In an Emergency - HM Coastguard & RNLI

For those times when something unplanned happens, it's good to know that there is support out there. HM Coastguard cover the Great Glen and are supported on Loch Ness by the RNLI who operate the only inshore lifeboat in Scotland. The Loch Ness RNLI with its volunteer crew provides an invaluable service to the area.

Hamish Young HM Coastguard and Martin Douglas RNLI Loch Ness have helped us produce this short HM Coastguard & RNLI video

Be prepared - here's some key information that the Coastguard will need if you have to call them

VHF Operation Channels

Emergency Channel – CH16

Scottish Canals– CH74

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.

Download the map