Calendar of dates

My 2021 calendar is coming together. I aim to offer a calendar of trips and coaching to match the aspirations and expectations of my clients. In general, my kayaking year has a certain following rhythm to make the most of the seasonal weather. 

Spring – late March – mid -May. At this time of year I offer coaching days and weekends around the coastlines accessible for a day from Edinburgh, including the Firth of Forth, Queensferry, Aberdour, North Berwick, St Abbs, the Farne Islands. Beginners from mid-April.

Summer – June – September – With the longer days and better weather, I run multi-day guided trips and coaching weeks. I will explore the delights of Scotland’s west, east and north coasts and myriad of islands. I look for places to whet the appetite and fire your imagination. I

Autumn – October – December is a time for consolidation. The coastal waters retain some heat until mid-December but low pressure systems and unpredictable weather is more likely. Dry suits become the norm to make paddling safer and more enjoyable. 

Jan-March – High pressure winter days are a delight. I offer bespoke days for paddlers with their own kit. I like to spend days on the mountains doing winter mountaineering and off-piste.

I am delighted to hear from you if you have particular dates or a location  in mind.

Please read my information on paddling in COVID-19 environment.
Dates for the 2021 season. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest notifications.
DateDetailsAvailabilityHow to book
10-11 AprilIntroduction to sea kayakingFullAdd your name to the waiting list
17-18 AprilIntermediate skillsFullAdd your name to the waiting list
24-25 AprilIntroduction to sea kayakingFullAdd your name to the waiting list
8-9 MayIntermediate skillsLimitedBook now
23-28 MayWest coast residential skills week - details and price tbcSpacesMore details
29 May - 2 June Exploring the Atlantic IslandsFull
19-25 JuneSt Kilda expedition with Kate DuffusLimitedEnquire now
27 June - 3 JulyWest coast sea kayak camping expeditionSpaces
6-12 JuneNorth Wales - Llyn peninsula coaching weekSpacesDetails tbc
17-31 JulyOrkney including the Orkney Sea Kayak SymposiumTBCDetails to follow
TBC OctoberIntermediate skillsSpacesBook now
November - DecemberBespoke coaching and guiding YesContact me to enquire
DateTrip DetailsAvailabilityHow to book