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Experiences

Bushcraft Knoydart

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Team up with Daniel "Woody" Wood and the Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service for an unforgettable day of bushcraft on Knoydart.

 

Join us for a morning, afternoon or evening and learn about responsible fire making, shelter building, survival skills and foraging from the vastly experienced Woody.

 

Whether you're leading a school group, on a family adventure or with a group of old friends a day of bushcraft in the Inverie woodlands makes for a hugely rewarding day.

Email ranger@knoydart.org to book your experience.

Calanna Boat Charters

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Calanna is Knoydart's local charter boat based in Inverie. Fully licensed and insured for 12 passengers. She is a Lochin 33, (the same hull as used by the RNLI for their Brede class Lifeboat). Comfortable and sea kindly, fast or slow with a large, safe deck.

 

Calanna is named after Calum and Anna, her skipper Iain Wilson's two children. Iain, who lives on Knoydart and farms at Inverguserain, has been sailing round Knoydart and the Small Isles for over 30 years dropping off hill walkers, whale and shark watching, picnicking, fishing, photographing wildlife, or just enjoying the craic on a wee sail up the loch. We can tailor a trip for your needs.

Community Market Garden

    The Knoydart Community Market Garden has been brought back to life over recent years through the hard work of local gardeners, and is well worth a visit. Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers - you name it, it's probably in there. The site has three poly-tunnels for year-round produce and has been divided in to plots for individual and communal use. Feel free to have a wander round and see what's growing.

    The Community Market Garden is located to the east of Inverie Bay. Follow signs for the Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse - the garden is set behind the stone wall on the right hand side of the road, just before the bunkhouse.

    Gentle Way - Yin Yoga

    The perfect way to end your week, ready to begin a new one! Enjoy a sequence of meditative asanas (yin yoga poses) to open your body and clear your mind. Combined with gentle myofascial release, this stimulates the meridians to rejuvenate energy, increase flexibility and bring you into a space of healthy balance & harmony, on and off the mat.

     

    All welcome!  No experience needed. Some props are provided, but please bring a yoga mat (if you have one) along with a firm cushion or pillow and a blanket for your practice.

     

    SUNDAYS @ 4pm in the beautiful Knoydart Community Hall – private bookings can be accommodated. Retreats and workshops will be available soon!

     

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    Knoydart Community Hall

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    Venue of the Year 2022 - MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Winner
    Knoydart Community Hall is our local village hall, situated in the heart of Inverie. Along with a year round programme of arts and music events the hall is a vital part of our community, acting as a centre for many activities including sports, education, meetings & conferences and social events.
    The hall puts on a year-round schedule of events with music gigs performed most months, including ceilidh's at Easter, Games weekend in August, and New Year. 

    To find out more about our hall and see what's coming up please visit the website.

    Knoydart e-Bike Hire

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    Be sure to use the code visit10 to get a 10% discount on ordering.

    There's much  more to Knoydart than Inverie and its effortless to explore with our e-bikes. Even with those hills you will be chatting away and admiring the the views as you climb! It's for everyone.
     

    We have a range of e-bikes to suit all needs: step throughs for easy access, cross bar bikes will also handle the rougher tracks and a full suspension e-bikes for greater comfort or the more adventurous.

    Fishing Knoydart

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    Fishing on Knoydart is magical and wild. We offer fishing trips to suit anglers of all abilities, in awe inspiring locations with a range of game and sea species to keep you entertained.  Whether you're a seasoned angler or complete beginner we have a perfect fishing trip for you.

     

    We have several different experiences depending on what species you would like to catch, with full day to half day packages available. Visit the website and socials for more information and updates.

    Knoydart Foundation Bike Hire

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    Why walk when you can ride?

     

    The Bike Hire service enables visitors to explore more of the Knoydart peninsula, whether you’re looking to cycle round to wonderful Airor or to the foot of Ladhar Bheinn. There are eight bikes for hire of all sizes from kids to adults. You’ll be renting a Marlin 5 Trek mountain bike ideal for exploring the peninsula’s roads and tracks. You can hire from 1 day upwards and bikes are available seven days a week year round.

    Book your bike hire online via the link above or email ranger@knoydart.org.

    Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service

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    Join our knowledgeable Ranger tour guides for an unforgettable excursion in and around the Knoydart peninsula.

     

    We offer two-hour public tours every day of the week at 11.30am by the shop, which provide you with a foundational knowledge of village life, community history, local flora and fauna, and more. You can book the public Knoydart in a Knutshell Tour here.

     

    Our private Land Rover and walking tours are also a must for anyone who is wanting to venture out of Inverie. We take in to account your interests, so whether you’re up for otter spotting on Loch Hourn or mushroom picking in ancient Scottas Woods, we’ve got you covered.

    Email ranger Finlay Greig on ranger@knoydart.org to book your private tour.

    The Knoydart Retreat

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    The Knoydart Retreat Ltd. runs five-day creative retreats for songwriters, painters, and photographers throughout the year under the guidance and mentorship of multi award-winning artists. Daily masterclasses, challenges, and creativity in the wilderness can make this a life-changing experience.
    Based in one of the most historic houses in Knoydart, our immersive retreats take creatives away from life’s distractions and offers a unique, untouched environment that allows them to switch off and fully immerse themselves in their craft. ​

    Then add to the mix fabulously delicious home-cooked food, like-minded people, new friendships, laughter, silent walks, the Aroura Borealis, spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and rainbows like you’ve never seen… this really is an inspirational week in the wilderness for all.


