Iselin Family - Skye and the Highlands

Sarah, Hadley and Alden Iselin

Friday 2nd August – Thursday 8th August 2024

Number of Travellers: 3
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Friday 2nd August - Start in Glasgow and Head West

Meet your friendly Wilderness Scotland guide, Rebecca, this morning at your hotel and begin your journey westward. Stop in Glencoe en route for a spectacular hike, before making your way to your final destination for today, the luxurious Kilcamb Lodge near Loch Sunart. Settle in for a relaxing evening.

Overnight: Strontian | Kilcamb Lodge
Room Type: Superior King Loch View
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 1 - Guide Details - Rebecca Noble Read More +

Name: Rebecca Noble
Contact Number: 07828795832
Meeting Place: Kimpton Blythswood Square Reception | Meeting Time: 09:30

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Kilcamb Lodge
Reservation Time: 19:00
Phone: +44 (0) 1967 402257 | Website: https://www.kilcamblodge.co.uk/dining/

We have taken the liberty of making dinner reservations at the hotel for you this evening. If you wish to make alternative arrangements, or change your reservation time please let us know.

Day 2 - Saturday 3rd August - Exploring Ardnamurchan and Surrounds

After a delicious breakfast, head out with your guide for a day of hiking. Rebecca will suggest options based on the conditions that day, and how much of a challenge you’re looking for. A great option is the corbett Sgùrr Dhomhnuill, highest mountain in Ardgour at the heart of the wild and rugged area. Alternatively, you could get the Corran ferry towards Fort William and hike one of the mountains nearby such as Aonach Beag. There are numerous great options in the area to choose from and your guide will advise on the best route for the day.

Overnight: Strontian | Kilcamb Lodge
Room Type: Superior King Loch View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Kilcamb Lodge
Reservation Time: 19:00
Phone: +44 (0) 1967 402257 | Website: https://www.kilcamblodge.co.uk/dining/

We have taken the liberty of making dinner reservations at the hotel for you this evening. If you wish to make alternative arrangements, or change your reservation time please let us know.

Day 3 - Sunday 4th August - Over to Skye

Depart Kilcamb Lodge this morning and make your way to the small fishing village of Mallaig. From here, you’ll catch a ferry to Armadale on Skye. Enjoy a hike on the island after you arrive, making your way along the coast and past the ruins of two villages abandoned during the Highland Clearances. Chat with your guide about this incredibly dark time in Scottish history as you explore the mossy walls of the old houses. Check in to the stunning Kinloch Lodge and enjoy a delicious culinary experience at dinner tonight.

Overnight: Sleat | Kinloch Lodge
Room Type: Cosy Double & Cosy Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Kinloch Lodge
Reservation Time: 19:00
Phone: (0) 1471 833333 | Website: https://kinloch-lodge.co.uk/food-and-drink

We have taken the liberty of making dinner reservations at the hotel for you this evening. If you wish to make alternative arrangements, or change your reservation time please let us know.

Day 3 - Rooming Note Read More +

As discussed at the time of booking, please note that due to availability, Sarah will be required to switch to a different room for the second night.

Day 4 - Monday 5th August - Wild Loch Coruisk & The Black Cuillin Mountains

Feeling rested, head to Elgol – a tiny hamlet scattered along the western cliffs of the Strathaird peninsula. From a small jetty, board the charming Bella Jane and sail over Loch Scavaig into the very heart of the Black Cuillin. As the lovely first mate provides some fascinating history about the surrounding islands, look for sleepy seals lounging on the warm rocks. Upon reaching the shore, leave the boat to explore Loch Coruisk, also known as the Cauldron of the Waters, a deep dark loch that stretches like a shadow below the impressive volcanic peaks. Choose to walk around the loch or climb the rugged mountain of Sgurr na Stri – which is considered by many to offer one of the wildest and most spectacular views in Scotland.

