Crossings: Little Minch

This is viewed as a classic crossing on the west coast of Scotland, the scenery, the beaches and the weather can all be breathtaking! The North Minch crossing lies between the Outer Hebrides and mainland Scotland while the Little Minch is slightly shorter and crosses a touch further south, between the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye.
Excellent routes to start ticking off the open crossing list.
Both routes (Little Minch/North Minch) have been paddled many times, these are the trips we have been informed of.

Snowdonia Watersports

Little Minch

Route Distance: ~17 nm / 31 km
Prevailing direction: E >> W


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1K1MNorbert Ziober04:39:0018-Apr-15Ardmore BayLochmaddy
Tiderace Pace 17 TourYes
2(1)K1WKate Duffus05:00:00Sep-08LochmaddyWaternish PointSKUK Greenlander Pro--Blog
3K1MToby Speight~1 day30-Sep-13RhenigidaleBornesketaig--Blog
4K1MToby Speight~2 days28-Sep-13BornesketaigRhenigidale--Blog

4 solo paddlers.
CW = clockwise, CCW = counter-clockwise


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1TeamMichal Madera
Natalie Maderova
06:46:0024-Jun-15RoghadalLoch PooltielTiderace Pace 17 Tour
Tiderace Pace 17 Tour
2TeamJohn Fergusson
Charles King
Wilfred Smith
11:00:00?27-Jul-1875Ushnish PointRoag


5 team paddlers in 2 teams


Kate Duffus : (Sep-08)
This was Kate's first open crossing, the first time she had paddled solo and first time she had paddle over 30km in a single day. From Kate:"It was a bit of an adventure for me."
John Fergusson / Charles King et al. (27-Jul-1875)
Possibly the first kayak crossing of the Minch? Undertaken in 1875 -- Ref:
Toby Speight : (28-Sep-13)
Overnight stop on Shiant Islands
Norbert Ziober : (18-Apr-15)
This was Norbert's first foray into the world of PSK.

Little Minch
6 completions -- 4 solo + 2 team + 0 escorted
9 paddlers in total (4 solo / 5 team / 0 escorted

Route Distance: ~17 nm / 31 km
Prevailing direction: E >> W
Recorded Start Points: