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Knoydart Walking Photo Blog

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 by David Russell

Walking In Knoydart: A Photography Love Story

Adventure Consultant, David spent a week walking on Knoydart and nearby islands. This magical wild place is one of our favourite areas to visit. David shared some of his most stunning images from the trip.

At the start of our 2017 season we kicked off a summer of adventures with our classic Wilderness Walking: The Knoydart Peninsula trip. As one of our most popular and most highly reviewed trips I was thrilled to have the chance to go along on this simple yet extraordinary journey to explore iconic mountains and islands on the famous west coast of Scotland.

With a group who quickly gelled and became friends, great weather, superb hospitality and a guide who masterfully inspires both confidence and humour, it was sure to be a memorable experience!

Speedboat travelling to Knoydart

Using a private launch throughout the trip we are able to access both wild islands and remote parts of the mainland for a truly unique itinerary. Scenes like this become a familiar sight!

 

walking in knoydart photography

Hiking on the Isle of Eigg, with stunning views to Rum and not a house in sight.

 

Red deer in Knoydart

The waiting party were out in force to welcome us. Red deer hang around the area of our lodge at Doune in Knoydart and you often find them peering in the windows.

 

Sea vie from hills of knoydart

Admiring the unrivalled views from the peak of Sgurr na Stri on Skye. A tough hike but worth it!

 

soaking our feet in the waters of Knoydart

Refreshing the feet in the clear waters of the River Coruisk.

 

View of Dolphins

We stopped to enjoy the company of a small pod of dolphins on our way home.

 

Jumping in Knoydart

Getting bouncy atop the Sgurr na Stri, Skye

 

the waters of knoydart

Gazing down into the turquoise waters of Loch Scavaig, on Skye. Our private launch anchored in the bay.

 

Resting on the hills of Knoydart

Soaking up the views above Loch Coruisk, surrounded by the Cuillin on Skye.

 

Hiking along the peaks of the Cullen in Skye

Hiking amongst the craggy peaks of the Cuillin, Skye.

 

The Mam Barisdale on Knoydart

The Mam Barisdale pass on Knoydart

 

Thank you for checking out my gallery. Do you have any images from this part of Scotland? Please share on our Facebook or Twitter pages or follow our Instagram page to see more incredible images of Scotland.

 

Fancy Visiting the Beautiful Wilderness of Knoydart? Then Check Below for our tours that we operate to Knoydart:

 

About the author

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David Russell

I discovered the magic of the outdoors while studying Physics at the University of St Andrews. After graduating I decided to follow my dreams of freedom in the hills and rivers, and trained as an outdoor instructor. After several years of guiding with Wilderness Scotland I moved into the role of Adventure Consultant, but I still get out when I can to share my special places with adventurers from all walks of life.

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