Canoeing around britain

Colin Skeath and Davis Gould-Duff are attempting to become the first adventurers to circumnavigate mainland Britain in an open canoe

On 30th April 2017 Colin and Davis will set off from Strontian on Loch Sunart, paddling and sailing in their Swift Temagami open canoe, aiming to circumnavigate Britain…

Ray Goodwin
Ray Goodwin – Author, Canoeist and Coach
[…] mine and Rob Egelstaff’s Circumnavigation of Wales in a canoe pushed the boundary of what was possible […] Now Colin and Davis have come up with a trip that will dwarf ours [read in full here]​​

Current Location

  • May 13, 2017
    4:48 pm

    We landed in Scrabster after 11 days of some of the best canoeing I have ever experienced. The scenery has been spectacular, the weather gave us clear blue skies, sometimes with strong winds. At times we have felt very small and humble in huge racing swell with waves

  • April 2, 2017
    11:17 am

    When I decided to circumnavigate Britain in an open canoe, I knew I had to make sure I had the right tools for the job. The first thing to do was to choose the right canoe. I already had a 17ft Old Town Penobscot which by that time

  • December 3, 2016
    2:32 pm

    Welcome to the Canoe Around Britain Blog... This blog has been set up so that you can follow Colin Skeath and Davis Gould-Duff on their attempt to circumnavigate the British Mainland in a Open Canoe. Colin and Davis will be setting off on this adventure in the morning

  • June 2, 2016
    10:30 pm

    Two hours sleep before a big trip… what was I thinking? It had been Jamie and Flo’s wedding; an event we didn’t want to miss. So we went to the reception at Fort William, offered our congratulations and then left for Loch Insh from where we were going

  • July 28, 2015
    10:00 pm

    Five days previously, Davis, my 23 year old nephew from County Clare Ireland, had next to zero canoeing experience. However, in the few days leading up to our adventure, Greg Spencer and his family joined us in Strontian and put Davis through some intense training on Loch Sunart.

  • Danny I think it is absolutely brilliant the achievement
  • Martin Hello gang, Your progress is amazing and complete
  • Rob Taylor Hi again. I would like to paddle with you either
  • derek Sounds amazing, big skies and super photos. Seems
  • Pete Clark Hi gentlemen, good luck with your trip. A few year
  • Skeathy Hi Dave, thanks for the comment. Since writing the
  • David Stubbs Interesting write up Colin. You might like to cons

The TeamThe Challenge

Colin and Davis’ plan to Canoe Around Britain comes on the back of many individual and joint adventures, both on land and on the water.

Though the team will be self-supporting for days on end, their adventures will be supported by Katrina, Tyke and Gonzo.

To read about Colin, Davis & the Team click HERE

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life shortening conditions and their families, and Colin and Davis have decided to use their Canoe Around Britain challenge as a way of raising money for this fantastic cause.​​​

To donate via Just Giving click HERE

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When they’re on the water, the team’s Spot Messenger generally relays location details every 10 minutes. Click on the image below for live tracking!

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