Canoe Trail Project

The Great Glen Canoe Trail project is Scotland's first formal Canoe Trail and has a number of unique resources:

  • Low Level pontoons at every canal lock
  • Orientation panels at main access/egress points
  • Dedicated car parking for paddlers
  • Useful website
  • Trail Guide Map
  • Published Guidebook
  • Trail Information and Safety DVD
  • Widespread marketing

The Trail was formally launched in March 2012 and the final pieces of infrastructure at the Trailblazer Rest Sites are currently being installed.

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