The Rough Bounds of Knoydart Wild Camping Expedition

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Wild Camping
May 20

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69.5km (43.3 miles), 4 days walking

COVID-19 statement -

At the time of making this event live (Oct 2020) it is unknown what restrictions and requirements will be in place to attend this activity in May 2021. 

Please also be aware that it is intended that a Zoom call will be organised ahead of the event that all attendees will be required to join.

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This expedition is a challenging event -

> You need to have a good level of fitness and ability to look after yourself in remote territory.

> The route covers 40 miles over which you will be carrying all of your own equipment and food which may weigh 15-20kg.

If you are unsure if this event is for you please contact the event leader for advice before signing up.

Come for an amazing trek into one of the last really remote landscapes in the UK, we are heading for Knoydart - an area only accessible by foot or boat, through some uninhabited glens of the west coast of Scotland. 

Day 1 (Thursday) 

We will meet up at the Cluanie Inn in Glen Moriston and use the remains of the old road over to Glen Loyne to walk round the east end of the South Glen Shiel Ridge. Turning west off the road to drop into Easter Glen Quoich and then round to Loch Quoich where we camp for the night. 22.5km/ 14miles

Day 2 (Friday)

We cross the dam at the head of Loch Quioch and make our way to the empty and remote Glen Kingie to Kinbreak bothy where we make camp for the night. 15.5km/ 9.6 miles

Day 3 (Saturday)

We head further up Glen Kingie before heading over the pass of Feith a' Chicheanais to drop into Glen Dessarry. We turn west following the Finiskaig River to bring us out at the head of Loch Nevis and Sourlies bothy where we camp. 17.5km/ 11 miles

Day 4 (Sunday)

From Sourlies we climb a mountain pass to drop into Gleann Meadail in the heart of Knoydart to make our way west to Inverie where we will be staying the night on the Long Beach campsite (fee of £4). 14km/ 8.7miles

Day 5 (Monday)

No walking, just a boat journey across to Mallaig (fee of £10) and the train home. You might want to jump aboard the Jacobite Steam train - just remember Glasgow is still nearly 4 hours down the line from Fort William!

This event is limited to 6 places for safety reasons under guidance from Mountaineering Scotland. The route is well away from roads and in the event of an accident we would require the assistance of mountain rescue to get the injured person out.

In the event of an adverse weather forecast this expedition may be altered or postponed by the event leader due to the higher level of risk involved with this type of activity. The leader will inform you by the Friday evening prior to the start of the event.

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