Pesda Touring Mini-Guide
LOCH VEYATIE & FIONN LOCH
INTRODUCTION Another true wilderness trip, without
WHEREVER THERE’S WATER
The Far North, Suilven in the background | www.RayGoodwin.com
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
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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PESDA TOURING MINI-GUIDE
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Design & text adapted from the SCA guide to Scottish Canoe Touring, published by Pesda Press, Caernarfon.