From end to end the Crinan Canal is 9 miles long. Its sheltered
waters make it an ideal place for beginners and more experience
paddlers to explore.
Between the locks
The longest uninterrupted stretches on the canal are between
lock 4 and 5 and between 13 and 14, so if you want to avoid the
locks, these are your best options.
The Paddlers' Access Code leaflet is produced by
the Scottish Canoe Union and explains your rights
Scottish Outdoor Access
Code has useful information if you are canoeing or kayaking on
Information for paddlers
Paddlers are advised to notify staff before paddling on the Crinan Canal. Paddling is restricted to within the canal operating times. Please see the boating section for information.