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  • Canadian (open) canoeing in Glen Affric, Highlands
    Canadian (open) canoeing in Glen Affric, Highlands
  • Canoeists paddle on Loch Tay at Kenmore, Perthshire
    Canoeists paddle on Loch Tay at Kenmore, Perthshire
  • Two canoeists paddle on Loch Morlich in Glenmore Forest Park, part of the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands
    Canoeing on Loch Morlich in Glenmore Forest Park, part of the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands

With over 800 islands, beautiful sea lochs and white water rivers, Scotland is one of the best locations in the world for canoeing. Whether you prefer a solitary paddle or canoeing with friends or family, there are plenty opportunities to take to the water.

It is an ideal way to explore Scotland’s stunning scenery and discover amazing wildlife as you paddle along at your own pace. Many activity centres across the country offer canoeing trips for all ages and abilities. You can choose from a few hours paddling in the water, or extend this to multi-day trips to remote lochs where you will discover Scotland’s true wilderness.

Elie Watersports in Fife gives beginners an excellent chance to get to grips with canoeing on the calm waters of the sheltered bay. The more experienced canoeist can venture further out from the bay for more of a challenge.

Over on the west coast, explore the beautiful Outer Hebrides by canoe and enjoy a guided canoe tour from companies including Harris Outdoor Adventure. Other popular locations which are ideal for canoeing include the rivers Tay and Spey, as well as Loch Lomond and Loch Earn. Loch Morlich Watersports near Aviemore also offers a range of courses in canoeing and several other watersports.

The Great Glen Canoe Trail which is the first of its kind in Scotland, is a 60 mile stretch of the Caledonian Canal running from Fort William to Inverness and should not be missed. For more information, download the trail map.

There are also a range of caneoing courses available via the Scottish Canoe Association.

Browse the listings below to find more canoeing in Scotland.

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  1. Outdoor Explore

    Type

    Kayaking

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    Blairgowrie

    Bespoke kayak tours across Central Scotland on lochs, rivers & sea.

  2. Venture Mòr

    Type

    Munro Walks

    Gradings

    Applecross

    Welcome to Venture Mòr

  3. Snowgoose Mountain Centre

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    Fort William

    Snowgoose Mountain Centre based near the foot of Ben Nevis, in the West Highlands offers mountain and paddlesports holidays, instruction & guiding, along with canoe, kayak and mountain bike hire as well as half and full day activities.

  4. Gradings

    Monifieth

    Enjoy a fun day out for all the family at Monikie Country Park. Adventure play parks, family walks, BBQ hire, adventure activites, environmental walks and talks with the rangers and many more.

  5. Go Country

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    Aberfoyle

    Welcome to Go Country

  6. Harris Outdoor Adventure

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    South Harris

    Welcome to Harris Outdoor Adventure

  7. Outdoortrax

    Type

    Sphereing

    Gradings

    Kilsyth

    Welcome to Outdoortrax

  8. Wilderness Scotland Winter Sports

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    Aviemore

    Welcome to Wilderness Scotland Winter Sports

  9. Centre 81

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    Garelochhead

    Centre 81 is a recently refurbished community centre offering internet, free wi-fi, table tennis, outdoor equipment hire and more.

  10. Active Outdoor Pursuits

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    • 4 Activity Provider
    4 Activity Provider

    Aviemore

    Looking for an outdoor adventure or holiday? Then you've come to the right place!

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