Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

A 150km trail around the west coast of Scotland between Helensburgh and Ganavan.

The Trail incorporates ten access points and the Crinan Canal, and can be done as day trips or a multi-day expedition. Full route information can be found at the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail page at the Wild About Argyll website.

A PDF leaflet for the 16km Helensburgh to Dunoon section can be downloaded from the Wild About Argyll Website. Please note that due to the construction of the new waterfront swimming pool in Helensburgh, access may be restricted to the slipway on the pier which is marked on the map.


There is lots of wildlife to spot in the Clyde Sea Lochs, including seabirds, seals and even northern bottlenose whales. You can download a guide to Best Practice for Watching Marine Wildlife from Nature.Scot

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Please ensure you are properly prepared before setting off. There is information on the ASKT website and you can also find safety guidance courtesy of the Scottish Canoe Association and the RNLIAlso see the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Helensburgh Canoe Club

Helensburgh Canoe Club Facebook Page and Website also have information about canoeing and kayaking in the local area, including trip reports and information on sea kayak safety and kit.

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