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Join Blue Clipper from her base in the picturesque white washed fishing town of Ullapool on a 9 night voyage around the Scottish Highland coast and the inner and outer Hebrides.
To enquire about this voyage please click the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below and you will be re-directed to our booking agent VentureSail Holidays where you can make an enquiry. VentureSail manage all our holiday voyages and the team at the office are available on 01872 487288 if you have any questions
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On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. If the following voyage description is not fulfilled for any reason, Maybe Sailing and Maybe Sailing Youth Initiative cannot be held responsible.
Your adventure begins in Ullapool, a town in the remote mainland highlands.. When you arrive in Ullapool you just know you’re about to begin an unforgettable adventure. The harbour town is the portal to discovering a dramatic highland landscape, rich in its natural and historical heritage. As we leave this Highland treasure, you’ll discover an ever-changing terrain of mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches. When it comes to heart-achingly beautiful scenery, the highlands of Scotland deliver.
Some of the places we may visit:
The Summer Isles Archipelago
A string of tiny islands in the mouth of Loch Broom. Rugged and beautiful. Tenera Mor – the largest of the Summer Isles is just 1.2 by 1.6 miles. The island is uninhibited and reportedly for sale!
The Shiant Islands
Located in the Minch, east of Harris, this group of rocky islands are home to a large seabird population. Described as a wild and beautiful place with columnar cliffs and now uninhabited.
Isle of Scalpay
A tranquil island between Skye and the Applecross peninsula and connected to the Isle of Harris by bridge.
ISLE OF HARRIS
The outer Hebridean island of Harris is one that has offered inspiration for generations. With its rich traditions, stunning shifting scenery and strong sense of community. Harris offers a unique introduction to island life on the edge. Visit the village of Tarbert, home to the Harris Tweed Shop and the recently opened Isle of Harris Distillery.
Gaze out across the West Harris sands to the famous uninhabited Castaway island of Taransay and experience a glimpse of the isolation from which the proud self-sufficent communities of the Outer Hebrides were born, or tour the adjoining Isle of Scalpay with its strong seafaring connections to understand more about the symbiosis of islanders and ocean.
ISLE OF LEWIS
The largest of the Outer Hebrides, Lewis offers amazing opportunities to explore all the elements life on the edge in the Atlantic Ocean – with history, heritage, wilderness, wildlife, arts and crafts.
See the ancient Callanish Standing Stones rising from the Lewis landscape to give an imposing outline against the endless island skies and hear the echoes of the past murmuring round these monoliths – an eternal testament to islanders enduring spirit and ingenuity.
Explore the sea caves and stacks at Garry Beach to better understand how the relentless seas have shaped the island environment and the lifestyles of those who live here.
Loch Torridon and Sheildaig
Beautiful and dramatic sea Loch surrounded by the Torridon mountains.
A small fishing port in a sheltered bay north of Ullapool. We like to stop here for the amazing pie shop the Lochinver Larder!
Isle of Raasay
An island to the east of Skye with breathtaking natural beauty and its own distillery to sample from.
Meaning ‘sanctuary’, has beaches, calm waters and gentle hills with lovely sunsets.
While Ullapool may appear to be a long way from everywhere – it’s relatively easy to reach by air, by coach, by rail/coach and by road.
Every effort is made to ensure that the details on public transport are correct and up to date, however details do change depending on weather, ferry requirements, time of year etc. Please check with the operator prior to traveling to ensure you have the correct information. A useful website for travel in Scotland is www.traveline.org.uk
Citylink Coaches operate a bus service from Inverness to Ullapool. This runs in conjunction with the ferry service so times should be checked and tickets booked in advance.
D & E coaches also operate a service from Inverness to Dingwall, through Strathpeffer to Ullapool and onwards north to Lochinver, Scourie and Durness (This also allows for bikes being taken on a trailer during summer months).
Citylink operate from Glasgow/Edinburgh to Ullapool and onwards to Stornoway.
Megabus also operate links throughout the UK to Inverness and Stagecoach operates the Jet Bus Service to Inverness Airport with up to a 30 minute service between the City of Inverness and the Airport.
The Westerbus also operates from Inverness to Gairloch connecting with an Ullapool service at Braemore Junction on a Monday, Wednesday & Saturday. For more information contact 01854 612966.
Many companies operate flights into Inverness (1 hour drive from Ullapool) & Stornoway (2 ½ hr ferry crossing from Ullapool). Check the web sites for details:
There are no rail links to Ullapool, the nearest station is at Garve and this is a sub-line between Inverness and Kyle. Inverness station is linked to most of the UK, and from Inverness you can use the links above to get to Ullapool or hire a car and drive. There is also a sleeper service between London and Inverness that not only means you arrive here refreshed but can save a day of your valuable holiday time by travelling over-night.
Newcastle is easily accessible by Road, Rail and Air.
A network of major roads including the A1 and the A69 West.
Direct routes available from London, Edinburgh and Leeds to name a few with Northern Rail, Trans-pennine Express and London North Eastern Railway.
Newcastle International Airport provides superb links to the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond with direct flights to and from over 80 destinations. When arriving at Newcastle Airport, you will find a number of transport options to take you into Newcastle city centre, Gateshead, the Coast and the surrounding areas of Northumberland.