Originating in Hawaii, Stand – Up Paddleboarding or SUPing is an off shoot of traditional surfing and one of the most popular and fastest growing water sports in the world. The paddleboards are like large inflatable surfboards on which the rider stands or kneels depending on ability. SUPing is a great way to explore the shoreline of the loch and although it looks very relaxed it provides some excellent exercise building core strength and improving balance.

Hire Prices 2020

Time Price
1 hour £20.00
2 hours £25.00
4 hours £35.00
Full day £50.00

Important notes

  • Selection of wetsuits available at no extra cost
  • Remember to bring a towel & change of clothes
  • Hire subject to suitable wind conditions
  • Payment by cash or bank transfer
  • Advanced booking is advised
  • Minimum age of 12 years

The Paddleboards

Our boards are high quality inflatable Red Paddle Co SUPs, perfect for beginners or the more advanced. We have a range of sizes to suit varying levels of experience and size of rider. Being fairly broad makes them very stable even if the wind picks up. If you’re new to SUPing, the water just off the farm is a great place to learn as the small island near the pier provides some shelter from the wind allowing to you find your balance. Once confident you can set off to explore the shore line, keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife such as geese, goldeneye and mallard ducks, roe deer, whooper swans and maybe even our resident osprey fishing in the bay.

Safety On The Water

Your safety is our top priority. All participants will be given a shore based safety briefing and demonstration before being allowed to take the SUPs out on the loch. You will also be provided with a buoyancy aid which must be worn at all times whilst on the water. At least one member of the group must carry a mobile phone with them, we can provide dry bags and a small rucksack if required. If you are new to paddleboarding we suggest sticking close to the shore; the bay in front of the farm provides a safe area to practice in. The SUPs will only be hired out if the weather conditions allow. Inexperienced paddlers will only be allowed on the water on calm days as choppy water can be difficult to navigate.

Where To Go

The shore line to both the west and east of the farm is wild and beautiful. To the east you will pass the historic building of Ross Priory then the Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve. To the west the shoreline is lined by untamed woodland in which you will often spot deer and you will pass a small island which was believed to be a Cranog (an ancient island dwelling). The 2 small islands just off the farm make a fun circuit if you’re just out for a short paddle.

More experienced riders may want to head for the beach on Inchmurrin Island with a picnic. A short walk up the island will be rewarded with spectacular views into the highlands. Allow an hours paddling to reach the island.

What To Bring

You will almost certainly get wet whilst paddleboarding. Best to wear old clothes or swimwear. We have a selection of wetsuits that you are welcome to borrow at no extra cost if it’s cold. A towel and change of clothes are essential; there’s nothing worse than getting into the car to drive home in soggy clothes. We don’t currently have changing facilities on the farm so please come ready to head out on the water. A mobile phone is essential should you need to get in touch if you have a problem.

Bookings & enquiries

For further information and booking contact Chris:
(+44) 07749 040660 | chris@portnellanfarm.co.uk