Feb
24
Sat
Loch Katrine A Trip
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

An A/B trip as part of our A/B trip Program. Paddle the amazing Loch Katrine with Tea Shops, History and more.

Meet Stronachlachar pier 10.30h. If you need kit, contact Iain McGhie well in advance on 07990840300. Phone Iain 19.00h evening before to check weather permits.

 

Contacts:
Lead: __Iain McGhie_____ Phone: 07990840300

(Further Club Contacts are also available at http://dckc.co.uk/members-pages/contact-details/ and are password protected. The password should be provided to all club members – email grahammswanson@gmail.com if you need it).

Please remember to aim 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: http://dckc.co.uk/resources/sea-kayak-equipment-lists/
River and Sea Grades: http://dckc.co.uk/resources/river-sea-kayakinggrades/
http://dckc.co.uk/about/sea-river-kayakcosts/

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.

Mar
4
Sun
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.

Contacts:
Lead: ___Ian McGie____ Phone: 07990840300

(Further Club Contacts are also available at http://dckc.co.uk/members-pages/contact-details/ and are password protected. The password should be provided to all club members – email grahammswanson@gmail.com 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: http://dckc.co.uk/resources/sea-kayak-equipment-lists/
River and Sea Grades: http://dckc.co.uk/resources/river-sea-kayakinggrades/
http://dckc.co.uk/about/sea-river-kayakcosts/

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.

Mar
10
Sat
Bothy Sea Trip
Mar 10 – Mar 11 all-day

A rare chance for a winter overnight sea trip.  Bothy based for comfort [though taking a tent may also be wise!].  Trip may involve a short crossing, al-be-it a short one in relatively non-tidal and sheltered water.  A great opportunity for an introduction to crossings and a winter over-nighter.  Typically rated as an ‘A’ trip, although increased to ‘B’ as it is in winter and second option involves a slightly longer days paddling.

Organisor is Misha. [See Club Contacts for details.].  Please email if you are interested or would like a suggested kitlist.

Two options weather dependent:-

A/ Uags bothy (south of applecross) via the Crowlin islands and potentially Scalpay).  On the water for 10am in the kyle of lochalsh area (exact location confirmed nearer the time).  Approx 20km day 1, 10km day 2

B/ Given less table weather Oban or Sourlies bothy via Loch Morar or Loch Nevis.  [note: This option may involve a portage between Loch Nevis  and Loch Morar so taking/borrowing a trolley is heavily advised!]  On the water for 9am Morar area.  Approx 20-30km day 1 (dependant on starting point), 22km day 2

Please note: The nights will be relatively early, so rather than every person-for-themselves we will make some kind of effort to cook together  on the fire in the bothy on Saturday night [ before we see what kind of voice the DCKC choir are in!! ].

 

 

 

Apr
8
Sun
Loch Ard Trip
Apr 8 all-day

A trip on stunning Loch Ard.

 

Contact is Iain McGie. Club Contacts Page

May
6
Sun
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.

May
22
Tue
Tuesday evening Breakaway Trip to Sugar Boat – Booking Needed
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fancy a wee change from the loch session for your Tuesday evening paddle. This summer we aim to have a few “breakaway” trips available on selected Tuesday, whether to river, loch or sea.

Why not join Alan Rollo on a trip to the Sugar Boat on the River Clyde  as a breakaway group head off to the Firth of Clyde for a Club Night Paddle (Grade A).

Meeting times to be confirmed with the trip leader. Spaces are limited so book in advance by contacting Alan Rollo (Club Contacts 🔒 ) . If there is no space left then don’t worry as the Loch session will be running as normal . These trips will be running with time limits due to light etc and would suit people with a bit more experience of the environment. If in doubt it is best to go on a day trip.  You can find out more at Grades before contacting the trip leader.

Jul
8
Sun
Loch Lomond Island Odyssey @ Meet at outdoor Store
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

An island paddle around the amazing Islands of Loch Lomond with Alan Rollo.

A coach/trip leader led trip suitable for most people who have learnt the basics of forwards paddling, capsizing, deep water rescue etc. If in doubt check with a coach or the trip leader.

Contacts:
Lead: __Alan Rollo_____  Phone: See contacts
2nd: ________ Phone : TBC

(Further Club Contacts are also available at http://dckc.co.uk/members-pages/contact-details/ and are password protected.

The password should be provided to all club members – email grahammswanson@gmail.com 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/loch before this 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: http://dckc.co.uk/resources/sea-kayak-equipment-lists/
River and Sea Grades: http://dckc.co.uk/resources/river-sea-kayakinggrades/
http://dckc.co.uk/about/sea-river-kayakcosts/

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.