Shimmering sheltered waters, endless white beaches and a plethora of islands to explore. Is the Outer Hebrides a paddler’s paradise?
Wilderness Guide Donald Thomson shares his Sea Kayaking Outer Hebrides Top Locations.
I’ve been lucky enough to have started my sea kayaking career at school. I went on my first sea kayak multi day expedition when I was 18, since when I’ve been hooked. Over the years I’ve paddled abroad, but always come back to Scotland. In my, and many others, view it’s a world class sea kayaking destination. There is so much variety, and different parts of Scotland have their own character. One of my favourites is the Outer Hebrides. They are remote, thinly populated, and also provide opportunities for sea kayaking at all level of ability, in a stunning landscape.
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