Spirit of the Spey

Telford Bridge 245x195A Canoe Journey of Discovery ~ providing the traveller with an intimate introduction to the beautiful River Spey ~ her history & heritage; wildlife & her people, distilleries & malt-whiskies. Facilitated by the Spey’s most experienced River Guide ~ Dave Craig ~ who has a 40+ years connection & in-depth knowledge of Speyside.

Why Choose Spirit of the Spey?

  • Memorable Canoe Journeys through stunning Scottish Highland scenery
  • Expert coaching and all required technical equipment provided
  • Paddle your craft through the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands & Morayshire.
  • Become immersed in the beauty of Strathspey, Scotland.
  • Experience the True Spirit of the majestic River Spey whilst paddling through picturesque Speyside
  • Once navigated by coracles or currachs and for floating rafts of logs to shipyards at Spey Bay. the Spey is Scotland’s most natural water path, ideal for canoe touring
  • Close encounters with wildlife: animals ~ birds ~ the iconic wild Atlantic salmon
  • Get to know the people and the social & natural history of the River Spey
  • Unique opportunities to gain deep insight into Speyside malt whiskies
  • Distillery tours and exclusive malt whisky tastings
  • “Come and Try It” ~ Canoe Coaching Days available throughout the year
  • Bespoke corporate days/events with a difference

Telford Bridge 245x195Introductory / Improver 1 Day courses available as well as 3 or 4 Day Journeys.  Journey accommodation-options include ~ camping, high quality B & B or a luxurious Guest Houses/Hotels. 

Spey Journeys are available throughout the year, but mainly March – October.  Please call to enquire re dates and availability.




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