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Off-grid Simplicity:
The Scottish


Off-grid Simplicity:
The Scottish


A bespoke wilderness experience.
Private charter boat from Mallaig.
Simple, private ‘bothy’ accommodation.
The most remote mountains in the UK.
Campfires, wild summits & starry skies.
Recalibrate, contemplate & get back to basics.

A true adventure to the remote Knoydart peninsula, the UK’s largest wilderness area, on the North-West Atlantic coast of Scotland.

After travelling to the fishing town of Mallaig, we’ll take a short boat trip to the remote community of Inverie. From there we’ll walk away from civilisation and up into the mountains carrying our supplies on our backs. Our home will be a typical Scottish Bothy; an old, stone-built shepherd’s house; living simply, eating hearty food using local produce and keeping warm by the wood stove.

We’ll explore the local Munro’s (mountains over 3000ft), have the chance to sleep out around the campfire under one of the darkest skies in Europe and take plenty of time for personal reflection & stories by candlelight.

Booking Details

Our Knoydart experience is available for private groups by enquiry – for bespoke bookings:

  • Minimum group size 3, maximum 9.
  • Depending on your requirements this trip can be between 3-5 days in duration.
  • Prices are based on trip duration and group size.
  • Available from the beginning of May until the end of August
  • Please get in touch for more details.
Interested? Get in touch!


  • All food and accommodation
  • Private boat transfer to and from Mallaig
  • Guiding & facilitation
  • ‘Bivvy’ equipment for the night out

Not including…

  • Your personal flights & travel to Mallaig
  • Trekking and outdoor specific travel insurance
  • Personal outdoor equipment

Optional extra: We are able to arrange a private group transfer on your behalf at additional cost, from either Glasgow or Inverness by request.

What People Say…

“I can’t think of enough superlatives to describe the wonderful job you did for us on our trip. Thank you for making this such a memorable and enjoyable time.”

– Doug

“This entire trip has reminded me of what is important, and I have not felt so much like myself for a while. I’m looking forward to going home mentally refreshed, and ready to jump back into my life. It has been a great honour and privilege to have you as a guide.”

– Kendra

“Living Alive put together a very special event for us. The location was perfect, the food delicious and the atmosphere wonderful! Rupert and Elle are lovely people to spend time with; you feel completely safe and looked after. I can’t recommend them highly enough."

– Julia M

How to get there

Mallaig is a fishing town on the West coast of the Scottish Highlands, which can be reached by road or by train.

Considered by many to be the most scenic rail journey in the world, the West Highland Railway Line links Glasgow to Fort William (3.75 hours), and from there a shorter train takes you from Fort William to Mallaig (1.5 hours).

For those travelling from London, The Caledonian Sleeper ‘Deerstalker’ from Euston to Fort William (12 hour overnight train with sleeping quarters), makes for both a scenic and efficient journey. Leave work and hop aboard the sleeper train at 9pm, wake up to mountain views over breakfast, and arrive in Fort William at 10am the following morning. You can be on Knoydart by lunchtime!

Private group transfer by minibus is possible from Glasgow Airport (3.5 hours), Edinburgh Airport (4 hours) or Inverness Airport (3 hours), and can be arranged on request.

“It’s a grand thing, to get leave to live.”

– Nan Shepherd, Scottish writer + poet