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Load up your picnic into an open canoe and explore inland lochs, experience the exhilaration of white water on one of Scotland's many great rivers, or kayak on a sheltered sea loch - there are plenty of opportunities to get out there and get stuck in!

Sailing on St Mary's Loch in the Borders, rafting on the Tay, canoe-touring on the Spey, camping from your kayak on the west coast - Scotland has so many fantastic settings for water sports which will let you see our nature and landscapes from a whole new perspective. 

Groups and clubs across Scotland can help you to get into a range of water sports. To find out about whether there are clubs based in your area check out sportscotland's directory external site of outdoor sports bodies.

Wherever you go, please follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code external site , which applies to all inland water based non-motorised activities. If you're seeking out local wildlife on the sea, the Scottish Marine Wildlife Watching Code external site will keep you right.

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