Flood conditions in West and Middle Districts

Flood conditions in West and Middle Districts

Tue 28 Oct 2014

Exceptional levels of rain over recent days in the West of Scotland have led to very high water levels in Lochs Lochy and Oich, as well as nearby rivers.  Currently the Caledonian Canal is closed at Gairlochy, Laggan and Cullochy Locks, where water levels are nearing the top of the lock gates. The towpath and weirs between Aberchalder Bridge and Fort Augustus are also affected in places, and may not be passable.  Paddlers should consider their safety and exercise caution whilst these extreme conditions persist.

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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