Some paddlers may not have the time or experience to take on the full Canoe Trail. Here are some other suggested routes if a day paddle is the right option for you.

These include;

  • Neptune's Staircase to Gairlochy
  • South Laggan to Loch Oich
  • Aberchalder to Fort Augustus
  • Paddle Loch Ness

More information is available in the Guidebook.

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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