Archive for River Trips

2017 Dam Releases in Scotland

The SEPA freshnet schedule is show on http://canoescotland.org/where-go/water-releases.To make it easier to read / plan I have added them all to a google calendar but please check the SCA page before travelling:   Club (and Peer) river trips over the summer may include some of these dates!                   […]

Spring River Bunkhouse Weekend 10th – 12th March 2017

With a dry February and start of March we weren’t very optimistic on finding much water for our weekend of awesome river paddling. Thankfully storm Doris gave us a deluge the weekend before which probably saved the trip. Blair, Campbell, Derek, Graham and Grant set off for Aviemore on the Friday evening, not a particularly […]

Regular Beginners Trip, Regular Skills Sessions and Intermediate Sea Kayaking Series

We have just added 4 new sets of events which offer lots of chances to go paddling. – Beginners Trips (1st Weekedn of month) – Skills Sessions (3rd Weekend of month) – Intermediate sea kayaking (A series of trips/paddles through the summer – we are taking names for these as places are limited)) – Intro […]

River Teith 02/10/2016

Here is a trip report from one of our younger club members…………..Connor McCLuskey. The River Teith  It takes about an hour to get to Callander from the Clydebank area. To get into the river it is probably better to seal launch because of the upstream current in the eddy at the entry point. During the […]

Autumn Rivers

You may have seen on the calendar  that we have a number of river trips running between now and December. These are for anyone who wants to attend who has basic boat handing skills. There will also be the chance to train for and sit the three star assessment in white water kayak. The remainder […]

River Awe 30.04.16

Saturday 30 April saw two club members journeying north to paddle the River Awe. The dam was releasing on one gate so water levels were medium/low but there was enough water to make the trip entertaining. After the shuttle we spent some time on ferry gliding on the rapid just below the dam and this […]

OC Trip – River Spey 01-03.04.16

07.00 hrs on Friday 1 April 2016 saw Sandy, Leigh, Bernie, Derek and Graham Roy meeting at the Clubs Outdoor Store in Clydebank. Was this some elaborate April fool prank? No, we were meeting to start our three day open canoe descent of the River Spey. 3 hrs took us to our starting point at […]

River Trips – Spring/Summer 2016

I have published the dates for a number of river trips which I will be running between April and July 2016 with two aims in mind: I want to provide a varied programme of river trips to allow  club members to develop their experience and their river paddling expertise whilst in the company of an experienced […]

River Awe 26/07/15

For one reason or another only the two club kayakers, Sandy Johnston and Richard Lord,  met up with Graham Swanson in his open boat to take part in this classic river descent. There was a scheduled dam release on the River Awe and when we got there we found that all three gates were open […]

River Paddling over the winter

Hi Looking at the following dates for river trips Sunday 23.11.14 Sunday 07.12.14 Sunday 14.12.14 Sunday 28.12.14 Sunday 11.01.15 Sunday 25.01.15 Sunday 08.02.15 Sunday 22.02.15 Sunday 08.03.15 Sunday 22.03.15 These will be open to kayakers and open boaters and will be tailored to suit the people taking part. The trips will lead up to a […]

The Mother of all Classics

Following the Shiants disappointment I must admit to hitting the pub.  As the hangover was clearing I cheekily texted Graham in case he fancied a Sunday river.    Before we knew it there were four of us powering up the A82 towards the River Etive.  I think Scott, Davie, Graham and myself would agree – a fantastic adventure […]

River Ayr in Open Canoes, April 2014

Last Sunday with just two of the open canoe coaching course guinea pigs fit, there was a change of plan. Rather than a day on Loch Lomond practicing canoe sailing as intended, we headed to deepest darkest Ayrshire to canoe the River Ayr. With Graham Roy, Scott Anderson and myself never having paddled the river […]

River Weekend

1st to 2nd June 2013 This is a river paddling weekend based at the SCA Grantully campsite on the River Tay. This is open to all and will include open canoeing as well as river kayaking. Different grades of trip are available, from those suitable for complete beginners to those for the more experienced amongst […]

River Coaching and River Weekend

Sandy has had to change some dates for the river trips/river coaching. In May these will be: Sunday 5 May 2013 Sunday 26 May 2013 Please contact him at least three days in advance if you wish to take part. Each day will normally be a river trip with the venue picked to suit those […]

Additional Club Trip

A few extra trips and events have been added to the calander. 26/27 January. Lochawe Cottage river paddle. Based at Graham’s cottage and paddling Grade 3 to 4. Options for whole weekend or single days. Details on club calendar. 16/17 March. River Dee Descent by open canoe. A weekend camping trip down the Dee (Grade […]