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Mountain Water Expeditions – Gold Residential – Canoe or Sea Kayak the Great Glen

For many of you the final section you may need to finish off the long process to achieving your Gold Award may be the additional residential section.

Here at Mountain Water Expeditions we have put our heart and soul into putting together three amazing gold residentials opportunities to fill your needs.

If this is the case, or you just want it out of the way, then why not join us for our five-day Gold DofE Residential up in the Highlands of Scotland. We will hopefully be travelling across Scotland in open canoes or sea kayaks. Over the five days we will use the Great Glen lock side campsites and some of the wilder traveller’s rest areas.

The Great Glen Coast to Coast canoe expedition takes in short sections of the Caledonian Canal to link Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness. This residential will see you paddling from the west coast to the east coast of Scotland navigating these magnificent waterways.

Over the course of this trip you may have to contend with big waves, mirror calm waters and some exhilarating sailing, such is the nature of the ever-changing Great Glen.

During this DofE Gold Residential, expert coaching will be provided to help develop your paddling skills. Depending on wind conditions, we may also be able to sail the canoes and kayaks.


Five days paddling from Corpach to Inverness (Please note this trip is very wind and weather dependent – please email for a more detailed itinerary).


Camping by the lock side – four nights. There will be toilet and warm showering facilities available on some nights.

Paddling Standard:

This expedition is suitable for those with little canoeing experience as well as experienced paddlers who prefer a guided trip. Please note that there will be some portaging round the locks on canal sections.

Meeting Place:

We will meet at Corpach lochs on the first morning of the Gold residential where there is ample car parking.

The price of the trip includes: all canoe /camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag and camping mat), coaching and guiding, Great Glen fees, all expedition type food and shuttle cost back to Corpach Locks if needed via Citylink bus service (payment extra).


Mountain Water Expeditions is a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the residential section of the gold award.

For further information or to book a place on this gold DofE residential please email [email protected]

Course date:
Residential One:
2nd August to 6th August 2021

Residential Two:
9th August to 13th August 2021

Residential Three:
16th August to 20th August 2021
Course location:
Fort William to Inverness
Course fee: