FROM £490

OPEN CANOE HOLIDAYS

GUIDED DESCENT OF THE RIVER SPEY

Location

East Highlands

Grade

Moderate - 4

Duration

4 days

Participants

Min: 2 Max: 8

Accommodation

Included 

Rating

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Starting off in the Cairngorms National Park we start the classic canoe descent of the river Spey, paddling all the way to the North Sea! Along the way we develop your paddling skills and knowledge to maximise your enjoyment on this wonderful classic canoe journey. We also have various options from wild camping to staying in B&B's with cooked breakfast and dinner every night. There are also options to check out some of the local Speyside whisky distilleries along the way if people are keen to sample some of the local tipple!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Learn how to paddle the traditional style open canoe

  • Gain confidence while improving your moving water skills

  • Fresh food from first lunch till lunch on the final day

  • Paddle from Cairngorms mountain range all the way to the North Sea

  • Paddle some exciting white water, with easier meanders between the exiting sections!

  • Sleep under canvas or B&B options available

  • Options to experience the famous Spey-side whiskeys

What's included?

Highly experienced & qualified guide

On-course transport, inc return journey to Aviemore

Buoyancy aids, helmets

Canoes & paddles

Waterproof storage, 60ltr barrels per person

Fresh food, from first lunch till lunch on the last day

Group shelter

First Aid kit

Photos from your adventure


If Camping:

Camping stoves, tea, coffe etc

Inflatable camping mats

Cutlery, bowls & plates

Tents 2 or 3 man


What's not included?

✗  Trip Insurance

  Personal expenses

  Any meals/drinks in restaurants


What do I need to bring?

  • Waterproofs, top and bottoms

  • Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable)

  • Spare shoes to get wet plus dry shoes for camp

  • Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. We recommend Gore-tex or similar

  • Spare insulating layer

  • Hat & gloves

  • Warm socks

  • Sleeping bag, 3 season

  • Spare set of clothes x 2

  • Some large zip-lock bags to keep your clothes and equipment organised 

  • Head torch, plus spare batteries

  • Water bottle or flask

  • Camping foldable chair (optional)

  • Sunglasses and sun cream (you just never know!) 

  • Personal medications

What else can we provide?

  • Pick up & drop-offs

  • Accommodation 

  • Sleeping bags with liners (limited availability)

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Book with confidence, knowing that if your trip is cancelled due to Government travelling restrictions, you’ll be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Due to the complexities of matching individuals of fitness, previous experience and ability to cover complex ground efficiently we only offer the traverse on a private basis, allowing a greater chance of success. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch.

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