Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Corpach near Fort William. It enables sea going vessels to cross Scotland without going round the treacherous north coast. The canal was constructed by Thomas Telford and opened in 1822.  It is about 60miles long, part artificial canal and part natural lochs. The scenery can be spectacular with just a couple of highlights being Laggan Cut, and Urquhart Castle on the shore of Loch Ness.

Caledonian Canal - Castle Urquahart, Loch Ness

A very informative, picturesque and useful site is that of LeBoat (Boat Hire company) who offer an illustrated guide to the Caledonian Canal.

Inverness

  • Cooperative Foods. Telford RP. 74 Telford St. IV3 5LS. 01463 711 500
  • Lidl. 77 Telford St. IV3 5LU. 0800 977 7766
  • Jammy Piece. 91b Telford St. IV3 5LE. 01463 239 503
  • Rocpool Restaurant

Dochgarroch

Dores

Drumnadrochit

  • Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Fiddlers Highland Resturant *R.

Inverfarigaig

Foyers

Please note, it is not safe to moor here if the wind is blowing from the Inverness direction and never moor here overnight. Please do not moor here for longer than two hours.

  • Falls of Foyers.

Invermoriston

Fort Augustus

Kytra Lock

Invergarry

Laggan

Gairlochy

Banavie

Fort William

Corpach

Corran

Onich