Great Glen Way

Great Glen Way Expedition

Great Glen Way Expedition

GREAT GLEN WAY EXPEDITION

Green Course | Beginner
Riverside, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15 2EB 01887 829 202

5 days of perfect paddling and 4 nights of wonderful wild camping gives the opportunity to travel along one of the most famous Glens in Scotland. We start paddling on the west coast just outside Fort William on the gentle, sheltered water of the Caledonian Canal. This links together a series of lochs including Loch Lochy and the iconic Loch Ness. Throughout the expedition coaching will be given to help you develop your paddling and camping skills to make this journey unforgettable

Key Information

£570 / adult

£1710 / group

group of 3

beginner

5 days

“GREAT GLEN WAY EXPEDITION”

5 days of perfect paddling and 4 nights of wonderful wild camping gives the opportunity to travel along one of the most famous Glens in Scotland. We start paddling on the west coast just outside Fort William on the gentle, sheltered water of the Caledonian Canal. This links together a series of lochs including Loch Lochy and the iconic Loch Ness. Throughout the expedition coaching will be given to help you develop your paddling and camping skills to make this journey unforgettable

GREEN COURSE

A great beginners trip for individuals wanting to experience travelling by canoe and camping under the stars for the first time.

Day 1 - Corpach Locks to Gairlochy

After meeting your guides in Inverness we transfer to the west coast to start our trip on the amazing series of canal locks called Neptune’s staircase. Paddling east we have a gentle introduction to canoeing using the Caledonian Canal to reach Gairlochy and our first nights camp.

Day 2 - Loch Lochy to Laggan locks 

Today we experience the open water of Loch Lochy and a very beautiful, calm, tree-lined section of the canal which leads onto Loch Oich. A wild camp under the stars awaits to fully embrace the expedition life.

Day 3 - Laggan Locks to Fort Augustus

After paddling on the sheltered canal we arrive at our longest portage on the journey, around the lochs in Fort Augustus. Here we are gifted with our first views of Loch Ness and our camp will let us soak up the atmosphere of this most amazing place.

Day 4 - Loch Ness

Today we continue paddling on the mighty Loch Ness, stopping at one of the lovely sandy beaches to rest and eat. After immersing ourselves in this fantastic place we will transfer back to Inverness where we will end our trip.

Day 5 - Loch Ness and Home

Your last day of expedition completes your journey across Scotland. You'll paddle down the remaining stretches of Loch Ness before shuttling back to Inverness.

Beyond Adventure will provide all necessary group equipment including waterproof barrels, camp seats, tents, cooking utensils, maps, group shelters as well as all necessary personal paddling equipment.

Personal Equipment 

3 season sleeping bag

Lightweight sleeping mat or thermarest

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Fleece jacket x2

Warm hat

Sun hat ideally with a peak or brim

Quick drying lightweight trousers x 2

Base layers - thermal tops and bottoms

Tee shirts x2 (thermal fabric - not cotton)

Gloves, wool is still warm when wet

Paddling footwear (could be wellies, trainers or old boots, but make sure comfortable when kneeling)

Camp footwear - sandals, trainers or lightweight boots

1 litre water bottle (minimum)

Sun glasses and sunscreen

Personal first aid including blister kit and insect repellant

Midge net & midge repellant (Scotland in summer)

Light weight wash kit (with biodegradable soap)

A few plastic carrier bags (to separate wet/dry clothes if necessary)

Lightweight towel

Headtorch plus spare battery

Camera

Personal Medication 

 

You will be able to leave extra clothes worn for travelling in the vehicle whilst we are on expedition.

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