Adventure sailing guide - St Kilda
Often considered as the ‘holy grail’ of Scottish cruising, a visit by sail boat to the double world heritage site of St Kilda (or Hitra) is quite an experience. In May this year we were lucky enough to get out to the islands, taking a group of sea kayakers along for the trip. Watch our video guide to sailing to St Kilda for an on the water peek at the treats and the practicalities in store for you.
Explore the remains of the abandoned settlements. A UNESC World Heritage site
One of the 1260 “cleits’, stone storage huts fuond only on St Kilda.
Soay sheep, a breed dating back to neolithic times graze freely around the island
St Kilda is a spectacular place for bird watching, keep your eyes peeled for gannets, fulmar, great skua, puffins, the St Kilda wren found only on the islands and the pair of arctic skua making St Kilda their home.
Sea Kayaking St Kilda
St Kilda is just as much a ‘holy grail’ for sea kayaking as it is for sailing. With amazing cliffs, sea stacks and caves combined it is easy to see why. The remote location that only the right weather window will allow you to visit adds to it’s mystique.
Our sailing adventure to St Kilda
You can read more about our sailing and sea kayaking expedition to St Kilda in excellent articles written by Sinclair Molloy in Paddler magazine and Scottish Paddler. Or you can watch my rather hastily made film of the expedition: