Inflatable canoe incident - Loch Lochy

Inflatable canoe incident - Loch Lochy

Sun 21 Apr 2013

Following an incident last week on Loch Lochy when a paddler in an inflatable canoe capsized in strong winds and heavy swell and ended up being airlifted to safety, we would like to remind paddlers that we strongly advise against the use of inflatable canoes or 'sit on tops' by inexperienced paddlers on the open waters of the lochs. Please stay safe and don't risk attempting the Trail with them.

(Stock pic, not craft involved in incident)

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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