Great Glen Canoe Trail


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Join us on one of the UK’s great canoe adventures. An epic 60+ mile journey crossing Scotland and conquering the formidable open waters of
Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Ness and in parts the Caledonian canal. This requires strength, determination and above all a sense of wisdom on the water.

Your journey will start at Fort William (Neptunes Staircase) where you will undertake a two hour induction on the water as well as a chance to familiarise yourself with the equipment and meet the staff that will accompany you throughout your journey. On this five day adventure you will get to see Scotland and it’s wildlife from a wonderful iconic mode of transport (Canadian style open canoe) as well as experiencing the life and ways of a voyager. After each days paddle you will set up camp in wilderness style under the stars, learn essential wilderness bushcraft/ survival skills and enjoy camp talks and fine communal dining.

No prior experience is required but we do advise this trip is very intense and requires a number of hours paddling in unpredictable Scottish weather conditions. This trip also requires you to at times portage your canoe as well as five nights of camping.

Duration: 5 days

Deposit: 20%
Price: £450
Suitability: 18 years & above.
Course size: 8 participants (maximum).
Location: Scotland
Trip Meeting Time: 08.00 Day 1.
Trip Finish Time: ETA 17.00 Day 5

Forces discount 10%

Group booking discounts available on enquiry.

Friday 17th September (Banavie onto Loch Lochy)
Saturday 18th September (Loch Locky onto Loch Oich)
Sunday 19th September (Loch Oich onto loch Ness)
Monday 20th September (Loch Ness to Dores)
Tuesday 21st September (Dores to Muirtown Basin, Inverness)

What’s included:

  • Two guides
  • Canadian canoe
  • Paddles
  • Portage
  • Food/ Water
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Helmets
  • 60 litre watertight barrel per person
  • Water purification equipment
  • Survival kit
  • Compass
  • Portage trolley
  • Water bailer
  • Laminated map
  • Fitted buoyancy airbags and painter ropes
  • Communal cooking equipment

What’s not included:

  • Personal snacks, medication, toiletries
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent
  • Clothing
  • Torches
  • Personal insurance

We can provide camping equipment i.e. tent, sleep matt, sleeping bag etc at an additional hire charge of £25.

Additional information


17th September 2020-21st September 2020

Payment options

Deposit, Full


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