Paddleboarding Skills 2024

Looking at gaining more paddle-boarding skills so you can take on adventurers more safely? During May, June & July, Explore Highland will be running a series of five skill sessions covering a range of environments for only ยฃ25pp!


๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐Ÿญ – ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€, ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€ (Thurs 9th May)
Sheltered water skills to get you […]

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Great Glen Canoe Trail Facilities Access

Planning on taking on the Great Glen Canoe Trail, well you should look to plan to get a facilities key to allow you access to facilities along this amazing coast to coast route.

Scottish Canals who manage the Caledonian Canal have a number of facility blocks along this 60 mile route that will greatly support and […]

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2023 Paddleboarding Activities

With the main paddlesports season just about to commence and Explore Highland is already gearing up for some amazing paddleboarding activities and adventures.

Although there will be limited activities offered during 2023, there will still be something for everyone!

For those looking to take up paddleboarding or wanting some basic refresher skills, you can join either one […]

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2023 Canoe Hire

Bookings are now open for the season ahead for those who have suitable experience and rescue skills wishing to self guide their own canoe adventure.

Whether it be the Great Glen Canoe Trail, River Spey or another awesome Highland canoe route, the choice is yours.

 What’s better is;

Canoe hire & shuttle prices remain the same as […]

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Great Glen Canoe Trail Update – April 2022

As some of you may be aware there has been a delay in works on the Caledonian Canal, meaning the canal waterway is not able to open for navigation until over a month later than planned. Please see the press release from Scottish Canals.

On Wednesday 30th March I visited the Cullochy Locks works site and […]

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2022 Scottish Paddling Opportunities

Well its that time of the season again to start planning and arranging guided adventures for the season ahead. Similarly to last year, for 2022 I will be again only running a limited number of guided adventures.

Most of the planned paddleboarding, open canoeing , and sea kayaking adventures are listed below.
2022 Scottish SUP Opportunities

Explore Highland […]

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End of Season Sale

๐—˜๐—ก๐—— ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—˜
At the end of each season, Explore Highland sells off a number of fleet & display kit to reduce stock and allow the purchase of new kit for the following season.

The next end of season sale will be held virtually on Thursday 29th October from 0900-1700 due to COVID-19!

๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
From midday […]

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I thought I’d share this latest update from theย Scottish Canoe Associationย tonight.

As we know there is now a different route that each of the four UK countries is taking to slowly come out of lockdown. We are all desperate to get out on Scottish waters, get paddling activities happening again, and our outdoor businesses open to […]

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I’m currently closed for business as dictated to by the UK government but have taken the time to speak directly or via email to everyone booked up to and including 29th April 2020.

It’s so sad to be unraveling all the plans, bookings and hard work put in from what people see as my offseason, […]

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Activity Update – 21 March 2020

There may be no paddling activities being run however unraveling and canceling all bookings made for March and the first fortnight of April is a time-consuming task in itself.


Over the season I have the pleasure to deliver paddling activities to between 600-800 people through individual and group bookings. 2020 bookings were picking up nice in […]

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