in 2014 Our centre in Dumfries and Galloway embarked on an exciting new project to build and develop an on-site watersports lochan just 100 metres from the main house. This new facility now enables groups visiting Abernethy Barcaple to take part in raft building, canoeing and kayaking without the need to travel to Loch Ken and without having to factor in weather conditions on the day. Now, as the lochan becomes established, the wetland it creates will also provide opportunities for school pupils to study the ecosystem and natural environment.
The lochan is also available to local community paddling clubs. If you are interested in discussing using our lochan, please contact Andy Wade, Operations Director on 01557 820261 or by e-mail.
Including a path and car park, this project was part financed by the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund with the remainder of the cost being met by private donations. If you would like to contribute to the continuing development of our facilities, you can either visit our MyDonate page HERE or contact Phil Simpson, our Chief Executive by e-mail to discuss how you would like to help.
Read about the progress of the lochan project and it's opening by the Scottish MSP for Sport, Jamie Hepburn on our News pages.