Kayaking and Canoeing in Kirkwall
Kayaking and Canoeing through some of the country's most beautiful and remote wildernesses on a Scottish loch or river.
Orkney and Kirkwall are world class paddling destination with often challenging conditions and fast flowing tides for the experienced paddler but, if you prefer, you can nearly always find sheltered waters whatever the weather.
Britain's highest cliffs, really impressive caves, arches and tunnels, miles of sandy beaches, wrecked ships, World Heritage Site status archaeology, teeming with wildlife, the Orkney Islands have it all.
Paddle Orkney is a small biennial symposium based on Mainland Orkney. It is organised voluntarily by local paddlers with a passion for sea kayaking and has attracted folk from all over the UK and from further afield. The North Isles are a fantastic archipelago and our aim is to create an experience that provides top class coaching in some fantastic and variable waters around our coastline.
A sea kayaking holiday to Orkney has a lot to offer - the many different aspects and types of coastline coupled with the Atlantic on one side and the North sea on the other means that there will always be lots of energy in the sea. However, it's not all big waves and exposed headlands - there are many sheltered sections of coastline to explore and they are no less spectacular than the big Atlantic cliffs.
During the summer months Club Members meet up on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and sometimes for longer trips at the weekend. Pool training takes place during the winter months in the swimming pool at Pickaquoy Sports Centre and the next round of sessions begins in February.