Discover Skye during a week of sea kayaking and walking
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We’ve got a real adventure awaiting you this week – the chance to learn how to sea kayak on the spectacular Isle of Skye. We’ll spend a few days out on the water, while discovering more of the island through easy guided walks.
Join our socialble group as we provide accommodation, breakfasts and lunches, and head out together to the best local spots for fantastic evening meals. This isn’t just the chance to learn a great watersport, it’s about making new friends and really getting away from it all in one of the most beautiful spots in the UK.
Sea kayaking is about enjoying travelling around on the water, admiring the sea and wildlife, and having fun. It’s not about racing, going as fast as you can, or pushing yourself too far out of your comfort zone. So don’t worry!
In a nutshell:
- Spend 3 days sea kayaking and 3 days heading out on guided walks and sight-seeing on the Isle of Skye.
- Experience this fantastic island off the west coast of Scotland with a friendly group and a Large Outdoors host.
- All kayaking equipment is provided, and you’ll be able to relax in the evenings in our exclusive accommodation.
- Alongside out adventures there’ll be plenty of time to sample local tea rooms, explore craft shops, take in the local history and look out for world-famous wildlife including whales and eagles!
About the Area
Isle of Skye
As the largest island in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, the Isle of Skye is famed as a land of myth, beauty, and holds a unique place in mountaineering history. The coastline is spectacular, partly rocky and dramatic and partly sandy and breathtakingly beautiful. Known as the ‘winged isle’ for its peninsulas, you’ll be able to gaze up at mighty sea-cliffs before strolling on the beach looking out for seals. Walking varies from miles of coastal trails and small hills, to some of the most impressive mountains in the country, the Black Cuillin and the Trotternish Ridge. Alongside these natural wonders, Skye is blessed with some incredible restaurants, cafes, and local crafts, so you can discover a totally different side of this fantastic place.
You’re welcome to arrive at our accommodation on the Isle of Skye at any time after 5pm. Please check the bottom of the page for advice on using public transport to get to Skye. If you are travelling by public transport we may be able to collect you from the bus or train station, but please check with us before you book anything as we cannot always provide transport.
That evening we’ll all sit round to a meal and discuss the plans for the coming week! Your host will be able to get you settled into the accommodation, and before long you’ll be relaxing in the beautiful surroundings and making new friends.
On these days we’ll be heading out sea kayaking and walking. The three days of sea kayaking will be chosen to coincide with the best weather, and plans can always change last-minute. We’ll start with an introductory session, teaching you all the skills you’ll need to learn, before heading out on a journey.
On our three walking days, we’ll be heading out on easy trails to discover the best low-level walks Skye has to offer. The emphasis is on having nice days out rather than pushing ourselves, so you get plenty of time to appreciate the island.
Some possible options could be:
On this day we pack up and leave the accommodation. Check out is a leisurely 10am, so there’s plenty of time for breakfast and goodbyes. You’ll leave with new skills learnt, the chance to see Skye from the water and the land, great new friends, and memories that will last.
We’ll be based in accommodation on the Isle of Skye. More details will be provided nearer the time. Bedding is provided but please bring a towel.
What our members have to say...
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
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