Breach update 31st March

Breach update 31st March

Tue 31 Mar 2015

Despite the high volume and speed of water passing through the temporary dam at Cullochy Weir on the Caledonian Canal this week, we are pleased to be able to report that, as of lunchtime today (Tues 31st March), the breach has now been closed.


Further piling is now being installed past the breach and tied into the embankment and will also be installed along the opposite side of the weir to protect it from the River Oich. Material will then be placed either side of the sheet piling to stabilise it. Once this has been completed, we will be in a position to start removing the temporary dam at Aberchalder bridge.


Given the progress made to date, we are still confident of opening this section of canal to navigation on the 30th April.

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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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