Loch Turret

 My latest paddle with my friend "M ontrose Kyaker was at Loch Turret which is a  large fresh water Reservoir located at the head of Glen Turret, it is situated 5.4 miles North West of Crieff in Perth and Kinross in Scotland. It is 3.6 km long with a shore length of 8km in circumference, and an average depth of 32 ft and an area of 173 ha. It holds a water volume of 590,961,954 cu ft. This is a gentle paddle with a good launching area  and car park              

Lake Windermere

My son and myself's latest  Paddle Adventure was at Lake Windermere in the Cumbria Lake District National Park, this is the largest natural lake in the district national parks in England,it is a staggering 10.5 miles long, 1 mile wide and is 220 feet deep. This is what is called a glacial ribbon lake and has 18 island features, which make it a really memorable paddle, wonder if there is any 'Wee Nessie's' lurking in the deep, must admit did not see any, thank goodness for that.  Windermere is said to be the home of the children's book writer Beatrix Potter, and has a display of memorability of her works on show, as well as being where Donald Campbell first launched his boat The Bluebird in which he set the World Speed Record on Lock Ness in Scotland. We started off our paddle at Newby Bridge, where there was parking for our second vehicle and finished off at Lake Side car park at Water Head.           This is a paddle I highly recommend, but plan to be on the water

Crinan Canal ,Kyntyre Peninsula , West Scotland

My son Andy Hill and myself Andrew Hill (The Paddle Bandit) went up to Lochgilphead on the Kintyre Peninsula to paddle the Crinan Canal between Crinan and Ardishaig in Argyll and Bute on the West coast of Scotland. The canal opened in 1801 and takes its name from from the village of Crinan at its Western end, it is approximately 9 miles or 14km long and connects the village of Ardrishaig on Loch Glip with The Sound of Jura, providing a sailing route between the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides without having a long diversion around The Kintyre Peninsula and saving sailing around the exposed Mull of Kintyre, you travel through a series of 14 loch gates that switch you from level to level from the village  of Ardrishaig. This is a highly recommended paddle, which is both challenging and from a visual point of view, really stunning.