Loch Awe Challenge

Loch Awe Challenge

Challenge Distance Time Type
Paddle the length of Loch Awe 24 miles 4-9h Difficult

Loch Awe Challenge Route


Part of the Three Lakes Challenge

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

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. If you are lucky you may spot deer, otters, golden eagles or ospreys from the water. There are also castles you can paddle up to and explore.

The sights from the water on this challenge are hard to beat. It’s not until you are out in the middle of this vast loch that you will truly appreciate its scale and beauty.

Good luck. Just remember that Loch Awe is a large and exposed lake. The weather is prone to change quickly and without warning. It is important you read the full safety guidance in the Loch Awe Challenge information pack below before taking on this challenge route.

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