Information

The Great Glen Paddle returns in 2016 for a third time – combining the opportunity to paddle coast-to-coast and compete against some of the best in the sport with the breath-taking scenery of the Scottish Highlands, the challenge has been set.

150 paddlers are required for the GGP to be confirmed and to proceed this year – sign-up for the event is available under the “Enter Now” page.

A list of current entrants will be periodically updated and available to view on that page so that participants can track who has confirmed and how many people are currently entered. Please call us on 0191 603 0754  (once you have confirmed your entry) should you wish for your name to be anonymised in this list.

 

Equipment

Canoe/Kayak Hire For those wishing to take part who do not have a suitable craft, we will be partnering with a local hirers who will be able to supply entry level standard craft for the event.

Explore Highland – Equipment Hire

Boots ‘n’ Paddles – Equipment Hire

Accommodation

The Great Glen has a large range of B&B’s and guest houses all along the route, a full list of which are available here: Visit Inverness – Accommodation

For another directory of accommodation and other service providers, please see: greatglenway.org

Camping

For those brave enough to add Camping to their adventure we have teamed up with two campsites along the route:

Cumberlands-Campsite.com – Fort Augustus

Borlum.co.uk – Drumnadrochit

Both of these sites are within walking distance of the challenge route and crews booking in with them should advise them that they are with the challenge so that we can group everybody together. Whether crews wish to stay one night at each or stop still for 2 nights, both sites have hot showers and great amenities on their doorstep.

Entry Packs

Confirmed entrants will be sent the complete entry pack and a minimum of 150 participants are required for the event to take place. A current entry list will be updated each week and published alongside entry information on the following page: Enter Now

To view the longitude and latitude point of the portages, points of interest and lay-bys for support crew please click here.

Volunteering

Any event is only as good as the team that brings it all together. Alongside our experienced event production team, we welcome any individuals or Clubs who would like to help out, or those simply wanting to get a feel for the Challenge before taking part at a later date. Please e-mail us at hello@greatglenpaddle.co.uk for more information.