Scottish Sea Kayaking : Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages
At last, here it is ...Scotland's first guidebook for sea kayakers wishing to explore its amazing coastline and magical islands. It brings together a selection of fifty great sea voyages around the mainland of Scotland, from the Mull of Galloway in the SW to St Abb's Head on the east coast, as well as voyages in the Western Isles, ranging from day trips to three day journeys. Illustrated with superb colour photographs and useful maps throughout, it is a practical guide to help you select and plan trips. It will provide inspiration for future voyages and a souvenir of journeys undertaken. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history, geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals. A fascinating read and an inspirational book.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 170 x 240 x 21mm | 864g
- 28 Jan 2005
- Pesda Press
- Bangor, United Kingdom
- Section sewn
Table of contents
Scottish Sea Kayaking 1Introduction 3Important Notice 6About the Authors 7How to Use the Guide 8Scottish Outdoor Access Code 10West Coast 111 Mull of Galloway 112 Ailsa Craig 153 Mull of Kintyre 194 Rhinns of Islay 255 Garvellachs from Arduaine 296 North Lismore 357 Iona 398 Treshnish and Staffa 439 Ardnamurchan Point 4910 Arisaig 5311 Eigg and Muck from Arisaig 5712 Rum and Canna 6313 Loch Coruisk and Soay 6914 Wiay Island 7515 Neist Point 7916 Dunvegan to Stein 8317 Fladda-chA'ain 8918 Rubha Hunish 9519 Raasay and Rona 10120 Crowlin Islands 10721 Rubha Reidh 11122 Priest Island 11523 Cailleach Head 11924 The Summer Isles 12525 Rubha Coigeach 12926 Point of Stoer 13327 Handa Island 137Western Isles 14328 Barra Head 14329 Monach Islands 15130 Sound of Harris 15731 Taransay 16132 Scarp 16533 Butt of Lewis 16934 Shiant Isles 175North Coast 18135 Cape Wrath 18136 Whiten Head 18737 Eilean Nan Ron 19138 Strathy Point 19539 Duncansby Head and Stroma 201East Coast 20540 Noss Head 20541 Staxigoe to Lybster 20942 Fort George and Chanonry Point 21543 Cummingston to Covesea 21944 Troup Head 22345 Cruden Bay 22946 Inverbervie to Stonehaven 23347 Isle of May 23948 Firth of Forth 24349 Bass Rock 24750 St Abb's Head 253Appendices 257A Coastguard and Emergency Services 257B Weather Information 258C Pilots 260D Mean Tidal Ranges 260E Glossary of Gaelic Words 261F Recommended Reading 262G Trip Planning Route Card - User's Guide 262H Trip Planning Route Card 265I Index 266
About Doug Cooper
Doug CooperDoug has spent his entire life involved with the outdoors. At age seven he was introduced to scrambling amongst the Lakeland mountains, and first sat in a kayak at thirteen. Since these early days it has become Doug's career as well as his first love on a day off. Through work and play it has led to expeditions and trips to many of the remoter corners of the world. At present Doug is based at Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre, Glenmore Lodge. Here Doug is Head of Paddlesports working as a Level 5 Sea and Inland Coach, as well as a Mountain Instructor. It is in this work that he realises his real passion, which is coaching and introducing people to an activity and an environment that has given him so much over the years. Doug has been exploring the Scottish coastline in a sea kayak since 1990 and in this time has grown to love this amazing natural environment. Through work and play he has also sea kayaked many other fantastic areas of the United Kingdom. In addition to this he has enjoyed expeditions to Greenland, Norway and Iceland using the sea kayak to explore the coastlines and cultures. As long as he is in the outdoors coaching, exploring and learning, then there is nowhere else he would rather be.George ReidGeorge is known to many outdoor folk through his work with Glenmore Lodge (Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre) that has spanned a period of 20 years. He became an International Mountain Guide (IFMGA) in 1987, subsequently working in the European Alps and the Canadian Rockies guiding rock and ice climbs, making ascents of Alpine peaks and leading ski mountaineering trips. Despite being introduced to sea and river kayaking at school in Edinburgh during the mid 80's, George focused his attentions on mountaineering. It was not until 1996, when at Glenmore Lodge, that George was exposed to the scope of sea kayaking.It was his wife Catriona who suggested that George should A"join the dotsA". She bought him a map of Scotland, pencilled in the trips done, and that in turn focussed the weekends and holidays for the next few years until a continuous line appeared on the map around the mainland of Scotland. If there is one thread that links all George's adventures it is an appreciation of nature. His knowledge of the flora and fauna, be it on the mountain or the sea, is well known and one of the greatest pleasures he receives is when he can share these experiences with other people.