The kayaking and canoeing in Scotland is some of the best in the UK. The country boasts some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery, with large wilderness areas and lots of National Parks. It’s also home to several major rivers and some of Britain’s best rapids, making it one of the best places to go whitewater kayaking – or indeed whitewater rafting – in the UK.
The highlands are especially great for whitewater enthusiasts, providing rapids of all grades and some exhilarating waterfall drops.
If you enjoy being out at sea, there are great sea kayaking expeditions off the West Coast and in the Hebrides.
Needless to say Scotland is also famous for its jaw-droppingly stunning lochs, which boast views of impressive castles and the tallest mountains in the UK. So as a beginner kayaker or canoeist you can have fun just cruising and lapping up the scenery.
If exploring Caledonia from the water tickles your fancy, check out this guide to kayaking and canoeing in Scotland.