Events at Glenmore Lodge

Scottish Canoe Symposium 26th – 27th September 2015

Advanced WW Canoe

The Open Canoe Symposium is back in Scotland and at Glenmore Lodge in 2015. This popular event brings together canoeists of all levels experience and abilities.

This event moves round the country and comes back to Glenmore Lodge every three years. The event is run and organised by Dave Rossetter (Head of Paddlesports, Glenmore Lodge), Nancy Chambers (Senior Instructor, Glenmore Lodge) and Scott Simon (Instructor, Glenmore Lodge). All three are Level 5 Canoe Coaches and enjoy the fantastic world of the Open Canoe.

There is a collection of practical workshops run by experienced coaches who all give their time for free. You get the chance to exchange experiences with other paddlers, you can try out new boats, purchase equipment from trade stands and generally have a fantastic time with other open boaters.

The week before / after we will have, through Glenmore Lodge, courses that are skilled based as well NGB awards. These include – Intro Open Canoe / River Touring / 5 Star Canoe Leader Training / Advanced Water Endorsement – Training Open Water. There are also courses in other disciplines available.

The Open Canoe Association will also have extended programmes around the symposium as well. More information visit

To keep up to date with all the information as it goes live please look at the Symposium facebook page –

Booking is open

To book your place please use the above link. Non-residential options coming on line soon.

Courses will be booked on the weekend and options will be advised through the facebook page.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Scottish Canoe Symposium.

Wild Things! Woodland Activity Leader Training programme is the first of its kind in the UK and will be based at Glenmore Lodge from 18th – 25th September 2015. Please find further details and how to book at website.

NCFE Level 2 programme designed to inspire participants to take all age groups into woodland environments, and to feel confident in the exploration, discovery and conservation of our wild and natural places.

The course consists of 36 guided learning hours – a four day block of teaching followed by two days of assessments. The cost for this is £450 non-residential.


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