This time last year we headed out to Knoydart on a bit of a 'hell biking' trip to ride as much out there as we could. So after a winter of rubbish snow, and being ill, thoughts headed back to the 'rough bounds'. We decided to take advantage of a good weekend forecast and head out for another wee trip there before the midge wake up. Instead of bikes we grabbed our packrafts and a bit of walking kit and headed off. I must admit that, outside work, I do very little hill walking these days - the lure of shiny kit and speed generally wins! The packrafts could well be changing this though, the ability to gain access to remote areas or link together previously unthinkable routes allows some amazing adventures to be put together. We came up with a two day trip that involved a paddle and walk each day with a wild camp in between, linking fresh and sea lochs and some of the old Knoydart estate tracks. This really is an amazing place and I would recommend everyone goes there at least once, it can be hardcore or a chilled trip like this one but it will always leave a lasting memory.
|Flooding to make the resevoir has removed the peat but leaves clues of the past.|
|Paddling out along Loch Hourn with following tide and wind - life is good.|
|Now little used estate tracks, someone put a lot of work into these at one time.|