Our main Loch Lomond base

As we like to go exploring and show you as many new places as possible, there are too many to list here all.

Other locations, we regularly use:

Local lochs: Gartmorn dam, North Third Trout reservoir, Loch Leven (Kinross) and others.

Loch Lomond (and island hopping) Stand Up Paddle locations:

Trips from Gartocharn/Portnellan farm, Balmaha, Milarrochy Bay, Rowardennan and Luss carpark. On the calmest days Loch Lomond is our favourite SUP location as there are so many islands, bays, beaches and places to explore, among them Inchconnachan (the “wallaby” island) and the stunning calm narrow channel to Inchtavannach.Loch Lomond has various ferry services, it sits on the Lowland/Highland faultline and is Britain’s largest fresh water body in size (27.45 square miles/ 71 square kms), 36 kms long and 6 km wide in the South. As it is such a large body of water and winds of even less than 10mph can create swells that grow by the time they reach the opposite shore.

  • Tarbert pier carpark
  • Firkin point carpark
  • 3 small carparks after Inverbeg
  • Luss carpark
  • Balloch national park headquarter carpark
  • Portnellan Farm, Gartocharn
  • Balmaha carpark
  • Milarochy Bay carpark
  • Rowardennan carpark

Luckily we have a large selection of spectacular alternative loch locations, all with their own micro-mountain side sheltered and shape of loch dependant wind conditions:

Trossachs Lochs Stand up Paddle Locations:

Loch Tay, Loch Earn, Loch Ard, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Venachar, Loch Katrine (including the option of a oneway boat trip / SUP return), Loch Arklet, Loch Voil, Lake of Menteith, Gartmorn dam and many more Highland and Westcoast lochs (on our overnight weekend activity trips).

  • Loch Ard Kinlochard carpark
  • Lochearn St Filans and south loch carparks
  • Loch Lubnaig Strathhyre Forest cabins
  • Loch Tay, Kenmore and Killin carparks
  • Loch Tay Venecher carparks

Beaches: Coastal waters, including the Fife beaches within an hour east of us and a wide choice of sealochs on the West and up the North coast, including short distance island hopping (e.g. Firth of Forth and Clyde Islands, etc.) tidal and wind conditions permitting.

Fife Stand Up Paddle locations:

  • Aberdour (high tide only) beach carpark
  • Burntisland (high tide only) beach carpark
  • Dysart left of harbour master carpark
  • West Wemyss Bay carpark
  • Buckhaven above fishing huts (and 7ft) carpark
  • Leven beach Carpark
  • Lower Largo beach carpark (past Robinson Crusoe centre
  • forest carpark before Silverburn Park past Upper Largo
  • Shell Bay holiday Shell beach carpark
  • Elie (Earlsferry golf links) carpark
  • Cambo Sands, Kingbarn south of St Andrews
  • St Andrews east and west beach
  • Lochore – Lochure Meadows – Fife outdoor centre carpark

Firth of Clyde (North) Stand Up Paddle Locations:

  • Helensburgh pier carpark (left side)
  • Rhu coastal carpark
  • Rhu after outdoor center carpark
  • Garelochhead 2 parking bays at coastal road
  • Rahane layby
  • Rosneath carpark watersports centre
  • Kilcreggan ferry pier
  • Kilcreggan carlaybe at end of village
  • Cove layby
  • Cove picnic area
  • Finnart (dive) pier
  • Arrochar head of Loch long 2 carparks

North Sea (Angus) Stand Up Paddle Locations:

  • Carnoustie railway station carpark
  • Montrose golf links long sand dunes beach carpark
  • Arbroath (W.Links, long walk)

Rivers: Various upstream sections of the River Forth and Teith: Wildlife, islands, Stirling bridges and downstream windings, some tide dependent. River Earn, Tay, Spey and many more great rivers. When river padding we provide larger rucksack/triple drybags as we start upstream and drift downstream, so start and finish from different locations.

River Forth (North) Stand Up Paddle locations:

  • Cornton Vale road carpark, Stirling
  • Stirling Rugby stadium carpark
  • Cambus distillery Devon bridge carpark
  • Alloa harbour carpark
  • Culross east carpark
  • Toryburn beach carpark
  • Charlestown East Harbour Road carpark
  • Limekilns carpark

River Forth (South) Stand Up Paddle locations:

  • Bo’ness carpark at railway station and tourist information
  • South Queensferry carpark at the Inchcolm ferry coastguard station
  • Crammond village (dead end, carpark)

River Tay (North) Stand Up Paddle locations:

  • Perth
  • Dundee
  • Broughty ferry grassy beach and the Esplanade carparks

River Tay (South) Stand Up Paddle locations:

  • Newburgh
  • Balmerino

Royal Deeside

  • River Dee

Highland lochs: Loch Awe island hopping, Loch Tummel, Loch Rannoch, the Great Glen lochs (Caledonian canal), Loch Ness and countless more.


a bewildering choice of beautiful, wild, remote stunning fresh and sea lochs – ideal also for camping, hostelling and B&B cottage overnight/more day trips

West and north coast lochs: Gareloch, Loch Long, Loch Goil, Loch Fyne, the Clyde coast, the Kyle of Bute, etc. Oban in Lorne is our favourite Westcoast base from where SUP Loch Etive, Loch Creran, Appin and Lismore island, Kerrara islands and other islands. There are also many wild stunning sealochs in Argyll just south of Oban, incl. Loch Sween/Knapdale.The further north and west we go our Wilderness SUP choices and options become innumerable and better and better, including Findhorn Bay, Loch Maree island hopping, Loch Kinord and Davan (Royal Deeside) and countless sealochs.

Canals: The Union canal (Avon viaduct and tunnel), the Falkirk wheel area and Forth Clyde canal are all within 1/2 hour from us. We also love the Caledonian, Crinan and other canals.

Our base is in Alloa – 10 minutes from Stirling & the University (where our office was for 27 years), 45 minutes from Edinburgh & Glasgow