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Lakeland Canoe Club

Loch Striven, Kyles of Bute, Loch Fyne


Event details

Trip confirmed going ahead as planned


Event coordinator Mike Hayward

Trip Leader leader Mike Hayward

Trip type:  Sea kayak  4 days 3-night wild camp

Level of ability:  Improver or better

Date: Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April

Venue: Loch Striven, Kyles of Bute, Loch Fyne

Meet location/time: 14.00 just north of  Craigendive 050.836

Meet to share lifts at: TBC due to fuel costs lift share desirable

Anything else: 

The trip is in relatively sheltered waters so suitable for those with less experience or who want to try a kayak/ camping trip. N0 beginners.

We may decide to do the trip in the reverse direction, dependent upon wind direction.

The trip may slide a day either way or be reduced to 3 days, move to a different venue or be cancelled.  It all dependent upon the wind forecast.

Forecast here


The aim is to drive to Craingendive at the north end of Loch Striven and unload boats. 

It is a long drive around via Arrochar or take the ferry to Dunoon ( 2 possible routes)




We will then shuttle cars to Otter Ferry ( about 25minutes each way)

Paddle 5 km

Night 1 camp in Loch Striven

paddle about 20km

Night 2 camp North end of Bute

paddle about 20km

Night 3 camp around Portavadie

paddle about 20km

End at Otter Ferry then drive home.

Please read notes re river trips here:


I am happy to co-ordinate and lead the trip. However, as we will be a team, we are jointly responsible for each other’s safety on the water.

Please ensure you carry the correct kit for the trip you are attending.

RSVP 6 unless another leader comes along

RSVP at least 2 days before the event

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