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Water activities

Paddle, swim, sail and more.

We are looking forward to welcoming people back to the National Park as restrictions ease. However some restrictions are still in place and not everything is open yet so it’s important to plan ahead. For up to date information on the reopening of our facilities and how current guidance might affect your visit, please head to our Advice to Visitors page.


There are 22 lochs (and one lake – Scotland’s only natural lake too!) including Britain’s biggest body of freshwater in the National Park, as well as 39 miles of coastline around three sea lochs and many miles of rivers. So getting out and active on the water is easy and a must-do when you’re here.


All levels are catered for. If you’re a beginner or dabbler, there are instructors who can help you with a taster and introduction, and a safe environment to try for yourself. If you’re more of an expert, there are plenty of access points to get onto the water.

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Canoeing & kayaking

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