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OC1 Odyssey

Adventure LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:6 | From £10.00

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Overview

If you’ve ever looked on as paddlers in short, bulbous canoes full of airbags fired up rapids that would eat your trad boat for breakfast, or if you’re already a convert, then this is the group for you. We’ll provide you with an OC1 and introduce you to these wonderful boats.

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.

If you book this option, you must also book your accommodation by selecting the accommodation option on the previous event page.  Any bookings made without accommodation will still need to have accommodation added to it and you will be contacted by our Bookings team in due course.

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DETAILED INFO

IS IT FOR ME?

To get the most out of this option, you’ll be an experienced white water canoeist (or kayaker) who understands rivers and wants to find out what OC1 is all about, or you’re already an OC1 paddler. The Scottish weather and river levels are always changing, but we’ll be looking to spend the first day getting to know the craft on some mellow flow. On the second day we’ll look to move those skills onto a grade 2/3 section of river.

CONTENT

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:

Outfitting the boat

Driving the boat

Steering at the front

Using edge transfer

Working with the river – can we get the flow to do the work for us?

…or just enjoy discovering a new craft in a beautiful place!

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date28/09/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£10.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Instruction

In course transport

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

Packed lunch and afternoon tea & cake each course day

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

You can add accommodation in our comfortable en-suite rooms, or camp in our peaceful grounds as an optional extra for the weekend.

Book in-house accommodation HERE

Book camping HERE

NEED TO KNOW

ARRIVING AT GLENMORE LODGE

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
  • 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.

WHAT WILL I NEED

You don’t need your own OC1 to join this group, we’ll be able to provide them.

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 want to try out some new equipment.

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