On Friday 23rd March 2012 the Great Glen Canoe Trail will be formally opened.
To celebrate the opening and the fantastic paddling destination of the Great Glen and the Calednonian Canal, British Waterways Scotland have teamed up with the Scottish Canoe Association to bring to you the first Great Glen Paddle Festival. Based in Fort Augustus, the heart of the Great Glen, this event will look to promote both canoe and sea kayak disciplines (crafts recommended for the Canoe Trail) by offering a extensive range of skill workshops for all level of paddler. To deliver these workshops we have invited the top coaches in these disciplines to make this launch truly memorable.
You can attend either half day, full day or even the full weekend of workshops. On top of this there will be an evening of paddling presentations given by a number of our guest coaches on Friday, a paddling exhibition area throughout Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday with many exhibitor and trade stands to visit. Our event would not be complete however without a Highland Ceilidh on the Saturday evening.
Hire boats and kit can be available onsite for those who require however you would need to book this at the same time as purchasing your workshop and ceilidh tickets.
For further information and booking visit http://greatglencanoetrail.info/whats-on/sca-great-glen-paddle-fest-2012/