River Spey Descent

From: £495.00

Itinerary: 5 Days & 4 Nights
Trip Departure Dates: 

2020 Departure Dates: July 20th and August 3rd

Cost: £495.00
Day 1: CanoeKingussie to Aviemore
Day 2: CanoeAviemore to Grantown on Spey
Day 3: CanoeGrantown on Spey to Ballindalloch
Day 4: CanoeBallindalloch to Craigellachie
Day 5: CanoeCraigellachie to Spey Bay
Click Here for Day to Day Detailed Itinerary
Accommodation4 Nights Camping
Is this trip for you?
Moderately Challenging suitable for those confident in water & some paddling experience.


Scottish River Classics

Scotland’s finest canoeing river tour starts in the Cairngorms National Park. The River Spey is one of the most beautiful rivers in Britain, flowing through beautifully forested country and passing many famous distilleries such as Knockando & Glenfiddich. With time on our side, we will pay a visit to at least one of them for a “wee dram” of Speyside malt. Premier salmon fishing and an abundance of wildlife around its banks makes the River Spey one of the best in Britain. The highlight however will surely be its many fun & exciting Grade II rapids and it’s spectacular end at Spey Bay.

Important Information / Grade & Experience

The River Spey descent is a 5 day and 4 night river journey.  By their very nature journeys on the water can be affected by weather and other environmental factors. Your guide/s may have to alter the itinerary to ensure group safety. For a detailed day to day itinerary please click here.

The Spey Descent is moderately challenging on mainly easy but fast flowing water.  There are normally no portages required on this trip. It is suitable for water-confident people with little or no experience.  We can offer 1 or 2 day canoe skills courses prior to your trip is you wish.

What We ProvideWhat To Bring?
Boats & All Technical EquipmentDrinks Bottle / Hot Flask
Dry Bags or ContainersWarm Clothes – 2/3 Sets
Cooking Sets; Pots, Plates & Cutlery + Stoves & FuelPair of Trainers – to get wet/muddy
Tents & Camping Sleep MatsSleeping Bag*
Expedition Meals for the 5 days on expeditionTorch*
Transport from/to NewtonmoreSunglasses & Suncream
4 Nights CampingMidgey Repellent & Mosquito Head Net
1 night pre-departure accommodation at Craigower LodgeToiletries & Personal Medication
*Equipment available to purchase direct from Active.

Expedition Price: £495.00

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