Discover the beauty and peace of Rum on this social getaway...
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Difficulty Level2 Two
Join us on a 4 night escape to the remote and stunning Isle of Rum, in a small group with a leader who will show you the all the best bits, from serene valleys to secluded beaches. Our aim is to head out for easy walks to see the area, while also taking plenty of time for sightseeing and enjoying the local hospitality.
Rum sits south of the Isle of Skye, a ferry ride from Mallaig, which is in turn a short hop from Fort William, and on the main train line. It’s famous for its red deer herd, spectacular views of the Atlantic and the mountains of Skye, and wild landscape. Despite the remote and rugged nature of the island, there are plenty of options for low-level easy walks, where we can explore what makes the Isle of Rum unique.
Alongside the walking, we’ll be able to relax in the evenings by the fire, look out for wildlife including seabirds, eagles and seals, and perhaps go on a tour of Kinloch Castle.
In a nutshell:
- Explore the Isle of Rum over a 4 night stay, seeing the best of the island on easy sociable walks and sightseeing.
- Enjoy the company of a small group, who are all keen for fresh air, wildlife spotting and perhaps a drink in the evening!
- Let us organise all the food and logistics while you enjoy the scenery.
- See a part of the UK you may never have thought of visiting, and find out what remote island life is like.
Isle of Rum Adventure Dates:
- Wednesday the 26th June – Sunday 30th June
We’ll meet in Mallaig at 09:30am where there’s time for a coffee and a kit check before we board the ferry. We’ll be taking some food with us, so straight away you’ll be asked to be part of the team and lend a hand! Please make sure you have only one bag with you (not including a backpack) as it’s a foot-passenger ferry and you’ll need to be able to carry everything you need yourself.
The journey is a few hours’ long, stopping on the way at other islands, before we land on Rum in the early afternoon. From the dock we’ll make our way to the accommodation and check in before heading out for an afternoon wander to explore the local area.
On these day’s we have all day to explore Rum, walking along the coast, or up into the valleys, and perhaps taking in the view from a low hill. The scenery is stunning, and you’ll just enjoy being in such a fantastic location. Your leader will decide on the walks depending on the weather, and what you all decide as a group.
One of the three days will be more of a ‘rest day’, where you’ll have the option of a wildlife tour, or a walk round the famous castle. Please note that these options are weather dependent and as such are not included in the price.
Of course if on any of the days you just feel like relaxing on the sofa or by the sea, then you’re more than welcome to!
In the evenings your leader will be cooking you all a meal using what we’ve brought over from the mainland, and island produce from the local shop. There may also be the chance to eat out one evening, but this depends on availability.
This morning we’re checking out of the accommodation and catching the morning ferry back to Mallaig on the mainland. There’s always the chance to see wildlife on this journey!
Good to know:
Travel to Mallaig
Mallaig has a mainline train station, with connections to Fort William, from where there are further trains and coaches to Glasgow.
There is free car parking in Mallaig available for the duration of the trip.
- 4 nights accommodation on the Isle of Rum
- Return Ferry to Rum
- Large Outdoors leader
- 3 guided walks on the island
- Breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals (except if we eat out)
As we’ll be somewhere remote, it’s vital you have everything with you when we meet in Mallaig on day 1. You can find our kit list here.
What our members have to say...
My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018
“I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.ElizabethMember Since 2016
Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!ClaireMember Since 2016