Exploring Scotland

Loch Tay & River Tay Packrafting Expedition

£400.00£450.00

Packrafts are changing the face of adventure travel. This four day packrafting loch and river expedition is treat for anyone with a passion for adventure, exploring beautiful scenery, rich history and providing a physical challenge. The River Tay system is 188 km long from source to sea, as a team we will packraft the section between the west end of Loch Tay and down the river to the towns of Dunkeld and Birnam, wild camping on route.

 

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Minimum group size 2. Maximum group size 5.

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What’s included

  • All food from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day
  • All necessary group equipment including 70 litre dry bags, tents, stoves, cooking utensils, maps, group shelters as well as all necessary personal packrafting equipment
  • Paddle sports jacket and dry trousers
  • For further details please download the trip information pack and kit list
  • Guiding and instruction from an experienced and qualified outdoor professional

Is it for me?

  • Having packrafted or kayaked before will make the journey feel easier
  • Paddlesports always means a capsize and swim can happen. A buoyancy aid assists with swimming but water confidence is important
  • The journey requires a few portages around rapids on the river, a good level of fitness and ability to carry boats, bags and equipment is important
  • Having wild camped before will make the expedition more enjoyable
  • Minimum age of 16 

 

Itinerary

DAY 1

Meet and greet, Killin, at 09:30

On our first day we will meet in Killin and pack everything we need for our four day expedition. Starting our journey on loch Tay we will not paddle a big distance, but focus on being prepared and learning the right skills before reaching our first wild camp location on the shores of Loch Tay.

DAY 2

On day two, you will wake on the shore of Loch Tay. We will continue our journey along the loch, taking in beautiful scenery and exploring the shoreline. If the conditions are right, we might rig some sails! Depending on progress we will either wild camp near the east end of Loch Tay or head down the first few kilometers of the River Tay.

DAY 3

Day three is the first full river day! Again we will take time to develop the right skills as we journey down the river. Durning the second half of this day we will reach the main white water of the river, with lots of grade one & two rapids. Today, we will either wild camp for our final night, or be situated at the packraft friendly Grandtully campsite.

DAY 4

Starting below Grandtully the river eases for our final day allowing the team to appreciate the changing landscape and spot wildlife as you paddle. The journey finishes at the towns of Birnam and Dunkeld with the spectacular scenery of Perthshires big tree country.

Here we will be shuttled back to killin and unpack all our expedition kit. We will aim to be back in Killin between 17:00-18:00.