Bank holiday-Scotland wild camping adventure-The spectacular Isle of Jura
This gorgeously untamed island is one of the wildest places in Scotland. Located off the mainland’s west coast and known for its majestic soaring mountains, The Paps of Jura and remote stunning scenery.
Red Deer graze the mountains, majestic eagles patrol the skies, sea birds flock the sea cliffs while otters and seals bask on the rocky shores. This is a remote mountain adventure in true Scottish Wilderness.
We camp by high clear mountain Lochs and remote sandy beaches. Hike through dramatic wild mountain scenery crossing passes and climb The Paps of Jura and Beinn an Oir, the Mountain of Gold where on a clear day commanding views reach far and wide from the North, to Loch Tarbert, the northern half of Jura, the Garvellachs and Mull To the Northwest is Colonsay, the east, Kintyre with Arran beyond, Ben Lomond and the Cobbler. To the south the Isle of Islay and Northern Ireland.
Wednesday: London to Glasgow 3hrs drive to Kennacraig, 15:30 ferry to the Isle of Jura arrives 17:35 dinner in pub wild camping on the east coast, 1hr hiking
Thursday: Hike to Loch Na Garbh set up camp 11km 4.5hrs 500m ascent optional ascent of Beinn Chaolias 733m- 2hrs 3km 400m ascent.
Friday: Morning optional ascent of Beinn an Oir, the Mountain of Gold 785m, 3hrs 4km 500m ascent, hike beaches of Loch Tarbet camp on the beach 3hrs 8km 200m ascent
Saturday: Early start to hike Glen Batrick crossing the passes of the paps descent to or campsite at Loch a Chnic 15km 7hrs 700m ascent
Sunday: Early start a short hike to Feolin 10:00 Ferry to Kennacraig arriving 12:20 3hrs drive to Glasgow breakfast and lunch en route depart for home.
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INCLUDES: Transport and ferries to and from Isle of Jura from Glasgow 4 nights wild camping with ML qualified instructors.
NOT INCLUDED: Transport to Glasgow (Flights, train, overnight bus)
MEETING TIME: Meeting at Glasgow Airport TBC
DEPARTURE TIME: TBC
GRADE: hard – for strong hikers used to long days in the mountains carrying 12-14kg of kit, if in doubt please phone me 07968585224
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