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traditional canoe journey skills


Open Canoe Course Scotland:

Traditional Canoe Journey Skills



The Traditional Journey skills of open boating, looking at: effective and efficient Lining, Tracking, Poling and Snubbing and Sailing down, across and upwind. This is a particularly tiring course due to the huge diversity of skills undertaken but one that offers you a huge opportunity to explore what you and your canoe can do!




Recommended Reading:



Paddle your own Canoe by Gary and Joanie McGuffin

Song of the Paddle by Bill Mason

Path of the paddle by Bill Mason

Canoe and Kayak Handbook by British Canoe Union



Scottish Canoe Touring by the Scottish Canoe Association

25 Scottish Canoe Classics by Eddie Palmer


all available here



To book Accommodation please see our recommended venues here

To view the venues used and clothing / equipment you are required to bring please see here


Please bear in mind that if this course does not fit your exact requirements or ideal date please feel free to contact the office who will be happy to arrange the perfect course and suitable date for you.


Course Cost:

2 Day



Course Dates:

For all current course dates please contact the office here


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