Canoeing on Loch an Eilein

Canoeing on Loch an Eilein

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Our flat water canoeing takes place on Loch an Eilein, a truly magical place right at the heart of the ancient Rothiemurchus Pine forest.

Age restrictions apply. For further information please scroll down for Description, Need to Know and Rates & Dates.

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  • DESCRIPTION
  • NEED TO KNOW
  • RATES & DATES
  • OUR INSTRUCTORS
  • Our flat water canoeing takes place on Loch an Eilein, a truly magical place right at the heart of the ancient Rothiemurchus Pine forest. If you haven’t done it before don’t worry, our friendly experienced staff will show you how to handle your canoe, giving you the confidence to enjoy this exciting sport.

    The canoes are light (around 30kg), stable and carry two adults, or two adults plus two small children. The Loch is very sheltered and is the perfect place to relax, explore some wonderful highland scenery and to chat with your guide and new found friends. Look out for wildlife, paddle round the ruined castle and hear tales of Jacobite plots and the notorious Wolf of Badenoch.

    Loch an Eilein canoe sessions will consist of a safety brief, teaching of basic paddling skills, a couple of fun games for all ages and then a gentle explore of the Loch and its amazing history.

    Gift Vouchers for this activity are available here


    EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
    Buoyancy aids, open top Canadian canoes that seat 2 people and paddles.

    PARTICIPANTS TO TAKE
    Warm waterproof jacket, towel and complete change of clothes (including footwear).

    EXPERIENCE
    No previous experience required. Non swimmers are welcome, but poor swimming ability and any relevant medical conditions must be disclosed to the instructor before the start of the session.

    AGE
    Minimum Age 5 years. Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult.

    MEETING POINT
    Loch an Eilein. Meet on the shore, 10 minutes prior to session. https://w3w.co/creatures.cycled.laminated (This what3words address refers to a 3 metre square location. Tap the link or enter the 3 words into the free what3words app to find it).

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
    Please show your booking confirmation at Loch an Eilein car park to receive free parking.

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    If you need to change your booking or to cancel, we do require 24 hours notice in order for you to receive a full refund.

    Please note that if you are booked under our Groups Terms & Conditions which would have been issued to you during the enquiry stage, these supersede the aforementioned T's & C's.

    MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
    4

    MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS
    12


    DURATION
    Approx 1 1/2 hours. (Up to 2 miles, with 1 hour spent paddling).

    PRICE
    £38 per adult, £26 under 16’s. If you need to change your booking or cancel, we do require 24 hours notice in order for you to receive a full refund.

    DATES
    Easter to October (weather permitting) see daily programme for days. M4 Loch an Eilein Car Park – 10 minutes prior to session.

    INSTRUCTORS
    In Your Element recruit activity instructors for their fun and enthusiasm as much as for their technical skills. Our team have climbed, paddled and trekked all over the world and yet they choose to live and work in the stunning Scottish Highlands and to help you experience the area up close and leave with amazing memories.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    All In Your Element activity instructors hold nationally recognised qualifications in the different sports that they lead and have undergone criminal record checks to ensure our suitability to work with young and vulnerable clients.

    CREDIBILITY
    In Your Element are members of the Leave No Trace programme. This is recognition of the lengths that we go to minimise the impact that our activities have on the wonderful environment in which we operate.






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