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    Tiree

    Next Trip: 5th - 10th Sep 2023 Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

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    Region: Inner Hebrides including Skye
    Trip Type: Wilderness Walking
    Accommodation: Classic
    Max Group Size: 8
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    The most westerly isle of the Inner Hebrides, known colloquially as the land beneath the waves, the island of Tiree is shaped by wind, sea and sky. One of the sunniest places in the British Isles, the views across this enchanting landscape are an endless wash of sandy beaches, flower-strewn machair and the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. On this multi activity trip to Tiree, engage in walking, easy biking and an introduction to stand-up paddle boarding, and experience the island from the sea, sand and shore.

    Known for its crofting heritage, Tiree’s history and architecture speak of both the past and the present in a unique unison with many traditional practices still being followed today. Due to the community’s collective desire to protect and preserve the biodiversity of the island, Tiree also supports a diverse and thriving population of birdlife. From skylarks to sandpipers, meadow pipits to merlins, the soundtrack of your trip is sure to be a beautiful blend of waves, wind and birdsong. With interesting archaeological remains peppering its landscape alongside wonderful wildlife and engaging walking, Tiree is sure to capture your imagination with its evocative sea-soaked beauty.

    Trip Highlights

    • Paddleboard with an expert guide on the calm, turquoise waters of a secluded bay.
    • Enjoy a boat tour out to the evocative and captivating Skerryvore lighthouse.
    • Walk through the historic landscape, visiting ancient archaeological sites and learning about the culture, traditions and stories of the island.

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive in Tiree

    Meet your Wilderness Guide at Oban Railway Station this afternoon and take the ferry over to Tiree. As you sail through the stunning Sound of Mull, listen to the insistence of gannets as you look out across the waves for dolphins, porpoises and minke whales. On your crossing, chat with your guide about the week ahead. Arrive on Tiree in the early evening, and take some time to settle into your contemporary guesthouse. With its Scandi-Scottish paired-back style and long windows letting in the light, it’s easy to stay cosy while also feeling close to the island’s wild nature. Enjoy a fresh, seasonal dinner before catching an early night in anticipation of an exciting day of exploring tomorrow. (D)

    Day 2 - Biking to Balephuil Bay

    As seabirds whirl above your head and the morning breeze fills your lungs with fresh sea air, head out on two wheels for a lovely bicycle ride. Roughly 12 miles long, with seemingly never-ending views across the waving marram grass, the island is the perfect place to explore on two wheels. Take the time to stop and look for lapwing, sandpipers and oystercatchers, listening out for the distinctive, rasping call of the elusive corncrake – a protected species that now has a small stronghold on the island. On your ride, visit the Hynish Centre to learn about the building of Skerryvore Lighthouse. Afterwards, pedal out to one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Relax your well-pedalled legs this evening as you enjoy a cool drink that clinks with ice or a hot mug of tea before dinner. (B, L, D)

    Ride details: 32 km/20 miles | 162 m/530 ft elevation gain

    Day 3 - Visiting Skerryvore Lighthouse and a Coastal walk

    After breakfast, enjoy a boat tour that visits Skerryvore Lighthouse. As the tallest lighthouse in Scotland, not only is it an incredible feat of engineering, but it’s also a structure of great beauty, possessing a sort of captivating symmetry that both blends and contrasts against the tempestuous waves and ever-changing sky. Look out for the seal colony at Heanish while skimming over the blue water and learning about the lighthouse’s turbulent history. After lunch, join your guide for an afternoon walk that traverses the rugged Ceann a’Mhara headland on the southwest of the island. Stop to visit the bird hides before reaching the scant remnants of St. Patrick’s Chapel. Return across the dunes and buttercup-strewn slopes for a delicious and well-earned dinner this evening. (B, L, D)

