Scottish River Classics
The Loch & River Tay descent journeys from the central highlands of Killin to Perth, Lowland Scotland. Passing through Perthshire’s most beautiful countryside the River Tay is Scotland’s largest volume river. It’s a diverse journey crossing the 23 kilometres of Loch Tay under the shadow of Ben Lawers and entering the River Tay at Kenmore. In addition to the river journey you can visit historic sites of interest, Crannog centre and the Cathedral at Dunkeld.
Important Information / Grade & Experience
The Tay Descent is a 5 day and 4 night paddling 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 day to day detailed itinerary please click here.
This trip is moderately challenging. The open waters of Loch Tay can be tough in windy conditions but can be sailed making it relatively relaxing. The white water sections are mainly fun and straight-forward. River skills can be picked up as the journey progresses downstream and gets progressively more challenging. There are a couple of grade 2 or 2/3 rapids, however these can be inspected and portaged easily. No previous experience is required for this journey however we do recommend some previous paddling or white water experience. We can offer 1 or 2 day canoe skills courses prior to your trip is you wish.
|What We Provide||What To Bring?|
|En-Route Shuttle||Drinks Bottle / Hot Flask|
|Boats, Bikes & All Technical Equipment||Warm Clothes – 2/3 Sets|
|Dry Bags or Containers||Pair of Trainers – to get wet/muddy|
|Cooking Sets; Pots, Plates & Cutlery + Stoves & Fuel||Sleeping Bag*|
|Expedition Meals for the 5 days on expedition||Torch*|
|Tents & Camping Sleep Mats||Sunglasses & Suncream|
|4 Nights Camping||Midgey Repellent & Mosquito Head Net|
|Transport from/to Newtonmore||Toiletries & Personal Medication|
|1 night pre-departure accommodation at Craigower Lodge||Waterproofs*|