Three Islands Canoe Safari on Loch Lomond

It was the perfect day. Calm and sunny; ideal for open canoeing. It also meant that there were no restrictions on where we could go, so the group decided that a three islands trek was on.

The first visit was to Inchloanaig to view the ancient Yew trees planted under the orders of Robert the Bruce. The second was to Inchcailloch to visit the old lodge house owned by the Colquhoun family and to try and find one of the elusive Loch Lomond  wallabies!

Finally the group paddled over to Inchtavannach and enjoyed a wild food foraging before returning to Luss.

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It was an excellent safari paddle, taking in a wide variety of local heritage interest too.

Holiday Canoe Safari

The weather forecast was not good! However, undaunted, Laura and Steve were up for the challenge. Rather than attempting the usual open crossing to the Islands, we hugged the coastal route south to the quaint little village of Ardochly, on Loch Lomond side. After resting there we rafted the canoes and let the wind take us across to Inch Tavannach – the island of the monks. After exploring the island and climbing to the top of ‘Thom-na-Clagg’ – hill of the bell – we paddled hard across wind, back to the mainland close to mouth of the River Luss. My congratulations to Laura and Steve for the determination and skill they showed. The challenge greatly added to the day’s event. Good paddling. Gold star each!

Chillin’ on Inch Tavannach

River Luss