Change to Gairlochy portage route

Change to Gairlochy portage route

Mon 27 Mar 2017

Due to a collapsed culvert the northerly towpath at Gairlochy Basin is currently closed off to all users. As this is the usual portage route for paddlers, canoeists and kayakers are being asked to instead portage along the opposite towpath (next to Telford House and the facility block) between the canal and Loch Lochy.  Repairs are expected to be carried out in April.

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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