Scottish Canoe Challenge with Pendleside

10th Aug 2022 - 14th Aug 2022


This five-day challenge includes over 100km (60 miles) of paddling through stunning Scottish scenery, from Fort William in the west, to Inverness in the east. The Loch Ness Canoe Trail includes 22 miles of the man-made Caledonian Canal, linking Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness, creating a route which stretches the entire width of Scotland.

You’ll be travelling through some of the country’s most dramatic landscape, wild camping on the shores each night and able to enjoy the unspoilt countryside in its full glory. Your expert guides will help you develop your paddling skills and show you how to sail rafted canoes. No previous canoeing experience is required, although it would be a bonus.

This challenge is graded moderate to challenging. You will be canoeing for many hours each day, sometimes having to assist with portage (carrying the canoe from one to the next body of water). You will sleep in tents which you will erect yourself at basic wild camps with very limited facilities and you will assist with cooking your own meals each day.

For more information about this fantastic challenge please visit the trip page at: https://­www.­different-travel.­com/­trip/­scottish-canoe-challenge-with-pendleside/

Costs and How to Pay

Registration fee: £195 and then either…

Sponsorship: £990 or Flexi: £495 trip costs and £495 sponsorship for a charity of your choice.


This option is for those who wish to raise sponsorship to cover both the costs of the trip (accommodation, food, guides etc.) and a donation to their chosen charity. There is a minimum sponsorship amount for each trip that you are required to raise in order to participate.

  • A registration fee is payable at the time of booking.
  • The minimum sponsorship must be paid to the charity 12 weeks prior to departure.
  • The amount the charity receives is at least 50% of the minimum sponsorship total.


This option is for those who choose to pay the trip costs (accommodation, food, guides etc.) themselves while still raising some funds for the charity.

  • A registration fee is payable at the time of booking.
  • Trip cost balance is payable to Different Travel and your fundraising is payable to the charity 10 weeks prior to departure.
  • Any fundraising undertaken cannot be used for your trip costs.

Please note that there are ONLY 15 places on this trip so BOOK NOW to ensure your spot. Places will be given on a first come first served basis.