A Rural Adventure

The Northwest Highlands are located in the northern third of Scotland that is separated from the Grampian Mountains by the Great Glen (Glen More). The region comprises Wester Ross, Assynt, Sutherland and part of Caithness. The Caledonian Canal, which extends from Loch Linnhe in the south-west, via Loch Ness to the Moray Firth in the north-east splits this area from the rest of the country. The city of Inverness and the town of Fort William, by far the two largest settlements in the area, are both close to the boundary between the Northwest Highlands and the Grampian Mountains.

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Best Season:All Year Round
Popular Location: Summer Isles, Torridon, Glen Affric

Trips in the Northwest Highlands

Discover the wild west
Sea kayaking Summer Isles

    Sea Kayaking Summer Isles

    2 Days

    The Summer Isles are some remote islands near the idyllic harbour town of Ullapool. On this 2 day trip you will discover some scenic islands with a rugged coastline and some great wildlife around. Can't find the ...

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    Skye discovery sea kayaking

      Skye Discovery

      5 Days

      This is our ultimate sea kayaking journey and our most popular 5 day trip. The journey may be anywhere along the Skye coast and can also get you to Raasay and Applecross of some occasion. The trip however depends very ...

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      hillwalking scotland

        Glen Affric Expedition

        3 Days

        Unexplored Scotland is proud to present a new 3 day hillwalking expedition in the magnificent Glen Affric and Strath Cannich area. Can't find the right date or trip? Simply contact us and we will try our best to ...

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        outdoor activities scotland

          Personalised Service

          1-12 Days

          With Unexplored Scotland you can get your own instructor who can then provide a trailor made trip or course for you. Can't find the right date or trip? Simply contact us and we will try our best to organise ...

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