoons and a watery maze of islands. These archipelagos are

also home to a wide range of natural history, including golden eagle, sea eagle, otters, seals,

porpoise, dolphins, basking shark, and the occasional orca.

After two days of instruction and practice we will pack our kayaks and set off on an overnight

expedition. We will travel as a self-sufficient group, carrying all our food and equipment.

Imagine landing your kayak on a stunning white beach on some distant island and setting

up camp or the night. Imagine sitting round a driftwood fire as night draws in.

There is no better way of exploring the coastline than from the cockpit of a kayak.

At a Glance

4 nights in a hostel

1 nights wild camping

2 days instruction & 2 days guided journey

Group normally 5 per leader

Meet at Oban train station

Trip Highlights

A unique opportunity to kayak along arguably Britain's most spectacular coastline.

Wild camping overlooking crystal clear water and stunning white beaches.

Relax and enjoy the isolation.

Is This Trip for You?

Hebridean adventure is suitable for all, from the novice to the more experience paddler.

Come and join us and enjoy the sense of freedom and the spirit of discovery.

This trip may be suitable for persons of reduced mobility.

Please contact us to discuss

the trip and your personal condition.

Scroll down for an outline itinerary

 

Outline Itinerary


Day -1 Optional Oban

If you are travelling from afar then you can choose to stay with us the night before.

Accommodation will be provided however you must provide your own food.

Day 1

Start Oban

1400 - 2000

Today we will travel to Barra. Our ferry departs at 1430 and arrives on the island at 2000.

On arrival in Castlebay we will stay at a comfortable bunkhouse near the port and start our

activities early the next morning.

Day 2

Sea Kayaking - Introduction

0800 - 1700

The aim for today will be to introduce you to the sea kayaks and equipment.

After going through the basics we will go on a short journey along the sheltered coastline,

exploring some of the bays and rocky outcrops.

Day 3

Sea Kayaking - Progression

0800 - 1700

Today we will continue getting you comfortable in your kayaks and head out on a small

journey, exploring further afield, visiting some of the small islands and spectacular beaches.

Day 4 & 5

Sea kayak expedition

The best way to fully appreciate the joy of sea kayaking is to go on a journey, wild camping

at the end of the day.

With some basic skills learnt our aim will be to travel along the sheltered coastline, exploring

along the way. Weather permitting we will hop in between the islands, stunning white beaches

and quiet lagoons.

Day 6

Barra - Oban

0755 -

Another early start for the 7:55am Ferry to Oban, arriving at Oban at 12:40.

There is a direct train link from Oban to Glasgow.

Optional

We will end our journey late in the afternoon, as such travel links for some may be difficult.

Accommodation can be provided for those wishing to travel the following day, again no food

is provided.

 

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