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Water activities

Paddle, swim, sail and more.

With the national guidance on travel restrictions easing, visitor facilities around the National Park are beginning to open. However this does not mean that it is ‘business as usual’ and we must all continue to take action to stop the spread of Covid-19/Coronavirus.


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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