We love this book and have a couple of copies in the office, kept handy for quick reference when customers call looking for idea, or of course, when planning a wee trip of our own.
What’s the book about? This guide is aimed at those looking for calmer waters …rivers, canals, inland lochs and sheltered sea lochs. Routes described cater for all tastes, from those seeking an idyllic afternoon’s paddle to those looking for a multi-day canoe-camping expedition. The guide follows a similar format to the acclaimed Scottish White Water guide. It uses thumb guides and simple maps to provide instant information and backs it up with detailed text. It is easy to navigate, and colour photos provide a flavour of the experiences to be had.
About the Author: Eddie Palmer is a canoeist of 45 years’ experience. He has paddled extensively in Europe as well as the USA and Africa, and has sampled virtually all of the canoeing disciplines, having had an early career in slalom and white water racing. Currently he is a leading UK open canoe sailor. He has been on canoe camping expeditions in northern Europe, USA and Canada and, since moving to Scotland from the north of England 10 years ago, has paddled many waters in Scotland, those experiences providing much of the material in this guidebook. Eddie was also a leading figure promoting access in N.E. England, contributing to the Tyne Agreement, and the Tyne Tour rally, and was Northern Region BCU Chairman. His interests are in travelling by canoe and kayak, supporting the Open Canoe Sailing Group, and in environmental and wildlife issues. In other words, Eddie is well-place to put a book like this together.
A must-have book for anyone wanting to head out in their canoe this year and beyond.
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