     For more information go to www.theknoydartretreat.com or contact janey@theknoydartretreat.com

    Love Knoydart Kayak Hire

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    Explore Knoydart from a different angle with sit on top kayak hire in Inverie. Paddle around the coast of Inverie Bay to enjoy the tranquility of the loch and explore the beauty of the coastline and its wildlife.

    There are 4 sit on top kayaks available for hire (including paddle, leash, buoyancy aid and dry bag) for 2hr, 4hr or full day sessions. Hires start at 9am or 1pm.

    For more details please contact loveknoydartkayaks@gmail.com or visit our website www.loveknoydart.co.uk

    Not About The Summit

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    Explore the wilderness of Knoydart with the reassurance and expertise of local outdoor guide, Lee Anderson.

     

    While living in Mallaig I have built up an extensive knowledge of Knoydart, and have explored to find you the most enjoyable walking, running and cycling routes. Whether you want to just dip your toe into the wilderness or have ambitions to climb the highest peaks, I will help you maximise your holiday fun by tailoring your adventure to suit you.

     

    I am a very environmentally conscious adventurer. My personal adventures include cycling to the Alps to climb the Matterhorn. If you choose to travel from home to Knoydart using public transport or active travel, I offer a generous cash back incentive to support you to do so, as I know sustainable choices are not always economical. Visit my website for full details.

    Private Mountain Leader/Guide

    Confidently navigate the Rough Bounds of Knoydart with an independent Mountain Leader based on the Scottish West Coast. 
     

    Knoydart’s mountains are a firm favourite hiking destination. I familiarised myself with the ground after working 5 months in Inverie, solo bog-stomping and stitching together various routes through the hills. We can create a bespoke mountain experience, be it a day of Munro-bagging, or a multi-day camping route. Plans will be tailored to your abilities, the weather and the midge forecast. Individuals/pairs/groups welcome.  For further information please get in touch at least a week in advance of your intended outing. I am fully insured to work throughout the UK and outdoor first aid trained.

    Red Moon Cruises

    Red Moon Cruises offers a bespoke and exclusive cruise experience in the waters around Skye, Wester Ross, Lochalsh, Lochaber and the Small Isles. We can carry two to four guests for any number of nights and we also offer some Scottish Short Cruises. Our cruises are tailor-made to suit our guests preferences and to make the best of the area within the constraints of time and tide. Please take look at our Red Moon video here.

    As well as a friendly, comfortable, delicious and luxurious onboard experience we want our guests to enjoy all the area has to offer in terms of scenery, wildlife and places to explore ashore. We particularly like to reach those hidden spots you can really only get to by boat… If you are an island - bagger, the nearby Small Islands are a must - history, landscape, wildlife, walking - it’s all there for you to enjoy from your floating home... The deep sea lochs of Hourn and Nevis off the Knoydart peninsula are one of our favourite places to cruise offering sheltered conditions, sublime scenery and a real sense of exploration and escape. We have had some of our best wildlife sightings here! 

     

    Award winning short film ‘Chasing the Sublime”, about the challenge of wild swimming, was filmed entirely on location in Loch Hourn and from Red Moon which acted as mother ship for the film crew. You can view the majesty of this loch here. We hope you will join us on an exploration of this fabulous area….

    Western Isles RIB Adventures

    Big Dipper is a RedBay 10 passenger, partially enclosed Code 3 RIB. Cruising at 26 knots with a max speed of 40 knots we can get you anywhere you want to go. The Big Dipper offers comfortable and safe transport to and from Knoydart, and surrounding area. Charter for an hour, half day or even a full day.

     

    Get dropped off for a BBQ on a remote beach; plan a wilderness walk and we'll drop you off at the start and pick you up at your end destination; or allow us to take you on a wildlife adventure. The waters are frequently visited by a variety of birds, seals, porpoises, dolphins, whales and basking sharks. We will help you plan a trip you'll never forget. 

     

    All boats are Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) inspected, carrying all appropriate safety gear (including life rafts) and fully qualified staff. Please note all trips are weather dependent and the skipper has the final say if the trip will go ahead. 

    Wood Knoydart Workshops & Courses

    Our green woodworking courses offer a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and take home a bit of Knoydart crafted by your own fair hand.  A real hands-on way to experience Knoydart. 

     

    Stool Making ~ Join the Wood Knoydart team to craft your unique rustic stool. Our hands-on one day workshops are a great way to learn traditional green woodworking skills and techniques and experience the satisfaction of making.

    Spoon Carving ~  Come and make your own Knoydart spoon! We are delighted to be working with Jill Swan to offer you a one day and two day course option so you can choose to have a wee taste or a more in-depth delve into spoon carving. 

    Woodland Walks & Mountain Bike Tracks

    Woodland is an integral part of the spectacular Knoydart landscape. The natural beauty of the woods can be enjoyed by exploring the network of woodland paths and tracks. You can take a stroll in Inverie Woods and spot the various sculptures or for a more adventurous experience try out the challenging downhill mountain bike track or the gentler fun loop. In summer months you can join us on a guided walk in the woods.

     

    Leaflets and more information are available in the Knoydart Foundation display room and in the KFT “bus shelter” outside Knoydart Pottery & Tearoom.

    Weddings & Humanist Services

    Humanist Celebrant Services by Fiona Lennie

     

    Since 2014, Fiona Lennie has lived and worked in Knoydart, and the love and friendship she discovered here gave her the inspiration to become a humanist celebrant, and now conducts legal marriage ceremonies, civil partnerships, and vow renewal celebrations through Fuze Ceremonies and The Fuze Foundation

    Fiona is authorised by the Registrar General of Scotland to solemnise marriages anywhere, inside or outside, is SQA Diploma trained, and fully insured and disclosure checked.

    Click here for full details.

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