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Getting Here

As we are a mobile activity operator we don't have an activity centre that you come to in order to participate in activities.  However, you may want to visit our office or pick up hire equipment from our Inverness depot.  If that is the case, the following map will show you the way.  If you have booked an activity session with us or have arranged to hire canoe or kayak hire equipment from us, we will provide you with detailed directions at the time of booking.

Getting to our canoe/ kayak and equipment store near InvernessSignpost: Directions to Boots N Paddles

Canoe If you are on the A862 Inverness to Beauly road, look for signs to Cabrich, Moniack Castle and Clunes.  Keep a look out in the area for a lot of outbuildings with red roofs.  We are the only one in the area with red roofs, so you know you’ve found us when you see them!

We can be found near the village of Beauly, but as you can see, we are ideally placed to go anywhere in the Highlands and also have a base in Aviemore.

Travelling options

Scotland has great air, road, rail and bus links so it's really easy to get yourself to various parts of Scotland.  Wherever possible, we try to encourage our customers to use a means of transport that has as little impact on the environment as possible.  We have therefore provided a number of different ideas to help you plan your journey.

Walking Walking

If you can, why not walk to the activity venue... stranger things have happened!

Rail By train

To get to Inverness by rail, Scotrail and GNER provide the rail link. If you would prefer arriving first thing in the morning, then perhaps the Caledonian Sleeper is the answer for you.An ideal way to start off a Great Glen Canoe Expedition!

On the way to Inverness you pass through Aviemore, so have the opportunity to stop there and try out some of our activities.

If you need a taxi when you arrive in Inverness phone 01463 222555 or 01463 222222.

The Central Belt has got great train links too with trains arriving in towns and cities everywhere. You can check Scotrail for more information

Bus By bus

Scottish City Link has a good bus service, as does National Express. Also check out the Megabus site.  Most of these services have a range of destinations all over Scotland.

Other shared-travel options

Take the hassle out of organising your travel by using Traveline Scotland and in the process, help reduce the amount of traffic on the roads.

If you are travelling as a group from the Central belt of Scotland, you may want to enlist the services of Invent Scottish Tours.  They can provide transport for you (8-seater minibuses) and/or tailor an itinerary for a trip to the Highlands. If you're looking for transport options, do get in touch with them.

Car Driving here

If you are coming by road then getting to the Scottish Central is pretty straightforward if you're not already there.  The A1, A701 and A702 will get you to Edinburgh, the M74 to Glasgow. 

Heading north to the Highlands from there:

From Edinburgh - M90 then A9, via Aviemore.

From Glasgow there is a choice of routes. The most direct is A80/M80 to Stirling, then the A9 to Inverness via Perth.  Alternatively you can indulge in the scenic delights of the A82 via Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe and past Fort William and Ben Nevis, then skirting the western side of Loch Ness virtually all the way.

AeroplaneFlying here

With great services to the Central Belt (Edinburgh and Glasgow) you will be spolit for choice for regular flights.  There's also a great service to Inverness too, making a long weekend to the Highlands a very attractive temptation if coming from the south of England.

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