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by Adventure Solos


The River Spey in Scotland's Cairngorm National Park is no ordinary river. Most rivers start fast and the flow eases as they approach the sea. The Spey is different; it starts slow and gets quicker. This makes for a great adventure; over the 70 mile journey we'll build up skills and confidence before tackling Grade 1 & Grade 2 rapids.  

This canoe-camping adventure is a great follow event for anyone that has been on the Canoe Scotland event, or has other paddling experience. The next step would be to join us for a river training weekend in the Lake District (2023 dates TBC) unless you are able to demonstrate you have suitable paddling experience - join both for a reduced rate of just £999 until 31/12/2022.

The River Spey Adventures starts on Loch Insh, near Aviemore (a lovely outdoor town in the Cairngorms) and we spend 5 days paddling the river to Spey Bay and the North Sea. You will have the opportunity to pass the perfectly manicured lawns of salmon fishing huts, Speyside whisky distilleries (drawn to the area by the quality of the water) and incredible wildlife including deer, pine martens, wild cats, badgers, buzzards and nesting ospreys. There is even the chance to see seals, bottlenose dolphins and occasionally minke whales at Spey Bay. This is a truly magical adventure. 

River Spey Descent
  • 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 canoeing equipment (canoe, paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet, canoe trolley).

  • A waterproof barrel each to keep personal gear dry.

  • Camping fees.

  • Transportation from Spey Bay (end) to Aviemore (start).

  • A bottle of Speyside whisky to share amongst the group after a hard day's paddling.

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


We meet for a pub lunch in Kincraig near Aviemore (PH21 1NA). The paddle ends at Spey Bay in Inverness. We offer guests free transport back to the start after the event.


Tickets are available below for £995 per person or £1,245 including a weekend of river training in the Lake District. 

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


Monday 15th August 2022 at midday to midday on Saturday 20th August 2022


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


Monday 22nd August 2022 at midday to midday on Saturday 27th August 2022

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

River Spey Adventure (14th August 2023)
14 Aug, 12:00
Loch Insh,
Kincraig, Inverness-shire, PH21, UK
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