Discover The 5 Most Exciting Sailing Routes In Scotland

Scotland has lots of beautiful getaway spots that have inspired many poets and writers. This notable pick among the leading UK destinations in its sheer glory is enchanting. There is no doubt that many lovers of nature just cannot pass it by.

Scotland is such a beautiful country with the vast and enchanting water body, which requires provides quality sailing time. Scotland is popularly rising as one of the top sailing destinations. Here are some of the best routes to experience when sailing across Scotland:

  1. ARGYLL AND THE ISLANDS

You can choose to go through the Mull of Kintyre or Crinan Canal. This is a popular route to sail through. The route takes you through history with a beautiful landscape. Because of the influx of sailors at regular intervals, pontoon systems and a lot of facilities have been installed.

Depending on whether you are there for the adventure or just a relaxing cruise, the sailing can be as short as five hours or as long as three days. At Gingha, the beaches make you reluctant to say goodbye. You get to explore Loch Tarbert, Kintyre Peninsula, Loch Sween, Shuna, Caolisport and other villages, depending on the charter company. 

2. LOCH LOMOND

Loch Lomond is not just a central holiday spot of Scotland, it is also a serene and beautiful place for a cruise. When the weather is just exactly right, Loch Lomond becomes flooded with sailors.  From a Loch Lomond cruise, one can get a nice view of the otherwise, closed off Eastern shore. You can also get to climb the ‘Ben’.

Going through Inversnaid provides the infamous experience of the ‘Queen of Scottish Lakes.

3. CALEDONIAN CANAL

The Scotland canals are one of a kind in the United Kingdom but the Caledonian Canal sits at the top spot. With a 60 miles expanse, the tranquil and magical scenery is not to be missed. The exhibition of regal wildlife and amazing fun stops are just part of the many quirks of the Caledonian Canal. 

From Inverness to Fort William, the cruise only gets better with the Scottish heritage on display for detailed enjoyment. The hospitality of the Scottish canal staff goes a long way in making the cruise unforgettable.

4. THE WEST COAST OF SKYE

The West Coast of Skye is the home of a great number of amazing lochs. The coast offers a jaw dropping view, complete with scenic high cliffs. At the north-west of the island is the Uig ferry port while a great number of facilities and harbours can be found on the south end.

Most of the villages and lochs on the routes are now equipped with moorings or pontoons. The view of Loch Harport and the island of Soay are a must see. With attractions like the Dunvegan Castle, the Talisker Distillery, the West coast of Skye promises an amazing experience.

5. ORKNEY ISLANDS

Stromness village in the Orkney islands iStock.

The Orkney Islands is especially great because it is accessible in all tides. Orkney has a lot of Scottish recipes bearing its name, thanks to the many sea-food necessities the water in the area coughs up. If you are on a private cruise, you can ask for the best spots to view the wildlife and catch the breath-taking sunset.

The Ness of Brodgar is of archaeological interest recently with the discovery of Scotish ancestral traces. One can view the Ring of Brodgar as well as the Maeshowe chambered tomb which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Conclusion

Whether you are sailing individually or with a charter company on a cruise, these routes are not exactly set in stone. All of Scotland isles need to be experienced when the season is suitable for it. Surely, you have some great routes for sailing here.

Published by lordcanaan

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