Scottish Canoe Journeys In Kingussie, Scotland
Enjoy Scottish Canoe Journeys in Kingussie, Scotland for up to 8 people. Rate as low as £360 per person for 4 days. Rates: • The Great Glen (5 days): Starts from £430 per person • River Tay Canoe Descent (4 days): £360 per person • Inverpolly Classics (5 days): £460 per person Included: • Highly experienced & qualified guide • All technical equipment • Food if camping • Camping equipment inc tent, mat & stoves Rate is seasonal and subject to change What You Can Expect: Scotland truly has it all when it comes to journeying, whether it be a relaxing paddle across Loch Maree taking in the views of the sea eagles, going from ‘salt to salt’ travelling through the geological fault of The Great Glen, sea kayaking through the golden sands of Arisaig or sampling some of the famous whiskey distilleries while descending the river Spey. Somethings guaranteed... you'll have memories for the rest of your life! Scottish Journeys (The Great Glen) he Great Glen 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 great trip from the west to east over 5 days taking in fantastic views down the Glen and spotting any wildlife along the way including Nessie! There are also options to paddle the River Oich and The River Ness if people feel up for a little more excitement! • Location: West Highlands • Min: 2 people • Max: 8 people • Comfort: Camping or B&B; • Grading: 4 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. Scottish Journeys (River Tay Canoe Descent) The longest river in the UK which has the biggest volume of water passing through annually makes for an exciting canoe trip on The River Tay. Starting near Killin at the west side of Loch Tay we take in the views of the Lawler's mountain range to the north before we head on to the river where we navigate our way down through some white water all the way to the picturesque town of Perth. • Location: Central Highlands • Min: 2 people • Max: 8 people • Comfort: Camping or B&B; • Grading: 5 Day 1 Killin - Kenmore Starting off at the west end of the loch we get kit checked and packed, then after cover emergency procedures we cover some basic skills to get us moving. Down the fabulous loch taking in the breathtaking views of The Lawlers Mountain range to the north, we head then for Killin where we check out the 5,000yr old crannog before putting camp up for the night. Day 2 Kenmore - Grandtully. After breakfast, we get packed and ready to tackle some of the white water on the river, after navigating 'Chinese falls' and some excitement later we make our way down through majestic Strath Tay soaking up the views with a few more sections of white water before we arrive at Grantully. With an option to run the main rapid if people wished with a chance to dry off at the nearby camp in case of any unexpected soakings! Day 3 Grandtully - Inchtuthil We get packed up and start meandering our way down towards the town of Dunkled where we pass the confluence of the River Tummel. There is a very impressive bridge built in the 16th century by General Wade which still doesn't have a weight limit! We head on through and down towards our camp for the night where there was formally a Roman Fort. Day 4 Inchtuthill - Perth The last day where we head past Scone Palace, this is where all new Kings are knighted and are brought into power. Just downstream is our finish at the sandstone bridge in the beautiful town of Perth. Scottish Journeys (Inverpolly Classics) Inverpolly is located approximately 15km north of Ullapool, in north-west Sutherland. The site is nationally important for a range of habitats: upland vegetation, freshwater lochs, blanket bog and woodland. Being different geology to anywhere else in Scotland it has own character, with soaring sandstone peaks, loch systems and wildlife it’s a place that's close to any peoples hearts who have ever had the pleasure of travelling through this astounding region. • Location: NW Highlands • Min: 2 people • Max: 8 people • Comfort: Camping • Grading: 8 Day 1 Elpin - Loch Veyatie. We plan to meet at Elphin where the open canoe expedition begins. Before setting off down Loch Veyatie heading to our first overnight camp, we discuss safety procedures and basic open canoe skills. Day 2 Loch Veyatie - Fionn Loch - Ascent of Suliven After breakfast, we load up our boats and set off down Fionn Loch towards the imposing peak of the mighty Suilven, where we have the opportunity to tackle this remote mountain by a route that very few people pass. We plan to camp close to Fionn Loch tonight. Day 3 Fionn Loch - Loch Sionascaig. Today we portage over to the beautiful Loch Sionascaig; before heading for our wilderness campsite on a tiny island with extraordinary panoramic views of the surrounding mountains – arguably the most stunning campsite in Scotland! Day 4 Loch Sionascaig - Ascent of Cul Mor Canoeing to a secluded beach in Loch Sionascaig, we begin our ascent of Cul Mor through the lower flanks of the birchwood trees, here we have great possibilities of seeing some wildlife; particularly red deer which can be seen roaming across upper reaches of the mountains. Day 5 Loch Sionascaig - Loch Buine Moire We canoe northwards across Loch Sionascaig for a short portage into Loch Buine Moire. After a short paddle, we rejoin the vehicle and head to Ullapool for some well earned coffee and cake! What To Bring: The Great Glen • Spare shoes to get wet • Waterproofs, top & bottoms • Water bottle or flask • Spare set of clothes & towel • Lunch River Tay Canoe Descent , Inverpolly Classics • Waterproofs, top & bottoms • Water bottle or flask • Sleeping bag, 3 season
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We provide high quality guiding, instruction & coaching in a range of mountaineering and paddle sport disciplines.Stephen McCall Qualifications: • First Aid• Mountain Instructor Award• Winter Mountain Leader trained • Trail Cycle Leader• 5* Open Canoe• UKCC Lvl 3 Aspirant • UKCC lvl 2 Sea, White Water & Canoe• Moderate Water Open Canoe• Lvl 2 Raft Guide• White Water Safety & Rescue • Alpine Ski Leader• British Association Snowboard Instructors Lvl 1• Professional Ski Instructors America Lvl 1
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Frequently Asked Question What if my course gets cancelled? We will always strive to deliver our courses as planned, but we still recommend our clients take out travel insurance. In the highly unlikely event of cancelling your course, we will offer a full refund, no quibbles. Should you need to cancel, our cancellation policy is as follows: • 2-4 weeks you will receive 25% of the total cost of your course. • 0-2 weeks you will receive 0% of the total cost of your course.