Friday, 20 January 2017

Tackling the Canal

As well as planning our foray onto the West coast of Scotland we have also been busy compiling a list of places we want to see and visit on the Caledonian Canal. We will have a seven day visitors licence to play with and we are only heading one way on the canal which including the lochs is only 60 miles long. 

It will be a very sedate seven days for us with plenty of time spent ashore exploring the surroundings. Here is just a small example of what we plan to see and do on our trip.

The Muirtown flight of locks. The first lock flight we will have ever traversed with Naughty-Cal!

The Dores Inn  on the shores of Loch Ness. We have to call in for a pint or two.

Urquhart Harbour, a popular stopping place on Loch Ness. We will aim to wait until the hire boats have headed off along the canal a day or so ahead of us.

Urquahart Castle with it's own pontoon for visitors by boat.

The falls of Foyer situated a short walk from Foyer Pier.

The next flight of locks we will tackle is the stair at Fort Augustus.

The next loch is Loch Oich.

Invergarry Castle and hotel. A nice spot to have some lunch.

Laggan Avenue is another highlight of the canal.

Our final flight of locks will be the stair at Banavie, locally known as Neptunes Staircase. Eight locks back to back taking us down towards the sea.

Our final two locks will take us into Corpach Basin and finally out onto Lock Linnie and the coast beyond.


  1. Dont forget the distilleries in Oban & Tobermory !