Itinerary: 5 Days & 4 Nights
Trip Departure Dates: 

2019: July 22nd – 8 spaces available Trip Will Run

Cost: £485.00
Day 1: Canoe Killin to Eilean nam Ban-naomh
Day 2: Canoe  Eilean nam Ban-naomh to Grandtully
Day 3: Canoe Grandtully to Dunkeld
Day 4: Canoe Dunkeld to Inchtuthill
Day 5: Canoe Inchtuthill to Perth
Click Here for Day to Day Detailed Itinerary
Accommodation 4 Nights Camping
Is this trip for you?
Moderately Challenging suitable for those confident in water & some paddling experience.




  • “I would like to thank your team for providing me with a very memorable and enjoyable week, descending the Tay by canoe from Killin to Perth.
    I would particularly like to thank Liam for his mature, authoritative and assured leadership throughout the week, and for taking good care of me.
    It was a pleasure spending a week with a group of such friendly, capable and confident young people.
    They are a credit to your organisation.” Alan Sept 2016

Loch Tay and River Tay Descent

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*
*Equipment available to purchase direct from Active.

Expedition Price: £485.00