Island of Rum Coastal Survival Expedition 2022
June 3 @ 12:30 pm - June 6 @ 6:00 pm£99.00 – £595.00
Join our 3rd Coastal Survival Expedition on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. No experience necessary. This weekend is not a test of endurance, it’s an opportunity for everyone to learn and practice essential coastal survival techniques. Rum is renowned for its sheer beauty and diverse collection of wildlife. From its resident Deer population to soaring eagles and the majestic Whales and sharks who roam the seas around this little Gem of an island. The Island is steeped in history and on our expedition, we will see some of the oldest human settlements in Scotland.
We will immerse ourselves into the wilderness, forage for our meals, catch fish and crabs and learn how to live self sufficiently on the shores of the island. This weekend is open to absolute beginners. Our experienced staff will guide you through and offer continuous support throughout. As part of the experience, we will be wild camping for x2 nights, this will require a 4.8-mile walk on a relatively flat track. Don’t worry if it’s your first time camping, our guides will cover all the essential skills needed.
Day 1 – Meet and greet at the ferry Port in Mallaig. We Arrive on the island shortly after lunch. Once our welcome brief is finished, We will move on to establishing our basecamp for our first night on the island. You will be shown how to build primitive shelters and use tarps and hammocks correctly. As we progress into the evening, we will demonstrate a variety of fishing techniques. We will also take this opportunity to bait up our lobster pots, in the hope of a good harvest on our return.
Day 2 – After a good, hearty expedition-style breakfast, we will start our beautiful walk of just under 5 miles to our first wild camping location. We have carefully selected this location for its sheer natural beauty and remoteness. In clear weather, I have seen some of the most beautiful star constellations, including the milky way. En route, we are sure to see the wild Deer and goats, roaming free in the nature reserve. On arrival at our location, we will establish our basecamp, learning about our environment. Keeping a good lookout for Whale and Shark fins on the open ocean. As a team, we will learn to prioritize our survival tasks living by the 3 basic rules of survival. We will use our foraging skills and newly acquired fishing techniques to supplement our supply of food. As the evening draws in, we will enjoy learning about the stars, and how we can use them as part of our natural navigation.
Day 3 – We will pack up our wild camp nice and early and return it back to nature. After enjoying a lovely breakfast, we will retrace our footsteps back to the village of Kinloch. Stopping for lunch, with a stunning view of the island and beyond. We return to basecamp where Showers and running water are just a couple of minutes walk away. After a couple of hours of rest, we will head off to check our lobster pots and have another chance to fish from the shores. The rest of the afternoon can be spent at your leisure, exploring the village and castle. Whilst your away exploring, our team will be preparing a delicious feast, for tonight’s banquet dinner.
Dress code: The loudest, most colourful shirt and hat you can find! Our evening will be spent around the fireplace, enjoying each other’s company and tales of our adventures. Don’t forget a bottle of your favourite tipple.
Day 4 – It’s your time to explore. You have the day to visit the castle and gift shops, and to do some wildlife spotting from the Otter hide, before packing up and bidding a farewell to this gorgeous island.
- Return boat travel ( From Mallaig to Rum)
- All meals – Please bring any additional snacks or rations you require.
- 1x nights wild camping
- 2x Nights at the campsite
- All tuition and workshops
- Banquet dinner on the last evening
- All fishing gear
** Expedition T-shirts can be purchased for a small additional cost. **