Starting off in the Cairngorms National Park we start the classic canoe descent of the river Spey, paddling all the way to the North Sea! Along the way we develop your paddling skills and knowledge to maximise your enjoyment on this wonderful classic canoe journey. We also have various options from wild camping to staying in B&B's with cooked breakfast and dinner every night. There are also options to check out some of the local Speyside whisky distilleries along the way if people are keen to sample some of the local tipple!
Learn how to paddle the traditional style open canoe
Paddle from Cairngorms mountain range all the way to the North Sea
Paddle some exciting white water, with easier meanders between the exiting sections!
Sleep under canvas or B&B options available
Options to experience the famous Spey-side whiskeys
Day 1Aviemore - Boat of Balliefurth
You'll meet your guide in Aviemore where we will get our kit checked and packed. Then we chat through emergency procedures before we get on the water and run through some basic skills to get our confidence up then get on our way through the upper reaches of the river and cruise on down to Boat of Balliefurth to get our camp setup.
Day 2Boat of Balliefurth - Ballindalloch
We get packed up and get on the water to flow down through Grantown on Spey taking in some faster-moving water where we will help to develop our moving water skills, paddling through fantastic scenery all the way to the next camp at Ballindalloch.
Day 3Ballindalloch - Craigellachie
Today is the most exciting day, with some of the best rapids along the way, the Washing machine and Knockando being the two of most memorable. After the action, we head down to Craigellachie where we can get some food and visit the whisky bar if you desire!
Day 4Craigellachie - Spey Bay
The last day where we head out towards The North Sea over the course of the day with the scenery changing from the mountains at the start to now the expanse of the open sea salt air as we head towards Spey Bay where we can get some photos and coffee!
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Hen / Stag parties
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