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Coast to Coast in a Speeder

Loch Ness

The Great Glen in Scotland is a beautiful part of the world, a fault line running diagonally across the highlands formed three long deep lochs (Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness) which were joined in the 1800’s by the Caledonian Canal, allowing boats to travel across the country from Fort William to Inverness. This seemed like the perfect summer mission for the Speeder.

Jelly Fish, Loch Linnie

Jelly fish in Loch Linnie

Starting in Loch Linnie, a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland, it took two and a half days of relaxed paddling to reach our destination of Inverness on the East coast. The Speeders were perfect for the trip, meaning that we could load up with all the comforts needed to make it a relaxed journey (tea, a few single malts, a good book etc…), and still be fast enough to cover the distance in a good time. They also meant that we could blast down the River Ness at the end of Loch Ness and stop for a play on the Stanley section of the Tay on the way home.

Caledonian Canal, Corpach

Caledonian Canal at Corpach


Loch Lochy

Tea break on Loch Lochy


Fort Augustus

Heading out onto Loch Ness from Fort Augustus


Loch ness in Speeders

Urquhart Castle


Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness

Thankfully the weather held out for us, making for some superb views. A great trip all round, I just need to figure out where to take the speeder next…

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