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SCOTLAND WILD SUP  Expedition

 

 

Join us for a 4 day Wild SUP expedition on the West coast of the Scottish Highlands for August bank holiday weekend. 

This exclusive women only trip is the ideal escape for anyone wanting to get off the grid, get out into nature and explore a beautiful remote location with a great company! 

 

PACKAGE £500| BANK HOLIDAY

24TH - 27TH AUGUST

HIGHLIGHTS

✓ Exclusive women only expedition 

✓ Breath taking remote location

✓ Exploring several lochs and stunning coastlines

✓ Wild camping and bonfires

✓ Wild swimming and wildlife

✓ Unplug and reconnect with nature

 

What to Expect

 

Join us on our women only stand up paddleboarding experience in the Scottish Highlands. On this 4 day expedition, we'll follow the wild coast line, explore stunning lochs and locations inaccessible only by the water or by foot. 

Open to all level paddleboarders, including complete beginners! Before heading off on our expedition we'll learn the basics, getting you comfortable on the boards. Once everyone has found their sea legs, we will load up our boards with our gear and supplies for the 4 days in the wild. 

We’ll be heading to Knoydart, said to be the last true part of wilderness of Scotland, with a population of just 113 people. 

Nestled between Loch Nevis and Loch Hourn, this peninsula is completely cut off from the UK mainland road network, accessible only by boat, foot or SUP. A truly remote and stunning location,   it’s ideal for our long weekend in nature. 

We’ll spend 4 days paddling across lochs including Loch Ness and following the coastline to reach Knoydart, wild camping, wild swimming and exploring an incredible part Scotland.

 

 

ITINERARY 

 

DAY 1

 

We’ll meet at Maror, a tiny village on the waters edge of Loch Morar before heading off on our expedition. Loch Morar is the deepest fresh water body in the British Isles and the deepest loch in Scotland making it ideal for a wild swim!

 

We’ll paddle and explore the loch before setting up camp in on the white sandy beach. Expect incredible views stretching as far as Ben Nevis and the Hebrides, plenty of wild life including sea eagles and otters 😃 


DAY 2

 

We’ll continue our expedition towards Knoydart, today we’ll paddle on Loch Morar.

We will portage (take the boards over land) to Loch Nevis where we’ll set up our camp for the night, sleeping under a blanket of stars in this incredible remote location. 


DAY 3

 

Today we’ll paddle on Loch Nevis to Knoydart, accessible only by boat or a 16 mile hike over the mountains...or SUP! This is a stunning location, so tranquil and surreal to be so cut off from the world. The small town has just 113 population, many are artists and craftsmen inspired by their beautiful scenery. 

The town is home to Britains most remote pub and a little tea room. Tonight there’s the option to upgrade to a local B&B or wild camp. 


Waking up in this tranquil location, we'll have an opportunity to explore on foot or SUP, before jumping on the boat back to our starting point.

This adventure itinerary may be altered due to factors such as weather, tides, and group interest, with your Wilderness SUP guide working within the parameters of safety, time, and area highlights.

DAY 4

 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED 

 

  • 4 days  stand up paddleboarding expedition

  • Paddle technique lesson - great for all levels

  • Redpaddleco Explorer Inflatable SUPs

  • Carbon-fibre paddles and safety equipment

  • Tent provided

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner*

  • Video and photographs from your adventure! 

  • Expert expedition leader and Gutsy Girl host

  • Limited to just 6 women! 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

  • SUP Touring wild Scottish coastline

  • Beach campfires 

  • Wild Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Wildlife watching

  • Yoga, mindfulness activities

  • Star gazing

 

 

DATES

24th - 27th August 

Bank holiday weekend, so minimal amount of time off!

 

 

PRICE

£500

£150 Deposit required to secure your spot*

Remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival

*Spots are limited and will sell out fast! 

 

NOT INCLUDED

Transportation to Loch Morar. Start point see more details in our FAQs

*Lunch on day 1 and dinner at Knoydart

Return Ferry from Knoydart to Mallaig £10 pp

Sleeping mat and sleeping bag - ask for our suggested gear list :) 

Any extra expenses incurred because of weather, logistical delays, or delayed departures.

TRAVEL  

We’ll meet on Friday morning at Maror. There are a few options getting to this beautiful remote location. 

CAR

3 hour drive from Glasgow and 3.5 hours from Edinburgh.  If you’re flying, we recommend arriving the night before in the city. We can connect you with other women on the trip, to arrange sharing a hire car. 

It’s a beautiful drive through the countryside and well worth the early wakeup call to drive on the Friday  morning

TRAIN

Slow down and travel by sleeper train from London to Fort William with the Caledonian Sleeper Train Service.

Private Transfer/Hire available with our partners. 

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Secure your spot by filling in our booking form below and we'll fire across an invoice for your £150 deposit to secure your spot. 

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DO I NEED PREVIOUS SUP EXPERIENCE?

No previous paddleboarding experience required for this trip, we'll have a technique lesson before we set off and we'll be paddling at a comfortable pace taking in the beautiful scenery. Gutsy Girl runs monthly SUP session in London, to gain some experience before hand. 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

Flights / Train - You'll pick up some super cheap flights to Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

Snacks and Alcohol - We can stock up before the expedition! 

Dinner at the Inn, so you can choose what you fancy from the menu! 

WHERE WILL WE SLEEP?

We’ll be staying in shared accommodation in a cosy bothy and traditional inn. We do not use MBA Bothies, we have permission from private dwellings on the west coast. 

WHAT KIND OF KIT WILL I NEED?

Stand up paddleboards are included. We will provide you with a full kit list, most of it you will likely already have. You need a sleeping bag and sleeping mat for camping this is available to rent too. 

CAN I COME ALONE? 

As with all our Gutsy Girl events and holidays, we encourage you to come solo! Most women joining the week will be travelling alone, plus there is a Gutsy Girl Host on hand to introduce you to your group. We will also connect you with other women on the trip beforehand, so you can make travel arrangements together and meet up! 

IS THERE A HOST?

Natalie is the founder of Gutsy Girls and super excited to be joining you in her mother's homeland for this incredible adventure. Nat is an experienced SUPer and rower, who this year will tackle a 26km SUP River race in Portugal.  With years of organising and hosting trips and events, Nat will be your point of contact from booking to departure, making your holiday stress free and simple. Super friendly and approachable, she is on hand to take out the intimidation of travelling alone!