Great Glen Canoe Expedition

Canoe & wild camp on the shores of Loch Ness!

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c2c-Outdoors is about creating positive attitudes!

Location address: Fort William, PH33 7NG
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Adult £5501 Person Tent Hire £50Gas Stove Hire £20 +1 more
Next date: Saturday 4th May,
A summary
OVERVIEW 5 Day Canoe & Wild Camping Expedition: You do not need any prior canoeing or camping experience for this trip, however a reasonable level of fitness and resilience will be required, as The Great Glen Canoe Expedition can be physically demanding, and the Scottish weather can also be unpredictable. Paddling tandem, we will start at Fort William and finish at the end of Loch Ness. This five day Expedition will cover 85Km of Scotlands beautiful landscape. Travelling tandem in open canoes you and will fully immerse yourselves into the adventure ahead - paddling during the day and wild camping at night! Throughout the 5 days you will develop your expedition and wilderness travel skills supported by our qualified and highly experienced coach(s). We will teach you how to get the best out of your canoe, including using your new skills for a day on the river Oich (Please note the river section of this trip is dependant on a number of factors and will be used at the discretion of your coach). Each evening, once on dry land at our scenic camp locations, we will come together to prepare and devour our well earned meals around the camp fire (Camp fires are subject to location and environmental considerations). The evenings provide a great opportunity to further develop our expedition skills, discuss the day, plan for the following day and make the most of the social side of canoe expeditions. FOOD, DRINK & CAMP... This is a self catering expedition, you will need your own food & drink along with bowls, plates and cutlery for the week. Cooking stove and gas can be supplied for a small fee. We will start our journey with at least 2 Litres of clean drinking water per person and you will be able to refill most days from reliable water sources. It is also possible to collect and use water from the lochs & streams, your coach will provide guidance on this during the expedition. WHAT’S INCLUDED... ● 5 days canoeing across magnificent, famous Scottish lochs and waterways. ● A qualified and experienced Coach/Leader for the entire Journey ● 5 days use of canoes and paddling equipment (where needed) ● All safety equipment needed throughout the expedition ● 4 nights Wild Camping in stunning loch-side locations ● Transport by minibus to the start point at Fort William from Dores ● Full and comprehensive kit list ● Meal planning advice WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED (but you will need)... ● Transport to & from the expedition meeting location ● Tent, Sleeping Bag & Roll mat (Your tent needs to be able to cope with rain and wet ground conditions (3-4 season ideally) and your sleeping bag and mat needs to be able to keep you warm in cool and cold weather) ● Personal Clothing: waterproof outer layers & warm layers to paddle in, full set of spare canoeing clothes, change of clothes for each camp, waterproof shoes/boots with good grip, spare dry pair of shoes for camp. ● Personal plate/bowl/cutlery/mug/water flask (1 litre minimum) ● Cooking equipment & gas (can be supplied for a small fee) ● Food & Drink ● Spending money ● Alcohol (optional) Full joining instructions & kit list will be emailed to you after booking to ensure you have every bit of information required well in advance of the expedition. If you have any questions about the trip or equipment please do get in touch. Take a peek at our previous trip...
About your mentor
c2c-Outdoors is about creating positive attitudes!
I am an avid outdoorsman who personally enjoys most, if not all, outdoor activities/adventure. My passion for the outdoors started when I was introduced to Snowboarding in the Alps, I was hooked. From that moment I sought-out as much outdoor adventure as I could, I started Rock-Climbing with a club, tried Canoeing & Kayaking with friends I met, took myself on Mountain Walks and signed up to lessons in wake boarding and windsurfing to name a few. It wasn’t too long before I knew that the outdoors was my passion in life.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Immerse yourself in nature with 5 days of wild camping
Aim 2
Learn to paddle your tandem canoe skilfully through the Caledonian Canal, down the river and across the mighty Loch Ness!
Aim 3
Be self sufficient and off grid (if you want too - mobile signal is good throughout the trip)
Pricing information
Ticket nameAdult
Ticket name1 Person Tent Hire
Ticket nameGas Stove Hire
Ticket nameCamping Gas
Where we'll be
Neptunes Staircase , Banavie, Fort William, Highland Council, PH33 7NG
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

Please note

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Cancellation Policy
I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.