About Us

With a successful working relationship built up through delivering the Great Glen Way project in which Highland Council took the lead , the four main organisations then set about on a second part of the project - The Great Glen Canoe Trail.

Each of the four funding organisations have a representitive on the project and for the partnership to work, the Scottish Canoe Association were also invited onboard. Highlands & Islands Partnership Programme administed the regional funding of the European Regional Development Fund

The original partnership representatives were:

  • Ailsa Andrews, Scottish Canals
  • Lynda Dodd, Highland Council
  • Chris Wright, Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Craig Millar, Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Eddie Palmer, Scottish Canoe Association
  • Gillian Campbell, Highlands & Islands Partnership Programme

Now that the Trail's infrastructure is in place, the partnership meet twice yearly to discuss the operation and future plans for the Canoe Trail. The funders, as part of the match funding agreement, have signed up to ensure the Trail is maintained for a minimum of 10 years.

To get in touch, please visit our contact us page

Trail Map

Trail Guide Map

map of scotland showing the trail

60 miles in 5 days

It is an epic 60 mile (95km) journey crossing Scotland in 5 days and conquering the formidable open waters of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness, a challenge in itself.

From South to North

It is normally easier to paddle the Trail from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east with the prevailing wind behind you.

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