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canoe/munros knoydart


Scottish Open Canoe Expeditions:

Canoeing and Hill walking in the Knoydart Peninsula  





Leaving Kinloch Hourn via open canoe travelling through Loch Hourn into the Knoydart peninsula arriving in Barrisdale Bay, this loch has been considered the host of the finest views in Scotland. Staying in warm comfortable accommodation before heading up the Ladhar Bheinn Horseshoe taking in Creag Bheithe, Stob a Chearcaill and Stob a Choire Odhair before heading east descending back to our accommodation. Finished off with the final day paddling back to Kinloch Hourn. If you are fortunate you may get to see, sea otters, star fish, a plethora of sea bird life and a cup of tea at Kinloch Hourn!





There will be a maximum of: One member of Source's highly qualified staff to a maximum of Six clients. We feel this is the ideal number of people so our staff can ensure you get a high level of  personal service alongside a good mix of characters.



What you have to say...


We arrived home safe and well, (and I've spent a day recovering!). Just wanted to thank you for a really enjoyable trip to Knoydart- I will certainly be back.


I do realise how much care and attention went into making it an appropriate trip for us. You judged our ability accurately and made the whole thing a pleasure. Thanks for your company, care and professionalism.


Hillary M - Edinburgh



Day 1: Meeting In Fort William, we aboard Source Adventure transport and travel to Kinloch Hourn. A fine journey in its own right moving up Glen Garry to the beautiful Loch Quoich and beyond. Upon arrival after packing your personal waterproof barrel we journey out into the Loch. Your instructor will brief you on the specifics of the day alongside provide you with as much coaching and support as you may need. Travelling past Eilean Mhogh - sgeir island and squeezing between the Caolas Mor bottle neck often the dwelling of a few playful sea otters before reaching Barrisdale Bay. The accommodation is in one of the Estates comfortable exclusive houses offering us the benefits of a warm fire and lounge, dining, and sleepig facilities before we start out nice and early on day two.



Day 2: Climbing the horse shoe encompassing  Creag Bheithe (600m), Stob a Chearcail (850m), Ladhar Bheinn (1020m) and descending via Stob a Obhair (960m). Ladhar Bheinn is the most westerly inland munro. Boasting fantastic view down the valley towards glen garry and the nevis range. Only surpassed by the view looking west towards  Eigg, Rum and Skye. Finally walking back to our accommodation is Barrisdale.



Day 3: After a night of rest we paddle back out to Kinloch Hourn reversing the trip from day one.



Sounds good, but you would prefer a combination of Loch and Moving water then click here

(suitable for an individual with three days experience including elements of white water knowledge)



Please bear in mind that if you are bringing a  group and this expedition does not fit your exact requirements or ideal date please feel free to contact the office who will be happy to arrange the perfect course and suitable date for you.



Recommended reading:


25 Canoe Classics by Eddie Palmer


Scottish Canoe Touring by the SCA


Paddle your own Canoe by Gary and Joanie McGuffin


Ordnance Survey Landranger 33 - Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn


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Expedition Cost


£ 375 pp



Expedition Dates

For 2010 Knoydart dates please contact the office by clicking here now!



What's Included?


All water technical and safety equipment: Canoe, Wooden Paddle, Helmet, Buoyancy aid, Kneeling Mat, Waterproof Barrel and a Group First Aid and Support equipment.


The accommodation for both nights :  we provide all cooking, eating and drinking utensils, First nights evening meal, Second days breakfast lunch and evening meal and  finally  Breakfast and Lunch on the Third day (please state on booking, any dietary requirements). 


Transport from Fort William to Kinloch Hourn for the majority of the group. 


Not Included - Sleeping bag, torch, walking boots, waterproofs, day hill bag, personal clothing, additional luxuries items ie pack down pillow, alcoholic drinks, midge nets, snacks and food out-with the meals stated above. Anything not mentioned in the list above is not included.



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