Couple in a boat on a lake

Caledonian Canal Cruise

All day | 2nd May 2022 - 6th May 2022

Description

A stunning, picturesque trip along the Calendonian Canal from Fort William to Inverness, spread across five days. If you have never been then this is your opportunity to experience it in 2022; stunning scenery, breath-taking views and good company.

Based at the Great Glen Water Park, the accommodation in the chalets is basic but comfortable; there is a bar and restaurant on-site that normally provides evening meals and breakfast but you can self-cater if you prefer. Breakfast hasn’t always been available but we can buy hot ‘Breakfast Rolls’ locally. Each chalet usually runs a ‘kitty’ to cover the costs of tea and coffee etc.

The Caledonian Canal connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Corpach near Fort William in Scotland. The canal was constructed in the early nineteenth century by Scottish engineer Thomas Telford. The canal runs some 60 miles (97 km) from northeast to southwest and reaches 106 feet above sea level. Only one third of the entire length is man-made, the rest being formed by Loch Dochfour, Loch Ness, Loch Oich, and Loch LochyThese lochs are located in the Great Glen, on a geological fault in the Earth's crust. There are 29 locks (including eight at Neptune's Staircase, Banavie), four aqueducts and 10 bridges in the course of the canal.

Itinerary

Itinerary will be confimed nearer to the time of the event.

Entry

If you are wanting to attend this event then please register your interest early as numbers are limited and we cannot accept late entries. This event is only available for CMBA members to enter, if you would like to attend this event and enjoy the many other benefits of the club, please consider joining the CMBA.

For more details please contact the event organiser David Knight.

Event Classification

CHALLENGING - An event normally held at sea, where tides, strong tidal flow/currents and rough water may be experienced. In the event of an emergency/breakdown assistance WILL be required – either emergency services or CMBA colleagues, as severe damage/injury may occur.

NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS or inexperienced family members. RYA level 2 powerboat certification is strongly recommended. Confidence in your boat/engine(s) reliability is essential. Not suitable for untried boats/engines.

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Location

  • Great Glen Water Park
  • Spean Bridge
  • South Laggan
  • Highlands and Islands
  • PH34 4EA
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