SUP the Great Glen

Our next guided Great Glen adventures are;


  • TBC

By Canoe

  • 10-14 July 2023

The Great Glen which spans the width of Scotland is made up of four main lochs, two rivers and interlinking canal sections connecting Loch Linnhe in the west to the Moray Firth in the East.

Coast to Coast Expedition

Paddling across the Great Glen from Fort William in the East to Inverness in the West, a distance of over sixty miles is distance over five days is possible for those who are experienced paddleboarders. Five days of paddling approx 12 miles per day, four nights wild camping, and a full immersion in the scenary, wildlife and Highland culture.

Best of the Great Glen

For those less experienced, enjoying paddling at the best locations within the Great Glen is an excellent way to see this magnificent glen from the water.

Paddling locations may include:

  • Loch Linnhe – by Corpach
  • Caledonian Canal – Corpach to Banavie
  • Loch Lochy – by Gairlochy
  • Caledonian Canal – Laggan Avenue – Well of Seven Heads
  • River Oich – Aberchalder to Kytra loop
  • Loch Ness – Fort Augustus, Urquhart Castle or Dores
  • Loch Ness/Loch Dochfour trip
  • River Ness – Dochgarroch to Inverness
  • Beauly Firth – Clachnaharry trip

Commercial Campsites

  • Night 1 – Fort William
  • Night 2 – Foyers
  • Night 3 – Inverness

This trip includes:

  • Transport from Inverness
  • Minibus support throughout trip
  • Guiding/coaching as required
  • SUP board, paddle and wetsuit as required
  • Commercial Campsite fees (Fort William, Fort Augustus, Inverness)
  • Camping equipment if required
  • Action photos taken by your guide during the adventure

Accommodation for this outdoor adventure is to use three commercial campsites. Paddlers are welcome should they wish to upgrade to local B&B or hotel accommodation. Drop off and pick up can be arranged. There will be an opportunity each day for the group to pick up fresh food. The group normally go out for an evening meal together in Fort Augustus (end of day 2) and/or Inverness (end of day 3).

This adventure is for paddlers who have previous experience stand up paddling. We are happy to offer a day training prior for those who would love to join this adventure but have never stand up paddled before.

Book Your Private SUP the Great Glen Adventure

You can book your Private SUP the Great Glen Adventure in three easy steps.

Step 1 – Check out the online activity diary for Donald’s availability/clear day for a suitable date. A minimum of 4-6 weeks notice is required to turn around a multiday guided booking including forms, create booking/invoice and allocate resources.

Step 2 –  If the dates/time your required private group SUP the Great Glen Adventure are available/clear within my online diary, please complete the provisional private group booking request form below.

    Full Name (group organiser)

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    UK Mobile Number or Whatsapp no. if outwith UK

    Paddlesports service required

    Paddling Activity/Adventure/Location

    Preferred paddlesport craft for booking

    Requested date of booking (or day 1 of a multiday trip)

    Duration of requested paddlesport activity

    No. of Adults in group (18+)

    No. of teenagers in group (12-18yo)

    No. of children in group (6-11yo)

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    Once the form has been received and reviewed, Donald will get back in touch by email to accept or decline the provisional booking request.

    Step 3 – If your provisional booking is accepted, additional information will be requested to be completed within 48 hrs. All forms should be forwarded to Donald at

    Please be aware as featured on the diary page, Donald is out coaching/guiding and not office based, so please apply with plenty of time to allow enquiries to be processed.