Sea kayaking in Scotland

August 9, 2006

beach
I am often asked by Japanese kayaking friends here in Japan, ‘Do many people Kayak in Scotland?’

In truth I don’t really know the answer. I’ve never kayaked there and the web presence of Scottish Kayakers isn’t huge (some links on the left bar). However the landscape in Scotland is very condusive and famous for kayaking so i would be surprised if it was not popular.

There are big surf beaches, tidal races (like at the Falls of Lora), exposed shorelines, protected bays and thousands of islands. It may be a bit of a cliche but many people say that the highlands of Scotland are one of the last true wildnernesses in Europe.

Rather than just point you off here I’ve posted a few of the wonderful images from that site to give you a flavour before you go:

cold

near crinan

surf

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