Great Glen Canoe Trail Guidebook


Due to the guidebook being sold out at publishers & retails outlets, the original first edition is sadly now no longer available. Explore Highland have four loan copies which can be posted out to hire & shuttle clients for a two week period on requests FREE OF CHARGE until the second edition which is in the works is published!

The Great Glen Canoe Trail Guidebook was written by Donald Macpherson when working as the Project Officer with Scottish Canals setting up Scotland’s first formal Canoe Trail. 



GGCT Guidebook

A must for all paddlers planning on taking on this Canoe Trail

Chapters include:

  • Planning your Canoe Trail
  • Kit lists
  • Craft choice
  • Coast to Coast route details
  • Multi Day route option
  • Single-day paddles in the Great Glen
  • River sections including the River’s Oich, Ness and Lochy
  • Scottish Outdoor Access Code information
  • Wildlife within the Great Glen
  • Things to See and Do in the Great Glen
  • Local facilities within the Great Glen

Published by Pesda Press, this full colour 96 page guidebook covers all the key points including safety considerations, planning and route details of this coast to coast Canoe Trail across Scotland following the Caledonian Canal.

The Great Glen Canoe Trail is fast becoming a must do adventure by all paddlers and makes a great souvenir/ collectors item for paddlers who aspire to take on the Canoe Trail in the future.

Ordering your Great Glen Canoe Trail Guidebook

Copies of the Great Glen Canoe Trail Guidebook will be available direct from Donald for only £13.00, once the second edition is available which hopefully will be late Spring 2019.

Further Great Glen Canoe Trail information

Guided Great Glen Adventure Holidays     Great Glen Canoe Hire Service     Great Glen Shuttle & Support Services     Great Glen Canoe Trail – Additional Paddler Resources