Highland Coo!, River Spey Descent

*Equipment shown in images is not always the same as equipment provided

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Itinerary: 5 Days & 4 Nights
Trip Departure Dates: Please enquire for 2017 dates

2018 Departure Dates: July 2nd & Sept 3rd

Cost: £495.00
Day 1: Canoe Kingussie to Aviemore
Day 2: Canoe Aviemore to Grantown on Spey
Day 3: Canoe Grantown on Spey to Ballindalloch
Day 4: Canoe Ballindalloch to Craigellachie
Day 5: Canoe Craigellachie to Spey Bay
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.



River Spey Descent

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 Provide What To Bring?
Luggage Transport & En-Route Shuttle Drinks Bottle / Hot Flask
Boats & 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*
Tents & Camping Sleep Mats Torch*
Expedition Meals for the 5 days on expedition 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: £495.00