Minch Adventures can provide 4×4 access to the Isle of Rum’s national nature reserve as part of our trips to the island. This service is wholly unique to Minch Adventures thanks to the permission granted us by Scottish National Heritage. We provide unparalleled access to Rum, for up to 6 passengers, for wildlife tours, trout-fishing in the hill lochs, photo opportunities and picnics on the beaches.
Once disembarked on the shores of Rum you will be treated with a unique journey of around 3hrs by 4×4 up through Glen Kinloch and across the islands nature reserve which travels to its western side as part of a guided tour that lets you marvel at the landscape, with its mist-strewn Rum Cullin mountain range, these mountain crags were formed some 65 million years ago by the force of underwater volcanic eruptions, and whose uppermost peaks remained jutting upwards from the sea of glacial ice during the last Ice Age. Rum has a diverse wildlife, including members of Rum’s famous red deer population, golden eagles and wild ponies which are thought to have inhabited the Island for over a thousand years.
The tour will visit the unusual Greek styled Mausoleum the folly of John Bullough at Harris bay on the west side of Rum and also Kilmory Bay on the northeast side of the island with its unmatched outlook across the water to the Cullin of Skye. At the end of each trip we like to finish the trip down at Kinloch Harbour, here you can enjoy some lunch while overlooking the sea and while we enjoy our refreshments, we take the opportunity to mingle with the locals and get a real feel for life on the island.
Should you wish to book a private 4 x 4 tour on Knoydart you can arrange a private hire where you can learn information on the history of Knoydart, clearances, Lord Brocket and its colourful history. The tour is by 4 x 4 and is a great way to experience the remoter parts of the peninsula, see the ruins, old settlement at Airor, lazy beds etc and a chance to see deer and wildlife in their natural habitat. Your Tour begins with private pick up from Inverie pier and a 2 hour trip Around Knoydart. Your knowledgeable guide Ian was the estate manager prior to the community buy out and a Director of the Knoydart Community Foundation and has lived here for over 20 years, Iain will tell you all about Knoydart, it’s history past and present.