Kayak & Canoe

TMA can deliver both Canoe and Kayak sessions at a range of venues. From a 2 hour taster session at Pinkston Watersports in Glasgow or a full day adventure exploring some of the islands on Loch Lomond or further afield.

TMA can also deliver the SCA Paddle Power and Star Awards.

Pinkston sessions

P1040353Pinkston Watersports, located in Port Dundas just minutes from the M8, is a unique venue with Scotland’s only Artifical White Water Course (man made river) and a large flat water basin perfect for begineers.

At Pinkston we offer 2 hour Kayak taster sessions, a fun introduction to kayaking as well as blocks of progressive lessons aimed at student learning to paddle on the Artificial White Water Course.
Pinkston has full changing and shower facilities as well as classrooms available.

Sessions start from £120 for a group of 8, this is just £15 per person.

Full day sessions

team2The Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park has a huge range of water venues from the largest fresh water loch in Scotland to a range of hidden gems such as Loch Ard. Being a mobile provider we have the flexibility is to choose the venue that is most appropriate for your group.

 

A full day starts from £300 for a group of 8

Scottish Canoe Association Star Awards

solo kayakerFor young people over 16 we can deliver a program to gain a nationally recognised certificate in Paddle sport. The awards start from 1 star needing about 4 hours contact time building right up to 5 Star running white water in canoe and kayaks. TMA can offer 1, 2 and 3 star awards in canoe, kayak and touring.  The program will be taylered to each groups needs but fun and safety is always of priority.

Click here for full details of the syllabus for all Star awards

Paddle Power Awards

For young people under 16 we can run Paddlepower Start and Passport.
This award scheme mirrors the star awards but makes allowances for paddlers being a little smaller.

Paddlepower Start – is an entry level award and can be awarded after the completion of a taster session.

Paddlepower Passport – Is delivered over 4 sessions of 2 hours, the awards consists of a series of challenges that are undertaken and recoded in a log book, once completed the log book is sent off to the SCA for the certificate.
£480 for 8 students

Click here for further information on Paddlepower

Leave No Trace

Scotland has some of the most beautiful and accessible country side in the world and TMA are committed to keeping it that way. Leave No Trace has been developed by The Centre for Outdoor Ethics based in the USA, they have been a world leader in responsible and sustainable enjoyment of the outdoors for over 20 years. Based on the 7 Principles of Plan Ahead and Prepare, Travel and Camp on durable ground, Dispose of Waste properly, Leave what you find, Minimise camp-fire impact, Respect wildlife and Be considerate of other visitors.

TMA incorporate the learning to award a Leave No Trace Awareness Certificate into our canoe days and our Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions or can deliver it as a stand alone programme.

Please contact the office directly about any group activities you are interested in.