    Walk details: 5.5 km/3.5 miles | 123 m/403 ft ascent | approx. 2.5 hours

    Day 4 - Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    Spend the morning stand-up paddleboarding in turquoise water. Meet your friendly instructor, pull on your wetsuit and head out into the calm bay. Paddleboarding is a great sport that can be as exciting or peaceful as you like. Sit, kneel or stand, paddle fast or paddle slow, regardless – enjoy being out on the water and all the sights, sounds and smells that go with it. After a warming lunch and some time to relax, enjoy a visit to the engaging Iodhlann Historical Centre, learning more about this intriguing island and the history of the people that live here. Relax this evening, perhaps stepping outside to look up at an inky night sky awash with stars. (B, L, D)

    Day 5 - Walking to the Ringing Stone and Dun Mòr Broch

    This morning, head out for a beautiful circular walk which showcases some of the island’s most interesting features. Pass by the Ringing Stone, a prominent boulder on the edge of the shoreline which clangs eerily when stuck with a pebble, believed to have been carved over 4,500 years ago. Wind your way gradually higher to see the broch of Dun Mòr, which is perched on a rocky knoll and dates back to 60AD. After lunch, walk along a two-mile arc of white sand, looking toward the unmistakable silhouette of Skye’s dramatic Cuillin Ridge on the horizon. This evening, perhaps curl up with a good book or sit up and chat with your group as the moon grows large and yellow in the soft darkness outside the window. (B, L, D)

    Walk details: 10 km/6 miles | 20 m/65 ft ascent | approx. 3 – 4 hours

    Day 6 - Return to Oban

    After a relaxed breakfast, board the ferry to sail back to the mainland. Turning your face to the salt-stained wind watch the gentle sloping sands of Tiree and the rugged landscape of Col fade into the hazy blue. Upon arrival in Oban, transfer to the station, bidding farewell to your travel companions and your guide before beginning your journey home. (B, L)

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    Accommodation Read More

    We spend our nights in a family-run, boutique hotel located in the middle of the wild isle of Tiree. Founded and built in harmony with environmental principles, the decor has a Nordic edge which blends simplicity with light, plants and paired back furnishings. Rooms are twin or double with en-suite bathroom facilities. The laid-back, warm and friendly atmosphere makes it the perfect place to spend a week exploring the beauty of the island.

    Single Rooms

    There is no supplement charged to solo travellers; however, you will be required to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you request a double room for single occupancy, a supplement of £450 is charged.

    Due to the nature of the accommodations we use, single supplements are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

    Meals Read More

    This trip is all inclusive, meaning all meals from dinner on day one to lunch on day six are provided. Included dinners are two courses as standard.

    Dinners will be taken at the hotel or in a local restaurant/pub. Packed lunches are provided each day.

    Inclusions Read More

    This trip includes the following:

    • 5 nights accommodation in a family run hotel
    • All meals during the trip (Meals included indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide throughout
    • All transport throughout the trip, starting and finishing in Oban
    • A sightseeing boat trip
    • Bike hire and stand-up paddleboard hire and instruction.
    Trip Grading Read More

    Green Graded 1-3

    This is an active holiday with an overall grade of Green. We’ll be walking, cycling and taking part in a stand-up paddleboarding session which will be aimed at a beginner level.

    The walking days are suitable for active travellers who are reasonably fit and enjoy moderate hikes. We walk at a comfortable pace and you can expect to be out for up to 5 hours a day. The terrain will be mostly good paths and trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 500 feet / 150m. Distances will be up to 10km. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.

    The cycling day is suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness who enjoy cycling and are looking for an active but relaxed ride. The ride will around 20 – 25 miles and the low level terrain on Tiree means there is minimal ascent. There will also be time for breaks and lunches, plus visits to sites of interest.

    Travel – Arrival and Departure Read More

    You will be met by your Wilderness Scotland Guide at Oban Railway Station by the fixed seating at 1:45pm on Day 1 of your trip. The trip will conclude at Oban Railway Station at 3:15pm on the final day of the trip.

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    Make This Trip Private

    Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your prefered departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    Green Graded Walking Holidays

    Green graded walking holidays are suitable for active travellers who are reasonably fit and enjoy moderate hikes. We walk at a comfortable pace and you can expect to be out for 5-6 hours a day. The terrain will be mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 1,500 feet / 450m. Distances will be typically 8-10km but there may be the odd slightly longer day. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.

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