GGCT Portage Video

Our portage section introduces the novice paddler to portaging around the lock gates on the Caledonian Canal. We strongly suggest that all paddlers bring along their own portage trolleys. By having these to hand will greatly improve your Canoe Trail experience. The short video suggests various methods of portaging. If you haven't used a portage trolley before, why not work out the best way to set it up before you arrive at the trail.

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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