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Loch Awe Challenge Route

This is our most difficult challenge route, one which will really test your endurance to the limits. That said, it is a real gem if you are the sort of person who enjoys escaping on an adventure.

Challenge Distance Time Type
Paddle the length of Loch Awe 25 miles 4-9 hours (approx.) Difficult

Why Loch Awe?

Loch Awe is the longest freshwater loch in Scotland, located in the Argyll and Bute region of West Scotland. Its shoreline stretches to within a few miles of the sea. In our opinion, Loch Awe is a contender as one of the most spectacular lochs to paddle, due to its rugged remoteness and stunning surrounding landscape.

The shores are fringed with conifer forests and the northern horizon is dominated by the Ben Cruachan mountain range. Wildlife in the area is legendary and if you are lucky you may spot deer, otters, golden eagles or ospreys from the water. Have we mentioned there are also castles you can paddle up to and explore? The sights from the water on this challenge are hard to beat, and it’s not until you are out in the middle of this vast loch that you will truly appreciate its scale and beauty.

With careful, sensible planning and ensuring you follow safety guidance this is truly an awesome challenge to take on and an amazing area to visit. Good luck and make sure you read all of the safety guidance within the Information pack below before embarking on your adventure!

​Registering your challenge

Once you have ventured out and completed the Loch Awe Challenge Route we’d love to hear from you about your experience. You can do this by registering your challenge with us, in return we will recognise your efforts by sending you a certificate and displaying your time on our national leader board (if you chose this option at registration).

Click here to register your Loch Awe challenge details


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