Tag: Scotland

More people, more paddling, more often.


Often I get asked the question, ‘Where’s your favourite place to paddle?’ Commonly I respond with ‘Scotland’ or ‘Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park’ because it’s true.  Both the Park and Scotland have, in my opinion, some of the best paddling, which is why despite having had the opportunities to paddle around the world…
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Sheep Wrangling and Sore Knees on the Spey

“It was shaping up to be a good couple of days. The weather was looking warm and dry and the levels on the River Spey were looking good after a wet winter and a couple of days of rain. The plan was to load up and drive north to Loch Insh, run the shuttle and…
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Where on earth is Inverpolly?

I was making plans for my time off in August, when Moose rang me out of the blue to tell me there was one space left on a canoe trip he was leading for Beyond Adventure in the north-west highlands, a seven day trip. “Sweet, perfect, count me in,” I say, with no knowledge of…
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The less explored Glen Garry

24 kilometres never really sounds like it’s that big a day when you’re sat with a brew in your hand looking at the map in a nice warm room, but the reality often is very different. We set off at lunch time the day before our departure, with the plan to camp next to the…
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Upside down waterfalls, Golden eagles, a lot of broken kit… all making a very exciting canoe exped

Todays story comes from our good friend Stephen who runs Scottish Rock & Water based in Newtonmore. Stephen and his buddy Ben headed over to the Scottish Islands of Lewis and Harris for a canoe adventure which very few people have probably ever done. Lewis and Harris, one of the islands that I had always…
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A wet and salty adventure

As an adventure sports coach you meet hundreds of groups of people that you get to take on epic adventures, sometimes those groups are super memorable and sometimes it’s the journey. In this case it was both. It’s early August 2013 and Moose and I are about to meet our group, the team of 12…
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