Explore sheltered sea lochs, wide sandy bays and idyllic lochs surrounded by mountains with Ewe Canoe in beautiful Wester Ross. Friendly, qualified and experienced, Conor ensures your adventure is fun, informative and memorable.
Everybody has different hopes and needs, so I never mix groups – when you book with Ewe Canoe it will be just your group out on the water. Sessions might be tailored for a family new to paddling that want to try it out and have some fun, maybe you want to improve your paddling skills, or maybe you just want to explore the coastline and wildlife from a different angle.
The day before your paddle we will agree a meeting place by phone, based on what you have told me about your requirements and the forecast conditions. While we always try to get out on the water, sometimes the weather prevents this. In this event we will try to rearrange.
When you arrive please let me know about any relevant medical conditions and whether you can swim or not. Buoyancy aids and paddling equipment is provided, you will need to arrive with the following:
Clothing to paddle in:
Foot wear that can get wet (slim footwear fits in boats better than bulky boots), Trousers/shorts (weather dependant, jeans are not suitable), T-shirt & underclothes, Warm jumper (fleece is good), Waterproof coat, trousers are suggestible too, Warm hat/sun hat, some find gloves useful, Obviously clothing is weather dependant, but it’s better to be able to take clothes off rather than need extra. We’ll often be able to take some spare bits with us in the boats – dependant on which boats we use.
Bring with you:
Large towel (changing facilities are limited), Full change of clothes, Any medication required, Snack & water, Large plastic bag for wet items, Sun cream & insect replant.
Currently during this covid time please also bring along some suitable hand cleaning gel and a cup for your brew break.
I’ve been leading people in the outdoors for over 20 years now, that makes me feel old! I’m a canoe and a kayak coach, so I’m qualified to take people out on the water to teach them paddling skills. I’m also have the sea kayak leader award, this is for leading competent paddlers in ‘moderate’ sea conditions.
Ewe Canoe holds Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance. As with any activity it is recommended that you have personal accident insurance.
British Canoe Union (BCU) Participation Statement: “Canoeing and Kayaking are “Assumed risk” – “Water contact sports” that may carry attendant risks. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own action and involvement”.
The north west highlands of Scotland have copious amounts of amazing coastline and lochs. I’m based in the Loch Ewe and Loch Gairloch area.
There’s many varied and spectacular locations dotted around the coast just here. One day we might paddle around the pathless and rugged coastline south of Gairloch harbour, the next day might be seeing Inverewe Garden from the water and the next could be paddling through rocky channels on Loch Ewe.
When choosing where to paddle I take into account my customers abilities, where they might have paddled with me previously and mainly the wind & swell conditions. In little boats it’s important to get as much shelter from the wind as we can to make paddling conditions pleasant and easy. Due to the nature of the coastline there’s no one place that’s completely sheltered from all wind directions, but it gives us plenty of options.