Wild West Coast Survival

Wild West Coast Survival

Learn how to forage and survive in the wild, and discover pure escapism, as you venture into remote Scottish peninsulas

Enjoy the comforts of an award-winning coastal inn while you begin to slow down and switch on your wilderness skills. A local ecologist and bushcraft expert teaches you how to survive in wilderness and forage on the fruits of nature, and a mountain leader guides you into lesser known hills and islands. You will then venture on an overnight canoe expedition to truly put your new skills to the test, foraging for your supper and setting up camp on a remote peninsula.

Acquire new survival skills

Learn to forage

Overnight canoe expedition

Sleep under the stars

Relax in an award-winning inn

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3 days guiding with ecologist and survival expert

1 day guiding with a mountain leader

4 nights in award-winning inn (2/3 shared rooms)

5 breakfasts

1 night in the wild

Wilderness bushcraft and foraging adventure

Canoe expedition

Lunch and dinner on expedition

5% donation to your chosen Impact Project

Price excludes

Travel to/from the tour start/end point

Personal travel insurance

Lunch and dinner

Bike rental (can be arranged on request)

Any other items not mentioned as included

Accommodation

4 nights at award-winning Inn (B&B)

1 night wilderness camp (tarp, bivvy, hammock)

Food/Meals & Drink

Wild, foraged, caught food on wilderness adventure and expedition

Local food at Inns and restaurants (not included)

Equipment Provided

Wilderness camp equipment

Wilderness skills equipment

Foraging equipment

Equipment Needed

Hiking clothes and shoes

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Warm hat and gloves

Base layers

Sunglasses

Small backpack (15-25 litres)

Reusable water bottle

Swimwear

Sleeping bag

Hand sanitiser

Binoculars (optional)

Any medications required

Arrival & Departure

Arrival and departure at Glenuig Inn.

Slow Travel

Why not travel by train to and from Lochailort? Transport can be arranged to the Inn from the station.

There is a day train and a sleeper train from London Euston station to Fort William, then on to Lochailort.

There is also a train from Glasgow to Lochailort (Mallaig line) - see www.thetrainline.com for more details

If bringing a bike, this must be booked on train in advance

How many people will there be in the group?

We only operate small group tours in order to minimise our impact on the landscapes and communities we visit.

We take a minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 people in each group to ensure that everyone gets the most from their Wild West Coast Survival experience.

What are the fitness and skills required for the trip?

A reasonable level of fitness (e.g. able to walk and/canoe for 4 hours a day and carry canoes and kit)

Able to swim at least 200m (hopefully not necessary)

Over 18, unless accompanied by parent (if the latter then at least 10 years)

Do I need any foraging or bushcraft experience?

No

What sort of food will we eat on expedition?

We will endeavour to accommodate dietary requirements, but we will be living off the land and sea on wild food (such as fish, seaweed and shellfish) and brought in ingredients.  Hot drinks will be wild herbal teas.

What are the toilet/ shower facilities?

On the first day with Leon you will not be far (about 250 m) from the Inn, with its facilities. Despite the proximity to the inn, this is a beautiful wild spot.

On expedition we will dig holes and bury waste - Leon will give you guidance on leave no trace practice and hygiene.

Private trips also available.
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YOUR LOCAL PARTNER

Sara

the local members BEHIND

Wild West Coast Survival

Sara, our founder, made Lochaber her home over a decade ago. Since then she has tuned in to the rhythms of the west coast and connected with people who share her passion for wild places.  Leon is one of these people who really values immersing himself in the natural world, be it on foot, canoeing, mountaineering or swimming, spending quality time getting to know a place or a single species, observing and absorbing. In Leon's words, when in nature, we are always a student as there is so much to learn.  We couldn't agree more!

We are proud to work with local partners and members who share our passion for slow adventure, sustainability and regeneration. Together with the local community we have identified a number of projects in Lochaber that you can support by booking with Slow Adventure.

Lochaber, Scotland

impact projects

5% of your adventure price goes directly to supporting one of these four amazing local conservation projects, which you choose at time of booking.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team

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Arisaig Community Facilities

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Arkaig Community Forest

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Native Oyster Reintroduction

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