Boots-n-PaddlesThe River Spey Canoe Expedition is a 5-day journey down the majestic River Spey from Aviemore to the sea at Spey Bay.

One of the ‘Big 4’ rivers that is a must for the touring canoeist in Scotland, and which normally provides a fast current, great scenery and some interesting rapids.  This is a part of the country that is steeped in whisky heritage and renowned for its natural heritage too, with the opportunity to see some local wildlife as you go.

This can be regarded as a moderately strenuous journey and is suitable for those that are age 15+, can swim 25m, ideally with some previous canoeing experience, although not necessarily a lot as your guide will be on hand to help you improve your canoeing skills as the journey progresses .

Duration 5 days. Price £450


Day 1

Starting the day at Kincraig, you’ll be give the opportunity to get used to the canoes with some practice on the flat waters of Loch Insh, before making your way down river towards Aviemore.

Day 2

From camp down river of Aviemore, today consists largely of a gentle bimble down by Boat of Garten towards Grantown on Spey.

Day 3

An adventurous day with a few grade 2 rapids (including the ‘Washing Machine’, as we head down through whisky country towards Blacksboat.

Day 4

We start off with more “interesting” rapids before the Spey as we travel down past Craigellachie towards Boat o’ Brig.

Day 5

Our final day as the river starts to slow down on its approach to the coast and ultimate destination, Spey Bay.

This trip will be at a relaxed pace and is therefore suitable for inexperienced paddlers. There will be plenty of opportunities to take breaks and stretch the legs on your journey down river.

Meeting Point – Aviemore train station unless otherwise agreed.

Finishing Point – you will be transported back to the start from Spey Bay or to a different location by prior arrangement.

Note: A minimum of 4 people are required in order for this trip to run.

Please note: Please use our enquiry form below to check availability and inform us of how many people you wish to come with. if the scheduled dates don’t suit your plans please get in touch with your preferred dates and we will be happy to accommodate this whenever possible.

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