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Often described as the "last wilderness" in Scotland, the Knoydart peninsula has an island feel, isolated as it is from the rest of the Western Highlands by the ‘rough bounds’. A guided walk to the isles of Skye, Rum & Eigg, exploring the coasts.

Price:

£1,295

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Departures: Various departures available from April to September
Start point: Mallaig Railway Station
End point: Mallaig Railway Station
 

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Knoydart, Scotland

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Wilderness Walking - The Knoydart Peninsula

Knoydart, accessed by boat from a remote wilderness lodge, is the base for watery day trips to Skye and the Small Isles, and the far corners of the Knoydart Peninsula. Walks over mountain passes and the fantastic islands of Skye, Rum & Eigg, introduce these distinct landscapes, wildlife and history. Pop in to the most remote pub in Scotland for a wee dram (or a pint)! If the wilderness setting, soaring mountains and abundant wildlife are't enough, why not sample some of the finest cuisine in Scotland whilst staying in a unique lodge only accessible by boat?

What price includes

 
  • 7 nights accommodation in a remote wilderness lodge
  • All meals during the trip
  • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • All boat transport throughout the trip
 

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