Donald Macpherson Project Officer for the GGCT in partnership with Pesda Press have published the 'Great Glen Canoe Trail - A complete guide to Scotland's first formal Canoe Trail'.

This guidebook is 'the' resource of everything you will need to know about planning your adventure. Cram packed with gems of information including craft choice, planning your route, food required, safety information as well as pre-trail practice, it is a 'must buy' book to help make your adventure safer and much more enjoyable.

You can order your copy online through Pesda Press, through your local book shop or buy it at Scottish Canals offices including Corpach Sea Lock Office in Fort William, Seaport Marina Office in Inverness and the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre in Fort Augustus. We guarantee you it's an essential read for anyone taking on the Great Glen Canoe Trail.

All royalties generated from the book sales go to the Great Glen Canoe Trail partnership and help towards the maintenance and running of the Canoe Trail infrastructure.

The book is priced at £12.99


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.

Download the map