Scottish Canoe Classics
The Great Glen Way Canoe Trail is one of Scotland’s most challenging and rewarding canoe journeys. A geographical fault line forms the Great Glen Way splitting Scotland in two. Steeped in history and folklore tales this trail will uncover many of Scotland’s secrets. The journey starts in Fort William on the Caledonian Canal before entering the open water of 3 Scottish Lochs; Lochy, Oich and Ness. You may even catch a glimpse of Nessie!
Important Information / Grade & Experience
The Great Glen Way Canoe trail is a 5 day and 4 night 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.
This trip is moderately challenging on mainly open lochs though depending on skill level, sections of the River Oich and the River Ness may be paddled. This canoe trail 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 Provide||What To Bring?|
|Boats & All Technical Equipment||2x Pairs of Trainers|
|Dry Bags or Containers||Sleeping Bag*|
|Stoves & Fuel||Drinks Bottle / Hot Flask|
|Cooking Sets; Pots, Plates, Cutlery||Warm Clothes – 2/3 sets|
|Tents & Camp Sleeping Mats||Torch*|
|4 Nights Camping||Sunglasses & Suncream|
|1 night pre-departure accommodation at Craigower Lodge||Midge Repellent / Mosquito Head Net|
|Transport from/to Newtonmore||Toiletries & Any Personal Medication|
*Equipment available to purchase direct from Active.