Paddle Courses

BCU Paddle-sports Scheme

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.

2 Day Intro Course Child £105
Adult £145
2 Day Intermediate Course Child £165
Adult £195
Family £595
Spey Descent Child £295
Adult £375
Family £1200
What's provided? Boats
Wetsuit boots
Buoyancy aids
Dry bags
Warm showers

What to bring Change of clothes each day
Packed lunch
Water bottle

Introductory course

Join our two day introduction to canoeing course and travel the river from Kingussie to Loch Insh on day one learning the basics. On day two we take you downstream to Aviemore practising more advanced techniques in the faster flowing waters.

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

Intermediate course

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 the river while having the maximum amount of fun.

Please call to speak to one of our team for prices and availability 01540 651 294

Spey descent

If you are up for the challenge and keen to take on the whole of the River Spey over 5 action packed days, get in touch. This trip finishes at the sea some 74 miles down stream from Kingussie

Included in this trip is the opportunity to get back to nature with a full camping experience, stopping at scenic sights along the route along with a distillery visit. 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!

Please call to speak to one of our team for prices and availability on 01540 651 294

Stay onsite in our cosy B&B

Insh Hall B&B

Take the stress out of travelling here and back by booking to stay in Insh Hall B&B, onsite. A continental breakfast is included in the room charge and is served in our Boathouse Restaurant overlooking stunning Loch Insh.

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Chalets to suit all budgets

Loch Insh Chalets

If you are thinking of something a little more luxurious, why not treat yourself to stay in one of our self-catered chalets? We have something for every budget and size of family. Choose from chalets with loch views, log burning stoves and hot tubs!

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