Caledonian Canal


The majestic Caledonian Canal is considered by many as one of the greatest waterways of the world. Running from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east, this 60 mile coast to coast channel passes through exciting towns and villages, spectacular lochs, and beautiful countryside. Explore the Caledonian Canal by water. Bring your own boat, hire a cruiser or charter a yacht for a canal holiday, take a day-trip on Loch Ness, or stay on a hotel boat or holiday barge. This stunning waterway is a popular choice for many paddle expeditions. From an exciting and varied sea-to-sea challenge for the long distance canoeist to many opportunities for attractive day paddles. Discover a range of Scotland’s wildlife as you explore the Caledonian Canal. From the iconic red deer to some rare ancient species of beetle, there is a richness to the wildlife in the area. This beautiful area of the Highlands of Scotland is an ideal area to explore on holiday whether sailing or on the shore. Discover events along the way that can bring the culture and heritage of Scotland to life The area around the Caledonian Canal is excellent walking country. Fort William and Lochaber boasts some of Scotland’s finest mountains, with Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, overlooking the entrance to the canal at Corpach.

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