Guided Tours

Guided Kayaking and Coaching by CHRIS DICKINSON in Scotland, USA, Ecuador, Nepal, Norway

For more details OR TO BOOK contact Chris by email:  speanbridge@gmail.com or call him on 07825264922

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  1. EASTER WW TOUR 
  2. MAY WW TOUR
  3. JUNE SHETLAND SEA KAYAK TOUR 
  4. CASCADES & IDAHO WW TOUR

EASTER WW TOUR* – ADVANCED GRADE 3-4+ 

3-10 April 2015

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Accommodation for up to 4 persons at Lochan nan Lachan, Dalchreichart, Glenmoriston, NEAR LOCH NESS

Based on your own sleeping bags.  All meals provided.  Hot tub.  Drying facilities.

Alcahol, welcome to bring your own.
Location permits us to use a range of rivers including
e.g Moriston, Garry, Findhorn, Spean, Roy, Pattack, Meig, Carron, Alness, Coe, Etive,
Nevis, Ness, Gloy, Loy, Orchy, Tilt, North Eask, Blackwater, Tay, Lyon, Leny…depending on ability and flows.
Fri 3rd, arrive for 1900  Dinner and overnight accommodation
Satur day 4th  River day 1, plus breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
Sunday 5th  River day 2, plus breakfast, packed  lunch and dinner.
Monday 6th  River day 3, plus breakfast, packed  lunch and dinner.
Tuesday 7th  River day 4, plus breakfast, packed  lunch and dinner.
Wednesday 8th  River day 5, plus breakfast, packed  lunch and dinner.
Thursday 9th  River day 6, plus breakfast packed  lunch and final dinner.
Friday 10th  Breakfast 0800 and depart.
All guiding included, with coaching where requested.

Price breakdown

All inclusive of 6 day tour, all meals and 7 nights accommodation per person………………….£540

6 day tour (based on 3-4 persons), without meals or accommodation per person……………..£300
Creek boat rental extra, £15 per day per person
Train or airport pick up/drop off and all transport per person……………….                …………  £50
(This option only available if taking accommodation package)
The standard and actual runs chosen will reflect ability of the group and flows at the time.
In low water conditions we may in fact stay a night away to utilise Eastern drainages.
New run
You  can secure this week by payment to me of a deposit of £40 per person
If you wish to book this tour, with or without accommodation, please get in touch  either by email or phone and I will provide payment details.

Click here to find Lochan nan Lachan.

*Some of the proceeds from this tour will go to the Nepal Schools Trust. You can find out more about the Trust at www.nepalschoolstrust.org.uk

MAY WW TOUR* – Intermediate GRADE 2-3+     

2-9 MAY 2015

6Spean drop

Accommodation for up to 4 persons at Lochan nan Lachan, Dalchreichart, Glenmoriston,  NEAR LOCH NESS

Based on your own sleeping bags.  All meals provided.  Hot tub.  Drying facilities.

Alcahol, welcome to bring your own.
Location permits us to use a range of rivers including
e.g Moriston, Garry, Findhorn, Spean, Roy, Pattack, Carron, Alness, Etive,
Nevis, Ness, Gloy, Loy, Orchy, North Esk, Tummel, Awe, Tay, Lyon, Leny…depending on ability and flows.
Saturday 2nd, arrive for 1900  Dinner and overnight accommodation
Sunday 3rd River day 1, plus breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
Monday 4th  River day 2, plus breakfast, packed  lunch and dinner.
Tuesday 5th  River day 3, plus breakfast, packed  lunch and dinner.
Wednesday 6th  River day 4, plus breakfast, packed  lunch and dinner.
Thursday 7th  River day 5, plus breakfast, packed  lunch and dinner.
Friday 8th  River day 6, plus breakfast packed  lunch and final dinner.
Saturday 9th  Breakfast 0800 and depart.
All guiding included, with coaching where requested.

Price breakdown

All inclusive of 6 day tour, all meals and 7 nights accommodation per person………………….£540

6 day tour (based on 3-4 persons), without meals or accommodation per person……………..£300
Creek boat rental extra, £15 per day per person
Train or airport pick up/drop off and all transport per person……………….                …………  £50
(This option only available if taking accommodation package)
The standard and actual runs chosen will reflect ability of the group and flows at the time.
In low water conditions we may in fact stay a night away to utilise Eastern drainages.
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You  can secure this week by payment to me of a deposit of £40 per person
If you wish to book this tour, with or without accommodation, please get in touch  either by email or phone and I will provide payment details.

Click here to find Lochan nan Lachan.

*Some of the proceeds from this tour will go to the Nepal Schools Trust. You can find out more about the Trust at www.nepalschoolstrust.org.uk

 Guided sea kayak trip in Shetland June 8-14 2015.

This is some of the finest sea kayaking in the world. Get in touch for details if you would like to go. Spaces available.  Intermediate plus paddlers only. 1 week (7 days) based on day trips.  Guiding fee is £50 per day.  Total for week is £350 for guiding. Participants meet all their own share of other costs. It is possible to rent boats.  If you require transport on the Shetland Isles add £100 for the week, or share costs with other particpants.  Accommodation is hostel/bunkhouse based, with group catering.  Itineraries will depend on the weather and group ability. 

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The configuration of the islands mean that there is nearly always enough shelter for some trips except in extreme conditions.

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Some of the finest day paddles in the world are available when conditions are right including Papa Stour, Ronas Voe, Esha Ness, Muckle Roe, St Ninian’s Isle and Sumburgh Head.  If you sign up all details and links to ferries, accommodation, kayak rental, other particpants to share travel will be made available.

IMGP6507  Ronas Voe

Guided trip in Washington Cascades & Idaho, USA, June/July 2015.

Get in touch for details if you would like to go. Spaces available.  Grade 4 ability paddlers only. 2 weeks starting in Washington Cascades and moving to Idaho. The best white water on the planet!  Try it and see for yourself. Provisional dates are TBC June. Meet in Seattle or Wenatchee. Kayak rental possible. Basically Guiding is $100 per day plus you share trip costs. Base is an Arctic Fox trailer, GMC 4WD Sierra Truck and camp.

Pic below from S Fork Salmon, Idaho, Paddler …..  Chris Dickinson

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