Inverpolly Adventure

2020 Trip Departure Dates: 24th August. Four Nights Wild Camping. Moderately Challenging suitable for those confident in water & some paddling experience.

Trip Difficulty

4/5 Paddling

Trip Grading Explained

Inverpolly – Discover the Wilderness of Scotland

The Inverpolly adventure journey is an incredible guided canoe & trekking trip venturing through one of the most pristine wilderness areas of Scotland. Inverpolly Nature Reserve, in the North West Highlands, comprises of undulating heather moorland, peat bogs and lochs. Ancient woodlands cover the low-lying slopes while the skyline is dominated by towering Torridonian Sandstone peaks.
Our Inverpolly journey takes us through a system of glacial lochs.  This giving us to access to climb some of the peaks by remote and rarely-trodden routes. By night, we camp by meandering rivers or in sandy coves, immersed in the glorious views around us.

Important Information / Grade & Experience

This will be a guided unforgettable wilderness adventure trip in one of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote areas.

This adventure journey is mainly on large open lochs with short easy rivers. In windy conditions it can become more challenging. This trip does not require previous open canoe experience, however to get the most from the trip we do recommend some prior experience.

  • Photos from the Guided Inverpolly Adventure Trip in Scotland

Inverpolly Canoe Journey

Trip Itinerary

Inverpolly guided adventure trips in ScotlandDay 1- Elphin – Cam Loch
Drive from Newtonmore to the NW Highlands. On our journey to the Far North West we visit The lovely sea port town of Ullapool before continuing north through the unmistakable peaks of Stac Pollaidh, Suilven and Canisp. Our journey begins near the village of Elphin. Where we begin with a leisurely paddle down the Ledbeg River and across the Cam Loch where we will make our first camp. After Dinner we will hike to the summit of Canisp.
Inverpolly guided adventure trips in ScotlandDay 2 – Cam Loch – Fionn Loch
The next morning we head off across the Cam Loch to the Abhainn Mhor river where a short portage is required. The journey continues westwards down Loch Veyatie beneath the steep slopes of Cul Mor. Onwards we travel down the Uidh Fhearna River; here the route of our evening walk to the summit of Suilven comes into view. From the west this peak resembles Brazil’s more famous Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Inverpolly guided adventure trips in ScotlandDay 3 – Fionn Loch – Loch Sionascaig
Paddling onwards to Fionn Loch, the views become even more breathtaking as Suilven towers above us. This is a place where Golden Eagles often soar. Soon we reach the upper stretches of the River Kirkaig and from here we will wander down to view the impressive Kircaig Falls. A couple of portages are now required as we make our way across to Loch Sionascaig. The views, beaches and islands here are simply breathtaking. We will make camp on a secluded beach beneath the steep birch wood slopes of Cul Mor

Inverpolly guided adventure trips in ScotlandDay 4 – Loch Sionascaig – Eilean Mor
Today starts off with a climb to the summit of Stac Pollaidh – a towering little peak with a knife edge ridged summit requiring some fun scrambling for the final few meters. We will return to the campsite for lunch and a well deserved rest. In the afternoon we will paddle onwards across Loch Sionascaig to a stunning campsite on the Island of Eilan Mor.
Inverpolly guided adventure trips in ScotlandDay 5 – Eilean Mor – Loch Buine Moire
Our final day! As we take breakfast around the camp, take a little time to fully appreciate your surroundings and reflect on what we hope has been one of your life’s best adventures. We continue across Loch Sionascaig into Boat Bay where we have our final short portage into Loch Buine Moire for a short paddle to our journey’s end. We will then organise our equipment and return to Inverness & Newtonmore via one of Ullapool’s finest chippies.

What we Provide

What We ProvideWhat To Bring?
Boats, Bikes & All Technical EquipmentWaterproofs
Dry Bags or ContainersWalking Boots* & 2x Pair of Trainers
Stoves & FuelSleeping Bag*
Cooking Sets; Pots, Plates, CutleryDrinks Bottle & Hot Flask
TentsWarm Clothes – 2/3 sets
Camping Sleeping MatsTorch
1 night pre-departure accommodation at Craigower LodgeSunglasses & Suncream
4 Nights CampingMidge Repellent / Mosquito Head Net
 Transport from/to NewtonmoreToiletries & Any Personal Medication
 Day Rucksack 20L

*Equipment rental is available for these items.

Additional Trip Info!

Depart; Meeting in Ullapool at 10am on departure day. Or stay with us at Craigower Lodge in Newtonmore.

Finishing Day; After the Guided Inverpolly Scotland Adventure Trip, We will drop you off at the bus,train or near to your accommodation in Ullapool, Fort William or on route back to Newtonmore from 3pm onwards

  • – Camping equipment is included
  • – Canoes & equipment included
  • – Highly experienced & qualified guide/s for the whole trip
  • – Cost excluding food.
By their very nature journeys in remote or mountainous country can be affected by weather and other environmental factors. Your guide/s may have to alter the itinerary to ensure group safety.

Why not check out the West Highland Way Adventure Journey.

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