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Canoe Loch Ness

Canoe Loch Ness

Paddle Loch Ness half day trips are offered throughout the year. These morning, afternoon or evening trips are a great way to access the loch to do a bit of Nessie spotting.
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Group Activity

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Address

Clachnaharry Works Lock,
Clachnaharry Road,
Inverness,
IV3 8RA

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Based on the Caledonian Canal, Explore Highland offers a wide range of water sport activities including bespoke services for all ages, fitness levels and paddler abilities.

We can provide:
Paddling and personal skills courses
One to one or small group bespoke coaching
Bespoke white water, canoe and kayak guiding and transport services
Guided adventure holidays in canoe, kayak and sea kayak throughout the Highlands
Canoe and sea kayak hire together with a shuttle service, if required
Kids kayaking during local school holidays
Safety cover, logistical and/or technical advice

We specialise in offering support to Great Glen Canoe Trail expeditions by open canoe, sea and touring kayaks for guided and self-guided groups of all sizes. Our local professional paddling knowledge can be invaluable in making your Highland paddling expedition a safe and memorable experience.

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    Location

    Directions

    See location of Explore Highland on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: NH 649464  Lat: 57.48864 Long: -4.25517

    By car:
    Follow directions for A82. After crossing the Friars Street Bridge, follow the signs for A862 along Telford Street crossing the Caledonian Canal. Continue on the A862 straight across the traffic lights onto Clachnaharry Road. Turn right (in approx. 200m) after Blackpark Petrol Station turning into British Waterways signed private car park. (Approx. 8 minutes travel time)

    By bike:
    Walk down High Street towards river. Cross over the river at Greig Street pedestrian bridge. Turn right and continue walking along Huntly Street and Well Street to Telford Roundabout. Continue along Telford Street crossing the Caledonian Canal. Continue on to Clachnaharry Road. Turn right (in approx. 200m) after Blackpark Petrol Station turning into British Waterways signed private car park. (Approx. 10 minutes travel time)

    By foot:
    Walk down High Street towards river. Cross over the river at Greig Street pedestrian bridge. Turn right and continue walking along Huntly Street and Well Street to Telford Roundabout. Continue along Telford Street, crossing the Caledonian Canal. Immediately on crossing canal swing bridge, turn right through gate and follow the towpath for 800m. (Approx. 31 minutes travel time)

    By public transport:
    307 Service from Farraline Bus Station (every 90 mins) to opposite Clachnaharry Inn. Walk 200m back towards Inverness. (Approx. 10 minutes bus/ 1 minute walking)

    8A Service from Farm Foods, Academy Street (every 20 mins) to Firthview Avenue. Walk down Scorguie Road and turn left onto Clachnaharry Road at Blackpark Petrol Station. (Approx. 7 minutes bus/ minutes walking)

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Farraline Park Bus Station station

    Facilities

    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis gravel
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

    General

    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit

    Food

    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair