Knoydart

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 Loch Hourn, Knoydart, Scotland  (N Mrtgh/Shutterstock)

Loch Hourn, Knoydart, Scotland (N Mrtgh/Shutterstock)

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Why Go To Knoydart?

Knoydart, is a very nice peninsula off the west coast of Scotland, not to be confused with Moidart, another (also very nice) peninsula off the west coast of Scotland. Just some of many things you can do there that you can't do anywhere else...

  • Get properly remote on a peninsula everyone in Britain should know about, and that can only be reached by boat or a very long hike 
  • Have a drink in Britain's remotest pub
  • Enjoy going off-grid in a stunning landscape that's a hillwalking and wild camping paradise

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A wild peninsula sandwiched between Lochs Nevis and Hourn, Knoydart is the northern part of an area known as the Rough Bounds. Only accessible by boat (there's a ferry from Mallaig), or by a hilly 16-mile hike, its roads aren't connected to those of the rest of the country. The remote, beautiful, mountainous terrain includes the Munros of Ladhar Bheinn (1020 m), Luinne Bheinn (939 m), Meall Buidhe (946 m) and Sgurr na Cìche (1040 m), and boasts Britain's most remote pub. A classic wilderness destination and one of the first names on the top 50 team sheet.

 Knoydart is one of the remotest parts of Britain, and has some nice hills too  (N Mrtgh/Shutterstock)

Knoydart is one of the remotest parts of Britain, and has some nice hills too (N Mrtgh/Shutterstock)

The essential journey on Knoydart is simply getting there - walk in!

The when you're there, go up the largest mountain...

 
 
 
 

Getting To Knoydart, Maps & Guides

Getting there: CalMac ferry from Mallaig to Inverie (0.5 hr), or hike the 16 miles in from the east, somewhere on the A87.

Travel times from where you are: See Knoydart on Google Maps.

Maps: Find the right Ordnance Survey maps and / or get a month's free subscription to their excellent OS Maps app.

Guidebooks: Lonely Planet's Highlands and Islands or Rough Guides' equivalent.

Walking route guidance: WalkingHighlands.

Tourist board: Visit Scotland or Visit Knoydart.


Even More Knoydart Adventure Inspiration

 Barrisdale, Loch Hourn, Knoydart  (Duncan Andison/Shutterstock)

Barrisdale, Loch Hourn, Knoydart (Duncan Andison/Shutterstock)

Some good local intel...

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 The Inverie-Mallaig ferry, the only motorised way into / out of Knoydart  (Humphrey Butler/Marvellous Maps)   

The Inverie-Mallaig ferry, the only motorised way into / out of Knoydart (Humphrey Butler/Marvellous Maps)
 


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