Canoe Adventures

2023/24 canoe expeditions

Join us for an amazing adventure as we explore some of the finest open canoe paddling available in Scotland.

Our Coaches & Guides will share remote lochs and rivers with you, wild camping under the stars as we explore a land steeped in history and beauty.

All of our expeditions include use of canoes, paddling equipment and our British Canoeing Accredited Guides ensure the trips are suitable for beginners and accomplished canoeists alike.

Great Glen canoeing

Loch Awe

Canoe expedition

  • October 3rd – 5th 2023
  • September 2nd – 6th 2024
Loch Awe is the longest freshwater loch in Scotland. Its shoreline stretches to within a few miles of the sea. In our opinion, the Loch Awe expedition is a contender as one of the most spectacular lochs to paddle in Scotland. It’s rugged, remote and the landscape is stunning.

The shores are fringed with conifer forests and the northern horizon is dominated by the Ben Cruachan mountain range. Wildlife in the area is legendary. If you are lucky you may spot deer, otters, golden eagles or ospreys from the water. There are also castles you can paddle up to and explore.

The sights from the water are hard to beat. It’s not until you are out in the middle of this vast loch that you will truly appreciate its scale and beauty!

Beinn Eighe & Loch Maree

Canoe trip

  • April 22nd – 28th 2024 
  • May 6th – 10th 2024
  • June 10th – 14th 2024

Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands NNR is deservedly famed for its ancient Caledonian pine forest. Some of the pines on the Glas Leitir are more than 350 years old.  These woodlands and mountains are home to a range of quintessentially Scottish wildlife such as pine martens, eagles, red deer, crossbills and divers.

  • Explore a Loch within a Loch within an island

  • Watch sea eagles and golden eagles soaring high above the mountain.

  • Listen in awe to the distant roaring of red deer resounding across the reserve during the rut.

  • Enjoy the smaller things in life and search for dragonflies, butterflies and characteristic plants.

Loch Awe canoeing
Beinn Eighe & Loch Maree​ canoeing

Beinn Eighe & Loch Maree

  • April 22nd – 28th 2024 
  • May 6th – 10th 2024
  • June 10th – 14th 2024

Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands NNR is deservedly famed for its ancient Caledonian pine forest. Some of the pines on the Glas Leitir are more than 350 years old.  These woodlands and mountains are home to a range of quintessentially Scottish wildlife such as pine martens, eagles, red deer, crossbills and divers.

  • Explore a Loch within a Loch within an island

  • Watch sea eagles and golden eagles soaring high above the mountain.

  • Listen in awe to the distant roaring of red deer resounding across the reserve during the rut.

  • Enjoy the smaller things in life and search for dragonflies, butterflies and characteristic plants.

Great Glen caneoing expedition

Great Glen

Canoe adventure

  • April 29th – May 3rd 2024

Crossing Scotland from West Coast to East Coast between Fort William and Inverness via the Great Glen Canoe Trail, this fully guided 5 day trip links multiple lochs across its 100km route.

Sleeping at designated wild camping locations, the true remoteness of this trip never disappoints.

Canoeing in four tandem pairs of eight paddlers, the fully self-sufficient trip is suitable for new and experienced paddlers alike.

Starting at Neptunes Staircase on day one allows us to get into the paddling rhythm with plenty of time to learn or dust off skills prior to committing to Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness across the following four days.

Loch Morar & Loch Nevis

Canoeing adventure

  • June 3rd – 7th 2024
  • June 17th – 20th 2024
  • September 16th – 20th 2024

Allow our expert canoe guides to showcase the stunning wilderness setting that is Loch Morar and Loch Nevis. Joining us over four days, we will explore the beauty and incredible scenery of Loch Morar, wild camping along the way whilst learning bushcraft and journeying skills before we embark on the portage across the Tarbet close to Sworldlands and its enchanting history.

Entering true wilderness surroundings, only accessible by water or on foot, we then turn right and explore the Eastern reaches of Loch Nevis, a sea loch who’s towering mountain ranges offer some of the very finest vistas to be found in the Scottish Highlands!

Our return leg often features a visit to the remote Oban Bothy, nestled under the ranges of An Stac and Sron a’ Choin and an opportunity to spend our final night toasting the highlights of the trip with a dram or two of a local tipple.

Beinn Eighe & Loch Maree​ canoeing
Loch Morar & Loch Nevis

Loch Morar & Loch Nevis

  • June 3rd – 7th 2024
  • June 17th – 20th 2024
  • September 16th – 20th 2024

Allow our expert canoe guides to showcase the stunning wilderness setting that is Loch Morar and Loch Nevis. Joining us over four days, we will explore the beauty and incredible scenery of Loch Morar, wild camping along the way whilst learning bushcraft and journeying skills before we embark on the portage across the Tarbet close to Sworldlands and its enchanting history.

Entering true wilderness surroundings, only accessible by water or on foot, we then turn right and explore the Eastern reaches of Loch Nevis, a sea loch who’s towering mountain ranges offer some of the very finest vistas to be found in the Scottish Highlands!

Our return leg often features a visit to the remote Oban Bothy, nestled under the ranges of An Stac and Sron a’ Choin and an opportunity to spend our final night toasting the highlights of the trip with a dram or two of a local tipple.

loch canoes adventure

Loch Ericht & Ben Alder

Canoeing activity

  • September 9th – 13th 2024
  • September 23rd – 27th 2024

Surrounded by splendid mountain scenery, Loch Ericht has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. For those who like to canoe and climb, Ben Alder Mountain at 3,766 feet (1,148 m) and Geal Charn at 3,714 feet (1,132 m) offer trails and scenic areas for an incredible view of the countryside. The extensive native woodland and varied mountain terrain create a habitat rich in wildlife. Deer, eagles, and native red squirrels, mountain hares, and pine martins are common sites along the wilderness trails.

Take a paddle, grab a canoe, and embark on an adventure of a lifetime!
Take Paddle, Grab a Canoe and embark on an adventure