Ness Weir closed to paddlers

Ness Weir closed to paddlers

Wed 05 Jul 2017

Major engineering works to secure Thomas Telford's Ness Weir, at the head of River Ness, for another 200 years will be taking place between July and September. For safety reasons during this period there will be no access over the weir for paddlers and the canal / river portage route at Dochgarroch will be closed.  The Great Glen Canoe Trail route down the canal from Dochgarroch will be unaffected.

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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