Paddle on the Picturesque Caledonian Canal
AquaPaddle Inverness is based at Dochgarroch Locks, by the An Talla, Café and Shop, just to the south of Inverness. There is plenty of parking and a good safe launch site. The route is heading north from the lock area towards Inverness through wooded banks and fields. As the route is on the Caledonian Canal it is resistant to the effects of rainfall.
The meeting point is located just to the north of the lock
AquaPaddle Inverness is run by Tom along with his brilliant Crew of volunteers. If you would like to Volunteer and become a member of the local Crew, please contact the local AquaPaddle Captains through the Discord Comms System or email AquaPaddle
The route is downstream towards Inverness through beautiful Highland countryside, with view of the distant hills and mountains of the Highlands.
The River Ness runs alongside the Canal and allows seeing plenty of wildlife.
With the location situated at the North End of Loch Ness, it is a great location to visit with Castles and breathtaking scenery. It is a location to visit regardless if you are a local or ticking off another location as an AquaPaddle Tourist.
Donate to AquaPaddle Inverness
Why not donate to help your local community?
By using the following links at least 70% of the funds will be used to run BlueSpace sessions at this location. The other 30% will be used to help quieter locations or with admin cost to run and improve AquaPaddle.
Please also consider a regular donation to help those in your community in need of help.
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On site facilities
The An Talla Cafe has kindly allowed us to use their parking. Please consider popping in for a cuppa.
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They are provided by the An Talla cafe and offers a wide range of options from light bites, to full meals and delicious cakes. Perfect for a post paddle pick me up!
Toilets are available to cafe patrons.
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