Fox Group- Paddle, Hike, Taste and Explore

Steven, Jonah, Kim , Robert and Joe

Saturday 3rd August – Saturday 10th August 2024

Number of Travellers: 5
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights


  • Sea kayak through some of the best scenery of Scotland's Atlantic coast on the central section of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail
  • Hike the UK's highest peak Ben Nevis
  • Learn about the great outdoors and the natural environment from our expert guides

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 3rd August - Welcome to the Cairngorms

You will be met by your guide at Aviemore Railway station at 10:00am after introductions we will head out to do one of a choice of the many fantastic Cairngorm hike options led by your expert guide. After enjoying the spectacular scenery we will head to Dalwhinnie, the highest distillery in Scotland to enjoy a tour and tasting of Scotland’s famous drink. Afterwards we will head to our accommodation for this evening in a local village

Overnight: Coig na Shee
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 1 - Guide Details - David Simpson Read More +

Name: David Simpson
Contact Number: + 44 (0) 7542 077 297
Meeting Place: Aviemore Train Station | Meeting Time: 10:00

Day 2 - Sunday 4th August - Transfer to the West for our first paddle

Today after breakfast we meet with your second guide Donald then head West. We have a choice of areas to paddle in that your guide will discuss. Once on the water you’ll refresh your kayaking skills and be introduced to the wonderful West Highland scenery. After an enjoyable day’s sea kayaking, we head to our accommodation for the next two nights

Overnight: Heatherbank Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 - Monday 5th August - Sea Kayaking on Loch Sunart

Loch Sunart forms the southern boundary of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and offers some lovely sea kayaking. We can explore the islands of Risga, Carna and Oronsay, all of which offer interest to sea kayakers. We will look out for otters and white-tailed sea eagles which are often spotted at this sea loch. If time permits, we will also drive to Ardnamurchan point – the most westerly place in mainland Britain – to admire the magnificent sea views.

Overnight: Heatherbank Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Tuesday 6th August - Hiking Lochaber and Distillery Visit

After breakfast we will leave our accommodation and head to the breathtaking beauty of Steall falls for an exhilarating hiking adventure. The rugged terrain, ancient forest and rushing water sound that gets louder as you approach the main falls makes this a spectacular walk. After this wonderful walk your guide will take you to visit the Old Inverlochy Castle Ruins that stands on the outskirts of the town, we round off your day with a visit to the Ben Nevis distillery sitting at the foot of Ben Nevis where you will enjoy a tour and selection of samples. Then we will head to our accommodation, a classic West Highland inn located at the head of Loch Ailort.

Overnight: Glenuig Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 - Wednesday 7th August - Sea Kayaking on Loch Moidart

After breakfast, we continue our journey along the central part of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail. Today we explore the sheltered waters of Loch Moidart, kayaking past the dramatic ruins of Castle Tioram (dating from the 13th Century) to Eilean Shona (the beautiful island). This is one of the most stunning places on the West Coast. Passing magnificent Caledonian pines on the shoreline, we can paddle round the point, passing an abandoned village along the way.

Overnight: Glenuig Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 - Thursday 8th August - Sea Kayaking through the Arisaig Skerries

Heading north from the inn, we enjoy one of the best day trips by sea kayak anywhere in the world – kayaking through the Arisaig skerries. These beach-fringed islands which guard the entrance to Arisaig are home to countless seals, otters and seabirds, basking sharks are also regular visitors. Even without any wildlife, it still makes for an amazing paddle through the turquoise waters of the skerries. On clear days the Atlantic views west to the mountains of Rum and Skye are magnificent – this really is Scottish sea kayaking at its best.

Overnight: Myrtle Bank Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 - Friday 9th August - Hiking Ben Nevis

After breakfast you will conclude your trip with a guided hike up Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles, is a truly iconic way to cap off an unforgettable journey. Standing at 1,345 meters, this majestic mountain offers breathtaking views and a rewarding challenge for adventurers. As you ascend the rugged trails and take in the panoramic vistas of the surrounding Highlands, you’ll feel a profound sense of achievement. After conquering the summit, celebrate your triumph with a well-deserved celebratory dinner, where you can share stories of your adventure, savour delicious local cuisine, and toast to the memories made and the incredible experience of conquering one of Scotland’s most renowned natural landmarks.


Overnight: Myrtle Bank Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Saturday 10th August - Breakfast and depart

This morning after breakfast your guide will drop you at the train station for you to begin your journey home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More


  • 7 nights accommodation in B&B’s or small hotels
  • Breakfast, lunches and dinners throughout the trip with the exception of dinner on Day 7
  • Distillery visit at the Dalwhinnie Distillery
  • Distillery Visit at the Ben Nevis Distillery
  • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide / driver throughout
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 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

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Get in Touch


Coig na Shee

Fort William Road | Newtonmore |
PH20 1DG | UK
Phone: +44(0)1540 670 109

Glenuig Inn

Glenuig | Sound of Arisaig | Inverness Shire |
PH38 4NG | Scotland
Phone: + 44 (0) 1687 470 219

Heatherbank Guest House

Strontian | Lochaber |
PH36 4JB | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1967 402394

Myrtle Bank Guest House

Achintore Road | Fort William |
PH33 6RQ | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1397 702 034

Meet Your Guides

David Simpson

Contact Number: + 44 (0) 7542 077 297

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Donald Thomson

Contact Number: + 44 (0) 7778 479 733

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