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Rock Route

From Ullapool to Kinlochbervie along the A894/A837/A835 roads is Scottish National Heritage’s Rock Route. It’s a bite sized, road side insight into the fastinating geology of the North West Highlands geopark. So the next time you’re cruising the double track roads in that area from or to your kayaking adventure take the time to stop at one […]

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I’ve had a hot date tonight not with my wife though. My keyboard and I have edited and finished off the chapter for the Cape Wrath trip.

Macleod’s Seals

Loch Dunvegan is home to not only the Clan Macleod’s castle but to important colonies of common seals. 35% of Skye’s total population or 2% of the UK’s population to be more precise. The waters of Loch Dunvegan have hence been designated as a special area of conservation because of the seal population.
The Scottish Canoe Association published […]


Formerly known as Kiltraglen however after King James V called into the bay with his fleet of warships in 1540 to muster support from the clans, it became known as Port-an-Righ in Gaelic (literal translation Royal Port). Hence the English version became Portree.
Not far from Portree on the road to Staffin is Skye’s only railway […]


I'm currently writing a sea kayaking guidebook for the Northwest Highlands; Cape Wrath to Ardnamurchan Point including Skye & the Small Isles. This blog will keep you updated as to my progress and hopefully the blog and in turn the book will inspire you experience the Northwest Highlands by sea kayak yourself.

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