Great Glen Canoe Trail

Great Glen Canoe Trail


Fancy crossing Scotland from West Coast to East Coast via the Great Glen Canoe Trail

This is a guided 5 day trip starting at Fort William and finishing at Inverness with an experienced British Canoeing Advanced leader overseeing your safety and well-being.

The Great Glen canoe trail is a 60 mile coast to coast journey through the heart of Scotland on the Caledonian Canal and across Loch Ness taking in the scenery, wildlife and history as we paddle along.

We have two trips running in 2018
Spring 2018      23rd – 27th April
Autumn 2018   24th – 28th September

Cost is £550 per person

Full trip information below:





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This is a guided 5 day trip across Scotland’s Great Glen Canoe Trail

with an experienced British Canoeing Advanced leader overseeing your safety and well-being



Starting at Fort William
You will be crossing Scotland from West Coast to East Coast via the Great Glen Canoe trail.


5 Days of open boat paddling
4 Nights of wild camping

Finishing at Inverness: 5 days later
We normally have some sorting of shuttles for those with cars ,if we haven’t done on day 1,
or a transfer to Inverness railway station for those who have travelled by train.



We will be meeting in Fort William on the morning of departure for 9am.
Car parking for week can be arranged or pick up can be arranged from the train station.


Experience Required
You will need little experience for this trip.  The first day is spent on the Caledonian Canal which gives you time to master your boat and get coaching in efficient forward paddling and steering.

Each day you will find an improvement in your paddling skills as the trip progresses across the Great Glen.

Having a basic level of fitness is useful to allow you to both enjoy and finish the trail as planned.


Food: Due to different dietary requirements these days we leave you to be self sufficient food wise
there is opportunity days 2 & 3 to stock up with fresh supplies if you need.

We can provide stoves and cook ware, if needed.


We will be using the Great Glen canoe trail campsites.
You will need to bring your own two man tent, sleeping bags and mats.  We do offer the hire of tents & mats.  If you don’t wish to camp we can help you arrange alternative accommodation along the route but this will be at your own expense.


Age Limits
Minimum age 14 and must be accompanied by an adult.


Group Size
A minimum group size of 4 is required for this trip to run.
The Maximum group size will be 8 persons on this trip.


Bookings can be made  online.
Payments can be made in full or a deposit can be taken to secure place.
If deposit is paid, full outstanding must be settled 30 days before trip date
If minimum group numbers are not reached by 30 days before trip then full refunds will be given.


Cost is for £550 per persons sharing a canoe and includes
A place on a canoe for the trip
Shuttle arrangements (if required)
Guide/Coaching for 5 days
Paddles and buoyancy aids
Dry Barrels
Dry Bags


We can supply If requested
Roll Mat
Head Torch
Cooking equipment


Not Included in price
Alcoholic Drinks
BB type Accommodation
Sleeping bag
Travel or parking expenses


You will need to bring
Your own warm paddling clothing
Full set of waterproofs jacket & trousers
Warm hat & gloves (sun hat/cap)
Footwear suitable for paddling
Footwear suitable for campsite
Spare clothing
Sleeping bag
Toiletries, sunscreen & midge spray
Personal food supplies and day snacks
Personal eating utensils eg. Plate Bowl Cup, For, Knife, Spoon ( Plastic or metal types )


You will be provided with a full suggested Kit List and example menu planers suitable for your trip



Book your place now £550 per person
Spring 2018 23-27th April
Autumn 2018 24th – 28th September