A classic descent of the River Spey from Aviemore to Spey Bay in open canoes carrying all of our camping kit and covering approximately 69 miles through beautiful Highland scenery. The plan would be to complete the trip in three-and-a-half days of paddling with time to pack up and travel home on the last day. This will entail three nights of wild camping after the clocks have gone back, when the days are a little shorter and the nights a little cooler (and potentially wetter). It will involve early starts and full days of paddling but this will be assisted by the flow of the river.
The trip is a peer trip (no official coaching/instruction etc.) and is suitable for improvers (see club description https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/). You would have to be able to steer the loaded canoe safely, including through Grade II rapids, so some experience on moving water is essential.
The trip will be suitable for solo and tandem boats. If you don't have an open canoe and want to come then get in touch anyway as there are likely to be one or two places in what would otherwise be solo boats.
The plan would be to meet in the car park opposite the Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore at 9:00 am ready to get the three hour car shuttle underway. For most people this will mean travelling up the night before and staying over in a hostel/B+B close by. Please make your own arrangements if you want to travel together.
Details at this stage are provisional with confirmation of specifics nearer the time.
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RSVP at least 7 days before the event
Guests by arrangement with organiser, prior to trip only.