Scottish Sea Kayaking

Sixty-two Great Sea Kayak Voyages

BY: Doug Cooper
ISBN: 978-1-906095-86-4
EDITION: second
FORMAT: 336pp in full colour, 170x240mm, paperback, section sewn
AVAILABILITY: coming soon


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A selected guide to the finest coastal paddling trips around Scotland.
This completely revised and updated 2nd edition is packed with great photography and detailed route maps, alongside descriptions and anecdotes revealing Scotland’s rich tapestry of maritime scenery, wildlife, history, geology and culture.
Although primarily written for kayakers, the detailed tidal information contained within the book would also serve as a valuable inshore pilot for other water users such as anglers, windsurfers, sailors and SUP enthusiasts.

New in this edition:
• 12 additional routes (62 in total)
• Selected routes in the Orkneys and Shetlands
• New photos throughout
• Improved maps
• Sat nav coordinates for access points

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Doug Cooper

Doug has a lifetime of experience as a paddlesport coach in sea kayaking and white water, working for many years at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre. Through this he has enjoyed many years of taking people to remote and spectacular coastlines and rivers, then helping them improve their paddling skills and understanding. The majority of his workdays on the sea have been in Scotland, which provides a great office and an even better playground on days off. When not out on the water, he has also enjoyed many years working as a Mountain and Ski Instructor, or at play in search of new crags or fresh powder tracks. As much as Doug loves introducing people to new environments and challenging their skills, it is his days off, personal adventures and expeditions that he lives for. He has sea kayaked extensively worldwide, including Greenland, Alaska, Iceland, Norway, Ireland, Corsica, Croatia, Sardinia and Greece, and has always got a new destination and adventure planned. Doug is also author of Skye and North West Highlands Sea Kayaking, North and East Coasts of Scotland Sea Kayaking, Sea Kayak Handling and Rough Water Handling; all published by Pesda Press. With his wife Lara he has also created a website, Scottish Sea Kayaking, to provide ‘inspiration & information’ to all sea kayakers and compliment the guide books ( So, if it involves discovering new remote parts of the world, having an adventure or helping friends and clients; Doug will have a smile on his face and most definitely be having fun.


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