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 night in a hotel with expedition team meet and greet meal in the hotel. 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
20th – 24th September 2021 Adults £595
Introduction to wild camping canoe expeditions. This is a ‘holiday’ not a survival course. A five day fully guided, all-inclusive trip, with wild camping accommodation on the shores of this magnificent Scottish loch.
Your highly experienced guides will introduce you to or develop you canoeing skills as well as showing you how to thrive while wild camping. This is a leave no trace, slow pace trip where you can do as much or as little as you want. You will be able to try things like canoe sailing, baking bread on an open fire, whilst immersing yourself in nature.
Loch Shiel wild camping canoe expeditions
27th Sept – 1st Oct 2021 Adults £695
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.
3rd – 8th October 2021
6 days 5 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 – 6th October 2021 Adults £380