Journey 18 – 60 miles Great Glenn Canoe Trail

Paddling Scotland, from the West coast to the East coast

For this leg we took to water, hiring a twin sea kayak, to paddle from Banavie, near Fort William in the West coast of Scotland to Inverness, on the other side, in the east. Over six days we paddled against the wind, with the wind, in sunshine and in rain, covering a range of distances, always rewarded by beautiful views.

The trail took us down canals built over 100 years ago and into lochs, including the mammoth Loch Ness (37km). We passed walkers, cyclists and cruising boats, taking similar routes. After six sometimes tiring but invigorating days we reached our goal: Inverness and another 60 miles in the bag!

This journey was completed as part of our 500 Fresh Air Miles Challenge.