RANNOCH CANOE CROSSING EXPEDITION
Explore & Learn Rannoch Moor Crossing
7th to 12th Mar 2022
Join us on this exciting new trip brought to you by LM Coaching and CAG Adventures. We’ll spend six exciting days together, journeying along one of Scotland's most iconic canoe routes, using a wide range of skills taking us beyond standard paddling.
Grant and Lyndsay will work with you to develop your traditional canoe skills in a real world environment where the use of these trad skills will greatly benefit your enjoyment and experience.
The first day of our trip we’ll spend the day on Loch Tulla & the Upper Orchy in order for us all to get to know each other and refresh our skills, before having a comfortable night and some great food (plus beer) at one of our fantastic local venues. The follow morning we’ll start our trip down the Rannoch system to the mighty River Tay from Loch Bà. During the trip Grant and Lyndsay will guide and support you, ensuring that you have a truly awesome experience.
During the trip, if you want, you’ll gain your British Canoeing Multi Day Touring, Open Water Touring and Canoe Progressive awards, as well as gaining lots of valuable experience which will help you on your pathway to both Open Water and White Water Open Canoe (and even advanced) Leader awards.
On all our expeditions we don't just give you a great time on the water, we also handle all the catering for the trip!
What to bring
Clothing for paddling
Outdoor clothing you don't mind getting smelly and a wee bit damp in
Shoes for being on the water (trainers or boots you don't mind getting wet, or wellies. We do not recommend thin wetsuit boots for this trip as there is some walking to be done.)
Clothing for in camp
Dry clothes for around camp
Thermals to sleep in
What you need; this trip is designed for those who want to take there canoe journeying skills to the next level, therefore being comfortable paddling solo on open water and on the river would be great.
You don’t need to have your own boat though as we can help you with that, we’ll also take care of the menu for the trip meaning all you have to do is turn up with your personal paddling equipment a sense of adventure and an enthusiasm to learn!
Day 1 - Loch Tulla to Bridge of Orchy
We'll spend our first day together getting to know each other and preparing ourselves for our epic adventure.
Day 2 - Loch Ba to Loch Eigheach
We start our crossing from the A82, heading East across Loch Ba on to Loch Laidon and catching the Garbh Ghaoir. Enjoy views down to Rannoch Station as you begin your journey.
Day 3 - Loch Eigheach to Dunalistair Water
We seek out the River Gaur after our nights camp where more challenging water and rapids will change the nature of the days canoeing. We then travel onto Loch Rannoch and onwards to the man made reservoir Dunalistair Water for our next camp.
Day 4 - Dunalistair Water to Loch Tummel
Beautiful Highland lochs and steep, technical rivers will keep us occupied on today's paddle as we move East to Loch Tummel.
Day 5 - Loch Tummel to Loch Faskally
The breathtaking Loch Tummel will give way to the river as we negotiate more rapids and camp on the beautiful Loch Faskally.
Day 6 - Loch Faskally to Ballinluig
The final day of the crossing and a chance to reflect on an awe-inspiring journey
*This is our ideal itinerary however it may change when we're on the go as we'll work with the weather and pick campsites best suited to us on each day.