If you’re into the outdoors and need to know when to avoid the wind or indeed if you’re actively looking for windy conditions, then this website could be what you’re looking for.  XCWeather.co.uk provides up to date weather conditions, but in particular has a great overview of current and forecasted wind conditions.  We also like

I enjoy paddling (a lot), and by that I don’t mean taking my shoes off, rolling up my trousers and stepping into the icy North Sea.  I prefer the paddling that involves a boat and a paddle. I’m not alone though as there are growing numbers of people at all ages getting involved in the

This is the site where all paddlers including kayakers, canoeists, and rafters can find out what the river levels are in Scotland (including dam release information).  Kayaking conditions are calculated using river level guage data collected at regular intervals from SEPA.  If you didn’t know about it before then I hope this helps. Website link:

This guide is an essential resource to help you plan your journey through the Great Glen across Scotland. As well as the calm waters of the Caledonian Canal there are the challenging open waters of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness. Here you will find advice on how to deal with the conditions as well as

You may know you’re way around the huge number of Scottish Waterways and might be familiar with where to go and when, however, if you’re not and looking for some inspiration, here are a few ideas to whet your appetite. For those with little experience of paddling canoes or sea kayaks: The Great Glen is

Discover Canoeing is a complete introduction to open canoeing. Canoeing and kayaking have topped the UK charts for water sports since 2003, matched only by angling (British Marine Federation survey). Over one million people went canoeing in 2008. This is the first complete introduction to open canoeing in seven years, the most up-to-date book about

If you’re just starting to get into Sea Kayaking, Scotland has so many brilliant opportunities available to paddlers of all abilities.  Here are some books that we use and reckon that would be worth considering if you’re aspiring to improve your paddling skills and get out and about on a more regular basis.  Hope you

If you’re a paddler (canoe, kayak or otherwise), you should be aware of the Paddlers’ Access Code, which outlines some common sense principles that you should bear in mind when sharing the waterways with other people.  Its core principles are: caring for the environment; taking responsibility for your actions; and respecting the interests of other