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Knoydart April 2021

Knoydart, Scotland
As a weekend trip we kayaked into the remote peninsula of Knoydart in western Scotland. Leaving from Arnisdale we crossed Loch Hourn and left the kayaks and camping gear at Inbhir Dhorrcail. We then walked a horseshoe loop up of Coire Dhorrcail to Ladhar Bheinn summit. A grand Scottish hill and magnificent viewpoint. The next day we paddled up the fjord like Loch Hourn and back to Arnisdale, with a stop off on the way back at Glen Elg brochs. A great wee mini adventure!
Knoydart map
Knoydart map
April 21 Knoydart - Crossing from Arnisdale to a river delta and potential camp
April 21 Knoydart - Crossing from Arnisdale to a river delta and potential camp
Barrisdale Bay at low tide revealing the huge sandflats in Loch Hourn
Barrisdale Bay at low tide revealing the huge sandflats in Loch Hourn
Brian on Creag Bheithe
Brian on Creag Bheithe
Brian - striding out! - with Ladhar Bheinn above
Brian - striding out! - with Ladhar Bheinn above
Martina topping out of a steep grassy scramble to Stob a Chearcaill
Martina topping out of a steep grassy scramble to Stob a Chearcaill
Martina with Coire Dhorrcail behind
Martina with Coire Dhorrcail behind
South to Eigg- unfortunately muirburn to the south obscured the views that way :-(
South to Eigg- unfortunately muirburn to the south obscured the views that way :-(
Cool bird pellet
Cool bird pellet
Brian
Brian
Summit of Ladhar Bheinn looking north over Loch Hourn with some lingering spring snow
Summit of Ladhar Bheinn looking north over Loch Hourn with some lingering spring snow
Ladhar Bheinn
Ladhar Bheinn
Snowman gets a great view!
Snowman gets a great view!
There is a grand narrow ridge to descend down the west side of the Coire
There is a grand narrow ridge to descend down the west side of the Coire
Great panorama from our Ladhar Bheinn descent ridge
Great panorama from our Ladhar Bheinn descent ridge
April 21 Back at camp on the south shore of Loch Hourn
April 21 Back at camp on the south shore of Loch Hourn
April 21 Loch Hourn camp in the morning
April 21 Loch Hourn camp in the morning
Shoreside flowers were appearing
Shoreside flowers were appearing
April 21 Loch Hourn camp in the morning
April 21 Loch Hourn camp in the morning
April 21 Camp view in the morning
April 21 Camp view in the morning
April 21 Knoydart - Leaving camp in the morning
April 21 Knoydart - Leaving camp in the morning
Loch Hourn to Barrisdale bay in the morning
Loch Hourn to Barrisdale bay in the morning
Low tide in Barrisdale bay allowed Martina to exit the kayak far out in the bay!
Low tide in Barrisdale bay allowed Martina to exit the kayak far out in the bay!
Calm clear water in Loch Hourn in the morning
Calm clear water in Loch Hourn in the morning
Loch Hourn
Loch Hourn
April 21 Knoydart - Paddling toward the head of the fjord like Loch Hourn
April 21 Knoydart - Paddling toward the head of the fjord like Loch Hourn
We landed at the Barrisdale jetty
We landed at the Barrisdale jetty
Barrisdale jetty
Barrisdale jetty
April 21 Knoydart - Loch Hourn, with gentle eddies from the tidal stream
April 21 Knoydart - Loch Hourn, with gentle eddies from the tidal stream
April 21 Knoydart - Lovely calm waters at times
April 21 Knoydart - Lovely calm waters at times
April 21 Knoydart - Loch Hourn
April 21 Knoydart - Loch Hourn
Arriving back at Arnisdale and the car
Arriving back at Arnisdale and the car
Arnisdale
Arnisdale
We popped into Glenelg to see the brochs there
We popped into Glenelg to see the brochs there
Glenelg broch
Glenelg broch