2023 Calendar

No spam or nonsense, just information about kayak coaching and guiding.

Details and BookingDateAvailability
Bespoke/private coaching and guiding April- Nov
Yes - regular availabilityBook/enquire
Atlantic Islands Coaching and guiding 10-13 AprilSpacesBook Now!
Tidal paddling club coaching15-16 AprilFulln/a
Intermediate skills boost!24-25 April

SpacesBook now!
Intermediate skills boost!6-7 May
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Introduction to sea kayaking weekend13-14 MayFULLAdd to waiting list
Scottish Women's Paddle Symposium Findhorn20-21 MayFulln/a
Moray Coast rougher water22-23 May 2 Spaces Book now
West Coast Scotland skills week - intermediate/advanced29 May - 2 June 1 spaceEnquire
Tiderace Demo Day - come and try 😁 4 JuneSpacesDetails
Discover Orkney18-21 JulyFULLAdd to waiting list
West coast wild camping expedition Skye24-28 JulyFully bookedAdd to waiting list
St Kilda expedition with Kate Duffus29 July - 4 AugustFULLAdd to waiting list
Women's Sea Kayak Festival, Plymouth19-21 AugustVisit the WSKF website
Glenmore Lodge Discover Sea Kayaking2-3 SeptVisit the Glenmore Lodge website Glenmore Lodge website
Coastal Sea Kayak Award club coaching16-17 Septembern/an/a
Tiderace Demo Day - come and try 😁 9 SeptSpacesDetails
Downtime/planning/personal paddling 😁Novembern/an/a
Winter MountainsFeb-Marchn/an/a
Trip DetailsDateAvailabilityHow to book
Early dates and booking available now.

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 also coach further afield at events, such as Paddle Orkney, and Women’s Sea kayak Festival in Devon. 

Autumn – October
Autumn 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. 

November – I take a well earned break, do my taxes and have a rest!!

Winter – Dec-March – I’m heading to Antarctica and then back to enjoy winter mountains in Scotland.