Paddle Sports

BCU Paddle Sports Scheme

OUt on the water

If you are new to paddle-sports you’ll be amazed at what a wonderful feeling it is just simply being out on the water.

From taking in beautiful Scottish countryside while enjoying a peaceful paddle on rivers and lochs, to exploring fantastic coastal scenery by sea kayak, the viewpoint from a canoe or kayak can’t be beaten. Places you see on a daily basis will be transformed.

At Loch Insh, we are a BCU registered centre and our instructional staff are qualified to BCU standard or trained in-house. Courses follow the BCU guidelines and standards. We offer a large range of options from starter sessions to guided river tours and BCU courses for individuals or families.

Please contact us to enquire about our paddle sports courses.

A Range of Courses

For all skill ranges
Introductory Course

Join our two day introduction to paddle sports course. The first day on enclosed water near the centre.

Day two, we take you downstream to Aviemore practising more advanced techniques introducing you to moving water.

We offer this course in canoes and kayaks or a mixture of both.

Intermediate Course

Once an introductory course has been completed, the more challenging section of the Spey awaits downstream between Grantown and Aberlour.

Join us for the second section over another two days and we’ll develop your skills further and show you all the techniques required to competently paddle while having the maximum amount of fun.

2DAY intermediate £295
Family £775
Spey Descent

If you are up for the challenge and keen to take on the whole of the river Spey over five action packed days, then get in touch. This trip finishes at the sea some 74 miles downstream from Loch Insh. Stopping at the scenic sights along the route with an experienced guide on the water. We can provide various options with accommodation whether it’s camping or on site chalets. Minimum number of people would be 6. 

On the final night we’ll take you to traditional Highland pub to experience the best in local folk music and taste a wide range of local whisky!

Spey Descent
Per person £495

What's Provided

What To Bring

we are upgrading our dry slope