Loch Venachar, 10am & 1pm, 19 July 2019
Open canoes are a great way to experience getting out on the water. Using the single-bladed paddle whilst working in a team, Active Stirling will show you how to control the canoe and paddle along with a qualified instructor. You will be introduced to the activity and the wider environment of the open loch. We will practise the fundamentals to control the canoe and then go for a small tour around the loch. The trip starts and finishes at Loch Venachar Sailing Club www.loch-venachar-sc.org.uk.
What you will need: clothing appropriate to the weather conditions, something you don’t mind getting wet or a bit dirty and a change of clothes on hand when you get back to the shore, in case you get wet.
More information: Minimum age for the activity is 6 years old. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied on the water by an adult. An adult can only accompany a maximum of two children if they are under the age of 14 years old. Children over the age of 14 and up to 16 may take part in the activity without an adult on the water as long as there is parental/guardian consent prior to activity starting.
What we will provide: a buoyancy aid that will be fitted to you when you arrive, the paddles, canoe and the qualified staff.
What is expected of you on the day? You must be fit and healthy to take part in the canoe activity. You will be asked to sit down or kneel in the canoe, listen to guidance and use your arms to pull and push the paddle. It’s a good idea that you can swim.
If you have a mobility problem or disability that you may think will affect your decision to take part, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Our activities are adaptable up to a point and we would like to give you the chance where we can.
Canoe capacity: 2 adults or 2 adults + 2 children under 10 years old or 2 adults + 1 child over 10 year old
£40 per canoe
Places are limited so please book in advance. Please arrive at Loch Venachar Sailing Club, Invertrossachs Road, 10 minutes before the start of your session.
We are also running Come and Try Canoeing Sessions on 14 July.
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