Overnight: Sleat | Kinloch Lodge
Room Type: Cosy Double & Cosy Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Kinloch Lodge
Reservation Time: 19:00
Phone: (0) 1471 833333 | Website: https://kinloch-lodge.co.uk/food-and-drink

We have taken the liberty of making dinner reservations at the hotel for you this evening. If you wish to make alternative arrangements, or change your reservation time please let us know.

Day 5 - Tuesday 6th August - Back to the Mainland

Depart Kinloch Lodge this morning and travel back onto the mainland. Make your way towards Nairn on the Moray Coast, stopping on the way for a scenic hike. Again, there are numerous options to choose from that you chat through with Rebecca. After arriving by the coast settle into your comfortable accommodation at Boath House.

Overnight: Auldearn | Boath House
Room Type: Drawing & Writing Studio
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Cawdor Tavern
Reservation Time: 19:00
Phone: +44 (0)1667 404777 | Website: https://www.cawdortavern.co.uk/food-drink/

We have taken the liberty of making dinner reservations for you this evening. If you wish to make alternative arrangements, or change your reservation time please let us know.

Day 6 - Wednesday 7th August - Hiking in the Cairngorms

Today, enjoy a hike in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. At over 4500 sq km it is the largest National Park in the UK and with miles of winding rivers, make it Scotland’s most prolific whisky-making region. With your guide, choose a hike that suits you – perhaps head out onto the alpine plateau of the Cairngorms Mountain range and bag a sought-after Munro. Or choose to explore the Caledonian pine forest which is the oldest forest in Scotland and the last of the woodland that once covered the whole of the UK. Roam heather-covered glens and alongside jewel-like lochs for the perfect immersion into the ancient landscape.

Overnight: Auldearn | Boath House
Room Type: Drawing & Writing Studio
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Boath House
Reservation Time: 19:00
Phone: +44 (0)1667 454 896 | Website: https://www.boath-house.com/food/dining-room/

We have taken the liberty of making dinner reservations at the hotel for you this evening. If you wish to make alternative arrangements, or change your reservation time please let us know.

Day 7 - Thursday 8th August - Short Hike and Depart

Enjoy a short hike this morning with your guide before some lunch and later, finishing up in Inverness mis afternoon. Your guide will drop you off at the train station or the airport so you can begin your homeward journey, whichever is most convenient for you.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 1
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Ferry from Mallaig to Armadale
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Important Contact Numbers Read More
Wilderness Scotland Office | 9:00am – 5:30pm

UK: +44 (0)1479 420 020
US: 866 740 3890


Out of Office Hours | 5:30pm – 9:00am

+44 (0)7766 794 640


Emergency Services

999

Important Additional Information Read More
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Get in Touch


Accommodation

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian | Highlands |
PH36 4HY | Scotland
Phone: +44(0)1967 402257
Web: kilcamblodge.co.uk

Kinloch Lodge

Sleat | Isle of Skye |
IV43 8QY | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1471 833 333
Web: kinloch-lodge.co.uk

Boath House

Boath House | Auldearn | Nairn |
IV12 5TE | Phone: +44 (0)1667 454 896
Web: boath-house.com


Meet Your Guide

Rebecca Noble

Contact Number: + 44 (0) 7828795832

I lived for many years in the colourful, cultural city of Brighton, on the South coast of England. I worked with adults and children with Learning disabilities and as a Primary School Teacher in both Mainstream and Special Education. Led by an uncontainable urge to seek more adventure I decided to get on my bike and cycled around parts of France, Italy and Spain for a year of wild camping as I went along. Feeling an inner calling to Scotland as I pedalled along, and unquenchable love of nature, I moved up to the Cairngorms and retrained as an Outdoor Instructor. I now work at an Outdoor Residential Centre near Aviemore providing experiences in climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, gorge walking and hill walking. I also lead overseas expeditions and most recently went to Costa Rica and Borneo. I am always happy to return to the Cairngorm mountains which have now become my home.

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