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Experience a 5-day canoe and wild camping adventure through the lochs and canals of Scotland, from Fort William on the west coast to Inverness on the East coast.
You will paddle under the watchful eye of an experienced local guide and wild-camp along the way. You will get the opportunity to learn new canoe skills or consolidate what you already know. With stunning scenery, awesome campfire cooking, myths and legends and lots of fresh Highland air, this is a very special adventure. Maximum capacity is 7 people (with 1 guide) and with a group of this size you get to camp in some special places that bigger groups can’t. All will travel in (very stable) shared double Canadian open-topped canoes.
After meeting in Inverness, you will be transported to Banavie, Fort William, the start point of our expedition. The journey to Fort William will give you a flavour of what is to come as you take in the amazing Great Glen scenery on the road south.
With help from your guide, you’ll carefully pack the canoes and have a practice paddle in the canal basin. Once everyone is happy with steering a fully laden canoe, the group will paddle around 10km towards Gairlochy to find a remote campsite and enjoy the first night of wild camping, well away from the bustle of Fort William.
Meeting at 9am in Inverness. (There is parking available at Rose Street multi-storey car park and accommodation next to the meeting point at Premier Inn River Ness).
You will then be driven to Fort William to begin your adventure (approx 2 hour drive). We pick up from here as transport to Inverness is often easier and cheaper and also as a back up in case the wind changes direction and we need to start the adventure in Inverness.
At the end of the week you will then be dropped off back into the centre of Inverness after unpacking the canoes and sorting out your kit. This is usually by 3pm but exact timings can vary. We recommend customers booking onward travel from Inverness at the end of the trip should not book anything before 5pm.
Please only book your travel arrangements once we have confirmed your booking. The capacity of this trip is 7 people. Minimum age 18. Maximum weight restriction of 18 stones (114kg).
We need at least 4 people for this trip to run. We will let you know once this trip is confirmed.