Winter engineering works to look out for

Winter engineering works to look out for

Mon 15 Dec 2014

This winter there will be major upgrade works being carried out on the canal's towpaths between Fort Augustus and Banavie. This may mean that portaging at Kytra, Cullochy and Aberchalder Bridge will sometimes be within the active work zone, and for safety paddlers should follow any instructions from the onsite engineers.

Bear Scotland will also be carrying out works on some of the canal swing bridges between 10th January and 22nd March 2015 - again paddlers are asked to take care when approaching the bridges, stay in contact with the engineers, and follow their instructions about whether it is safe or not to pass under the bridges.

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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