Uninhabited Islands 2 Day Camping Tour

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Uninhabited Islands 2 Day Camping Tour

• Duration: 2 days. Allow additional 3rd day in case weather delays departure
• Departs: Kylesku slipway IV27 4HW
• Price: £395 per person
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• Suitable for: Adults
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For the true adventure seeker our uninhabited Islands 2 day 1-night camp is the perfect trip. Leaving from the picturesque Kylesku we head out to sea and north to some of the UK’s most difficult to reach islands. In suitable conditions, we will visit the island of Sula Sgeir home to one of Europe’s largest colonies of breeding Northern Gannets – the UK’s largest seabird.

Lying 44 miles north-west of Cape Wrath, the island lies untouched for the majority of the year. For 3 weeks it is inhabited by the men of Ness, who are permitted to harvest 2000 guga (young gannet), a tradition that is some hundreds of years old.

11 miles east of Sula Sgier is North Rona. Once inhabited by a small population it was perhaps more difficult to build a life here than even in St Kilda. The island is now home to the Celtic ruins of a St Ronan’s Chapel. We aim to camp on North Rona if conditions are favourable for landing and ask guests to be self-sufficient with their camping equipment and food.

Crossing from North Rona to our next stop Eilean Nan Ron gives us ample time at sea and will give us a good opportunity to spot any marine wildlife such as whale, dolphins, basking shark (August is best) and porpoise.

Eilean Nan Ron, known as the island of seals is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and its Grey Seal colony annually calves around 350 pups. Its dramatic cliffs and impressive natural archways are ones that will leave a lasting impression before we head back to base at Kylesku.

We provide transportation to and from the islands and ask our guests to be self-sufficient in all other aspects.

For the true adventure seeker our uninhabited Islands two-day one-night camping tour is the perfect trip. Leaving from the picturesque Kylesku we head out to sea and north to some of the UK’s most difficult to reach islands. In suitable conditions, we will visit the island of Sula Sgeir home to one of Europe’s largest colonies of breeding Northern Gannets – the UK’s largest seabird.

Lying 44 miles north-west of Cape Wrath, the island lies untouched for the majority of the year. For 3 weeks it is inhabited by the men of Ness, who are permitted to harvest 2000 guga (young gannet), a tradition that is some hundreds of years old.

11 miles east of Sula Sgier is North Rona. Once inhabited by a small population it was perhaps more difficult to build a life here than even in St Kilda. The island is now home to the Celtic ruins of a St Ronan’s Chapel. We aim to camp on North Rona if conditions are favourable for landing and ask guests to be self-sufficient with their camping equipment and food.

Crossing from North Rona to our next stop Eilean Nan Ron gives us ample time at sea and will give us a good opportunity to spot any marine wildlife such as whale, dolphins, basking shark (August is best) and porpoise.

Eilean Nan Ron, known as the island of seals is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and its Grey Seal colony annually calves around 350 pups. Its dramatic cliffs and impressive natural archways are ones that will leave a lasting impression before we head back to base at Kylesku. We provide transportation to and from the islands and ask our guests to be self-sufficient in all other aspects.

 

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Uninhabited Islands 2 Day Camping

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