Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor Expedition

Rannoch Moor Expedition

RANNOCH MOOR EXPEDITION

Red Course | Advanced
Riverside, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15 2EB 01887 829 202

Starting high up on the vast moorlands of Rannoch Moor we descend over 1000 meters in height to join Scotland’s biggest river, the River Tay 80 kilometres away. This trip will test your canoeing skills – portages, rapids and lochs will keep you busy over 5 days. Our guides will lead you on this iconic Scottish canoe journey not only ensuring that you are kept safe and entertained on the water, but that you are well fed, watered and rested in camp each evening.

Key Information

£570 / adult

£1710 / group

group of 3

advanced

5 days

“RANNOCH MOOR EXPEDITION”

Starting high up on the vast moorlands of Rannoch Moor we descend over 1000 meters in height to join Scotland’s biggest river, the River Tay 80 kilometres away. This trip will test your canoeing skills – portages, rapids and lochs will keep you busy over 5 days. Our guides will lead you on this iconic Scottish canoe journey not only ensuring that you are kept safe and entertained on the water, but that you are well fed, watered and rested in camp each evening.

RED COURSE

A challenging trip that will require a variety of skills to successfully complete the expedition. Previous experience in moving water, portaging and lining a canoe are essential.

Day 1 – Loch Ba to Loch Eigheach

We start our crossing from the A82, heading East across Loch Ba on to Loch Laidon and catching the Garbh Ghaoir. Enjoy views down to Rannoch Station as you begin your journey.

Day 2 – Loch Eigheach to Dunalistair Water

We seek out the River Gaur after our nights camp where more challenging water and rapids will change the nature of the days canoeing. We then travel onto Loch Rannoch and onwards to the manmade reservoir Dunalistair Water for our next camp.

Day 3 – Dunalistair Water to Loch Tummel

Beautiful Highland lochs and steep, technical rivers will keep us occupied on todays paddle as we move East to Loch Tummel.

Day 4 – Loch Tummel to Loch Faskally

The breathtaking Loch Tummel will give way to the river as we negotiate more rapids and camp on the beautiful Loch Faskally.

Day 5 – Loch Faskally to Ballinluig

The final day of the crossing and a chance to reflect on an awe-inspiring journey.

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.

Customer Reviews

  • pedr0thefisherman11/30/2020
    5 star rating

    Kayak taster Two of us had a kayak taster session which was brilliant. Mark our instructor was excellent, kept us the right way up and managed to... read more

    rhgrah11/16/2020
    5 star rating

    Canoe lesson Organising the lesson was easy - communication from Beyond Adventure was informative and prompt. The lesson itself was a joy. After a quick assessment of... read more

    Katherine D10/31/2020
    5 star rating

    Kayaking Great fun kayaking with an experienced instructor. As a complete beginner I felt at ease and everything was explained well. All equipment provided was in... read more

    moomin04107410/30/2020
    5 star rating

    Magical Absolutely stunning experience on Loch Fiskally with Mark and Winston (the dog). Beautiful Autumn colours, magical waterfall and a wonderful tranquil experience.
    I...
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    Lee Petrucci10/26/2020

    Had the best day today Canoeing 🛶 With Mark. Great guide, really knowledgeable & he worked really hard to get us to the best spots.... read more

    kiyoe o10/24/2020
    5 star rating

    Unforgettable experience!!!!! Prompt reply to our queries and kind reception. Thanks to the professional advices for the family of beginners, we managed to cross the river with... read more

    Nicholas Crutchley10/19/2020

    Another great morning paddling with Mark from Beyond Adventure. Safe, fun, informative. We have rebooked for a day in November.

    Moffkins10/19/2020
    5 star rating

    Highly recommend for families! Highly recommend Beyond Adventure. We're a family of four with two younger kids, (7 & 5) and wanted to do something a little different and... read more

    Liz Phillips10/17/2020

    Had a fantastic river SUP lesson with Mark and Winston. Took time to assess our needs and then the whole trip was breathtaking whilst learning... read more

  • lizp40610/17/2020
    5 star rating

    Autumn river paddle Had a fantastic river SUP lesson with Mark (and Winston the dog) beautiful scenery and excellent tuition. We had a great chat before about what... read more

    JOSEPH M10/17/2020
    5 star rating

    WONDERFUL TRIP We arrived at the Beyond Adventure base and were met by Mark who would be our guide for the day.
    He was friendly, funny and...
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    jameslally1510/08/2020
    5 star rating

    A great experience. I booked a kayak trip for myself and 2 others just to see how we would get on (we’re all in our 60’s) and to... read more

    rdmlister10/07/2020
    5 star rating

    Well organised and great fun! Three of us went canoeing with our guide Mark on loch Faskally on a lovely day in the Highlands. Mark was knowledgeable, friendly highly qualified... read more

    Adam Marshall10/03/2020

    Extremely friendly, efficient and professional service. Beautiful trip on the Tay even on a dreich day. Hope to do a longer trip with them in... read more

    Ian Weller9/17/2020

    My wife & I had no experience in canoes and whilst on holiday wanted to take the opportunity to learn. From all the similar... read more

    Ross Gallacher10/24/2019

    Enjoyed a great afternoon on the River Garry this afternoon with Mark instructing, fantastic scenery too!
    Will definitely be back in the spring for some further...
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    Johnathan Ward8/12/2019

    My 2 sons (14 and 17) and myself did the Great Glen Canoe Expedition in August. We had a fantastic time, thanks to our amazing... read more

    Emily Goodlad7/29/2019

    We have return bubbling with excitement from a family adventure guided by the wonder Freddy. A well organised, good kit and enthusiastic crew make... read more

  • Bryan Samuel7/23/2019

    Travelled with 3 girls (7/10/14) and participated in gorge walking. Mark, our guide was awesome. Mark slowly added more challenges as the day... read more

    Rab Mann5/31/2019

    I did the Half Day Discover Kayaking course as I wanted to try a sit inside kayak. I thought they would be more unstable than... read more

    Daniel Burns5/28/2019

    When you book an event for 15 people and take their money off them for the day, the stakes are fairly high. Beyond Adventure gave... read more

    Liz Gray4/27/2019

    Thank you for a fun morning on Loch Tay.
    Really appreciated the time you guys spent with me. Starting to build my confidence...
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    Naomi Porter2/21/2019

    Afternoon on the Tay Kayaking with our instructor Mark. We booked a private lesson initally due to disabilities and zero experience. We were met at... read more

    Alyson Smith10/07/2018

    We had the most amazing time canyoning and canoeing with Ross, Mark, Ellie and the lovely Gigha. We were made to feel like friends not... read more

    Emma Thomas9/24/2018

    A great day on the water today with the lovely Ellie. Thank you Ellie for a lovely chilled afternoon SUP on Loch Faskally. Stunning setting... read more

    Fiona Love7/04/2018

    Great day kayaking on the River Tay - Struan was our instructor and guide and was brilliant with everyone. Thank you!

    Elizabeth Pirrie9/24/2017

    Just spent a fab afternoon canoeing down the River Tay with Beyond Adventure. Can’t recommend it highly enough. Very patient and knowledgeable coach. Can’t wait... read more

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