Exploring Scotland

North West Highlands Packrafting


The North West Highlands is one of the last true wilderness in Britain! We explore some of Scotland’s most remote mountains and lochs using packrafts, connecting with ancient people of Scotland who once used coracles. The combination of packrafting and walking is an efficient way to travel that allows us to explore and hike mountains such as Suilven and Cul Mor.



Requires min 2 participants for trip to run. Max of 5 Participants.

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What’s included

  • Transport from Inverness Train Station and back
  • All food from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day
  • All packrafting and camping equipment (not sleeping bags)
  • For further details please download the trip information pack and kit list

Is it for me?

  • The journey requires us to carry a backpack that is approximately 18kgs for distances of up to 5km/3 miles
  • When we climb a mountain, we will go from a base camp and only carry lightweight packs
  • The walking will be on rough ground and the area has a very remote feel (we might not see anyone!)
  • Suilven has a steep ascent and feels very exposed in a few areas.  
  • Although not essential, having packrafted or kayaked before will make the journey feel easier  
  • Minimum age of 18 (parties with under 18s are welcome to make a private booking)


  • Meet at 09:30 at Inverness train station and transfer to the Emmaus Adventure bus. (For parties of 4-6 traveling via plane to Inverness alternative pickup and drop off arrangements can be made)
  • Travel to Inverpolly (1hr 45min)
  • Pack for expedition 
  • Short journey into wilderness for first night wild camping
DAY 2 & 3

We journey in the wilderness. Depending on the weather and the group we will aim to:

  • Climb at least one hill, the iconic Suilven from a base camp
  • Each day we will travel across the beautiful landscape of small lochs, islands and hills to new campsites
  • Discover the wild habitats and ancient landscape
  • From our last night we will packraft out, aiming to be back at our bus for lunch time
  • We will unpack, gather our memories and travel back to Inverness (1hr 45min) for 16:00