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Tours

We’ll be white water canoeing the mighty river Tay, through some fun rapids, starting gentle and paddling our way up to Grade 3! You’ll spend the first morning being coached on rapid paddle techniques at Kenmore, the beautiful banks of the Tay. After lunch we’ll set off on our adventure, encountering some nice rapids to play in, against the dramatic mountainous backdrop. We’ll finish this day in the picturesque town of Aberfelde. We’ll then be shuttled back to our base to freshen up before heading out to a local traditional pub for a hearty meal, story-telling and some local whisky tasting.

The following day will have back on the river at Aberfelde, where we’ll head off through some great rapids. After lunch we eventually make our way to the main rapid of the weekend, and with the experience we’ve acquired we’ll be able to navigate our way through with lots of fun and enjoyment.

Prerequisite (what experience should I have)
  • Suitable for ages 5+
  • Under 18s must have a parent or guardian with them
  • No experience required for this trip
  • One of our canoe sessions prior to the trip would be an advantage
What’s included

⦁ We provide you with all the kayak and safety equipment. Wetsuit – please check your wetsuit requirements in the sizing chart below, you will be asked to provide your wetsuit size required during the booking process. Buoyancy aid ⦁ Experienced kayak guide ⦁ Kayak, paddle and spray deck (in wet and windy conditions you will be supplied with a cagoule.) ⦁ We provide all mountain safety equipment ⦁ Pictures and footage from your weekend will be available to download from our Flickr account ⦁ 3x nights’ accommodation ⦁ 3 x breakfast, 2 x lunch & 2 x evening meal ⦁ Air mattress ⦁ All transfers throughout the weekend

​​What should I bring to the adventure?

⦁ Big fluffy towel and swimwear for under your wetsuit, soft shoes to wear in your kayak that might get wet ⦁ Sleeping bag ⦁ Full change of clothes, including warm jumper (for the campsite) ⦁ Waterproof jacket, warm hat & gloves ⦁ Torch/headtorch ⦁ Personal medicine ⦁ Water bottle (min 1L) ; (hip flask optional ?) ⦁ Wash kit/toothbrush etc… ⦁ Roll of heavy-duty bin bags (for any wet gear) ⦁ Any preferred snacks ⦁ Travel insurance suitable for your trip, please ask if you require help with this

Location, accommodation and your arrival details

Loch Awe is renowned for its trout fishing. Salmon pass through the loch, coming past the barrage in the River Awe and continuing into the River Orchy. Loch Awe contains several ruined castles on islands, and at the northern end has one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Kilchurn Castle.

The summit of Ben Nevis comprises a large stony plateau of about 40 hectares (100 acres) The highest point is marked with a large, solidly built cairn atop which sits an Ordnance Survey trig point. The summit is the highest ground for over 400 miles (640 km), before the Scandinavian Mountains in western Norway are reached. The summit is much higher than the Faroe Islands as well as the rest of the British Isles.

We’ll be meeting in Fort William and then transferring to our start location at Loch Awe. Fort William has good rail connections If you decide to drive a good parking website is parkopia.co.uk

Please provide sleeping preferences at point of booking

Private session

Talk to us about scheduling your own private session. With a minimum of 4 paddlers you can choose a date and time to suit you!