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Water activities

Paddle, swim, sail and more.

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.
Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway closures: Due to the European Championships Open Water Swimming Competition and the Great Scottish Swim, Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway will be closed on 8th – 12th August and 24 – 25th August. Due to the infrastructure required for events on this scale,  there will also be some restrictions to parking at the slipway. Find out more about the closures… 

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