Do you need a permit to kayak on Loch Lomond?
The kayaks will only be hired out if the weather conditions permit. Loch Lomond is 23 miles long and contains over 30 islands giving you endless opportunities to explore but the following are some popular options.
Do you need a Licence to kayak in Scotland?
No. Since the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, Scotland has what we call the ‘right to roam,’ meaning you don’t need a licence to paddle there. If however you do live in Scotland and paddle regularly, you can join the Scottish Canoe Association which includes a host of benefits including liability insurance.
Is it safe to kayak in Loch Lomond?
The spectacular waters of Loch Lomond are fantastic for canoeing and kayaking with the lochs many islands providing interesting bays and narrow straights to explore. … Access to open water paddling by canoe or kayak is particularly good within the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park too.
Is it legal to kayak in Scotland?
Scotland offers canoeing and kayaking like nowhere else in the UK. Providing some of the most remote destinations, stunning mountain ranges and vast wild green spaces.
Can you launch a kayak anywhere?
You can launch from just about anywhere there is permitted access. Keep your vehicle off ramps designed for trailer boats. Use cartop-only launch sites or other legal access, especially during the busy boating season or on weekends whenever you can.
Can you swim in Loch Lomond?
With 22 lochs, the National Park is the perfect place to enjoy an invigorating and inspiring swim. Open water swimming in particular is a popular activity, and each year thousands of people take the plunge during mass participation events in Loch Lomond.