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Mountain Water Expeditions – Open Canoeing the Great Glen (Residential) – August 2024

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

If that 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 be travelling on Scotland in open canoes. Over the five days we will use the Great Glen Loch 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’ expedition 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 open canoe paddling skills. Depending on wind conditions, we may also be able to sail the canoes.

Various start dates available:

  • Monday 5th August 2024
  • Monday 12th August 2024
Course date:
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Course location:
Great Glen - North West Scotland
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