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Pesda Touring Mini-Guide

LOCH VEYATIE & FIONN LOCH

INTRODUCTION Another true wilderness trip, without

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WHEREVER THERE’S WATER

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many of the associated difficulties. Great views of Suilven too.

ACCESS Road access from the A835, 2km from Ledmore

Junction, where the A837 and A835 join. At this point, a tiny

river flows under the road, just east of Elphin village (229120).

CAMPSITES & ACCOMMODATION There are no desig-

nated sites en route, although the campsite at Achnahaird Bay

is to the west, and Kylesku is to the north. There are, however,

several possible wild sites you will encounter on the trip.

DESCRIPTION The small river near to Elphin gives access to

the area, rather than by the horrendous portage up the Kirkaig

from the west. This gives entry to the Cam Loch, 3km long.

Heading west, entry to Loch Veyatie is via a waterfall that will

need portaging. Loch Veyatie is 7km long, and leads into the

Uidh Fhearna, a short grade 1 stretch of river, which in turn flows into Fionn Loch, 3.5km long. This route is overshadowed

to the north by the spectacular bulk of Suilven, one of Scotland’s most recognisable mountains. The paddle in and back is

well worthwhile.

PORTAGES Portage of a waterfall after Cam Loch. Excerpt adapted from Scottish Canoe Touring, an SCA Canoe & Kayak Guide ISBN 0954706137, published by Pesda Press, Caernarfon. For details of this and other books, as well as downloads of further mini-guides WWW.CANOEKAYAK.CO.UK

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Design & text adapted from the SCA guide to Scottish Canoe Touring, published by Pesda Press, Caernarfon.

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