2018 Caledonian Canal Challenge

In August 2018, our amazing team of young people, staff and volunteers completed the massive Caledonian Canal Challenge!

We are proud to say that we canoed the whole 95 kilometres in 4 days!

We spent 5 nights staying in the Highlands of Scotland at the Tulloch Station Lodge; a hostel housed in a train station, which the Caledonian Sleeper train (London to Inverness) passes through each evening. 

Along with picturesque stretches of canal, this challenge also included Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and the MIGHTY Loch Ness! It took us 9 hours of canoeing to complete Loch Ness and the weather was WILD.

Each evening the  young people cooked together and helped to prepare the packed lunches for the following day.

On our final day, some brave people had a water fight and a swim in Loch Ness and then the whole team celebrated with a chip shop tea and souvenir shopping in Fort Augustus.

At the end of the week, each and every one of the young people felt as though they have achieved something amazing, made new friends, seen new places and had a real adventure in the Highlands of Scotland.

Why not watch our brilliant documentary film to see how our young people felt about this epic challenge