Sea Kayak Arisaig has come up with a varied and truly imaginative programme of sea kayaking events for the autumn and winter seasons, including a three day trip following in the wake of Bonnie Prince Charlie and a number of Yoga and Sea Kayaking weekends in the run up to Christmas.
All courses are hosted by the award winning Glenuig Inn in Arisaig, providing adventurous souls with a warm welcome, good food, real ales and log fires to help kayakers relax after a challenging day at sea.
Bookings are now being taken for a host of scheduled events, including:
28th – 31st Oct – Sea-kayaking for beginners (max 6 persons, 4 days) Aimed at those who are interested in becoming more familiar with sea-kayaking but who have had no formal tuition and skills development. Under the excellent tutelage of instructor, Carol Lang, sea-kayakers will learn their skills in the beautiful waters of the Sound of Arisaig and come home to the creature comforts at Glenuig Inn. (Coaching ₤285.00, 4 nights B&B plus 4 days sea-kayak and equipment hire from £160, total from £445)
2nd – 4th Nov – Follow in the Wake of Bonnie Prince Charlie! (max 5 persons, 3 days)
Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and discover the stories that lie behind one of Scotland’s most famous characters. This trip is more focused on journeying rather than skills development and coaching. Winter paddling in Scotland can be absolutely fantastic, and there is often no better time to explore Scotland's shores and discover its history! Coach – Carol Lang. (Coaching ₤235.00, 3 nights B&B plus 3 days sea-kayak hire from £120, total from £355)
19th -20th November – Skills Development (max 4 persons, 2 days)
This course is intended to help brush up on already existing skills. Designed for those who have had tuition or coaching in the past but would like to apply this to moderate or slightly rougher water. Coach – Carol Lang. (Coaching ₤150.00, 2 nights B&B plus 2 days sea-kayak hire from £80, total from £230)
21st – 24th November – A Women Only Course: Introduction to Intermediate water (max 4 persons, 4 days)
This course is for women only (sorry chaps!) and is designed to develop and tune existing skills in moderate water. An all-women environment can often inspire confidence and self esteem, and with Carol Lang as coach, the course promises to be great fun as well as instructive. (Coaching ₤285.00, 4 nights B&B plus 4 days sea-kayak hire from £160, total from £445)
26th – 27th Nov – Intermediate skills development (max 5 persons, 2 days)
A course designed to develop paddling techniques in all waters. In two days Carol Lang will take the paddler from a beginner to a confident sea kayaker in all waters. (Coaching ₤150.00, 2 nights B&B plus 2 days sea-kayak hire from £80, total from £230)
29th – 1st Dec – Introduction to winter sea-kayaking (max 6 persons, 3 days)
Sea kayaking in the winter offers different challenges. Learn how to handle a sea kayak in the beautiful winter waters of the Sound of Arisaig and the surrounding lochs and come home to the creature comforts of the warm and cosy Glenuig Inn. Coach – Carol Lang. (Coaching £235.00, 3 nights B&B plus 3 days sea-kayak hire from £120, total from £345)
2nd – 5th Dec – Yoga and sea kayaking for the perfect pre-Christmas break (max 3 persons, 4 days)
There is no better time to take a break than the weekends preceding Christmas. The rest of the world is going crazy in the consumer chaos of December and a select few have their priorities sorted for this long weekend of sea-kayaking and yoga. The day will be divided up between spending time learning how to sea kayak in this most scenic of waters and then coming back to the warmth and comfort of Glenuig Inn for an afternoon of yoga. Sea-kayaking and yoga instructors, Carol Lang and Agnes Ashbell, will be hosting the course. (Coaching ₤295.00, 4 nights B&B plus 4 days sea-kayak hire from £160, total from £455)
9th – 12th Dec – Yoga and Intermediate sea kayaking for the perfect pre-Christmas break (max 6 persons, 4 days)
Combining the challenge of winter sea-kayaking with the relaxation of yoga in this run up to Christmas is the get out clause that many will be looking for. Ideal as an early Christmas present or as a “treat yourself” voucher to avoid the Christmas rush, this four-day course, being coached by Carol Lang and Agnes Ashbell, is a perfect combination of thrill and chill. Aimed at the intermediate paddler the sea-kayaking aspect will take in the beautiful waters of the Sound of Arisaig and return to the warmth and comfort of the Glenuig Inn for the yoga. (Coaching £295.00, 4 nights B&B plus 4 days sea-kayak hire from £160, total from £455)
All courses include top quality sea-kayak hire, all accompanying equipment and B&B at the award-winning Glenuig Inn, with evening meals and a bar available too!
Carol Lang and Agnes Ashbell are both BCU 4* Sea Leader Award and Level 3 Sea Coach qualified for Sea-kayaking and Agnes is also a Certified Yoga Teacher.
For more information or to book these courses, please contact Steve Macfarlane at Sea-Kayak Arisaig on 07957356099 or visit http://www.seakayakingarisaig.com