River Tay Trip


A Scottish Canoe Tour Classic! A five day guided expedition exploring the beautiful River Tay System. You will experience open water, white water (up to grade 3), Scotland’s mountains, history and culture whilst living out of your canoe in the most traditional of ways. You will be able to develop your canoe skills in either solo or tandem and will get to bivi or camp out under the stars every night. This trip is suitable for paddlers who would like to improve their canoe river skills and gain expedition experience.



Trip Info

Included in the price is: campsite fees, shuttles and expert guiding and tuition.
There is the opportunity to achieve British Canoeing Canoe Leader training or assessment, or Advanced Canoe Leader training if required by sufficient numbers.

Day 1    - Meet 10am at Killin village hall car park on the A827. Drive the shuttle and paddle first part of Loch Tay.
Day 2    - Crossing of Loch Tay - paddle/sail to Kenmore.
Day 3    - Kenmore – Grandtully.
Day 4    - Grandtully – Dunkeld.
Day 5    - Dunkeld – Perth, finishing about 4pm.

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You will need to provide your own food and cooking equipment to prepare your own meals.


Shuttles are available between the start and the end point of the river.


Open canoes available to hire for £50 per boat per week if you are unable to bring your own boat.

Personal Equipment

You will need to provide all of you own personal paddling equipment and camping/bivi equipment.

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Inspiring Adventure holds full public liability insurance. However, we advise that you seek your own equipment insurance which covers you for canoeing on rivers up to grade 3 as we do not cover for personal boat loss or equipment damages.

Documents needed

Insurance documents would be useful in the event of a problem occurring.

What to do next

Please read the Terms and Conditions on the website, then complete a booking form and send it to us with a deposit payment of £150. The remaining amount must be paid one month before the trip commences. If you require any equipment hire this needs to be included with your final payment. Payment options can be discussed on an individual basis if necessary.

Any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact with us; we are more than happy to provide more information.

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Equipment list

This is not an exhaustive list but can be used as a guide for what to pack:

Boat, paddle x 2, buoyancy aid, spray deck, helmet, dry trousers, dry cag, river shoes, paddling clothes, throw line x 2, dry bags, poles, spare rope, 1st aid kit, repair kit, karabiner & sling, river knife

Food, cooker, pans, crockery, cutlery

Tent, camping chair, sleeping bag, roll mat/Thermarest, bivi bag, hammock, tarp, head torch & batteries, trowel, toilet paper, fire lighting equipment, water bottle

Waterproofs, warm coat, shorts, trousers, T-shirts, fleeces, underwear, thermals, socks, shoes, flip flops/sandals, gloves, warm hat, sun hat

Towel, wash kit, sunglasses, sun cream, insect repellent, bite cream, personal medication

Phone, money, camera, notebook and pen, map


The are no dates for this, but if you are interested please get in touch.