No more scratched bottoms!

No more scratched bottoms!

Tue 01 Jul 2014

Since the Great Glen Canoe Trail opened in March 2012 we've had regular comments from paddlers that the non-slip decking of the canoe pontoons, whilst fantastically non-slip, was scratching the bottoms of canoes and kayaks being levered instead of lifted off the water.  We've worked with Intermarine, the supplier of the pontoons, to come up with a suitable solution and after a trial last year, have developed a robust plastic edging that we're retro-fitting to all of the canoe pontoons along the canal - not only will this save those bottoms from being scratched but it'll make the canoe pontoons much more visible from the water.

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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