We’ve just got back from another fantastic canoeing expedition along the river Spey in Scotland.
In case you don’t know, each year we offer a guided canoe and bushcraft expedition along the beautiful river Spey. Paddling from Loch Insch all the way down to Spey Bay and wild camping along the trail. We offer land-based bushcraft courses that paddlers can take part in, but everyone is also welcome to just sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
These trips are always corkers and this year was no exception. Here’s a selection of photos, images, and thoughts from the trip…
Canoeing the Spey
Our 2018 river Spey canoeing expedition gets off to a strong start. Tarps are incredibly useful and light-weight bits of kit, we camped under them the whole way. You can read our review of the DD Tarp here, or learn about tarp set-ups here.
First fire of the trip
There’s always something special about the first fire of the trip, even more so when it’s on the banks of the beautiful river Spey. Learn more about bushcraft and fire lighting in our blog posts here and here.
Last minute canoeing prep
Just double and triple checking everything before we set off on our fantastic adventure. Learn more about packing for a long distance canoeing trip here.
It doesn’t get much better than the first brew of the morning, in a hammock, in Scotland.
Another day on the river
After cups of tea, it’s time to get on the river. Learn about navigating on Scotland’s rivers in this blog post here.
Just us and the river. You can’t beat it.
Navigation is essential
Hazel leading the way.
Gearing up for some white water
This stretch of water is ‘affectionately’ known as ‘The Washing Machine’.
Relaxing on the river
Some of the guys taking enjoying the river.
Dinner is served
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The end of our epic trip
Our epic trip ends in Spey bay. A fantastic expedition with a great group of people. If you’d like to reserve your place on our 2019 expedition click on the link below.