Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Marathon

Will you accept the challenge to paddle from the centre of Glasgow to the centre of Edinburgh along the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals?

You can either paddle alone or work in a team of up to 12 paddlers, in Singles, Doubles or Fours, Kayaks or Canoes.

Over the years a wide range of canoes and kayaks have been used to complete the course, racing K1’s and K2’s by those looking for fast times; open Canadians; sea kayaks and even plastic river boats by those looking for more of a challenge.

The Open Team Relay class allows up to 12 people to paddle in any combination of canoe and/or kayak.

The event is over two days with set stages.

  • Day 1 – Forth & Clyde Canal from Speirs Warf, Glasgow to Falkirk Wheel, c. 24 miles.
  • Day 2 – Union Canal from above Falkirk Wheel to Lochrin Basin, Edinburgh, c. 31 miles

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Points of Interest

Use the legend to find things to do around the Forth & Clyde Canal, and Union Canal