Earn, Forth, Teith, Dochart, Tay, Tummel, Braan and Ericht. That’s just a sample of the rivers in this area; and then there are all the lochs in The Trossachs plus Lochs Earn, Tay, Rannoch Tummel and Lochore Meadows Country Park.

The Heart 200 route is well-blessed with more than its fair share of rivers and lochs, so whether you are a beginner looking for a short introductory session on flat water or an experienced white-water paddler, there is plenty of water along this route to meet your requirements.

The two main guidebooks are the Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) Scottish Canoe Touring (for calmer waters) and SCA Scottish White Water. For online information visit the UK Rivers Guidebook.

Various establishments along the route can provide instruction or equipment hire.

Wee Adventures, near Aberfeldy.

Willowgate Activity Centre, near Perth.

Main Photo Credit: VS/Kenny Lam

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