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Open Canoeing in the Scottish Highlands

FROM £595

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East Highlands, Scotland


Leisurely - 3


6 days


Min: 4 Max: 8

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average rating is 3 out of 5

Join us to learn and develop you canoe skills in the Scottish Highlands, with handpicked lochs and river we will help you master you craft on this 6 day trip. With lochs & easy rivers such as Loch Ness, river Spey, Beauly and Glass all close by we have plenty of options to make the best of the weather and conditions.

Highlights for open canoeing the scottish highlands

  • Learn how to paddle the traditional style open canoe

  • Paddle some of the classics lochs and rivers of the Scottish Highlands

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

  • Options to add BnB for a more relaxed trip

  • Develop your skills throughout the course to become confident on open water and simple moving water

What's Included?

 Highly experienced & qualified guide

On-course transport

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

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What's not Included?

✗  Trip Insurance

  Personal Expenses


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 insulating layer for camp

  • 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

  • Midge net and/or cream (smidge)

  • Camping foldable chair (optional)

  • Inflatable pillow (optional)

  • Ear plugs (optional)

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

  • Personal medications

A video to help with packing before and when attending the trip can be found here

What else can we provide?
  • Pick up & drop-offs

  • Accommodation 

Dates & Prices

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Private Bookings

Group booking are now even simpler, you can book with just a name, email and contact number, fill out the group details at a later date.

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We offer private guiding and instruction on all of our courses. You can either book here or if it's for an expedition then please contact us for a quote.

Our passion is delivering a world class experience, we are here to help you explore beyond the guidebooks whilst achieving your goals and ambitions.

If you have any questions, get in touch with the team and we'll be happy to help.









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This trip is available for new bookings, and will be guaranteed to go ahead once it reaches minimum numbers. Please click Continue to proceed with booking or contact our Sales team for assistance.

We still have spaces on our 5 day courses, click the link to check the dates.

We don't have any available dates for this trip at the moment, but if you would like to register some interest then fill out your details and we will notify you if any spaces become available.

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Due to the variety of weather conditions encountered in Scotland this course is run with a conditions based approach, meaning that your instructor/guide will use the best of conditions to maximise safety, your learning and overall experience throughout your trip. Below is a sample itinerary.

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Here are our selection of establishments we recommend for the area that your trip will be based. Unfortunately we don't provide this as an addition to your course, it will be booked separately by the attendee. We are here to help with any questions or queries you may have about booking accommodation. You can contact us here or email the establishment directly below.


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Need some extra help?

The team here at SRW can tailor a trip to suit your time and budget for as little as £300pd for private tuition/guiding, this includes all technical equipment. If your part of a group we can chat through options & prices. We're here to help you book the trip of a lifetime! Drop us an email or call us