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, here guests can stop for a picnic at an additional cost of £15.00 PP or may prefer to pre order our Luxury seafood lunch served onboard the vessel at the end of the journey at an additional cost of £50.00 PP
On request visitors should certainly grasp the opportunity to take part in some of the some of the best brown trout fishing in the Highlands. Loch Dornabac which is a short walk from the vehicle is popular with the visitors but for those who don’t mind a small hike of 250 meters, Loch Fiachanaish above Harris bay is our go to places with brown trout averaging 1.5lbs and larger specimens of up to 3lb also possible.
For the skilled fly fisherman dry fly methods are a great option offering a lot of sport, while spinning is the preferred method with our guests, fishing tackle and advise is included. At the end of each trip we like to finish the day down at Kinloch Harbour, here you can enjoy some Scottish ales while overlooking the purling 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.