Water Sports

Explore Cateran Country from the water's perspective. There are plenty of fantastic rivers and lochs just waiting to offer you a unique and exhilarating adventure in this region and further afield.

The rivers Ericht, Isla and Tay run through Cateran Country and whether you want to canoe down the river Tay from Pitlochry all the way to Perth, kayak down the river Isla with your family, or have a relaxed experience with your group of friends paddling around our lovely lochs – we know you will have a great time.

Loch of Clunie is located just 4 miles west of Blairgowrie. This location is steeped in Scottish history. On the shore you will find remnants of an old castle, once used by Kenneth MacAlpin, the first king of Scotland. The small island is actually man made and was used as a crannog with another castle built on it.

Loch Tay is the largest loch in Perthshire, only an hour drive west of Blairgowrie. It has an easy access point located at the east shore, in Kenmore. Loch is nearly 24km long, with eighteen crannogs. Most are now submerged but a large crannog near the northern shore at Kenmore can be clearly seen. This was the ancient burial place of Queen Sybilla, wife of Alexander King of Scots. Stunning views of Beinn Ghlas (1103m) and Ben Lawers (1214m) and the surrounding hills will set you into a classic, Highland horizon.

Loch Faskally is located in Pitlochry, only a 40-minute drive from Blairgowrie. It has an easy access point at their north east shore just off the road A9. Waters of the loch are coming from rivers Tummel and Garry which are taking its slow current towards the popular attraction, Pitlochry Dam and Fish ladder. Besides stunning views and very little water traffic, the location offers great spots to observe some wildlife, e.g. goldeneye ducks, herons, red squirrels.

Cateran Country is also not far from the sea coast and you can try your skills at sea kayaking along the Firth of Tay at Broughty Ferry near Dundee. This is a great place to learn or improve your sea kayak skills. Beside the views of surrounding towns, historical lighthouses and Tentsmuir Forest, you might also spot various birds, grey and harbour seals or even bottlenose dolphins in the summer months.

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Kayaking on the river ericht