May 25, 2020

I enjoy getting out on the hills and especially on the water in all types of paddlesport crafts but, it is the extra things we see and share with friends which makes it more special.  A meaningful experience for me is connecting with nature which is important to realis...

May 24, 2020

The purpose of this investigation was to observe how the cardiovascular system is affected during cold emersion.

Each subject performed six tests, hold their breath, face emersion 12degrees and face emersion in 5degrees with two conditions of normal breathing and hyperv...

March 20, 2019

Over the past few years there has been increased beaver activity within the National Park. They are clearly migrating deeper into the park, utilising the quieter waterways, rivers and lochs, perhaps descending southwards from the River Dochart via Loch Tay and of cours...

March 12, 2019

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers 720 square miles of varying outstanding landscapes and water bodies with diverse habitats ranging from freshwater lochs and rivers to marine coastal environments, forests and woodlands, mountains and moorland. It is of n...

January 26, 2019

I often wonder when paddling with friends, are they ever aware of what is happening on the riverbank or shore line. This for me is what paddling is all about. Observing nature from a completely different perspective and understanding what is going on. What has nature g...

January 25, 2019

Canoe Camping

Canoe camping is a great way to explore areas that are accessibly more difficult for motorists and walkers to reach thus giving one a sense of freedom from the crowds and even enhancing a sense of wildness. Of course, we must all abide by the Scottish Outd...

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