Looking to learn the skill of open canoeing?

Och aye Canoe!

Join our experience instructors for a leisurely paddle down the scenic Forth and Clyde Canal.

Our open canoeing taster sessions take place on the Forth and Clyde Canal which provides a great way to introduce you to the sport whilst having a fun day out!  You will find yourself truly spoilt when paddling down this beautiful stretch of water.

During your session, our qualified canoe instructors will equip you with a buoyancy aid and paddle and give a brief safety talk in preparation for your memorable canoe experience. Once you’re on the water you will be practising essential skills such as paddling in a straight line, turning and stopping and launching and landing. Once you have these all important canoeing skills mastered, your canoe coach will then guide you down the safe and sheltered waters of the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Our open canoeing sessions are suitable for both kids and adults, are a fantastic and fun way to spend the day or even just a few hours with family and friends.

Equipment Provided

Canoe, helmet, buoyancy aid, dry bag, portage trolley, paddle and locker storage.

You may want to bring

  • Windproof/waterproof jacket, trousers
  • Warm clothing that you don’t mind getting wet (no jeans)
  • Old trainers
  • Full change of clothing, including shoes
  • Wash kit and towel
  • Protection against the sun, i.e. hat, glasses and sun cream
  • Food is available in the café on site or you may want to bring your own
  • Any relevant medication

Please note we do not have changing facilities at present, however public toilets are available.


No experience necessary.


Minimum age 8. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


1 hour taster session, must be booked in advance.

Give it a go (learn the basics with one of our Activity Leaders for 1 hour)
  • Adult £22
  • Child £18
Pay and play (hire one of our canoes for 1 hour)
  • £15 (must be 12+ or accompanied by an adult or instructor)
  • Daily Rate £40
Canoe Special Canal Experience and Lesson (maximum 8 in a group)
  • £20 per person

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Terms & Conditions


Complete our online enquiry form or call us on 08700 500 208 to make your booking in advance. Payment will be taken at point of booking.

You don’t need to book your activity in advance, however we can’t guarantee there will be spaces available on the day so to avoid disappointment we do recommend booking in advance.


Bookings that are cancelled less than 48 hours from the booked activity date will be charged at the full rate. Cancellations with more than 48 hours notice will receive full refund.

If you need to amend your booking please give us 48 hours notice.


Please complete a Medical and Consent Form for each participant/activity and bring along with you on the day.

Please note that under 16s must have parental consent, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hire Agreement

Please complete a Hire Agreement Form for each participant/activity and bring along with you on the day.