SUP Loch Maree
“The Last Great Wilderness Paddle Adventure”
Experience the rugged beauty of Scotland on this two-day adventure by paddle board. Take to the picturesque waters of Loch Maree and glide your way past stunning woodland and dramatic mountains.
By day, you'll explore the Lock and its surrounding wild life on your SUP before taking the afternoon and early evening to find untouched loch-side beaches to pitch up camp.
Fish for wild salmon, set pots for langoustines then cook your catch on an open flame, as your descendants did many generations before you. A hearty dinner sourced from local suppliers will supplement your catch, all swilled down by beers around the campfire before turning in for a night under the Scottish stars.
Location: Loch Maree “The Last Great Wilderness”, Scotland
Trip Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Accommodation: Wild Camp & Local Inn
Accommodation facilities (shower, hot water etc): Wild Camp or Bothy stay - no facilities.
Minimum age: 14/16+ (This trip would be suitable for all abilities and no SUP experience is necessary.)
Fitness level requirement: Average to moderately fit and adventurous. Healthy and enjoy the outdoors.
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Best time of the year to go: Late Spring – October
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Nearest airport (and distance): Inverness (2h30)
Transport/transfer available: We can incorporate transport pick up & return into the trip at an additional cost.
Driving time approx 5H 30 Mins from Edinburgh & Glasgow and approx 2H 30 Mins from Inverness.
The train runs to Achnasheen and is approx 5H 30mins with a couple of changes involved.
Itinerary - *The itinerary may be altered due to weather, tides and group interest
Paddle Adventure Summary - http://bit.ly/2HPpoaK
Exploring the islands by SUP. Surrounded by nature and history this location is the perfect place for an adventure by SUP. Loch Maree has been described as ’The Last Great Wilderness’ of the UK. With lots of little inlets in and around its islands it is a dream to experience. The Loch and its Islands are steeped in history, folklore and superstition from viking burial grounds to mystical fairies it has it all. The wildlife in the area is unique and includes Sea and Golden Eagles and the geology is stunning with cliffs dating back 600 million years and of course the Caledonian Forest with its Scot’s Pine trees creates an unique ecosystem and one of the last true wildernesses of the United Kingdom. There is also the only island in the UK to contain a loch that itself contains an island. Great for exploring and paddling in and around the Islands which form part of this nature reserve is like taking a step back in time.
We try to source as much locally as possible and showcase the amazing produce we have in Scotland. Langoustines and Squat Lobsters could be sourced as well as Scallops for cooking on the open fire. Simple rustic luxury. Porridge with homemade compote for breakfast, local roasted coffee. All dietary requirements can be catered for. Campfire locally brewed ale. Local packed lunch and all snacks provided and we work with a nutritionist who specializes in seasonal local.
Morning: Meet for trip brief, and Paddle Skills Course – Learning all the skills they need for the paddle adventure. Building confidence. Understanding our route getting used to their board and a little team building.
Lunch: Coffee & bacon roll at Loch Maree Hotel, and kit check
Afternoon: Paddle Adventure in and around the Island’s Nature Reserve incl. Viking Graves, Fairy Tree etc Essentially Island Hopping.
Evening: Early evening walk. Campfire Food. Locally sourced seasonal dinner.
Dietary requirements will be arranged prior to the trip. We work with our nutritional health coach to provide a balance and local food offering.
Accommodation: Overnight at Wild Camp
Morning: Sunrise Paddle/Wild Yoga – then return for hearty breakfast Morning activity? Paddle Adventure. There is more than enough islands and wilderness to explore for far more than 3 days. From castle ruins to islands within islands etc.
Lunch: Catered packed lunch of local charcuterie provided by Great Glen. Smoked fish. Local deli style foods
Afternoon: Paddle Adventure – Castle Ruins & Island Exploration
Evening: Hot Shower and Good local dinner at Inn
Accommodation: Overnight at local Inn/Wild Camp
Lunch: Local lunch & local ale
Afternoon: End of trip.
All food, gear apart from our kit list suggestions
Local Inn accommodation & dinner is included
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