Stand Up Paddle Boarding | Explorer | Full Day | GTepic | 18th November 2018
Explore | Challenge | Adventure
Stand Up Paddle boarding is a superb way to explore south-west Scotland’s majestic lochs, wildlife and tranquil scenery. With so much to see, we know you’ll need a full day to cram it all in.
On Sunday 18th November 2018, we are offering a true watersports adventure. Exploring one of the Galloway forests gems. Loch Trool.
Nestled in the UNESCO Biosphere within the Galloway Forest, Loch Trool is both tranquil and idyllic. With it’s battle scarred hillsides, it’s clear waters run from east to west meaning it is fairly sheltered in all conditions. Access is easy from Caldons meaning more time to paddle and explore it’s islands, inlets and lagoons.
See trip itinerary and what’s included.
Suitable forAdults, Second Timers, Watersports, Youths
Group Size Medium Group
EXPLORE spectacular Loch Trool in style this autumn.
CHALLENGE yourself and test your limits.
ADVENTURE in a new place. Then share it…
Join our qualified and experienced instructor Chris on an exploration of Loch Trool by SUP.
This trip is ideal for those who have attended the Adventure Carrick Intro to SUP half day or who have the basic skills of standing and paddling on flat water.
Using our top of the range RED PADDLE Co inflatable SUP boards you will be kitted up in 5mm LOMO wetsuits with additional cag jackets, wet socks and pfd’s.
Transport is via mini bus travel from the ACE base to Glen Trool.
The session will last roughly a few hours on the water as the group paddles at a steady rate exploring the shores of the loch. Dry bags will be provided therefore please bring a snack, warm drink, any medication and a spare beanie hat.
At the end of session, once everyone is changed on site, we are aiming to head to House O hill pub for a hearty warm soup and refreshment.(included in price)
See whats included and itinerary for details. Kit list on footer DOWNLOADS on home page
Inclement weather contingency will be Loch Mayberry, River Girvan or reschedule/Refund
- Inflatable Stand up paddle board, leash and paddle
- 5mm full wetsuits, wet socks and dry cag (wind proof)
- Buoyancy aid (if required)
- Modesty bag for outdoor changing
- Dry bag
- Mini bus transport 16 seater
- Soup/Sandwich/Hot drink
- Outdoor shoes
0930am – Meet at ACE BASE, Unit 12 Lady well Ave, Grangestone Ind Estate KA269PF
0930-0945am – Welcome brief, consent forms, coffee, trip planning. Leave cars.
0945am – Kit up and pack dry bags
1000am – travel to Glentrool via mini bus.
1045am – Arrive caldons campsite. Unload and walk in to loch shore.
2-3pm – Arrive at House O Hill pub Bargennan for refreshments
4.30pm – Arrive at ACE, Girvan. Unload kit.
Our experienced and friendly instructors are ASI (Academy of Surf Instructor), BSUPA (British Stand Up Paddleboard Association) and SCA (Scottish Canoe Association) accredited. All our instructors are knowledgeable about the locations they work in.
A full day EXPLORER session is designed for those who have grasped the basic skills of standing up and paddling and are comfortable with steering the board. The EXLORER sessions aims to cover:
Revisiting and refreshing basic SUP skills
Journeying and exploring the costal or inland loch environment by SUP board
Emergency planning and scenario based learning
Weather and tidal interpretation
Full day touring or SUP Yoga
Hire a board and enjoy the freedom of SUP