SUP North West

The Scottish North West is full of rugged stunning beauty. As such it’s one of the most popular areas for tourism as forms part of the North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist route which is famed as the UK’s Route 66.

This area although exposed to the west coast winds and swell, when there are perfect calm conditions, the paddleboarding is fantastic. Knowing the area, paddling launch, and landing locations is key for planning a safe paddling adventure. With so many paddling locations available, the options are endless but working with the weather forecasts, single day and various multiday paddles can be worked around whatever the Scottish weather forecast can through at us.

Paddling locations may include:

  • Lochcarron – Loch Carron
  • Plockton Bay – Loch Carron
  • Applecross Bay – Inner Sound
  • Sheildaig – Loch Sheildaig
  • Torridon – Upper Loch Torridon
  • Diabaig – Loch Diabaig
  • Kinlochewe – Loch Maree
  • Gairloch Bay
  • Poolewe – Loch Ewe
  • Gruniard Bay
  • Ardmair – Loch Canaird
  • Polbain – Badentarbert Bay
  • Old Dorney – Summer Isles
  • Clachnessie –
  • Kylesku –
  • Scourie –

This trip includes:

  • Transport from Inverness/back to Inverness
  • Guiding/coaching as required
  • Touring SUP board, paddle, and wetsuit if required
  • All paddling, cooking, and camping equipment required
  • Action photos taken by your guide during the adventure

To see the most from your SUP North West adventure we recommend five days. However as a private group trip, this can be offered from as little as three days of adventure.

This adventure is for paddlers who have a minimum of five days experience stand-up paddling.

Group bookings accepted with three to six paddlers.

Booking Your SUP North West Adventure

You can book your private SUP North West Adventure in three easy steps.

Step 1 – Check out the online activity diary for Donald’s availability/clear days for a suitable date. A minimum of 4-6 weeks notice is required to turn around a multiday guided booking including forms, create booking/invoice and allocate resources.

Step 2 –  If the date/time your required private group SUP North West Adventure are available/clear within my online diary, please complete the provisional private group booking request form below.

    Full Name (group organiser)

    Email Address

    UK Mobile Number or Whatsapp no. if outwith UK

    Paddlesports service required

    Paddling Activity/Adventure/Location

    Preferred paddlesport craft for booking

    Requested date of booking (or day 1 of a multiday trip)

    Duration of requested paddlesport activity

    No. of Adults in group (18+)

    No. of teenagers in group (12-18yo)

    No. of children in group (6-11yo)

    Any additional Comments regarding group booking

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    Once the form has been received and reviewed, Donald will get back in touch by email to accept or decline the provisional booking request.

    Step 3 – If your provisional booking is accepted, additional information will be requested to be completed within 48 hrs. All forms should be forwarded to Donald at info@explorehighland.com

    Please be aware as featured on the diary page, Donald is out coaching/guiding and not office-based, so please apply with plenty of time to allow enquiries to be processed.