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Open Canoeing Holidays

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Our open canoeing holidays are a superb way to discover and explore the wilderness regions of Scotland.

Gliding down a meandering river or across a glass-calm loch, admiring mountain views all around are some of the joys of canoeing in Scotland.

Our trips give you the chance to do just that, either staying in hotels (look for the ‘classic’ comfort grade) or wilderness camping on┬áthe water’s edge.

Our two-person canoes are easy to handle so you can easily learn the key skills from our expert guides during a multi day canoe trip. Our hotel based trips are the perfect way to try canoeing in comfort. If you choose a camping trip, you will love loading up the canoe and pushing off into the wild, without the weight on your back! Our reviews prove testament that these are some of the best canoe camping trips in the UK. Canoeing on the River Spey is so good that we offer two trips – one with camping and the other staying in hotels!

Canoeing is a wonderful past-time, and our range of trips offer something for every taste and ability.


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Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us.

Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

That's why we read each of our client's reviews and although we don't respond to all of them, if it's glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

Open Canoeing - River Spey Descent
A hugely enjoyable trip that fully met our high expectations

James Lamond
15/09/2017

5

Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail
I had a brilliant time and I've already been recommending Wilderness Scotland. I'd certainly travel with you again!

Amy Thomson
14/08/2014

5

Open Canoeing - River Spey Descent
It was a tremendous experience which challenged both physically and mentally.It was also good to get away from the 'soft life' we all too easily become accustomed to.

Malcolm Stratton
26/09/2013

5

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If you find yourself overwhelmed by the choice, or if you have questions about your fitness or suitability for any of these holidays, please feel free to contact our office on +44 (0)1479 420020 or by email.

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Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands

Next available trip: 2nd June        Duration: 5 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Enjoy the best canoe trips in Scotland, returning to a cosy hotel each night.
  • Paddle classic Scottish rivers such as the Rivers Spey, Glass & Beauly
  • Enjoy warm hospitality and great meals in carefully chosen small hotels.

Price: from £1,295

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Open Canoeing - River Spey Descent

Next available trip: 4th May        Duration: 3 night(s)
Location: Cairngorms and Central Highlands    
Difficulty: 5
  • Paddle through tranquil pine forests and Scotland's most famous whisky region as you journey the length of the River Spey
  • Experience a diverse range of river conditions, from gentle meanders to more challenging rapids towards the end of the trip
  • Enjoy a true wilderness experience camping under the stars

Price: from £675

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Open Canoeing - Great Glen Canoe Trail

Next available trip: 9th May        Duration: 4 night(s)
Location: Multi-Location    
Difficulty: 4
  • Canoe from the west to the east coast through the spectacular Great Glen loch and river system - including some canoeing in Loch Ness
  • Journey in the company of experienced wilderness canoe guides and develop your paddling skills en route
  • Wild camping on the shores of some of Scotland's finest lochs with superb wilderness cooking throughout

Price: from £795

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Open Canoeing - North West Highlands

Next available trip: 19th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: North West Highlands    
Difficulty: 8
  • Journey through a stunning network of remote lochs that lie within the magnificent amphitheatre of mountains in Inverpolly
  • Camp on isolated beaches and islands with amazing panoramic views of Scotland's most iconic peaks
  • Enjoy days exploring the high peaks on foot as well as paddling through Scotland's most beautiful wilderness region

Price: from £1,095

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