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Discovering White Water

Adventure LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:6


This group is looking to enjoy being out on a local river and developing white water skills. Both solo paddlers and tandem pairs are welcome. The venues will depend on river levels, but we’ll most likely journey down some relaxed grade 1-2 sections of the Spey.

Alongside your daytime paddling, there’ll be evening drop-in workshops, after-dinner talks, evening shenanigans from our friends at Hou Canoes, the Lochain Bar and a room full of musical instruments if anyone fancies a folk session.

You must also book your accommodation by selecting the accommodation option on the previous event page.  Please note that any bookings made without accommodation will be contacted by our Bookings team in due course.



The Scottish weather and river levels are always changing, but we’ll be looking to find some gentle grade 1-2 sections of river.

If you’re happy on mellow rivers, or if you can already move your boat around on the loch and want to take your first paddle strokes on the river, then this is the group for you.


The details are very much up to you, your volunteer coach, the river levels, and the weather.

Over the weekend we could take a look at:

Working with the river – can we choose the right trim, angle, paddle side, and edge to get the flow to do the work for us?

Picking lines on corners and simple rapids

Choosing whether to go faster or slower than the flow

Getting more out of our forwards paddling

Stroke combinations for tighter turns

…or just enjoying paddling our canoes down some gentle Scottish rivers!

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn




In-course transport

Use of kit (please bring as much of your own as you’re able)

Packed lunch and afternoon tea &  cake on each day of paddling

You must also book your accommodation:

Book in house accommodation HERE

Book camping HERE



This option is priced as part of a bundle to be booked alongside accommodation. All bookings made here will be subject to confirmation that accommodation has been added. Please add this course to your rucksack and then head over to the event page to select your accommodation option.


We’d like to make this the greenest canoe symposium yet. Unless you live in the highlands, you’ll need to travel a long way to get to us. We’re offering;

  • Minibus pick-up from Aviemore Station on Friday afternoon/evening
  • Minibus drop-off at Aviemore Station on Sunday evening
  • Around 20 open canoes available to borrow for the weekend – please contact us at [email protected] in advance of the symposium if you’d like to borrow a canoe.
  • Minibus and trailer transport for most sessions

If you’re looking for, or able to offer a lift to and from the symposium then please email us at [email protected] with your phone number and we’ll add it to our Lift Share WhatsApp.


Please bring as much of your own kit as you can. Our stores will be open over the weekend if you need to borrow the odd item or would like to try out some new equipment.

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