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  • Spirit of the Spey

    Blending Open Canoeing on the River Spey with exclusive Malt Whisky Tasting Experiences.

    Facilitated by the Spey's most experienced River Guide, Dave Craig ~ who has intimate knowledge of this iconic Scottish river and its famous malt whiskies.

    Paddle an open-canoe for between 50 & 70 miles on The River Spey, Scotland's most beautiful and ideal canoe-touring river. Finish your journey at the rollers of Spey Bay where the fresh of the river meets the salt of sea.

    All canoe journeys offer you an intimate experience of the River Spey and allow you to truly get to know her moods, her past life, her secrets, witness her beauty and meet her people.

    All of our Spey Journeys can include, if appropriate, Malt Whisky tasting. (Over 18's only.) In the evenings of 'Classic Spey Descents' & 'Being with Nature' Journeys, adults will be given the opportunity to sample high quality Speyside Malt Whiskies. If requested we may be able to programme in a distillery tour on one of the last days of a Classic Spey Descent. (Additional cost of around £8 for standard tour or £25 for exclusive Founders/Special Malts Tour ~ e.g. Aberlour or The Balvenie).

    Information about Dave Craig ~ Spey's most experienced River Guide:

    Technically highly qualified outdoor professional and canoe coach;

    A consummate professional and widely acknowledged to be an authority on the River Spey;

    First encountered and developed a passion for this wonderful river Spey in 1964;

    Completed to date in excess of 140 Spey Descents ~ mainly Kincraig to Spey Bay;

    Intimate knowledge of the river, her moods, her history ~ both natural and social;

    Dave is passionate about the Spey, caring for her environment and wildlife, respectful of fellow river users;

    Scottish Canoe Association River Spey Adviser since 1981.

    We also offer introductory / improver canoe days and in addition, women's only days. Please give us a call if you have any questions. Corporate days on the River Spey are excellent for team building exercises.

    CANOEING Courses, Activities, Holidays

    River Spey in Scotland

    The Beeches, Station Road, Newtonmore, Perthshire, PH20 1AR

    +44 (0)1540 673826 +44 (0)7870 338 110