The Loch

We can’t wait to welcome you to our new venue just outside Aberdeen, it’s perfect for your first paddlesports experience or if you want to develop your paddling or safety skills.

Taster Paddleboarding

Our Taster Paddleboarding (SUP) sessions are for people with little or no experience of paddleboarding. They are designed to give you the basic skills in moving your board where you want it and above all, having a great time! To see dates and to book click here to head to our booking system. These sessions are an hour and a half and are £20 for adults and £15 for children.

Paddlesports Taster

If you are your friends or family can’t agree on what type of paddling you want to do we’ve got just the session for you. This is for people wanting to try canoeing, kayaking or paddleboarding all in one session. Giving you the basic skills to move your craft to where you want it and having an awesome time. To see dates and to book click here to head to our booking system. These sessions are an hour and a half and are £20 for adults and £15 for children.

Paddleboard (SUP) Developer

This the six week evening course to take you from having never having been on a board to exploring some of the beautiful North East locations.

We start on our Loch and on week one will get you taking your first paddle strokes and getting you comfortable on the board. Week two we will develop these skills, your confidence and hopefully get you standing on your board. Week three we will be looking at safety and rescue, this will look at how we plan trips as well as how we help each other when we do end up off the board.

Week four we leave the loch and head to Donmouth. Our Donmouth trips are always popular as we travel up under the Brig o’ Balgownie into this beautiful gorge, right in the centre of Aberdeen. We’ll head up towards the bottom of Seaton Park letting you put your newly acquired skills into practice.

Week five and six will be a trip down the River Dee and going out on one of Cove Coastal tours. The order of these will be weather dependant. The Dee trip will be a lovely trip down a section of the river with some small rapids to let you get used to paddling in moving water. The Cove tour will explore the stunning caves and inlets set just beneath the coastal path, giving you an amazing new vantage of these cliffs.

Each week will run for around two hours. You can hire our equipment or come along with your own for £120.

To see dates and to book click here to head to our booking system.

Paddleboard Safety Courses

We always build safety into our courses but from customer feedback we’re realised you’d like more so we are offering a half day looking specifically at safety on the paddleboard. In this half day session we will cover:

  • Weather
  • Equipment
  • Venue choice
  • Emergancy procedures
  • Self rescues
  • Rescuing your friend
  • Towing

and anything else you want to know! This list is an outline but will be tailored to what the group are looking for. These sessions are a half day and are £50 if you have all of your own equipment plus £5 for a paddleboard or wetsuit if you need to hire this from us. To see dates and to book click here to head to our booking system.

Groups and Schools

We can offer groups an awesome day of bushcraft skills, paddlesports, orienteering and team challenges. This will be tailored to your group and what you are looking to achieve from the day from specific educational days out to just having an exciting day in the outdoors! Get in touch here and we can work out a package for you.

Facilities

We operate seven days a week and have changing facilities and will shortly have a toilet on site.

Finding us

From Aberdeen

To find the site you need to approach by South Deeside Road as Park Bridge is shut to vehicles. The turn off is 4 miles beyond the bypass when travelling out from Aberdeen. When you see a red sign saying “Road on the right closed” you need to take this right turn, you will also see a sign for “Durris School” at this junction pointing to the left. Once you’ve turned to the right, follow the road for half a mile until you see a sign on your right and you go through a gate on the track down to our parking.

From Banchory

Pass through Kirkton of Durriss then take your next left, there is a red sign in advance saying “Road to the left closed” and this is where you turn. Once you’ve turned, follow the road for half a mile until you see a sign on your right and you go through a gate on the track down to our parking.

To find us on Google Maps click this link.

On What3Words our entrance is at defining.flagging.shampoos