The Great Glen
This is a fully guided expedition along the iconic Great Glen. This gem is a 96km route across Scotland though amazing landscape with breath taking view. Conquering the formidable open waters of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness; a challenge in itself.
Using wild campsites along the route and cooking on open fires in a true traditional open canoe trip style. Food is provided with the trip price. Pick ups from train stations and airports can be arranged and meals, campsite fees and boat hire are included in trip price. This includes a pre expedition team meet and greet meal in a local restaurant. We also ask paddlers to keep free the following day, as this route can be affected by the weather and slow progress, so having an extra day available allows us as a group flexability.
The Great Glen Guided
26th – 30th September 2022 Adults £560
This wild camping canoe expeditions is for paddlers that are comfortable in a moderate environment (open water and Whitewater)
Starting at the top end of Loch Tay paddling down to the mouth of the river and down the classic River Tay below the famous Grandtully.
Food is included. On this expedition.
25th -28th Oct 2022 Adults £435
Cross Scotland open canoe challenge trip.
This is a pretty unique cross Scotland trip, it isn’t the classic crossing and will come with bragging rights. Starting at Poolewe and finishing 96 km and 6 days later in Dingwall. This will be a small group and the 6 days will consist of 10-14 hours a day paddling or portaging. This trip has 16km of portage and traveling up highland streams with 325m of height gain where you will need to carry your boat as well as all your own kit and food. This trip is very much a traditional style open canoe trip.
It goes without saying a high level of fitness will be required for this tough challenge. You will need to have experience of lightweight camping and happy paddling on grade 3 rivers and in force 4 winds with experience in lining, tracking, poling, portaging, sailing. This expedition will be lead by BC endorsed guide Dave Jnr. If you are still interested contact us.
Due to the nature of this challenge we have introduced a compulsory skills check and training weekend. We will look at all the trad skills and solo sailing this trip requires.
Training weekend (North Wales)
30th April 1st May 2022 £150
10th- 14th October 2022 £360
5 days 4 nights
Paddle and Trek
This is a fully guided expedition. Ben Alder is the highest mountain in the remote area of the Scottish Highlands between Loch Ericht and Glen Spean. The vast summit plateau is home of one of Britain’s highest bodies of standing water, Lochan a’ Garbh Coire. It is the 25th highest Munro, and due to its remote location, one of the less frequently visited. The expedition will approach Ben Alder by open canoe up Loch Ericht from Dalwhinnie to Ben Alder cottage; a Bothe at the southern end of the loch. Ben Alder Cottage is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a ghillie who hung himself from the rafters. The expedition will walk to the summit of Ben Alder then back to the canoes to paddle out the following day. This is a fully catered expedition. You will need good walking equipment, a sleeping bag and a tent (tents can be hired). This expedition starts and finishes in Dalwhinnie.
This is a hard expedition! Led by experienced paddlers and mountain professionals
Ben Alder Guided
4th-7th October 2022 £425