SUP Highland Skills Weekend (2 days)


This two day stand up paddling skills course is aim at improving paddlers skills, knowledge and safety on the water in a number of environments. These could include, lochs, reservoirs, sheltered coastal waters and rivers around the Highland area to ensure maximum learning out on the water.

Day 1:

After a short meet and greet over coffee, we start off by looking at planning your paddling trips. This includes discussing weather forecasts, tide times, paddling locations using maps and charts for potential paddles over the next few days. As a group, we create a safe group paddling kit list and load up and change for first of two paddling locations of the day. On the second trip, we take out camping kit and wild camp and live off the paddleboard.

Day 2:

The adventure continues with another day out on the water paddling with a loaded paddleboard. With more exploring and hopefully spotting some great wildlife, the learning continues and fun. For those who wish, safety scenarios and rescue practice can be thrown in at the end of the weekend before loading back up the minibus and returning to the office.

We supply:

  • inflatable touring paddleboard
  • a personal buoyancy aid (PFD) and an adjustable paddle
  • full body wetsuit and wetsuit shoes
  • a dry bag for accessories/lunch
  • two full days with over 10 hours on the water coaching
  • camping & cooking equipment
  • hot & cold drinks available when at the office
  • copies of photos taken by your guide during the course

What you need to bring: 

  • swimwear (please arrive with swimwear already on)
  • wetsuit, shoes tent & cooking equipment if you have your own
  • beanie/cap and shades if you wish
  • towel, waterproof jacket & change of clothes
  • sleeping bag
  • old footwear/trainers that you don't mind getting wet/splashed
  • food for two lunches, one dinner and one breakfast & a water bottle
  • any medication you may require

Group Size: Min 4 Adults, Max 7 (Bookings closes 48 hours before activity date. Should there not be sufficient numbers, you will be notified and issued a full refund)

Age: This trip is suitable for adults. 14-18year olds may join when accompanied by a parent/guardian (minimum 14-year-old). Should you require to book for multiple spaces, please check spaces available when registering "Add More Attendee's? Click to toggle, limit X)" lets you see remaining spaces. Adults and U18's need to be booked/paid separately.

Meeting Time: 9.00am daily. (Access from 8.50am)

Meet Location: Explore Highland Office, Clachnaharry Works Lock, Clachnaharry Road, Inverness. IV3 8RA. Google Maps -

Parking: Free parking available beside the office. Please see Office page for further details on directions & parking instructions.

Finish Time: Approx 5.00pm

Distance: N/A

Craft: Inflatable paddleboards

Personal Belongings: Camera's, phones, car keys and other personal belongings are taken out onto the water at your own risk. If in doubt, please leave these items in your own car or office when out on the water

Terms & Conditions: Terms and conditions can be found online -

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.