Activity Update – 17 March 2020

Well, a little earlier than expected but we knew the inevitable was coming. And in light of yesterday afternoon’s announcement from the UK government and British Canoeing following up to avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to fight the coronavirus.

In the interest of my clients, friends, and families’ safety and welfare, the difficult decision of […]

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Activity Update – 15 March 2020

To help participation in the current uncertain climate, for the next six weeks all planned activity booking deadlines have been shortened from 48 hours prior, to midnight/eve of the activity happening.

By shortening the timescale, people can then book at the very last minute to attend. This is to help clients make the decision on their […]

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Activity Update – 13 March 2020

Namaste my paddling friends.

Yes, it is affecting us too as a small leisure & tourism business in the Scottish Highlands. After all the months of planning and preparing for the season ahead, a lot of that work is now having to be undone due to cancellations from overseas clients unable to travel.

I do feel sorry […]

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Red Paddle Co. Demo 2020

After last year’s very successful 4x paddleboard demo events Explore Highland offered, dates have been set for a further four Friday evenings over this coming season.

Demo dates include;

1/ 20th March 2020, 1700-2000 – Loch Achilty

2/ 12th June 2020,1700-2000 – Dochgarroch Locks

3/ 21st August 2020, 1700-2000 – Loch Achilty

4/ 25th […]

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Merry Christmas

The season has flown by yet again and it’s time to close down the Explore Highland office for the Festive Holidays. YIPPEE – Two weeks holidays!

The office will be closed through to Monday 7th January 2019, when I’ll be back part-time January – March sorting the season’s admin & bookings.

You’ve still time though to take […]

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Book Week Scotland 2018

This week, 19-25th November 2018 is Book Week Scotland. The aim of the week is to celebrate books and reading, which takes place every November.

There are many books and reading events planned around the country throughout the week, including some online and social events.

As part of the week, I thought it would be a great opportunity to […]

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2019 Hire Price List

There’s no better time to book your 2019 paddling adventure than now because hire & shuttle prices are remaining the same til 31st March 2019. In fact, the price has not changed in the last two years, and if you book before the start of the season, you only pay the 2017/18 price.

Explore Highland hire boats […]

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Competition Time Folks

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a wee competition but it’s only seven weeks till Christmas, and I thought it would be nice to share the goodwill!


The main prize is this lovely embroidered Quadra SLX 25 Litre Waterproof Backpack from our friends at Highland Embroidery.

100% Waterproof tough PVC tarpaulin
Secure roll-top and clip […]

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2019 Paddling Activites

That’s the start of the 2019 planned paddling activities being added to the online diary.

These include;

River Spey canoeing adventures
Great Glen Canoe Trail guided trips
Stand up paddling guiding around the Isle of Skye
Paddle Loch Ness half day trips

Book before 31st December 2018 and benefit from the Early Bird 15% booking discount. Don’t […]

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Come & Try Paddling Sessions

Looking at getting into paddle…… Explore Highland is here to help.

Every year we offer a number of “Come & Try” sessions to introduce locals to the fun of paddling. 2018 is no different and three dates are already set for those who are looking at hitting the Summer season running. 

Three evenings in late March have […]

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