Nairn Kayak Club

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Nairn Kayak Club is lucky to be situated close to one of the best Kayaking Rivers in the UK - The River Findhorn, with four sections of varying difficulty from the beginner to advanced.

The club frequently hold park and play sessions where beginners are actively encouraged to participate and develop their skills. Details of planned river trips can be found on the clubs Facebook.

Nairn Kayak Club owns a fleet of 6 Liquid logic river boats, paddles and spraydecks. These are available to be loaned out to members.

For intermediate and advanced paddlers, the Upper, Lower and top sections of the Findhorn provide plenty of challenges and are all trips that are sometimes organised between Nairn Kayak Club members.

Over the warmer months weekly river skills sessions are held on Wednesday evenings on the River Findhorn at Dalltullich Bridge or Knockando on the River Spey, about 30 minutes south of Forres.

At our usual spot on the Findhorn we have calm water, deep pools, and a rapid for practising skills below or giving it a go if you’re feeling brave! Parking is limited to roughly 6 vehicles so sharing is recommended. There is no toilet or changing facilities here.

At Knockando we have plenty of eddies, safe rapids and deep pools to introduce the beginner or practise skills already learnt. Rolling in calm or moving water can also be practised as well as practising ferry gliding. Knockando has plenty space for parking, and has separated changing facilities and an eco-toilet (take toilet paper just in case).

The river sessions are *on the water* for 7pm. Although these are classed as "park and play" sessions with paddler’s vehicles nearby, it is recommended that paddlers take at minimum of a small first aid kit, throw bag, karabiner, snacks and drinks on the river with them. Hot drinks are also a good idea to leave with your vehicle with a spare warm change of clothes.

There is a small £1 fee per session for all members attending.

From November to March, the river sessions do not run and these are replaced with pool sessions, see the "Pool Sessions" section for more info!