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.
|Date||Details||Availability||How to book|
|Early season various dates||Getting Back on the Water||Spaces||Book now|
|10-11 April||Introduction to sea kayaking||Full||Book now|
|17-18 April||Intermediate skills||Full||Book now|
|24-25 April||Introduction to sea kayaking||Full||Book now|
|8-9 May||Intermediate skills||Full||Book now|
|22-23 May||Skills - Strong Beginners||Spaces||Book now|
|29 May - 2 June||Exploring the Atlantic Islands||Full|
|6-12 June||North Wales - Llyn peninsula coaching week||Spaces||Book/enquire|
|19-25 June||St Kilda expedition with Kate Duffus||Full||Enquire now|
|27 June - 3 July||West coast sea kayak camping expedition||Full|
|17-31 July||Orkney including the Orkney Sea Kayak Symposium||TBC||Details to follow|
|14-15 August||Women's Sea Kayak Festival, Devon||Full||Details|
|18-21 August||Sea Kayak Devon||n/a||n/a|
|23-24 October||Paddling in Tides Club Coaching||n/a|
|TBC October||Intermediate skills||Spaces||Book now|
|November - December||Bespoke coaching and guiding||Yes||Contact me to enquire|
|Date||Trip Details||Availability||How to book|