River Spey (4 days) expired_event - Event is a Draft


Join this four day adventure paddling on one of Scotland's most popular canoe trip. Starting at Kincraig and following the River Spey the river passes by Aviemore, Boat of Garten, Grantown on Spey, Aberlour, Fochabers to finish at Spey Bay and the Moray Firth.

EH supplies: 

  • tea/coffee at meeting and
  • transport shuttle to Kincraig/from Spey Bay back to Explore Highland office
  • suitable canoe, paddle, buoyancy aid & helmet
  • large dry bag & canoe barrel
  • tent, roll mat, torch, cooking equipment & toilet bag
  • four days of canoe guiding/coaching
  • local river history
  • copies of photos taken by your guide during the adventure

What you need to bring:

We recommend bring along;

  • your own warm paddling clothing
  • waterproof trousers & jacket
  • suitable footwear for paddler and camp
  • hat, cap & gloves
  • spare clothing & sleeping bag
  • personal toiletries, midgy spray & sun tan lotion
  • food (extras can be bought in Boat of Garten - day 2 & Aberlour - day 3)

Group Size: Min 4/Max 8 (Bookings close a month before activity date. Should there not be sufficient numbers, you will be notified and issued a full refund)

Age: Suitable for adults or accompanied children(14 years old or over)

Duration: Four days paddling/ three nights wild camping by river side

Experience: Paddlers should have basic tandem canoe paddling skills. The river is progressive so skills can be brushed up and coached throughout the journey

Food: Due to the wide variety of dietary restrictions (food allergies, religious restrictions, vegetarian, gluten free etc), Explore Highland made the decision in 2017 to provide all paddlers with information required to support their food planning and equipment to cook it over trying to cater for multiple requirements whilst wild camping.  This means everyone in the group's dietary requirements are catered for which makes for happy paddlers. Stove, windshield, gas, lighter, pan set, kettle, plate, bowl, mug and cutlery plus cooking utensils can all be provided if required FREE OF CHARGE. Food planners for trips are also available

Payment: Booking online requires full payment at time of purchase. If you wish to spread your payments, you can email to be invoiced. Invoice ask for 25% deposit, with outstanding balance paid 28 days in advance of booking date. BACS payment are free of charge. Surcharges apply for debit/credit card and paypal.

Tandem Special Offer: When booking two adult places, a tandem discount price of £780 for two paddlers is available by selecting "1x Tandem Paddler" price per attendee. Alternatively email to be invoiced.

U18 & Accompanied Adult: When booking an U18 place, please book and pay for separately online to be able to gain the U18 discounted price.  Alternatively email to be invoiced.

Meeting Time: 8.45am for 9.00am

Meet Location: Explore Highland Office, Clachnaharry Works Lock, Inverness, IV3 8RA. Free parking and toilet available onsite

Finish Time: Approx. 6.00 pm

Start Date: 24/07/2018
End Date: 27/07/2018