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The Caledonian Canal
South Laggan © Terry McCall

The Great Glen Trail Canoe Crossing

From £420 per adult

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May — September

The Great Glen canoe trail is a geological fault that stretches from Loch Linnhe in the West to Inverness in the east and is over 200 million years old! It makes a very memorable canoe trip from the west to east over 5 days.

Day 1 Fort William - Glas-dhoire

Starting at Neptunes Staircase in Fort William, we have a check through the kit and get any cars moved. We then get on the canal and run through how to pack our boats and basic skills then we make our way up the canal to Gairlochy where we have a portage which we use trolleys for and get onto Loch Lochy then on to the campsite.

Day 2  Glas-dhoire - Loch Oich

Waking up beside Loch Lochy we get some food and then make our way up the rest of Loch Lochy to South Laggan, we then make our way onto the canal and through to Loch Oich, the water shed of The Great Glen.

Day 3  Loch Oich - Invermoriston

Today we head along Loch Oich and have the potential to paddle down the River Oich if levels are ok and we feel up to it with our new skills. 

Finishing near Invermoriston, we can relax for the night with some food and drink at a local restaurant.

Day 4 Invermoriston - Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness is spectacular in any weather conditions, so as we continue our canoe journey, we could potentially sail with the prevailing SW wind or gaze at reflections of the steep mountains in mirror calm water. Urquhart Castle guards the bay into which we plan to paddle for our last night’s camp.

Day 5  Drumnadrochit - Inverness

The last day where we head out towards The North Sea, over the course of the day with the scenery changing from the mountains at the start to now the urban setting of Inverness where we finish our trip.

Contact details

Scottish Rock & Water
3 Clune View
Church Street
Fort William
Bespoke Small Group (1-16)
Adventure Outdoor Activities

Tour prices


  • £420 Per Adult


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Scottish Rock & Water

Scottish Rock & Water provide world class experiences throughout Scotland from every vantage point, land, water and winter. We believe that this gives you a great range of options to truly experience Scotland at its best, whether that be multi-day walks with accommodation or wild camping under the clear night skies in the heart of the mountains. Your Scottish adventure awaits!

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We are open all year round for summer and winter activities.

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