Paddle Argyll

Paddle Argyll

Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

The 150km trail runs between Ganavan and Helensburgh, incorporating ten access points and the Crinan Canal. It has been provided for all people to enjoy the waters around Argyll, whether for a day of fun, or a multi-day expedition. 

The table below details the routes, their distances, and potential time required to complete them based on personal ability and fitness levels. Times provided are based on totally flat conditions, and do not take into account tidal or weather conditions encountered, which can greatly affect them.

Route  

Distance

Beginners

Intermediate

Advanced

Ganavan-Ellenabeich 21km 7hrs 5 hrs 15 mins 3 hrs 30 mins
Ellenabeich-Arduaine 11km 3 hrs 40 mins 2 hrs 50 mins 1 hr 50 mins
Arduaine-Crinan 19km 6 hrs 20 mins 4 hrs 15 mins 3 hrs 10 mins
Crinan-Ardrishaig 13km 4 hrs 20 mins 2 hrs 50 mins 2 hrs 10 mins
Ardrishaig-Tarbert 19km 6 hrs 20 mins 4 hrs 15 mins 3 hrs 10 mins
Tarbert-North Bute 29km 9 hrs 40 mins 6 hrs 25 mins 4 hrs 50 mins
North Bute-Toward 13km 4 hrs 20 mins 2 hrs 50 mins 2 hrs 10 mins
Toward-Dunoon 13km 4 hrs 20 mins 2 hrs 50 mins 2 hrs 10 mins
Dunoon-Helensburgh 16km 5 hrs 20 mins 3 hrs 30 mins 2 hrs 40 mins
Total 154km 51 hrs 20 mins 35 hrs 25 hrs 40 mins