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Rannoch Moor Learning Journey

Learn more on the famous Rannoch Moor Crossing

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6 Days


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Experience Scotland's iconic routes like never before with our exhilarating six-day canoe trip. Our team of experts will take you beyond standard paddling and help you develop traditional canoeing skills in a real-world environment, ensuring an unforgettable journey.

Our adventure begins with a day on Loch Tulla and the Upper Orchy, where we'll refresh our skills and get to know each other before indulging in a comfortable evening of great food and drinks at one of our excellent local venues. From there, we'll embark on a thrilling journey down the Rannoch system to the River Tay from Loch Bà, with our team guiding and supporting you every step of the way.

Not only will you have the time of your life, but you'll also have the chance to earn British Canoeing Multi Day Touring, Open Water Touring, and Canoe Progressive awards during the trip. Plus, you'll gain valuable experience for your pathway to Open Water and White Water Open Canoe, and even advanced leader awards. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore Scotland's beautiful waterways.


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.

Do you need to be a pro boater?

No, it’s called a Learning Journey because learning is a big part of our trip. So what level do you need to be?

Living in the outdoors?

Firstly you’ll need to be comfortable spending time out in the elements.

Scotland is famous for being able to have all seasons in one day, but more often than not it's cold and damp, so you’ll need to be content spending time in that and taking anything else as a bonus.

Padding skill?

We’ll be on the river (where we will be paddling class/grade 3/3, and working through bigger stuff) and loch (up to f4) so having spent some time in those environments before that would be great, as it’s always nice to be able to have brain space for learning and not just surviving!

Solo vs tandem?

It doesn’t matter, but if you want to be tandem you may need to bring a friend!

It’s nice to have a mix on big trips as it gives people the chance to explore both options, so we may jump around during our trip

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