Knoydart is a remote peninsula on the West coast of Scotland. It has no road access and so is a perfect destination to visit by sea; for us this means a sea kayak trip from Mallaig into the deep sea lochs that flank Knoydart.
Knoydart is flanked on three sides by the sea; Loch Nevis on the southern side, Loch Hourn on the Northern side and the Sound of Sleat on the West. The interior of the peninsula is very wild and mountainous; these characteristics earning ti the nickname of 'Britains last wilderness'. There are lots of sea kayaking possibilities - either as day trips from Mallaig or multi day trips and expeditions traveling around the entire peninsula. Knoydart is also a great location to combine wilderness walking with sea kayaking. We can run tailor made expeditions around Knoydart or guided day trips.
The Hills of the Knoydart peninsula are home to many mammals including Red Deer and Pine Marten.
White Tailed Eagles and Golden Eagles can be seen around Knoydart and Skye..
Highlighted Trip: Mallaig to Inverie
This trip travels from Mallaig to Inverie - one of Scotland's remotest villages, Inverie has no road access. This is available as a guided day trip.
Leaving from the busy harbour at Mallaig is always a great experience - gliding in a sea kayak between the ferrys and fishing boats. Once past the entrance to the harbour the route is quite open and exposed and potentially rough. As you paddle towards Inverie more and more of the view opens up and the mountains close in around the Fjord-like Loch Nevis. Once landed at Inverie - the village is well worth exploring with lots of interesting information available form the Knoydart Foundation or maybe you just want a pint in the Old Forge! We can now paddle back or put the kayaks on the ferry for the return journey.