There are a number of commercial campsites within reasonable distance of the route. We recommend these to paddlers wishing to guarantee an overnight camping spot by booking ahead, and for groups that are too large to use the Canalside Informal Camping Spots or to wild camp. Please contact the sites to make your bookings before you travel.

From SW - NE:

Gairlochy Holiday Park                             T 01397 712711

Fort Augustus, Cumberlands's Campsite   T 01320 366257

Foyers, Loch Ness Shores                         T 01456 486333

Inverness, Bught Park                              T  01463 236920

Alternative facilities are available at the canalside bothies which must be booked in advance. : https://www.canalsidecottages.co.uk/accommodation/bothies

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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