Sleep below the celebrities, canoe the river Spey | Dorset Bushcraft programs


On July eighth -14th we shall be endeavor the journey of a lifetime, our canoeing expedition on the river Spey. Beginning in Loch Insh and ending within the magnificent Spey Bay this canoeing expedition takes in a few of Scotland’s most spectacular surroundings.

Learn on to study extra concerning the wildlife that you simply would possibly see on the best way, what the journey will contain, what expertise you want, and what you possibly can anticipate on this unimaginable journey.

Canoe the river Spey


Wildlife on the River Spey 

The river Spey is house to a few of the most superb wildlife that the UK has to supply. From Ospreys to Purple Deer, Otters to Kingfishers, the river Spey has all of it. 

Osprey canoe the river spey


Whereas we are able to’t assure that you’ll observe a few of Scotland’s most lovely wild creatures, you is perhaps fortunate sufficient to see Atlantic Salmon. These outstanding fish are born in distant Highland tributaries after which make their method downstream. They spend as much as 4 years trying to find meals within the chilly waters round Greenland earlier than returning house. Not like their Pacific counterparts, Atlantic Salmon don’t die after breeding, that means that one fish could migrate a number of occasions.

Atlantic Salmon on the river Spey


The magnificent Osprey can attain as much as a meter and a half (150 cms) in wingspan and hunt by diving talon first in the direction of the water and snatching their prey from the river’s icy floor. A very spectacular chook the Osprey is on the RSPB’s Purple Checklist, holding an Amber standing which implies that the species is below menace within the UK.

Seals on the river Spey


Seals are steadily seen in Spey Bay. The Gray Seals, that are the UK’s largest carnivores are joyful in each salt and brackish water and weigh as much as a whopping 310 kgs. Seals are sometimes pleasant and are recognized to pop up for a chat with passing canoeists. 


If you’re actually fortunate, after we get to Spey bay you would possibly see a Bottlenose Dolphin. These elusive creatures are interested in the realm by the big inhabitants of Atlantic Salmon. Pleasant by nature, these residing in and round Spey bay are recognized for exhibiting off their acrobatic expertise.

What Expertise Do I Want? 

Whereas some canoeing expertise could be a bonus it’s not a requirement. Our skilled paddlers shall be available to offer tuition at first of the journey and enable you out as we journey alongside the attractive river Spey.  The journey is open to everybody aged 15 years and over, however below 18s should be accompanied by an grownup. You have to to be moderately match and all contributors should be capable to swim.

Canoeing on the Spey

What Does it Contain?

Our river Spey expedition is a very distinctive and memorable occasion. Beginning in Loch Insh we are going to canoe alongside the river Spey till, six days later, we attain Spey Bay. Every night time we shall be wild tenting alongside the river, sleeping out below the celebrities and listening to the sounds of the flowing water. If you’re in search of peace, escape and journey then that is the journey for you.  Every night time there will even be the prospect to participate in some land-based bushcraft, although this a part of the journey is only voluntary and you’re welcome simply to calm down by the river for those who would favor to take action.

Watch our video to study extra about this superb journey 


River Spey

Do one thing superb. Be part of us on our river Spey expedition. Canoe by means of a few of Scotland’s most lovely surroundings and sleep out below the celebrities.

Posted by Wildway Bushcraft on Thursday, four April 2019





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