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Scottish Open Canoe Trips:

River Spey Whisky Tour

 

 

Some say that when it occasionally rains in Scotland that it is just pre distilled whisky.

 

So a trip in the heart of Whisky country means a glorious paddle down one of the classic rivers of Scotland whatever the weather!

 

 

The Spey truly is a classic as it offers the canoeist:

 

Meandering tree lined sections of calm water, An abundance of stunning nature and heritage, wide open arable vista's, fine continuous white water but only ever up to grade two, including small technical rapids and the "washing machine" offering larger rolling waves. The river has a final treat as it intertwines with the Sea at Spey Bay.

 

 

A Two Day Whisky Tasting Descent 

 

Travelling from Granton on Spey to Charlston of Aberlour, through beautiful scenery and fantastic rapids, stopping off at a few distilleries on route for sometimes exclusive Source only tours* . The weekend offers the the opportunity to complete the whisky cycle: Open Canoeing on the material, touring the site of the waters distillation process, have a small evening sample and again on the following day back into the rapids in the Canoe!

 

*dependant on the time of year

 

 

Three Day Descent 

Four Day Descent 

 

 

Recommended reading for this expedition:

 

Scottish Canoe Classics by Eddie Palmer

 

Available to purchase here

 

 

 

Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority Institute for Outdoor Learning

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