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by Adventure Solos


This beginner-friendly adventure is a spectacular way to discover Scotland.


We're surrounded by nature and paddle along beautiful canals and lochs on this 5-day trip. With breath-taking scenery, awesome glens and the challenge of Loch Ness - this majestic 60-mile route is our favourite adventure. When the Summer breeze is behind us, we'll set up some basic sails and enjoy the views as we're propelled along by nature - this is a thrill not to be missed! There are opportunities to enjoy wild swims in sparkling waters and in the evenings we wild camp on the shores of lochs. 


The Canoe Scotland Expedition is capped off with a huge sense of achievement; knowing you travelled right across - from East to West, in a canoe. Make your Summer one to remember - join us on this solo-friendly adventure and see Scotland at it's finest.

Canoe Scotland
Canoe Scotland by Adventure Solos
  • An Adventure Solos host and canoe leader who will be there to help and guide you throughout the week. This event is beginners friendly - no prior canoe experience is required.

  • A fun, sociable, solo-friendly group to adventure with!

  • Adventure Solos' detailed Pre-Adventure Guide.

  • All canoeing equipment (canoe, paddles, buoyancy aid, canoe trolley, sails and more).

  • A waterproof barrel each to keep personal gear dry.

  • Shuttle transport back from Inverness (end) to Banavie (start).

  • New friends; skills, experiences and a sense of achievement!​

  • If you don't have your own camping equipment, we can provide camping equipment for you (see options to hire or buy).


We start at Neptune's Staircase, Banavie (near Fort William). We meet in the free car park (postcode PH33 7PL). The event ends in Inverness. We can also offer guests free transport from Inverness (end) to Neptune's Staircase (start) after the event.


Tickets are available below from £795 per person.

Or to set up a monthly payment plan, click Fund your Adventure.​



Monday 27th May 2024 (10am) to

Friday 31st May 2024 (2pm)


Any payment plans must be paid for in full at least 1 month  before the start of your chosen event.


Monday 1st July 2024 (10am) to

Friday 5th July 2024 (2pm)

Any payment plans must be paid for in full at least 1 month  before the start of your chosen event.


Monday 5th August 2024 (10am) to

Friday 9th August 2024 (2pm)

Any payment plans must be paid for in full at least 1 month  before the start of your chosen event.



Monday 2nd June 2025 (10am) to

Friday 6th June 2025 (2pm)

Any payment plans must be paid for in full at least 1 month  before the start of your chosen event.

Canoe Scotland
  • Dearne Valley
    The Dearne Valley, near Sheffield, is an area of South Yorkshire along the River Dearne. It is close to the Peak District and is very accessible, with a dozen cities within a 2-hour drive of the venue. The large grounds are dotted with activities for us to make the most of during the course of the event.
  • What's Included?
    A fun, sociable, solo-friendly group to adventure with! An Adventure Solos host who will be there throughout the event. Adventure Solos' detailed Pre-Adventure Guide. All specialist equipment for activities. 1.5 days' worth of activities with professional instructors. 2 nights' accommodation. 6 meals (2x breakfasts, 2x lunches, 2x evening meals). Any transport at the event.
  • Outline Itinerary
    Friday Arrive in the evening and join us for food, a few welcome drinks and a chat as we get to know each other. If the weather is good, we may sit in the Yurt around a fire - a brilliant way to start the weekend. Saturday After breakfast, we get into the first of several sessions of activities during the day. There are good opportunities to connect with your fellow guests during the activities and whilst reflecting over achievements at lunch and in the evening. ​ Sunday We have more activities in the morning, then enjoy lunch together one last time before hitting the road. The event finishes after lunch on Sunday. ​You'll leave having met a great bunch of people, having challenged yourself, had a lot of fun and laughed until your belly hurt! ​ Please note that, whilst we intend to provide the activities listed above, occasionally they may be subject to change at short notice due to factors such as weather conditions and the abilities of any particular group.
  • Accommodation
    All rooms are ensuite, with up to 6 people per room. Rooms and beds are available on a first-come, first served basis. Alternatively, you can book a sole occupancy room here). There is also a 'living room' area with seating. Bedding and a pillow are provided. Please bring a towel with you.
  • Transport/Getting there
    The weekend is based at Inspired Learning, Dearne Valley, Denaby Main, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 4EA. Train - If you are travelling by train, Conisbrough Station is adjacent to the venue (a one minute walk from the station to the venue). ​ Driving – If you are driving, the postcode is DN12 4EA. Leeds, Sheffield and York are all under 1 hour's drive from the venue. Loughborough, Nottingham, Manchester are all under 90 minutes' drive from the venue. Birmingham, Chester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Preston, Stoke-on-Trent and Warrington are all under 2 hours' drive. ​ Arrival is anytime from 6pm to 9pm (please contact us in advance if you think you will be later). Most people will arrive around 7pm and we'll eat at around 7.30pm.
  • Food and Drink
    Welcome drinks are provided on Friday evening. Food for six meals is provided, including: Evening meal on Friday Breakfast, lunch and evening meal on Saturday Breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary requirements. ​
  • Solo-friendly
    Guests book onto Adventure Solos events by themselves, and arrive to enjoy a fun, friendly and social event. The activities over the weekend are a great way to try new things and make new friends. This is also facilitated by an Adventure Solos host who will be present throughout the event and helps to ensure everyone is having a good time.
  • Equipment
    Any specialist equipment for activities is provided.
  • Experience
    You do not need prior experience for the activities (most people won't have done the activities before and the instructors and guides will help everyone through).
Canoe Scotland Expedition (1st July 2024)
Canoe Scotland Expedition (1st July 2024)
01 Jul 2024, 10:00
Neptune's Staircase,
Banavie, Fort William PH33 7NG, UK
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