Active Highs offer canoe trips in Scotland near Fort William and Fort Augustus on Loch Oich and Loch Ness. Both of these lochs are part of the Caledonian Canal system and Great Glen Canoe Trail in the heart of the Great Glen. We are based on Loch Oich 24 miles from Fort William, 10 miles from Fort Augustus and 45 miles from Inverness. We are able to run a wide range of canoe trips and canoe lessons, and can also run BCU course and canoe coaching for groups and individuals.
We have something available for everyone from 2 hour introductory trips to introduction to white water and canoe expeditions in the Great Glen. All of our trips include all of the equipment required and wetsuits if desired. Our BCU qualified coaches will teach you the skills required for your journey in the Great Glen in a fun and supportive environment.
A lot of people that we speak to don’t understand the difference between canoeing and kayaking as in the past kayaking was referred to as canoeing in the UK. Canoeing generally involves 2 people sharing an open top canoe, otherwise know as Canadian canoes but they can also be paddled solo (by one person). Canoes are used in conjunction with a single balded paddle with people paddling on opposing sides.
Kayaking is where one person sits inside a closed cockpit kayak and has a double bladed paddle to power and maneuver the boat.