Scotland has a rugged beauty that sets it apart from the rest of Great Britain and you are not a fully fledged UK boater until you’ve paddled north of the border. I started my whitewater journey there 20 years ago and am happy to return every year to enjoy the variety of rivers it offers. Each trip is different as river levels are variable, but every trip is special…
Here is the lowdown:
Dates – The trip usually runs Oct/Nov but no dates have yet been fixed for 2018. Usually a cottage is booked for 7 nights, arriving on Saturday evening and checking out the morning of the following Saturday. We will paddle Sunday to Friday inclusive (6 days on the water).
Paddling – Late Autumn/early winter is usually good for water levels and there are also dam releases on some of the popular rivers. The trip will mostly be paddling Grade 3/4 water, with difficulty adjusted to the competence of the group and is ideal for the intermediate paddler wanting to progressively test their skills and experience Scottish whitewater.
Accommodation – As soon as I have enough paddlers committed to the trip a cottage with self catering facilities will be booked in the highlands somewhere that puts us in the heart of many of the best Scottish white water rivers.
Travel – Travelling for most is a full day affair and generally people choose to drive. I suggest the group would be best to try and share vehicles to keep costs down. If people are looking to take an alternative travel option I will do what I can to accommodate.
Numbers – Each week needs a minimum of 3 paddlers to run.
Costs – The fixed price for guiding and coaching is £200 per person. Accommodation prices should be no more than £150 each, less if the trip is fully booked, but will not be confirmed until the trip numbers are known; Live2Flow will simply pass on accommodation charges without mark up.