Mince Pie Paddle 2017
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Mince Pie Paddle is a great DCKC tradition and last year’s was brilliant! There were 26 of us there! From Balmaha to Inchcailloch in sea kayaks and open boats – some of us arriving late – Ok I won’t name and shame – just glad it wasn’t me for once!

We had a great fire , barbecue and even home made mince pies – from Lori and Antje. Then a wee walk to the top for the view.

Only way this year’s could be better would be to have a bright sunny winter’s day for a perfect view from the top!

Meet at the container at 9am if equipment required or at 10am at Balmaha.

Contact me on my mobile.
janice gow – 07837 402485

A trip – The Top of Loch Fyne
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

An A trip based in the top of Loch Fyne. Potential sights include castles, berwery visit, Inverary, Scotland’s tallest tree and more.

Contact is Graham. See Club Contacts for more info.

Canal Trip: Forth and Clyde Canal: Stables to Auchinstarry and back
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A paddle along one of Scotland’s most scenic canals.

Organiser is Iain McGies. See club contacts for contact info.


River Endrick Trip @ Meet at outdoor Store
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

An A/B trip as part of our A/B trip Program.

Lead: ___Ian McGie____ Phone: 07990840300

(Further Club Contacts are also available at and are password protected. The password should be provided to all club members – email if you need it).

Please remember to give the respective trip leader at least ONE WEEKS notice if you would like to attend a trip. This is especially important if you intend to borrow club equipment. Also please contact the Trip leader the night before to check for any final updates regarding information. (Weather, Meeting points, etc.). If you are a newcomer you should start off with club coach led sessions in the pool and loch and then attend a Grade A trip so that you can judge your capabilities against other paddlers and minimise the risk to yourself. Please ensure you have learnt forward paddling, support strokes, capsize drill and X-rescue (re-entering a boat from deep water) before attending an A trip.

Useful Club Guidance:

Sea Kayak Equipment Lists:
River and Sea Grades:

After the Trip
Taken some pictures, had some fun then…
Contact Graham for a Smugmug Folder Link for the trip and everyone you can upload photos to a single folder on the club’s smugmug photo website.
Write a trip report to share the tale of your adventure and forward it for publishing on the website or newsletter.

Bothy Sea Trip
Mar 10 – Mar 11 all-day

An overnight sea trip. Bothy based for comfort. Organisor is Misha. See Club Contacts for details.

Loch Ard Trip
Apr 8 all-day

A trip on stunning Loch Ard.


Contact is Iain McGie. Club Contacts Page

Maidens to Dunure
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Maidens to Dunure A/B trip. Maidens harbour to Dunure harbour and back.Scenic Ayrshire coast past Culzean castle. Lunch at Dunure. Outdoor container 8am for those needing kit. Details from Iain Mc. 07990840300 and also phone around 7pm evening before to check weather permits.